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Finland VILLE PELTONEN  
Last team: HIFK - 2014

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BIRTHYEAR 1973-03-24 BIRTHPLACEVantaa, FIN
AGE 47 NATION Finland
POSITION LW SHOOTS L
HEIGHT 181 cm / 5'11" WEIGHT 85 kg / 187 lbs
YOUTH TEAM Kurra STATUS Retired
NHL DRAFT 1993 round 3 #58 overall by San Jose Sharks
HIGHLIGHTS
1-time World Championship Gold Medal 1
4-time World Championship Silver Medal 4
1-time Olympic Silver Medal 1
3-time World Championship Bronze Medal 3
3-time Olympic Bronze Medal 3
2-time SM-liiga Champion 2

Scouting report
During his playing career Peltonen was known as a very skilled offensive player. A good combination of speed, technical skills and hockey sense. A high-scoring player, especially at minor league level. Poised and creative. Brought valuable experience to any team and contributed not only offensively, but also in his own end.

Family relations
Father: Esa Peltonen
Sons: Aleksi Peltonen & Jesper Peltonen

Team Staff profile of Ville Peltonen also available

© Photo: Timo Savela

CAREER STATISTICS Use/Embed statistics RSS feed
 SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP G A TP PIM +/-      POST GP G A TP PIM +/- 
 1990-91 HIFK U20 Jr. A SM-sarja 36 21 163716 | Playoffs 7 2 3510  
  Finland U18 EJC-18 6 4 482 |            
 1991-92 HIFK U20 Jr. A SM-sarja 37 28 235128 | Playoffs 4 0 222  
  HIFK Liiga 6 0 000 -1 |            
 1992-93 HIFK U20 U20 SM-sarja 2 4 264 |            
  HIFK Liiga 46 13 243716 20 | Playoffs 4 0 222 -1 
  Finland U20 WJC-20 7 5 61120 11 |            
  Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 17 9 61528 |            
  Finland II (all) International 4 0 002 |            
 1993-94 HIFK Liiga 43 16 223814 14 | Playoffs 3 0 002 -3 
  Finland  OG 8 4 370 3 |            
  Finland WC 8 4 154 13 |            
  Finland (all) International 35 14 82210 |            
 1994-95 HIFK  Liiga 45 20 163616 9 | Playoffs 3 0 000
  Finland WC 8 6 5114 12 |            
 1995-96 San Jose Sharks NHL 31 2 111314 -7 |            
  Kansas City Blades IHL 29 5 13188 -3 |            
  Finland WCup 4 1 340 1 |            
  Finland  WC 6 3 256 1 |            
 1996-97 San Jose Sharks NHL 28 2 350 -8 |            
  Kentucky Thoroughblades AHL 40 22 305221 16 |            
  Finland  WC 7 2 240 3 |            
 1997-98 Västra Frölunda HC SHL 45 22 295144 11 | Playoffs 7 4 260
  Finland OG 6 2 136 -1 |            
  Finland  WC 10 4 6108 0 |            
  Finland (all) International 32 10 152524 |            
 1998-99 Nashville Predators NHL 14 5 5102 1 |            
  Finland WC 12 2 352 0 |            
 1999-00 Nashville Predators NHL 79 6 222822 -1 |            
  Finland  WC 9 0 442 -2 |            
 2000-01 Nashville Predators NHL 23 3 142 -7 |            
  Milwaukee Admirals IHL 53 27 336026 12 | Playoffs 5 2 136
 2001-02 Jokerit  Liiga 30 11 18298 15 |            
  Finland (all) International 4 0 110 0 |            
 2002-03 Jokerit  Liiga 49 23 194214 15 | Playoffs 10 4 6100
  Finland WC 7 3 472 2 |            
 2003-04 HC Lugano  NL 48 28 447216 | Playoffs 16 4 10148  
  Finland WCup 6 1 232 |            
  Finland  WC 7 4 6102 6 |            
 2004-05 HC Lugano  NL 44 24 325616 | Playoffs 5 0 332  
  Finland  WC 6 1 234 -3 |            
 2005-06 HC Lugano  NL 39 23 254822 | Playoffs 17 12 14268  
  Finland OG 8 4 596 4 |            
  Finland  WC 9 2 248 -1 |            
 2006-07 Florida Panthers NHL 72 17 203728 7 |            
  Finland  WC 9 2 794 2 |            
 2007-08 Florida Panthers NHL 56 5 152020 -2 |            
  Finland  WC 9 1 342 -4 |            
 2008-09 Florida Panthers NHL 79 12 193131 6 |            
 2009-10 Dynamo Minsk  KHL 51 6 202654 1 |            
  Finland OG 6 0 112 3 |            
 2010-11 HIFK  Liiga 54 28 376516 21 | Playoffs 16 6 6126 -1 
 2011-12 HIFK  Liiga 49 24 244836 27 | Playoffs 4 0 110 -2 
  Finland (all) International 9 2 024 -1 |            
 2012-13 HIFK  Liiga 43 13 162940 17 |            
 2013-14 HIFK  Liiga 55 13 294216 -5 | Playoffs 2 0 110
 
 TOURNAMENT STATISTICS
 1993-94 Finland Deutschland Cup 3 0 000 0 |            
  Finland Izvestia Trophy 3 1 120 2 |            
  Finland Nissan Cup 3 1 234 |            
 2002-03 Finland EHT 6 2 020 |            
 2003-04 Jokerit  Spengler Cup 4 1 340 0 |            
  Finland EHT 8 1 450 |            
 2004-05 Finland EHT 8 3 8116 |            
 2005-06 Finland EHT 6 5 052 |            
 2006-07 Finland EHT 1 0 110 1 |            
 2009-10 Dynamo Minsk Spengler Cup 4 0 442 |            
  Finland EHT 6 4 594 4 |            
 2010-11 HIFK ET 3 3 0325 |            
  Finland  EHT 3 1 012 2 |            
 2011-12 HIFK ET 7 2 468 |            
  Finland  EHT 5 1 014 0 |            
 2012-13 HIFK  ET 6 2 246 |            


TEAM STAFF HISTORY
 SEASON TEAM LEAGUE ROLE ON TEAM NOTES
 2014-2015 HIFK U20 U20 SM-sarjaDir. of Coaching  
  Finland WCAsst. Coach  
  Finland EHTAsst. Coach  
 2015-2016 HIFK U20 U20 SM-sarjaDir. of Coaching  
  HIFK U20 U20 SM-sarjaAsst. Coach  
  Finland WCAsst. Coach  
  Finland EHTAsst. Coach  
 2016-2017 SC Bern NLAsst. Coach  
 2017-2018 SC Bern NLAsst. Coach  
 2018-2019 Lausanne HC NLHead Coach  
 2019-2020 Lausanne HC NLHead Coach Fired Feb 27th & replaced by Craig MacTavish  


CAREER TOTALS
  GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/-    GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/- 
      Postseason
  AHL: 40 22 30 52 1.30 21  16  |    
  Deutschland Cup: 3 0 0 0 0.00 |    
  EHT: 43 17 18 35 0.81 18  |    
  EJC-18: 6 4 4 8 1.33 |    
  ET: 16 7 6 13 0.81 39  |    
  IHL: 82 32 46 78 0.95 34  | 5 2 1 3 0.60
  International: 84 26 24 50 0.60 40  -1  |    
  International-Jr: 17 9 6 15 0.88 28  |    
  Izvestia Trophy: 3 1 1 2 0.67 |    
  Jr. A SM-sarja: 73 49 39 88 1.21 44  | 11 2 5 7 0.64 12 
  KHL: 51 6 20 26 0.51 54  |    
  Liiga: 420 161 205 366 0.87 176  132  | 42 10 16 26 0.62 10  -3 
  NHL: 382 52 96 148 0.39 119  -11  |    
  Nissan Cup: 3 1 2 3 1.00 |    
  NL: 131 75 101 176 1.34 54  | 38 16 27 43 1.13 18 
  OG: 28 10 10 20 0.71 14  |    
  SHL: 45 22 29 51 1.13 44  11  | 7 4 2 6 0.86
  Spengler Cup: 8 1 7 8 1.00 |    
  U20 SM-sarja: 2 4 2 6 3.00 |    
  WC: 107 34 47 81 0.76 48  29  |    
  WCup: 10 2 5 7 0.70 |    
  WJC-20: 7 5 6 11 1.57 20  11  |    



CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
SEASON AWARDS BY SEASON
1990-1991 U18 EJC Bronze Medal
  U20 SM-sarja Silver Medal
1992-1993 SM-liiga Most Assists by Rookie (24)
  SM-liiga Most Points by Rookie (37)
  SM-liiga Rookie of the Year
1993-1994 Olympic Bronze Medal
  SM-liiga Most Game-Winning Goals (5)
  World Championship Silver Medal
1994-1995 World Championship All-Star Team
  World Championship Gold Medal
  World Championship Scorer of the CWG
1996-1997 AHL Player of the Week (Mar. 2)
1997-1998 Olympic Bronze Medal
  SHL Most Points (51)
  World Championship All-Star Team
  World Championship Silver Medal
1998-1999 World Championship Silver Medal
1999-2000 World Championship Bronze Medal
2001-2002 SM-liiga Champion
2002-2003 SM-liiga All-Star Team
  SM-liiga Gentleman of the Year
2003-2004 NL Forward of the Year
  NL Media All-Star Team (Lugano)
  NL Media Most Valuable Player
  NL Most Points (72)
  World Championship All-Star Team
  World Championship Top 3 Player on Team
  World Cup Runner Up
2004-2005 NL Media All-Star Team (Lugano)
  NL Media Best Forward
2005-2006 NL Champion (Lugano)
  NL Most Goals Playoffs (12)
  Olympic Silver Medal
  World Championship Bronze Medal
2006-2007 World Championship Silver Medal
2007-2008 World Championship Bronze Medal
2009-2010 KHL All-Star Game
  Olympic Bronze Medal
  Spengler Cup Winner (Dinamo Minsk)
2010-2011 SM-liiga All-Star Team
  SM-liiga Best Player of Regular Season (Lasse Oksanen Award)
  SM-liiga Champion
  SM-liiga Gentleman of the Year
  SM-liiga Golden Helmet
  SM-liiga Player of the Month (February)
  SM-liiga Player of the Month (September)
2014-2015 Finnish Hockey Hall of Fame (Jääkiekkoleijona) (#226)
2015-2016 IIHF Hall of Fame
 AWARDS BY LEAGUE
- AHL Player of the Week 96/97
- Finnish Hockey Hall of Fame (Jääkiekkoleijona) 14/15
- IIHF Hall of Fame 15/16
- KHL All-Star Game 09/10
- NL Champion 05/06
- NL Forward of the Year 03/04
- NL Media All-Star Team 03/04, 04/05
- NL Media Best Forward 04/05
- NL Media Most Valuable Player 03/04
- NL Most Goals Playoffs 05/06
- NL Most Points 03/04
- Olympic Bronze Medal 93/94, 97/98, 09/10
- Olympic Silver Medal 05/06
- SHL Most Points 97/98
- SM-liiga All-Star Team 10/11, 02/03
- SM-liiga Best Player of Regular Season (Lasse Oksanen Award) 10/11
- SM-liiga Champion 01/02, 10/11
- SM-liiga Gentleman of the Year 10/11, 02/03
- SM-liiga Golden Helmet 10/11
- SM-liiga Most Assists by Rookie 92/93
- SM-liiga Most Game-Winning Goals 93/94
- SM-liiga Most Points by Rookie 92/93
- SM-liiga Player of the Month 10/11, 10/11
- SM-liiga Rookie of the Year 92/93
- Spengler Cup Winner 09/10
- U18 EJC Bronze Medal 90/91
- U20 SM-sarja Silver Medal 90/91
- World Championship All-Star Team 94/95, 97/98, 03/04
- World Championship Bronze Medal 99/00, 05/06, 07/08
- World Championship Gold Medal 94/95
- World Championship Scorer of the CWG 94/95
- World Championship Silver Medal 93/94, 97/98, 98/99, 06/07
- World Championship Top 3 Player on Team 03/04
- World Cup Runner Up 03/04



TRANSACTIONS
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE  
2014-03-07 Confirmed HIFK Retired
2013-07-29 Extension HIFK HIFK 1 year 
2012-05-03 Extension HIFK HIFK 1 year 
2010-05-04 Confirmed Dinamo Minsk HIFK
2009-07-31 Confirmed Florida Panthers Dinamo Minsk


PLAYER BIOGRAPHY AND TRIVIA
 
 
 
Number 16 retired by Finland
Number 16 retired by Finland
Number 16 retired by Finland
Cult/Star player for Frölunda HC
Cult/Star player for HIFK
Cult/Star player for Lugano
Cult/Star player for Dinamo Minsk
Cult/Star player for HIFK U20
Cult/Star player for Finland
 
Career transactions
- 2010-05-04 • Signed to a two-year contract by HIFK
- 2009-07-31 • Signed to a one-year contract by Dynamo Minsk
- 2007-04-25 • Signed to a two-year contract extension by the Florida Panthers
- 2006-06-15 • Signed to a one-year contract by the Florida Panthers
- 2003-04-09 • Signed to a contract by Lugano
- 2001-04-26 • Signed to a two-year contract by Jokerit
- 1998-06-26 • Traded to the Nashville Predators for a 1998 5th round pick (later traded to Phoenix - J. Blackburn)
- 1997-05-20 • Signed to a two-year contract by Frölunda

Total international games for Team Finland: 251 (as of 2010-11-15)