Ville Vahalahti

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Ville Vahalahti
Born (1977-11-07) November 7, 1977 (age 37)
Parainen, FIN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 192 lb (87 kg; 13 st 10 lb)
Position Forward
Shoots Left
SM-liiga team
Former teams
TPS
SEL
Linköpings HC
National team  Finland
Playing career 1995–present

Ville Vahalahti (born November 7, 1977 in Parainen, Finland) is a Finnish professional ice hockey player. He is currently playing for TPS Turku of the SM-liiga.

Playing career[edit]

Vahalahti started his professional career in the second highest division of hockey in Finland. There he played for the team Kiekko-67 Turku. After two seasons, he advanced to the SM-liiga team TPS.

He spent the 2007–08 season with Linköpings HC of the Swedish Elitserien, but upon completion of the year returned to TPS signing a two-year contract. After a strong return with TPS, Vahalahti was named to represent Finland at the 2009 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships in Switzerland.

During the 2009–10 season on March 19, 2010, Vahalahti signed a two-year contract extension to remain with TPS.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1995–1996 Kiekko-67 1. divisioona 2 0 0 0 0
1996–1997 Kiekko-67 1. divisioona 4 1 0 1 0
1998–1999 TuTo 1. divisioona 21 15 18 33 8
1998–1999 TPS SM-l 31 8 5 13 2 10 2 2 4 4
1999–2000 TPS SM-l 53 15 15 30 22 10 3 1 4 0
2000–2001 TPS SM-l 53 12 15 27 8 10 3 4 7 4
2001–2002 TPS SM-l 56 11 24 35 12 8 1 3 4 2
2002–2003 TPS SM-l 54 15 24 39 34 7 1 2 3 0
2003–2004 TPS SM-l 50 18 22 40 10 4 0 0 0 0
2004–2005 TPS SM-l 46 11 19 30 10 6 1 0 1 2
2005–2006 TPS SM-l 56 15 10 25 28 2 0 1 1 6
2006–2007 TPS SM-l 54 21 23 44 14 2 0 0 0 0
2007–2008 Linköpings HC SEL 53 4 8 12 8 16 0 0 0 2
2008–2009 TPS SM-l 58 15 19 34 20 8 3 3 6 12
2009–2010 TPS SM-l 57 21 26 47 24 15 4 8 12 6
2010–2011 TPS SM-l 27 5 19 24 10
2011–2012 TPS SM-l 59 21 28 49 8 2 0 0 0 0
SM-l totals 654 188 249 437 202 84 18 24 42 36
SEL totals 53 4 8 12 8 16 0 0 0 2

International[edit]

Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
2009 Finland WC 4 0 0 0 2
Senior int'l totals 4 0 0 0 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TPS extension agreement with Ville". TPS. 2010-03-19. Retrieved 2010-04-25. 

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