Sami Venäläinen

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Sami Venäläinen
Venäläinen Sami TPS 2009 1.jpg
Born (1981-10-14) 14 October 1981 (age 35)
Kangasala, Finland
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 187 lb (85 kg; 13 st 5 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
DEL team
Former teams
Fischtown Pinguins
Tappara
TPS
SaiPa
NHL Draft 249th overall, 2000
Phoenix Coyotes
Playing career 2000–present

Sami Venäläinen (born 14 October 1981) is a Finnish professional ice hockey player who currently plays professionally in Germany for the Fischtown Pinguins.

Career[edit]

Venäläinen is a product of the Tappara youth system and logged his first minutes for the club's men's team in the Liiga, the highest level professional competition in Finland, during the 2000-01 season. In 2008, he left Tappara and embarked on a three-year stint with fellow Liiga side HC TPS. In 2011, he was back at Tappara and spent another two season with the team. From 2013 to 2016, he played for SaiPa.

After 16 years in the Finnish top-tier, Venäläinen took his game abroad and on July 3, 2016 was signed by the Fischtown Pinguins of the German top-flight Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL).[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fischtown Pinguins : "Hulk" auf Bremerhavener Eis". www.fischtown-pinguins.de. Retrieved 2016-07-04. 

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