Jarkko Immonen

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For the hockey player drafted by Dallas Stars, see Jarkko Immonen (ice hockey, born 1984).
Jarkko Immonen
Born (1982-04-19) April 19, 1982 (age 34)
Rantasalmi, Finland
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 212 lb (96 kg; 15 st 2 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Right
NLA team
Former teams
EV Zug
JYP Jyväskylä
Ässät
New York Rangers
Ak Bars Kazan
Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod
National team  Finland
NHL Draft 254th overall, 2002
Toronto Maple Leafs
Playing career 1998–present

Jarkko Immonen (born April 19, 1982) is a Finnish professional ice hockey forward currently playing for the EV Zug of the National League A.

Playing career[edit]

Immonen made his debut in Finland’s second-tier league Mestis with TuTo Hockey during the 2000-01 season. For the following year, he joined Ässät of the country’s top-tier Liiga. He then signed with fellow Liiga side JYP Jyväskylä in 2002 and remained three years at the club.

Immonen was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft as their eighth round pick, 254th overall.

On March 3, 2004, Immonen was traded by the Maple Leafs to the New York Rangers as part of the Brian Leetch trade.[1] He made his NHL debut for the Rangers during the 2005-06 season. In the course of his two-year stint with the Rangers, he played a total of 20 games in the NHL and mostly gained playing time in the American Hockey League (AHL) with the Hartford Wolf Pack. In his 141 AHL contests played, he scored 54 goals and had 75 assists.[2]

He returned to Finland for the 2007-08 campaign, again joining JYP, where he spent another two years and won the Finnish championship in 2009, before signing with Ak Bars Kazan of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) shortly after. In his first year, he won the championship with Kazan. After four years with Ak Bars, Immonen decided to move on and join fellow KHL team Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod for the 2014-15 season.

On March 30, 2015, he agreed to a two-year contract with the EV Zug of the NLA.[3]

National team[edit]

Immonen won the Bronze medal with Finland at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.[4] He won the Gold medal with Finland at the 2011 IIHF World Championship, where he scored the most goals (9 in 9 games) and the most points (12) in the tournament. He was also named to the all-star lineup.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1999–00 SaPKo FNL-2 42 18 16 34 34
2000–01 TuTo FNL-2 41 20 20 40 22
2001–02 Ässät SM-l 44 0 2 2 6
2002–03 JYP SM-l 56 10 23 33 34 7 1 1 2 8
2003–04 JYP SM-l 52 23 26 49 28 2 0 0 0 0
2004–05 JYP SM-l 54 19 28 47 24 3 0 2 2 2
2005–06 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 74 30 40 70 34 6 2 3 5 2
2005–06 New York Rangers NHL 6 2 0 2 0
2006–07 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 54 20 26 46 30 7 2 6 8 2
2006–07 New York Rangers NHL 14 1 5 6 4
2007–08 JYP SM-l 54 26 37 63 54 6 1 8 9 8
2008–09 JYP SM-l 58 23 41 64 40 15 1 10 11 24
2009–10 Ak Bars Kazan KHL 56 13 26 39 26 22 4 10 14 8
2010–11 Ak Bars Kazan KHL 53 21 17 38 30 9 2 4 6 2
2011–12 Ak Bars Kazan KHL 53 14 12 26 8 12 0 2 2 0
2012–13 Ak Bars Kazan KHL 50 11 20 31 10 18 4 4 8 12
2013–14 Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod KHL 54 14 24 38 18 7 3 1 4 2
2014–15 Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod KHL 57 17 22 39 26 5 2 2 4 2
NHL totals 20 3 5 8 4
AHL totals 128 50 66 116 64 13 4 9 13 4
SM-l totals 318 101 157 258 186 33 3 21 24 42
KHL totals 323 90 121 211 118 73 15 23 38 26

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