Roope Talaja

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Roope Talaja
Roope Talaja of the Espoo Blues - 20100812.jpg
Born (1988-08-02) August 2, 1988 (age 26)
Kuopio, Finland
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 192 lb (87 kg; 13 st 10 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
Liiga team
Former teams
Espoo Blues
HIFK
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2008–present

Roope Talaja (born August 2, 1988) is a Finnish professional ice hockey forward. He currently plays for Espoo Blues in the Finnish Liiga.

Talaja has played as a junior for the Blues, before making his professional debut in the Mestis with Kiekko-Vantaa. After making his debut on loan to HIFK in the 2009–10 season, he returned to the Blues to play in his first full SM-liiga season.[1]

On May 3, 2012, Talaja agree to a two-year contract with HIFK.[2] After an unproductive second season with HIFK in 2013–14, in which he totalled just 2 goals in 31 games, Talaja made a third return to the Espoo Blues in agreeing to a two-year contract on April 4, 2014.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2007–08 Kiekko-Vantaa Mestis 23 2 2 4 30
2008–09 Kiekko-Vantaa Mestis 39 17 9 26 50 5 0 1 1 14
2009–10 Kiekko-Vantaa Mestis 34 11 17 28 53
2009–10 HIFK SM-l 2 0 1 1 0
2010–11 Blues SM-l 40 2 3 5 95 18 2 1 3 22
2010–11 Mikkelin Jukurit Mestis 1 2 1 3 2
2011–12 Blues SM-l 58 18 8 26 55 16 4 2 6 18
2012–13 HIFK SM-l 57 12 12 24 24 7 0 2 2 2
2013–14 HIFK Liiga 31 2 5 7 8 2 0 0 0 0
Liiga totals 188 34 29 63 182 43 6 5 11 42

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blues' 2010-11 Roster". hockeydb.com. 2012-01-02. Retrieved 2012-01-02. 
  2. ^ "Talaja among new faces" (in Finnish). HIFK. 2012-05-03. Retrieved 2012-05-03. 
  3. ^ "Talaja to return to the Blueshirts". Espoo Blues. 2014-04-04. Retrieved 2014-04-04. 

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