Julius Vähätalo

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Julius Vähätalo
Born (1995-03-23) March 23, 1995 (age 24)
Vahto, Finland
Height 6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Weight 192 lb (87 kg; 13 st 10 lb)
Position Forward
Shoots Left
Liiga team
Former teams
Jukurit
TPS
NHL Draft 166th overall, 2014
Detroit Red Wings
Playing career 2013–present

Julius Vähätalo (born March 23, 1995) is a Finnish professional ice hockey forward, who is currently playing for Mikkelin Jukurit of the Finnish Liiga. Vähätalo was drafted 166th overall by Detroit Red Wings in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

During the 2013–14 season, Vähätalo was an assistant captain for HC TPS's Jr. team, where he recorded 18 goals and 21 assists in 33 games, as well as three goals in 18 games for HC TPS.[1][2]

After spending the first four seasons of his professional career with TPS, Vähätalo left the club in signing a contract with fellow Liiga club, Mikkelin Jukurit, on April 18, 2017.[3]

International play[edit]

Vähätalo represented Finland at the 2015 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, where he did not record any points in five games.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2011–12 TPS Jr. A 8 1 1 2 0
2012–13 TPS Jr. A 8 0 4 4 2
2013–14 TPS Jr. A 33 18 21 39 6 3 0 0 0 0
2013–14 TPS Liiga 18 3 0 3 0
2014–15 TPS Jr. A 12 7 9 16 6 12 7 6 13 0
2014–15 TPS Liiga 36 1 1 2 8
2015–16 TPS Jr. A 3 1 5 6 0
2015–16 TPS Liiga 49 9 4 13 6 6 0 0 0 0
2016–17 TPS Jr. A 7 0 4 4 0
2016–17 TPS Liiga 45 3 4 7 8 4 0 0 0 12
2016–17 TUTO Hockey Mestis 2 2 1 3 0
2017–18 Jukurit Liiga 60 6 6 12 30
2018–19 Jukurit Liiga 60 11 10 21 6
Liiga totals 268 33 25 58 58 10 0 0 0 12

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2015 Finland WJC 7th 5 0 0 0 0
Junior totals 5 0 0 0 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Detroit Red Wings take goalie Chase Perry, winger Julius Vahatalo in rounds 5-6 of draft". MLive.com. June 26, 2014. Retrieved June 26, 2014.
  2. ^ "Wings drafted for added depth up the middle". Detroit Red Wings. June 26, 2014. Retrieved June 26, 2014.
  3. ^ "Jukurit agree to terms with Julius Vahatalo" (in Finnish). Mikkelin Jukurit. April 18, 2017. Retrieved April 19, 2017.

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