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March 9, 1972 |
|Height||6 ft 1.7 in (187 cm)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)|
HC Dynamo Moscow
Mississippi Sea Wolves
University of Denver
Mika Sinuhe Wallinheimo (born March 9, 1972 in Jyväskylä, Finland) is a Finnish former professional ice hockey goaltender. As the last team he represented JYP in the SM-liiga. After his sporting career he entered politics and was elected to the Parliament of Finland as an MP for the National Coalition Party in the 2011 election and reelected in 2015.
Wallinheimo was selected to the 2006 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships as the third goaltender. Wallinheimo was dropped from the roster when Antero Niittymäki joined the team, but he made his international debut in a practice game against Denmark. In the 2006–07 season, Wallinheimo represented Finland on the Euro Hockey Tour, being chosen best goaltender in both the Ceska Pojistovna Cup and Karjala Tournament.
Wallinheimo played for the University of Denver, becoming a league-wide fan favorite for his unusual fan interactions during stoppages of play.
Awards and honors
|All-WCHA Second Team||1994–95|
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