Sinuhe Wallinheimo

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Sinuhe Wallinheimo
Sinuhe Wallinheimo fra Samlingspartiet (Saml) i Finland.jpg
Born (1972-03-09) March 9, 1972 (age 45)
Jyväskylä, FIN
Height 6 ft 1.7 in (187 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Right
SM-liiga team
Former teams
JYP
KHL
HC Dynamo Moscow
Elitserien
Färjestads BK
DEL
Revier Lions
SM-liiga
Lukko
AHL
Springfield Falcons
Hershey Bears
ECHL
Mississippi Sea Wolves
Mobile Mystics
NCAA
University of Denver
Playing career 1989–present

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[1] and reelected in 2015.

International play[edit]

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.

Amateur career[edit]

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[edit]

Award Year
All-WCHA Second Team 1994–95

Career statistics[edit]

   
Year Tournament GP W L T MIN SA GA SO GAA SV%
2006–07 EHT 4 2 1 1 244.36 120 6 0 1.47 .950

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