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Mikko Simo Yrjänä Leinonen (born July 15, 1955 in Tampere, Finland) is a retired Finnish Ice hockey player and currently the chief executive of Finnish elite league SM-liiga team Tappara. He played 162 games in the National Hockey League for the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals. His teams never made it beyond the first round in the NHL play offs.

At age twenty-four, Leinonen competed for the Finnish team in the 1980 Winter Olympics and scored an impressive 3 goals and 3 assists during the tournament.

Leinonen's largest claim to fame is sharing the NHL record for most assists in one playoff game with Wayne Gretzky, each with 6.

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