Mikko Eloranta

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Mikko Eloranta
Born (1972-08-24) 24 August 1972 (age 44)
Aura, FIN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
SM-Liiga team
Former teams
TPS
Boston Bruins
Los Angeles Kings
National team  Finland
NHL Draft 247th overall, 1999
Boston Bruins
Playing career 1995–2009

Mikko Henrikki Eloranta (born 24 August 1972) is a Finnish former ice hockey player who played with TPS Turku of the SM-Liiga. He represented Finland in both the Olympic Winter Games and the World Cup of Hockey.

Playing career[edit]

Eloranta was drafted 247th overall by the Boston Bruins in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft. He played for Boston for two seasons before he was traded by the Bruins, along with Jason Allison, to the Los Angeles Kings for Jozef Stumpel and Glen Murray on 24 October 2001.[1]

He played for the Kings another two seasons. He then returned to Finland, playing for TPS in the Finnish National League.

In 2004, Eloranta played in Switzerland for the Rapperswil-Jona Lakers. Eloranta suffered a major injury in August 2005 during an exhibition game, breaking a bone in his leg, and was not a member of the Silver Medal-winning Finnish Hockey Team at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy.

After three seasons with the Kings, Eloranta signed with the Malmö Redhawks of the Swedish 1st division for the 2007-08 season. Eloranta then returned to his native Finland, linking up with old club TPS for the 2008-09 season.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1995-96 Ilves SM-l 43 18 15 33 86 3 0 2 2 2
1996-97 TPS SM-l 31 6 15 21 52 10 5 2 7 6
1997-98 TPS SM-l 46 23 14 37 82 2 0 0 0 8
1998-99 TPS SM-l 52 19 21 40 103 10 1 3 4 26
1999-00 Boston Bruins NHL 50 6 12 18 36 -- -- -- -- --
2000-01 Boston Bruins NHL 62 12 11 23 38 -- -- -- -- --
2001-02 Boston Bruins NHL 6 0 0 0 2 -- -- -- -- --
2001-02 Los Angeles Kings NHL 71 9 9 18 54 7 1 1 2 2
2002-03 Los Angeles Kings NHL 75 5 12 17 56 -- -- -- -- --
2003-04 TPS SM-l 54 23 19 42 87 6 0 1 1 39
2004-05 Rapperswil-Jona NLA 44 19 28 47 88 4 1 1 2 12
2005-06 Rapperswil-Jona NLA 1 0 0 0 2 7 1 1 2 8
2006-07 Rapperswil-Jona NLA 33 11 14 25 60 -- -- -- -- --
2007-08 Malmö Redhawks Swe-1 36 10 14 24 74 -- -- -- -- --
2008-09 TPS SM-l 48 9 11 20 122 8 2 2 4 6
NHL Totals 264 32 44 76 186 7 1 1 2 2

International Play[edit]

Mikko Eloranta
Medal record
Representing  Finland
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1998 Zurich Ice hockey
Silver medal – second place 1999 Oslo Ice hockey
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2004 Canada Ice hockey

Played for Finland in:

International statistics[edit]

Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
1998 Finland WC 10 1 1 2 12
1999 Finland WC 10 1 2 3 6
2002 Finland OG 4 2 0 2 2
2003 Finland WC 7 1 1 2 16
2004 Finland WCH 6 2 0 2 2
2005 Finland WC 7 0 0 0 0
Senior int'l totals 44 7 4 11 38

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Allison traded to Kings". cbcsport.ca. 2001-10-26. Retrieved 2008-11-17. 

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