Teemu Laakso

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Teemu Laakso
Born (1987-08-27) August 27, 1987 (age 29)
Tuusula, Finland
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 218 lb (99 kg; 15 st 8 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
SHL team
Former teams
Växjö Lakers
HIFK
Nashville Predators
Severstal Cherepovets
National team  Finland
NHL Draft 78th Overall, 2005
Nashville Predators
Playing career 2004–present

Teemu Laakso (born August 27, 1987) is a Finnish professional ice hockey defenceman. He is currently plays with the Växjö Lakers of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL).

Playing career[edit]

Laakso was drafted in the 3rd round (78th overall) by the Nashville Predators in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Laakso previously played for HIFK in Finland's SM-liiga. He has also played with Team Finland in two Under-18 world championships and three Under-20 world championships. Laakso was called up to Nashville during the 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs before their 2nd round series with the Vancouver Canucks.

On June 3, 2012, unable to establish himself in the NHL after four seasons within the Predators organization, Laakso left to sign a two-year contract with Russian team, Severstal Cherepovets.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 HIFK SM-l 15 0 2 2 2
2005–06 HIFK SM-l 47 2 1 3 20 8 1 0 1 0
2006–07 HIFK SM-l 50 3 6 9 70 5 0 1 1 0
2007–08 HIFK SM-l 53 3 7 10 40 7 0 0 0 2
2008–09 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 42 2 7 9 50
2009–10 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 46 4 9 13 42 7 1 2 3 4
2009–10 Nashville Predators NHL 7 0 0 0 2
2010–11 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 74 8 22 30 46 8 1 1 2 0
2010–11 Nashville Predators NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Nashville Predators NHL 9 0 0 0 8
2011–12 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 55 3 17 20 74 3 0 2 2 2
2012–13 Severstal Cherepovets KHL 49 4 5 9 28 10 0 2 2 22
2013–14 Severstal Cherepovets KHL 28 3 3 6 50
2014–15 Växjö Lakers SHL 40 2 7 9 22 13 2 0 2 8
2015–16 Växjö Lakers SHL 28 3 6 9 24 2 0 0 0 8
NHL totals 17 0 0 0 10
Medal record
Representing  Finland
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Vancouver

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2004 Finland WJC18 7th 6 2 4 6 18
2005 Finland WJC18 7th 6 0 0 0 8
2005 Finland WJC 5th 5 0 1 1 10
2006 Finland WJC 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 7 3 1 4 12
2007 Finland WJC 6th 6 3 2 5 52
2013 Finland WC 4th 10 0 2 2 0
Junior totals 30 8 8 16 100
Senior totals 10 0 2 2 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cherepovets announce signing of Finnish defenseman Laakso" (in Russian). Severstal Cherepovets. 2012-06-03. Retrieved 2012-06-16. 

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