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Born October 4, 1984 (1984-10-04) (age 25),
Seinajoki, Finland
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
197 lb (89 kg; 14 st 1 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Right
KHL team
F. teams
Metallurg Magnitogorsk
Chicago Blackhawks
NHL Draft 196th overall, 2004
Chicago Blackhawks
Career 2003 – present

Petri Kontiola (born October 4, 1984 in Seinäjoki, Finland) is a professional ice hockey player for Metallurg Magnitogorsk of the Kontinental Hockey League.

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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 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 and 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 was signed by Metallurg Magnitogorsk of the KHL to a two-year deal.[2]

Career statistics

    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
NHL totals 12 0 5 5 6
AHL totals 147 37 93 130 62 12 5 5 10 4
SM-l totals 200 33 96 129 158 22 5 9 14 12

International play

Medal record
Competitor for  Finland
Ice hockey
World Championships
Silver 2007 Moscow Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Bronze 2004 Helsinki Ice hockey

Played for Finland in:

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International statistics

Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
2004 Finland WJC 7 1 1 2 2
2007 Finland WC 9 2 5 7 2
Junior int'l totals 7 1 1 2 2
Senior int'l totals 9 2 5 7 2

References

  1. ^ "'Hawks get veteran center Pahlsson". nhl.com. 2009-03-04. http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=412429. Retrieved 2009-03-04.  
  2. ^ "Kontiola leaves NHL for Russia". (in finnish) iltasanomat.fi. 2009-05-26. http://www.iltasanomat.fi/urheilu/t/nhl/1690217. Retrieved 2009-05-30.  

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