June 29, 1983 |
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)|
|NHL Draft||146th overall, 2001
Timonen began playing hockey at the junior level for KalPa, the team owned by brother Kimmo Timonen and Sami Kapanen. After two years with the team, he was drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in the fifth round, 146th overall, of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. He has since played for two other SM-liiga teams, TPS and SaiPa.
On May 30, 2006, the Flyers announced that they had signed Timonen to a two-year entry-level contract. "I am very happy because this has been my dream all my life,” said Timonen. “I talked to my brother a little bit about the NHL and he gave me some tips, but we will talk more on this later. I think my skating is pretty good. That is my main strength."
On December 10, 2007, Timonen was traded to the Dallas Stars in return for a conditional draft pick where he was placed with the team's AHL affiliate, the Iowa Stars. Following the season, Timonen returned to Finland to play for KalPa.
On December 12, 2012, Timonen was signed to a four-year contract extension to remain with KalPa.
Regular season and playoffs
- "KalPa, Timonen agree long term extension" (in Finnish). jatkoaika.com. 2012-12-12. Retrieved 2012-12-12.