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October 9, 1977 |
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)|
Kontinental Hockey League
Ak Bars Kazan
HC Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk
HC Val Pusteria Wolves
Vehanen has played his entire SM-liiga career for Lukko which is his hometown team. Vehanen has established himself as the number #1 goaltender for Lukko and played a solid season in 2007-08 SM-liiga season, earning himself a spot at the Finnish National Team roster.
Career across Europe
Vehanen has played in Europe for HC Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk of Russia, Viking Hockey of Norway, where he was voted best goalkeeper, HC Val Pusterial Wolves in Italy and Mora IK in Sweden. In 2013, Vehanen transferred to Lev Praha of the KHL.
|Competitor for Finland|
- 2011 World Championship gold
- 2008 World Championship bronze
- KHL Championship 2010
- KHL's the best goalie in 2009-2010
- KHL's best Goals Against Average 2009-2010
- KHL's best save percentage 2009-2010
- Karjala Tournament 2009: The best goalkeeper
Vehanen played in his first International tournament in 2008, when he was selected to Finnish national team to play in 2008 Ice Hockey World Championships. Vehanen's World Championship debut came when he played against Norway which Finland won 3-2 after overtime. In 2011 Ice Hockey World Championships Finland won gold with Vehanen as a starting goalkeeper. In the final game Vehanen made 32 saves leading his team to a 6-1 win against Sweden.