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Petri Kontiola

Petri Kontiola
Born (1984-10-04) October 4, 1984
Seinajoki, Finland
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 197 lb (89 kg; 14 st 1 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Right
KHL team
Former teams
Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
Tappara
Chicago Blackhawks
Metallurg Magnitogorsk
Traktor Chelyabinsk
National team  Finland
NHL Draft 196th overall, 2004
Chicago Blackhawks
Playing career 2003–present

Petri Kontiola (born October 4, 1984) is a Finnish professional ice hockey Centre currently playing with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).

Contents

  • Playing career 1
  • International play 2
  • Career statistics 3
    • Regular season and playoffs 3.1
    • International 3.2
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Playing career

Kontiola was drafted 196th overall in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft by the Chicago Blackhawks from Tappara Tampere of the SM-liiga. Kontiola played professional for four years in his native Finland before making his North American debut in the 2007–08 season.

Kontiola started out with the Blackhawks affiliate, the Rockford IceHogs of the AHL, before he played his first NHL game for the Chicago Blackhawks on November 25, 2007 against the Vancouver Canucks.

On March 4, 2009, Kontiola was traded by the Blackhawks along with James Wisniewski to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for Samuel Pahlsson, Logan Stephenson and a conditional 2009 draft pick.[1] He was immediately sent down to the Ducks' AHL affiliate, the Iowa Chops, and played out the remainder of the season.

On May 26, 2009, Kontiola left North America and was signed by Russian club, Metallurg Magnitogorsk of the Kontinental Hockey League to a two-year deal.[2]

On May 3, 2011, Kontiola signed a two-year contract with KHL rival, Traktor Chelyabinsk.[3]

On July 3, 2014, Kontiola bought his release from Traktor and signed a one-year contract as a free agent with the Toronto Maple Leafs.[4] He attended Leafs training camp but failed to make an impression and on September 29, 2014, Kontiola was assigned to the Toronto Marlies, the Leafs' AHL affiliate.[5] In the 2014–15 season, after 11 scoreless games with the Marlies, Kontiola was placed on unconditional waivers in order to terminate his contract and return to the KHL on November 20, 2014.[6] Three days later, Kontiola KHL rights were traded by Traktor to fellow KHL club, Lokomotiv Yaroslavl in exchange for Alexei Kruchinin and Yegor Martynov.[7] He was signed to a two-year contract with Yaroslavl on November 28.[8]

International play

Kontiola made his international debut for Finland at the 2004 World Junior Championships in Helsinki scoring 2 points in 7 games to help earn a Bronze medal. Kontiola was named to the men's 2007 IIHF World Championship team in Russia to make his senior debut. He finished among the Finnish leaders with 7 points in 9 games as Finland lost in the Final to Canada to earn Silver.[9]

Kontiola returned to the Finnish team three year later when he was selected in the 2010 IIHF World Championship team at Germany. In seven games he scored 3 goals before suffering elimination on May 20, 2010, when he missed a penalty-shot in the quarterfinal shoot-out against the Czech Republic.[10]

Kontiola was named to the Finland men's national ice hockey team for competition at the 2014 IIHF World Championship.[11]

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04 Tappara Tampere SM-l 39 4 9 13 29 3 1 1 2 0
2004–05 Tappara Tampere SM-l 54 8 17 25 24 8 2 2 4 4
2005–06 Tappara Tampere SM-l 56 9 35 44 55 6 1 3 4 0
2006–07 Tappara Tampere SM-l 51 12 35 47 50 5 1 3 4 8
2007–08 Rockford IceHogs AHL 66 18 50 68 32 12 5 5 10 4
2007–08 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 12 0 5 5 6
2008–09 Rockford IceHogs AHL 61 15 38 53 22
2008–09 Iowa Chops AHL 20 4 5 9 8
2009–10 Metallurg Magnitogorsk KHL 54 7 15 22 24 10 2 2 4 0
2010–11 Metallurg Magnitogorsk KHL 54 14 34 48 36 16 2 6 8 14
2011–12 Traktor Chelyabinsk KHL 53 15 22 37 34 16 3 5 8 37
2012–13 Traktor Chelyabinsk KHL 44 12 19 31 51 25 10 9 19 12
2013–14 Traktor Chelyabinsk KHL 53 15 22 37 34
2014–15 Toronto Marlies AHL 11 0 0 0 6
Liiga totals 200 33 96 129 158 22 5 9 14 12
NHL totals 12 0 5 5 6
KHL totals 258 63 112 175 179 67 17 23 40 63

International

Medal record
Competitor for  Finland
Ice hockey
Olympic Games
Bronze 2014 Sochi
World Championships
Silver 2007 Moscow
Silver 2014 Minsk
World Junior Championships
Bronze 2004 Helsinki
Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2004 Finland WJC 3rd 7 1 1 2 2
2007 Finland WC 2nd 9 2 5 7 2
2010 Finland WC 6th 7 3 0 3 2
2012 Finland WC 4th 10 0 2 2 4
2013 Finland WC 4th 10 8 8 16 8
2014 Finland Oly 3rd 6 1 4 5 0
2014 Finland WC 2nd 10 3 6 9 20
Junior totals 7 1 1 2 2
Senior totals 52 17 25 42 36

References

  1. ^ Hawks get veteran center Pahlsson"'". nhl.com. 2009-03-04. Retrieved 2009-03-04. 
  2. ^ "Kontiola leaves NHL for Russia" (in Finnish). iltasanomat.fi. 2009-05-26. Retrieved 2009-05-30. 
  3. ^ "Petri Kontiola moves from Metallurg Magnitogorsk to Traktor Chelyabinsk". Sports.ru. 2011-05-03. Retrieved 2011-05-03. 
  4. ^ "Leafs sign F Kontiola, Santorelli, Bodie to one-year deals".  
  5. ^ "Maple Leafs send Kontiola to AHL after disappointing training camp".  
  6. ^ "Maple Leafs' Frattin clears waivers, Kontiola waived for purposes of termination".  
  7. ^ "Petri Kontiola to continue his career in Yaroslavl" (in Russian). championat.com. 2014-11-23. Retrieved 2014-11-23. 
  8. ^ "Recruits in the attack" (in Russian).  
  9. ^ "Canada wins World Hockey Championship".  
  10. ^ "Czechs send Finns packing after a penalty shootout, 2-1".  
  11. ^ "Roster forming - 2014 WM - International Ice Hockey Federation IIHF". iihfworlds2014.com. Retrieved 2014-05-09. 

External links

  • Petri Kontiola's career statistics at EliteProspects.com
  • Petri Kontiola's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
  • Petri Kontiola profile at Eurohockey.com
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