Teuvo Teräväinen

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Teuvo Teräväinen
Teuvo Teravainen.JPG
Born (1994-09-11) 11 September 1994 (age 22)
Helsinki, Finland
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 178 lb (81 kg; 12 st 10 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Carolina Hurricanes
Jokerit
Chicago Blackhawks
National team  Finland
NHL Draft 18th overall, 2012
Chicago Blackhawks
Playing career 2011–present

Teuvo Henri Matias Teräväinen (born 11 September 1994) is a Finnish professional ice hockey centre currently playing for the Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected in the first round, 18th overall, of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft by the Chicago Blackhawks after playing several seasons with the Jokerit organization in Finland.[1] Also being drafted by the KHL's Lokomotiv Yaroslavl in the 2011 KHL Junior Draft,[2] he is known for his offensive abilities and play-making skills.[3]

In 2015, Teräväinen won a Stanley Cup as a member of the Blackhawks.

Playing career[edit]

Jokerit[edit]

A product of Jokerit's youth system, Teräväinen made his SM-liiga debut on 18 October 2011, at the age of 17.[4] He quickly established his place in the first team and played 40 games en route to winning the Jarmo Wasama memorial trophy for rookie of the year. During the season, he then entered the 2012 NHL Entry Draft and was ranked as the second best skater out of Europe by the NHL Central Scouting Bureau.[5] He was ultimately selected in the first round, 18th overall, by the Chicago Blackhawks.[6]

In his second season in the SM-liiga, Teräväinen played 44 games while scoring 31 points. In the following August, he signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Blackhawks. After signing the contract, Teräväinen participated in Blackhawks' training camp, but returned to Jokerit for the 2013–14 season.[7]

After Jokerit star centre Ilari Filppula moved to CSKA Moscow of the KHL, Teräväinen was promoted to become the team's new top-line centerman. However, he started the season relatively slowly, scoring just two points in his first nine games.[8] Teräväinen eventually picked up his game, however, and after a successful tournament at the World Junior Championships, he went on a 13-game point streak, scoring five goals and 18 assists.[9] He ended the season with 44 points in 49 games. He was even named team captain of Jokerit when their captain went down with injury.[10]

Chicago Blackhawks[edit]

Teräväinen at the Blackhawks' 2015 victory rally

Teräväinen made his debut for the Blackhawks on 25 March 2014. Teräväinen scored his first career NHL goal against the Winnipeg Jets on 16 January 2015. During the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs, Teräväinen made a large impact in Game 1 of the 2015 Stanley Cup Finals, scoring the tying goal before stripping the puck from the Tampa Bay Lightning's J. T. Brown late in the third period and setting up the eventual game-winning goal scored by Antoine Vermette. He became the fourth-youngest player to ever score a goal in the Stanley Cup Final (at 20 years, 265 days) and the second-youngest to have a multi-point game in the Cup Final since 1990. He won his first Stanley Cup in 2015 with the Blackhawks in his rookie season, scoring ten points in the playoff run.

Carolina Hurricanes[edit]

On 15 June 2016, he was traded from the Chicago Blackhawks to the Carolina Hurricanes along with Bryan Bickell in exchange for the New York Rangers' 2016 second-round draft pick (50th, acquired in the Eric Staal trade) and Chicago's own 2017 third-round pick.[11]

International play[edit]

Medal record
Representing  Finland
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 2014 Malmö

Teräväinen has represented Finland on several youth levels, most notably in the World Junior Championships. In the 2013 tournament, he scored 11 points, placing fourth in the tournament scoring. In the following year, he was named the captain of the team, leading Finland all the way to the final. In the final, Finland defeated Sweden 3–2 in overtime. Teräväinen assisted all three of Finland's goals and was the overall scoring leader of the tournament.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Teräväinen has a younger brother and sister. His father is a dentist.[13] His brother Eero also plays hockey as a defenseman for the Jokerit U18 team.[14]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2011–12 Jokerit SM-l 40 11 7 18 6 9 2 4 6 0
2012–13 Jokerit SM-l 44 13 18 31 6 6 1 1 2 0
2013–14 Jokerit Liiga 49 9 35 44 12 2 0 0 0 0
2013–14 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 3 0 0 0 0
2013–14 Rockford IceHogs AHL 5 2 0 2 2
2014–15 Rockford IceHogs AHL 39 6 19 25 6
2014–15 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 34 4 5 9 2 19 4 6 10 0
2015–16 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 78 13 22 35 20 7 0 1 1 0
2016–17 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 81 15 27 42 16
Liiga totals 133 33 60 93 24 17 3 5 8 0
NHL totals 196 32 54 86 38 25 4 7 11 0

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2011 Finland U17 7th 5 2 5 7 2
2011 Finland WJC18 5th 6 0 0 0 4
2012 Finland WJC18 4th 6 2 6 8 2
2013 Finland WJC 7th 6 5 6 11 2
2014 Finland WJC 1st, gold medalist(s) 7 2 13 15 2
2016 Finland WCH 8th 2 0 0 0 0
Junior totals 30 11 30 41 12
Senior totals 2 0 0 0 0

Awards and honors[edit]

Awards Year
NHL
Stanley Cup (Chicago Blackhawks) 2015

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blackhawks select Teräväinen in first round of 2012 NHL Draft". Chicago Blackhawks. Retrieved 23 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "2011 KHL Draft". Eliteprospects.com. 2013-05-03. Retrieved 2013-05-03. 
  3. ^ "Teuvo Teravainen Scouting Report". The Hockey News. Retrieved 9 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Maalitykki sivussa - Jokerien lupaus irti" (in Finnish). Yle. Retrieved 9 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "Yakupov tops Central Scouting's final rankings". NHL.com. Retrieved 9 March 2014. 
  6. ^ "Blackhawks select Teräväinen in first round of 2012 NHL Draft". Chicago Blackhawks. Retrieved 23 June 2012. 
  7. ^ "Blackhawks reduce training camp roster to 36 players". Chicago Blackhawks. Retrieved 9 March 2014. 
  8. ^ "Jokeri-tähti noussut vihdoin tasolleen – "Sopeutuminen otti aikansa"" (in Finnish). Yle. Retrieved 19 March 2014. 
  9. ^ "Teräväisen upea pisteputki poikki - "Kiitti kun muistutit"" (in Finnish). Mtv. Retrieved 19 March 2014. 
  10. ^ "Teravainen still possibility to join Hawks". ESPN. 2014-03-20. Retrieved 2014-03-20. 
  11. ^ "Blackhawks trade Teravainen, Bickell to Hurricanes for draft picks". The State Journal-Register via the Associated Press. 15 June 2016. Retrieved 15 June 2016. 
  12. ^ "Ristolainen's OT winner gives Finland WJC gold". NHL.com. Retrieved 9 March 2014. 
  13. ^ "Bob Verdi: Meet Teuvo Teravainen". Chicago Blackhawks. 2012-07-10. Retrieved 2012-07-10. 
  14. ^ "Eero Teravainen player profile". eliteprospects.com. 2015-04-03. Retrieved 2015-04-03. 

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Phillip Danault
Chicago Blackhawks first round draft pick
2012
Succeeded by
Ryan Hartman