Teuvo Teräväinen

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Teuvo Teräväinen
Teuvo Teravainen.JPG
Teräväinen in 2013
Born (1994-09-11) 11 September 1994 (age 25)
Helsinki, Finland
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 178 lb (81 kg; 12 st 10 lb)
Position Right wing
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 winger 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 Kontinental Hockey League (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 age 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 and scored 31 points. In the following August, he signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Blackhawks. Teräväinen subsequently 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] However, Teräväinen eventually picked up his game and after a successful tournament at the World Junior Championships, went on a 13-game point streak, scoring 5 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.[11] He scored his first career NHL goal on 16 January 2015 against the Winnipeg Jets.[12] 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.[13] 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.[14] 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, Teräväinen was traded 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.[15]

Teräväinen scored his first natural hat-trick as a Hurricane on 13 November 2017 in a 5–1 win over the Dallas Stars.[16]

On 21 January 2019, Teräväinen signed a 5-year, $27 million extension with the Hurricanes, carrying an annual cap hit of $5.4 million.[17]

Teräväinen lead the Carolina Hurricanes as their most prolific goal scorer (7 g) during the 2018-19 Stanley Cup Playoffs helping to the team to reach the NHL Conference Finals after series victories over the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals and the New York Islanders.[18]

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.[19]

After the Carolina Hurricanes failed to make the 2018 playoffs, Teräväinen was named to the Finnish roster to compete at the 2018 IIHF World Championship.[20]

Personal life[edit]

Teräväinen has a younger brother and sister. His father is a dentist.[21] His brother Eero also plays hockey, as a defenceman for the Lincoln Stars of the United States Hockey League (USHL).[22] His sister, Satu, also plays hockey professionally, and is currently a member of Kiekko-Espoo of the Naisten Liiga in her native Finland.[23]

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 18 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
2017–18 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 82 23 41 64 14
2018–19 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 82 21 55 76 12 15 7 3 10 2
Liiga totals 133 33 60 93 24 17 3 5 8 0
NHL totals 360 76 150 226 64 40 11 10 21 2

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
2018 Finland WC 5th 8 5 9 14 8
Junior totals 30 11 30 41 12
Senior totals 10 5 9 14 8

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. 3 May 2013. Retrieved 3 May 2013.
  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. 20 March 2014. Retrieved 20 March 2014.
  11. ^ Hedger, Brian (25 March 2014). "Blackhawks prospect Teravainen set for NHL debut". NHL.com. Chicago. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  12. ^ Powers, Scott (17 January 2015). "Rookie Teravainen registers first NHL goal". ESPN.com. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  13. ^ Powers, Scott (2 March 2015). "Teuvo Teravainen nets memorable first playoff goal for Blackhawks". ESPN.com. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  14. ^ Sheade, Blair (24 June 2016). "Teuvo Teravainen becomes second youngest player with multi-point game in a Stanley Cup Final". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  15. ^ "Blackhawks trade Teravainen, Bickell to Hurricanes for draft picks". The State Journal-Register via the Associated Press. 15 June 2016. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
  16. ^ Mike Potter (13 November 2017). "Teravainen scores 3 in 3rd as Hurricanes beat Stars 5-1". The National Post. Retrieved 13 November 2017.
  17. ^ "Teravainen agrees to five-year, $27-million contract with Hurricanes". NHL.com. 21 January 2019. Retrieved 22 January 2019.
  18. ^ "Stats". NHL.com. 16 May 2019. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  19. ^ "Ristolainen's OT winner gives Finland WJC gold". NHL.com. Retrieved 9 March 2014.
  20. ^ "Hurricanes Aho, Teravainen added to Finland's roster for IIHF worlds". sportsnet.ca. 22 April 2018. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  21. ^ "Bob Verdi: Meet Teuvo Teravainen". Chicago Blackhawks. 10 July 2012. Retrieved 10 July 2012.
  22. ^ "Star release 23-Man Roster". Lincoln Stars. 4 October 2017. Retrieved 20 October 2017.
  23. ^ "Satu Teräväinen Elite Prospects Player Profile". Elite Prospects.com. Retrieved 21 March 2019.

External links[edit]

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