Keijo Säilynoja

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Keijo Säilynoja
Born (1970-02-17) February 17, 1970 (age 48)
Vantaa, FIN
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 196 lb (89 kg; 14 st 0 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Left
Played for SM-liiga
Jokerit
SaiPa
Blues
National team  Finland
NHL Draft 122nd overall, 1990
Edmonton Oilers
Playing career 1988–2001

Keijo Henrik Säilynoja (born February 17, 1970 in Vantaa, Finland) is a retired Finnish ice hockey player

Playing career[edit]

Jokerit (1988-1998)[edit]

Säilynoja started his career for Jokerit in 1988, while the team was playing in Finnish First Division. Jokerit were promoted to SM-liiga in 1989 and Säilynoja had made himself as one of the solid players in Jokerit lineup.

Säilynoja had a reputation for being good at Penalty Shots

Säilynoja played in Jokerit for 10 seasons and won the Finnish Championship four times and finished second once.

SaiPa (1998-2000)[edit]

After his 10 years for Jokerit, Säilynoja moved to Lappeenranta and played two seasons for SaiPa.

Espoo Blues (2000-2001)[edit]

Säliynoja's final SM-liiga season was with Espoo Blues and he retired from active play in 2001.

After retirement[edit]

After his retirement, Säilynoja started working out on Banking business and served as the chairman for Finnish ice hockey Players Association.

In 2008, Säilynoja was named as the General Manager for Jokerit

International career[edit]

Keijo Säilynoja
Medal record
Representing Finland Finland
Men's ice hockey
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1992 Czechoslovakia Ice hockey

Säilynoja played 46 games for Finnish national team.

Säilynoja was part of the 1992 World Championship squad which won Silver.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1986–87 Jokerit Jr. Fin-Jr. 27 9 7 16 6
1987–88 Jokerit Jr. Fin-Jr. 33 23 27 50 4
1988–89 Jokerit Jr. Fin-Jr. 4 10 5 15 0
1988–89 Jokerit Fin-2 34 21 19 40 8
1989–90 Jokerit SM-l 41 15 13 28 14
1990–91 Jokerit Jr. Fin-Jr. 1 0 0 0 0
1990–91 Jokerit SM-l 44 21 25 46 14
1991–92 Jokerit SM-l 42 21 25 46 14 10 5 6 11 2
1992–93 Jokerit SM-l 47 29 13 42 14 3 1 1 2 0
1993–94 Jokerit SM-l 37 11 8 19 43 12 2 0 2 6
1994–95 Jokerit SM-l 20 6 7 13 4 8 2 1 3 0
1995–96 Jokerit SM-l 34 12 11 23 14 8 2 1 3 0
1996–97 Jokerit SM-l 41 10 8 18 12 4 0 1 1 4
1997–98 Jokerit SM-l 28 3 5 8 8 8 2 1 3 2
1998–99 SaiPa SM-l 28 7 14 21 26
1999–2000 SaiPa SM-l 44 6 7 13 16
2000–01 Espoo Blues SM-l 14 1 3 4 4
SM-l totals 420 142 139 281 183 53 14 11 25 14

International[edit]

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1988 Finland EJC 6 8 4 12 4
1989 Finland WJC 7 2 0 2 2
1990 Finland WJC 7 4 3 7 2
1992 Finland OG 8 1 0 1 4
1992 Finland WC 7 2 1 3 0
1993 Finland WC 6 0 0 0 2
Junior totals 20 14 7 21 8
Senior totals 21 3 1 4 6

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Teemu Selänne
Winner of the Raimo Kilpiö trophy
1991-92
Succeeded by
Esa Keskinen
Preceded by
Matti Virmanen
General Manager of Jokerit
2008-
Succeeded by
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