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VEETI VAINIO  Finland

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BIRTHYEAR 1997-06-16 BIRTHPLACEEspoo, FIN
AGE 19 NATION Finland
POSITION D SHOOTS R
HEIGHT 188 cm / 6'2" WEIGHT 82 kg / 181 lbs
YOUTH TEAM GrIFK CONTRACT 17/18
NHL DRAFT 2015 round 5 #141 overall by Columbus Blue Jackets
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HIGHLIGHTS
1-time U18 WJC Silver Medal 1


Brother: Valtteri Vainio

© Photo: Timo Savela

CAREER STATISTICS Use/Embed statistics RSS feed
 SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP G A TP PIM +/-      POST GP G A TP PIM +/- 
 2010-11 GrIFK U16 Jr. C I-divisioona 5 0 110 |            
 2011-12 Blues U16 Jr. C SM-sarja Q 7 2 248 |            
  Blues U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 25 5 111614 | Playoffs 9 1 342  
 2012-13 Blues II U16 Jr. C SM-sarja Q 2 1 230 |            
  Blues U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 4 2 240 | Playoffs 9 4 3741  
  Blues U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 27 2 91130 |            
  Finland U16 (all) International-Jr 3 0 3312 0 |            
 2013-14 Blues U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 4 1 3410 | Playoffs 2 1 124  
  Blues U18 II Jr. B SM-sarja 1 1 230 |            
  Blues U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 35 9 142346 21 | Playoffs 11 5 5102 11 
  Finland U17 (all) International-Jr 12 4 486 -1 |            
 2014-15 Blues U20  Jr. A SM-liiga 42 13 314442 22 | Playoffs 5 2 574
  Blues Liiga 2 0 110 0 | Playoffs 1 0 000
  Finland U18 WJC-18 7 0 1110 -1 |            
  Finland U18 (all) International-Jr 23 2 5742 -3 |            
 2015-16 Blues U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 1 0 000 0 | Playoffs 2 2 022
  Blues Liiga 30 0 4447 -2 |            
  KeuPa HT  Mestis 6 1 4518 2 |            
  Finland U19 (all) International-Jr 6 1 018 2 |            
 2016-17 KooKoo Liiga - - --- |            
 
 TOURNAMENT STATISTICS
 2013-14 Blues U20 U20 Super Challenge 4 0 004 1 |            
 2014-15 Blues U20  JCWC 5 0 3312 -3 |            
  Finland U18 Hlinka Memorial 4 0 1114 0 |            
 2015-16 Blues Champions HL 6 0 002 -2 |            


CAREER TOTALS
  GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/-    GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/- 
  Regular Season   Postseason
  Champions HL: 6 0 0 0 0.00 -2  |    
  Hlinka Memorial: 4 0 1 1 0.25 14  |    
  International-Jr: 44 7 12 19 0.43 68  -2  |    
  JCWC: 5 0 3 3 0.60 12  -3  |    
  Jr. A SM-liiga: 78 22 45 67 0.86 88  43  | 18 9 10 19 1.06 14 
  Jr. B SM-sarja: 32 4 14 18 0.56 40  | 2 1 1 2 1.00
  Jr. C I-divisioona: 5 0 1 1 0.20 |    
  Jr. C SM-sarja: 29 7 13 20 0.69 14  | 18 5 6 11 0.61 43 
  Jr. C SM-sarja Q: 9 3 4 7 0.78 |    
  Liiga: 32 0 5 5 0.16 47  -2  | 1 0 0 0 0.00
  Mestis: 6 1 4 5 0.83 18  |    
  U20 Super Challenge: 4 0 0 0 0.00 |    
  WJC-18: 7 0 1 1 0.14 10  -1  |    



CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
SEASON AWARDS BY SEASON
2011-2012 Jr. C SM-sarja Champion
  U16 Pohjola Camp Roster (Blues)
2012-2013 Jr. C SM-sarja Silver Medal
2013-2014 Jr. A SM-liiga Champion
  Jr. A SM-liiga Playoffs Most Goals by Defenseman (5)
2014-2015 Jr. A SM-liiga Bronze Medal
  Jr. A SM-liiga Most Assists by Defenseman (31)
  Jr. A SM-liiga Most Goals by Defenseman (13)
  Jr. A SM-liiga Most Points by Defenseman (44)
  Jr. A SM-liiga Playoffs Most Points by Defenseman (7)
  Jr. A SM-Liiga Second All-Star Team
  U18 WJC Silver Medal
2015-2016 Jr. A SM-liiga Silver Medal
 AWARDS BY LEAGUE
- Jr. A SM-liiga Bronze Medal 14/15
- Jr. A SM-liiga Champion 13/14
- Jr. A SM-liiga Most Assists by Defenseman 14/15
- Jr. A SM-liiga Most Goals by Defenseman 14/15
- Jr. A SM-liiga Most Points by Defenseman 14/15
- Jr. A SM-liiga Playoffs Most Goals by Defenseman 13/14
- Jr. A SM-liiga Playoffs Most Points by Defenseman 14/15
- Jr. A SM-Liiga Second All-Star Team 14/15
- Jr. A SM-liiga Silver Medal 15/16
- Jr. C SM-sarja Champion 11/12
- Jr. C SM-sarja Silver Medal 12/13
- U16 Pohjola Camp Roster 11/12
- U18 WJC Silver Medal 14/15



TRANSACTIONS
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE  
2016-04-26 Confirmed Blues KooKoo
2015-10-05 Loan Blues KeuPa HT
2015-02-24 Extension Blues U20 Blues


PLAYER BIOGRAPHY AND TRIVIA
 
- Drafted 2014, round 4 #169 overall by Jokerit in the KHL Draft
 
- 2015 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #179 by Hockeyprospect.com
- 2015 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #89 by ISS Hockey
- 2015 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #85 by Future Considerations
- 2015 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #25 by NHL Central Scouting (EU Skaters)
 
 
Career transactions
- 2015-02-24 • Signed to a two-year + option year contract with Blues

Career assingments
- 2015-10-05 • Loaned to KeuPa HT by Blues for a six game period

Other memoriable dates
- 2015-04-16 • Selected to U18 World Junior Championship roster
- 2015-03-07 • Made Liiga debut (vs.Kalpa) and scored first Liiga point (assist) at the same game. +/-: 0 S: 1 TOI: 13:34