Topi Jaakola

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Topi Jaakola
IIHF16WC - Topi Jaakola and Jussi Jokinen versus Team Belarus.jpg
Jaakola (left) at the 2016 IIHF World Championship
Born (1983-11-15) 15 November 1983 (age 34)
Oulu, Finland
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 198 lb (90 kg; 14 st 2 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
KHL team
Former teams
Jokerit
Oulun Kärpät
Södertälje SK
Luleå HF
Amur Khabarovsk
HC Lev Praha
National team  Finland
NHL Draft 134th overall, 2002
Florida Panthers
Playing career 2000–present

Topi Jaakola (born 15 November 1983) is a Finnish professional ice hockey defenceman. He is playing for Jokerit in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). He was drafted by the Florida Panthers, 134th overall, in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft however opted to remain in Europe to pursue his professional career.

Playing career[edit]

He played his first games at senior level during the 2000–01 season and became a regular player during the following season. He spent his entire Finnish career in the Liiga with Oulun Kärpät, winning four championships (2004, 2005, 2007, 2008). For the 2008–09 season he moved to Sweden to play in Södertälje SK.

On 30 July 2014, at the completion of his contract with HC Lev Praha, Jaakola remained in the KHL but returned to Finland in agreeing to a two-year contract with Jokerit.[1]

In 2009, Jaakola was chosen to play for the Finnish national team in the World Championships.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jaakola to improve the defense" (in Finnish). Jokerit. 2014-07-30. Retrieved 2014-07-30.

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