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January 8, 1980 |
Piotrków Trybunalski, Poland
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||216 lb (98 kg; 15 st 6 lb)|
|NHL Draft||56th overall, 1998
Detroit Red Wings
Tomek Valtonen (born January 8, 1980) is a Polish-born Finnish former professional ice hockey forward. He is currently the head coach for Sport of the Finnish Liiga. Valtonen was drafted by the Detroit Red Wings as their second-round draft pick (56th overall) in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft.
He started his pro career in Ilves in 1997 and played his next season with the Plymouth Whalers in the OHL, and returned to the SM-liiga in 1999 and represented Jokerit until 2007, when he signed a two-year contract with Södertälje SK. Valtonen returend to SM-liiga and Jokerit for season 2008-2009.
He has won the SM-liiga championship, three silver medals, and the under-20s World Championship.