Ilkka Mikkola

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Ilkka Mikkola
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Born (1979-01-18) 18 January 1979 (age 38)
Kiiminki, Finland
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 194 lb (88 kg; 13 st 12 lb)
Position Defenceman
Shot Left
Played for Oulun Kärpät
NHL Draft 65th overall, 1997
Montreal Canadiens
Playing career 1996–2017

Ilkka Mikkola (born 18 January 1979 in Kiiminki, Finland) is a Finnish former professional ice hockey defenceman who most notably played for Oulun Kärpät of the Finnish Liiga.

Playing career[edit]

In the time of his 12 seasons in league, Mikkola has won eight championships, which is more than any active player in the league. In the 2004–2005 SM-liiga season, Mikkola was the best defenceman of the league and was also chosen to the SM-liiga All Star-game. Of the eight championships he has won four with Kärpät, one with Jokerit and three with TPS.

Including the eight championships in SM-liiga, Mikkola has also won gold medal in 1998 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. He has also won silver medal in U18 European Championships. Mikkola was drafted to NHL by Montreal Canadiens in third round as 65th overall in 1997 NHL Entry Draft.[1]

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
All-Star Team 2005
Pekka Rautakallio Trophy 2005


  1. ^ "Ilkka Mikkola (FIN)". Euro Retrieved 2010-06-08. 

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