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JANI LAJUNEN  Finland

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BIRTHYEAR 1990-06-16 BIRTHPLACEEspoo, FIN
AGE 26 NATION Finland
POSITION C SHOOTS L
HEIGHT 189 cm / 6'2" WEIGHT 96 kg / 212 lbs
YOUTH TEAM GrIFK CONTRACT 16/17
NHL DRAFT 2008 round 7 #201 overall by Nashville Predators
HIGHLIGHTS
1-time World Championship Gold Medal 1
1-time World Championship Silver Medal 1
1-time SHL Champion 1
1-time SM-liiga Champion 1


A skilled and smart two-way forward with nice wheels considering his size. More of a hard-working role player, but has some offensive upside as well. (Matias Strozyk, 2011)

Brother: Ville Lajunen

Photo: Timo Savela

CAREER STATISTICS Use/Embed statistics RSS feed
 SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP G A TP PIM +/-      POST GP G A TP PIM +/- 
 2005-06 Kiekko-Vantaa U16 Jr. C SM-sarja Q 10 5 2714 |            
  Kiekko-Vantaa U16 Jr. C I-divisioona 12 16 18346 |            
  Kiekko-Vantaa U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 2 0 000 |            
 2006-07 Blues U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 28 5 121720 |            
  Finland U17 (all) International-Jr 3 0 002 |            
 2007-08 Blues U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 1 1 012 |            
  Blues U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 25 4 101414 11 | Playoffs 3 0 000 -2 
  Blues Liiga 1 0 000 0 |            
  Finland U18 WJC-18 6 1 012 1 |            
  Finland U18 (all) International-Jr 13 2 246 |            
 2008-09 Blues U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 25 16 102624 18 | Playoffs 8 2 1312
  Blues Liiga 25 1 124 -4 | Playoffs 2 0 000
  Suomi U20  Mestis 2 2 240 2 |            
  Finland U20 WJC-20 6 1 010 -2 |            
 2009-10 Blues U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 4 1 120 -2 |            
  Blues Liiga 46 6 91534 4 | Playoffs 3 0 002 -1 
  Suomi U20  Mestis 2 0 000 0 |            
  Finland U20 WJC-20 6 1 456 -1 |            
  Finland U20 (all)  International-Jr 17 2 81020 |            
 2010-11 Blues  Liiga 60 10 122246 7 | Playoffs 18 3 4712 -2 
  Finland EHT 3 0 112 0 |            
  Finland WC 4 2 132 2 |            
 2011-12 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 75 5 111618 5 | Playoffs 3 1 010
 2012-13 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 40 1 4514 -9 |            
  Peoria Rivermen AHL 19 1 124 -1 |            
 2013-14 Vxj Lakers HC SHL 44 8 122016 14 | Playoffs 12 1 014 -1 
 2014-15 Vxj Lakers HC SHL 48 5 152035 11 | Playoffs 18 6 5118
 2015-16 Tappara Liiga 58 16 173318 26 | Playoffs 18 4 6106
  Finland EHT 6 0 110 -2 |            
  Finland WC 6 0 002 0 |            
  Finland (all) International 12 0 112 -2 |            
 2016-17 Tappara Liiga - - --- |            
 
 TOURNAMENT STATISTICS
 2008-09 Blues Champions HL 3 1 010 2 |            
 2014-15 Vxj Lakers HC Champions HL 4 0 000 -1 |            
 2015-16 Tappara Champions HL 8 3 142 3 |            


CAREER TOTALS
  GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/-    GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/- 
  Regular Season   Postseason
  AHL: 134 7 16 23 0.17 36  -5  | 3 1 0 1 0.33
  Champions HL: 15 4 1 5 0.33 |    
  EHT: 9 0 2 2 0.22 -2  |    
  International: 12 0 1 1 0.08 -2  |    
  International-Jr: 33 4 10 14 0.42 28  |    
  Jr. A SM-liiga: 54 21 21 42 0.78 38  27  | 11 2 1 3 0.27 12 
  Jr. B SM-sarja: 31 6 12 18 0.58 22  |    
  Jr. C I-divisioona: 12 16 18 34 2.83 |    
  Jr. C SM-sarja Q: 10 5 2 7 0.70 14  |    
  Liiga: 190 33 39 72 0.38 102  33  | 41 7 10 17 0.41 20  -1 
  Mestis: 4 2 2 4 1.00 |    
  SHL: 92 13 27 40 0.43 51  25  | 30 7 5 12 0.40 12 
  WC: 10 2 1 3 0.30 |    
  WJC-18: 6 1 0 1 0.17 |    
  WJC-20: 12 2 4 6 0.50 -3  |    



CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
SEASON AWARDS BY SEASON
2006-2007 Jr. B SM-sarja Bronze Medal
2007-2008 Jr. B SM-sarja Bronze Medal
  SM-liiga Silver Medal
2008-2009 Jr. A SM-liiga Champion
2009-2010 U20 WJC Top 3 Player on Team
2010-2011 SM-liiga Silver Medal
  World Championship Gold Medal
2014-2015 SHL Champion
2015-2016 SM-liiga Champion
  World Championship Silver Medal
 AWARDS BY LEAGUE
- Jr. A SM-liiga Champion 08/09
- Jr. B SM-sarja Bronze Medal 07/08, 06/07
- SHL Champion 14/15
- SM-liiga Champion 15/16
- SM-liiga Silver Medal 07/08, 10/11
- U20 WJC Top 3 Player on Team 09/10
- World Championship Gold Medal 10/11
- World Championship Silver Medal 15/16



TRANSACTIONS
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE  
2015-05-06 Confirmed Vxj Lakers HC Tappara
2013-05-07 Confirmed Peoria Rivermen Vxj Lakers HC
2013-02-19 Confirmed Nashville Predators St. Louis Blues Traded, assigned to Peoria Rivermen 
2012-09-14 Up/Down Nashville Predators Milwaukee Admirals Reassigned 
2011-09-26 Up/Down Nashville Predators Milwaukee Admirals Reassigned 
2010-05-12 Confirmed Blues Nashville Predators (Entry Level) 


PLAYER BIOGRAPHY AND TRIVIA
 
 
 
Cult/Star player for Blues U20
 
2010-05-12 Signed to a 3-year entry level deal by Nashville Predators