Mikko Leinonen

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Mikko Leinonen
Born (1955-07-15) July 15, 1955 (age 62)
Tampere, FIN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for New York Rangers
Washington Capitals
National team  Finland
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1974–1987

Simo Mikko Yrjänä Leinonen (born July 15, 1955 in Tampere, Finland) is a retired Finnish Ice hockey player and currently the chief executive of Finnish elite league SM-liiga team Tappara. He played 162 games in the National Hockey League for the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals. His teams never made it beyond the first round in the NHL playoffs.

Achievements[edit]

  • 1979 he became Swedish Elite series champion with Modo Hockey
  • At age twenty-four, Leinonen competed for the Finnish team in the 1980 Winter Olympics and scored an impressive 3 goals and 3 assists during the tournament.
  • He won the 1983-84 CHL Championship (Adams Cup) as a member of the Tulsa Oilers team coached by Tom Webster.[1]
  • Leinonen shares NHL record for most assists in one playoff game with Wayne Gretzky, each with 6.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1971–72 Tappara FIN Jr. 12
1972–73 Tappara FIN Jr. 17 30 12 42 24
1973–74 Tappara SM-s 35 26 13 39 30
1974–75 Tappara SM-s 34 17 11 28 14
1975–76 Tappara SM-l 36 23 24 47 42 4 1 1 2 8
1976–77 Tappara SM-l 33 23 24 47 43 6 7 4 11 6
1977–78 Modo AIK SEL 36 16 29 45 51 2 0 0 0 4
1978–79 Modo AIK SEL 35 10 20 30 32 6 2 7 9 4
1979–80 Kärpät SM-l 36 32 20 52 40 6 2 2 4 4
1980–81 Kärpät SM-l 36 16 36 52 43 12 3 7 10 14
1981–82 New York Rangers NHL 53 11 20 31 18 7 1 6 7 20
1981–82 Springfield Indians AHL 6 4 2 6 2
1982–83 New York Rangers NHL 78 17 34 51 23 7 1 3 4 4
1983–84 New York Rangers NHL 28 3 23 26 28 5 0 2 2 4
1983–84 Tulsa Oilers CHL 33 15 23 38 38
1984–85 Kärpät SM-l 35 19 15 34 70 7 2 3 5 6
1984–85 Washington Capitals NHL 3 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0
1985–86 Kärpät SM-l 36 6 17 23 40 5 1 1 2 0
1986–87 KalPa SM-l 8 4 0 4 30
SM-l totals 220 123 136 259 308 40 16 18 34 38
SEL totals 71 29 46 75 83 8 2 7 9 8
NHL totals 162 31 78 109 71 20 2 11 13 28

International[edit]

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1973 Finland EJC 5 1 1 2 4
1974 Finland WJC 5 4 1 5 2
1978 Finland WC 10 0 1 1 4
1979 Finland WC 8 1 1 2 4
1980 Finland OG 7 6 4 10 0
1981 Finland CC 5 0 0 0 0
1981 Finland WC 8 5 3 8 2
Junior totals 10 5 2 7 6
Senior totals 38 12 9 21 10

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