Juha Ylönen

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Juha Ylönen
Born (1972-02-13) February 13, 1972 (age 47)
Helsinki, Finland
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for Phoenix Coyotes
Tampa Bay Lightning
Ottawa Senators
National team  Finland
NHL Draft 91st overall, 1991
Winnipeg Jets
Playing career 1991–2004
Olympic medal record
Men's Ice hockey
Bronze medal – third place 1998 Nagano Ice hockey

Juha Petteri Ylönen (born February 13, 1972 in Helsinki, Finland) is a former professional ice hockey centre. He was selected by the Winnipeg Jets in the fifth round, 91st overall, of the 1991 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

Ylönen played five seasons in Finland's SM-liiga before coming to North America to play. He joined the Phoenix Coyotes (which Winnipeg had become after relocation) organization for the 1996–97 season, appearing in two NHL games that season; he had the best production of his career that season for the AHL Springfield Falcons, scoring 61 points in 70 games and adding 21 points in the playoffs. He then played four full seasons with the Coyotes until he was traded prior to the 2001–02 season to the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for Todd Warriner. Ylönen played 65 games for the Lightning that season, but was dealt to the Ottawa Senators at the trade deadline in exchange for Andre Roy and a pick in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.

After the 2001–02 season, Ylönen left the NHL and returned to Finland to play. He played two seasons for the Espoo Blues, with the last being the 2003–04 season.

In his NHL career, Ylönen appeared in 341 games. He scored 26 goals and added 76 assists. He also appeared in 15 Stanley Cup playoff games, recording seven assists. In addition, he won a bronze medal as a member of the Finnish team at the 1998 Winter Olympics.

Personal life[edit]

His son Jesse was drafted in the second round, 35th overall, by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.[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
1988–89 Kiekko-Espoo FIN Jr 31 9 14 23 8
1989–90 Kiekko-Espoo FIN Jr 4 1 5 6 0 5 1 5 6 0
1989–90 Kiekko-Espoo FIN II 39 10 17 27 14
1991–92 HPK FIN Jr 2 1 2 3 0
1991–92 HPK Liiga 43 7 11 18 8
1992–93 HPK FIN Jr 2 1 2 3 2
1992–93 HPK Liiga 48 8 18 26 22 12 3 5 8 2
1993–94 Jokerit Liiga 37 5 11 16 2 12 1 3 4 8
1994–95 Jokerit Liiga 50 13 15 28 10 11 3 2 5 0
1995–96 Jokerit Liiga 24 3 13 16 20 11 4 5 9 4
1996–97 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 2 0 0 0 0
1996–97 Springfield Falcons AHL 70 20 41 61 6 17 5 16 21 4
1997–98 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 55 1 11 12 10
1998–99 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 59 6 17 23 20 18 2 0 2 2
1999–2000 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 76 6 23 29 12 1 0 0 0 0
2000–01 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 69 9 14 23 38
2001–02 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 63 3 10 13 8
2001–02 Ottawa Senators NHL 15 1 1 2 2 12 0 5 5 2
2002–03 Espoo Blues Liiga 54 4 19 23 59 4 1 1 2 27
2003–04 Espoo Blues Liiga 21 2 8 10 2 9 1 3 4 0
Liiga totals 277 42 95 137 123 59 13 19 32 41
NHL totals 341 26 76 102 90 15 0 7 7 4

International[edit]

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1990 Finland EJC 6 3 4 7 0
1991 Finland WJC 6 1 1 2 2
1992 Finland WJC 7 1 5 6 0
1993 Finland WC 1 0 0 0 0
1995 Finland WC 8 1 3 4 2
1996 Finland WC 6 0 2 2 4
1996 Finland WCH 4 1 3 4 0
1998 Finland OG 6 0 0 0 8
2001 Finland WC 9 5 9 14 2
2002 Finland OG 4 0 1 1 2
2003 Finland WC 7 0 0 0 4
Junior totals 19 5 10 15 2
Senior totals 45 7 18 25 22

References[edit]

  1. ^ Farrell, Sean (11 July 2018). "Ylonen aims to follow in father's footsteps with Canadiens". NHL.com. Retrieved 11 July 2018.

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