Ville Lajunen

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Ville Lajunen
Ville Lajunen of the Espoo Blues - 20090820.jpg
Lajunen in 2009, while with the Espoo Blues
Born (1988-03-08) 8 March 1988 (age 31)
Helsinki, Finland
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
KHL team
Former teams
HC Vityaz
Espoo Blues
Metallurg Magnitogorsk
Färjestad BK
Jokerit
Spartak Moscow
Kunlun Red Star
National team  Finland
Playing career 2007–present

Ville Lajunen (born 8 March 1988) is a Finnish professional ice hockey defenceman who currently plays for HC Vityaz in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).

Playing career[edit]

Born in Helsinki, Lajunen played as a youth within the Espoo Blues program of the SM-liiga. While playing professionally for the Blues, he led the SM-liiga in assists (32) by a defenseman in the 2009–10 season.

On 18 November 2011, Lajunen left Espoo during the final year of his contract to join Metallurg Magnitogorsk in the KHL.[1]

On 24 May 2017, Lajunen signed a one-year contract with HC Spartak Moscow of the KHL.[2] After posting 26 points in 52 games from the blueline in the 2017–18 season, Lajunen left Spartak but continued in the KHL, agreeing to terms on a one-year contract with Chinese outfit, Kunlun Red Star, on 31 May 2018.[3]

In the 2018–19 season, Lajunen was a steadying influence with Kunlun, contributing with 10 goals and 27 points in 56 regular season games. As a free agent at the conclusion of his contract, Lajunen left China, signing a one-year contract with HC Vityaz to remain in the KHL on 2 May 2019.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005–06 Espoo Blues Jr. A 22 2 2 4 10 10 0 0 0 6
2006–07 Espoo Blues Jr. A 39 3 23 26 79 12 1 9 10 12
2006–07 Espoo Blues SM-l 3 0 0 0 0
2007–08 Espoo Blues Jr. A 3 1 2 3 10 3 0 2 2 6
2007–08 Espoo Blues SM-l 19 1 11 12 29 9 1 0 1 6
2007–08 KooKoo Mestis 20 2 9 11 24
2008–09 Espoo Blues Jr. A 8 2 2 4 6 7 2 3 5 14
2008–09 Espoo Blues SM-l 45 8 11 19 20 10 0 2 2 0
2009–10 Espoo Blues SM-l 58 5 33 38 44
2010–11 Espoo Blues SM-l 60 7 17 24 69 18 3 7 10 20
2011–12 Espoo Blues SM-l 22 2 10 12 8
2011–12 Metallurg Magnitogorsk KHL 15 0 1 1 4 12 0 5 5 0
2012–13 Färjestad BK SEL 53 7 14 21 16 10 0 6 6 2
2013–14 Färjestad BK SHL 48 4 9 13 20 15 0 4 4 2
2014–15 Jokerit KHL 49 3 17 20 16 3 1 0 1 4
2015–16 Jokerit KHL 58 9 19 28 32 6 1 1 2 4
2016–17 Jokerit KHL 53 10 6 16 16 4 2 0 2 0
2017–18 Spartak Moscow KHL 52 6 20 26 10 4 0 1 1 0
2018–19 Kunlun Red Star KHL 56 10 17 27 44
Liiga totals 207 23 82 105 170 37 4 9 13 26
KHL totals 283 38 80 118 122 29 4 7 11 8
SHL totals 101 11 23 34 36 25 0 10 10 4
Medal record
Representing  Finland
Ice hockey
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2014 Minsk

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2008 Finland WJC 6th 6 0 3 3 6
2014 Finland WC 2nd, silver medalist(s) 10 0 2 2 0
2017 Finland WC 4th 10 1 2 3 2
Junior totals 6 0 3 3 6
Senior totals 20 1 4 5 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 16 December 2011. Retrieved 23 November 2011.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Ville Lajunen signed with Spartak" (in Russian). Spartak.com. 24 May 2017.
  3. ^ "Kunlun sign Finnish defenseman Lajunen" (in Russian). Kontinental Hockey League. 31 May 2018. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Two Fins sign with Vityaz" (in Russian). HC Vityaz. 2 May 2019. Retrieved 2 May 2019.

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