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LASSE KUKKONEN  Finland Open print friendly window (pop-up)

BIRTHYEAR 1981-09-18 BIRTHPLACEOulu, FIN
AGE 33 NATION Finland
POSITION D SHOOTS L
HEIGHT 183 cm / 6'0" WEIGHT 85 kg / 187 lbs
YOUTH TEAM Kärpät CONTRACT 16/17+1
NHL DRAFT 2003 round 5 #151 overall by Chicago Blackhawks


Kukkonen is a defensive minded defenceman. A well rounded player with no major weaknesses. Not a particularly big player, but doesn't shy away from contact. Reads the game well and positions himself accordingly. Has good passing skills, but tends to play it safe. Provides experience and leadership to his team. (EP 2014)

Team Staff profile of Lasse Kukkonen also available

© Photo: Timo Savela

CAREER STATISTICS Use/Embed statistics RSS feed
 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-      Postseas. GP G A TP PIM +/- 
 1996-97 Kärpät U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 31 10 172754 | Playoffs 3 0 004  
  Finland U16 (all) International-Jr 4 0 112 |            
 1997-98 Kärpät U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 36 5 162146 |            
  Finland U17 (all)  International-Jr 6 1 012 |            
 1998-99 Kärpät U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 2 1 230 |            
  Kärpät U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 22 2 91114 0 | Relegation 12 0 4410  
  Finland U18 WJC-18 7 1 120 |            
  Finland U18 (all) International-Jr 7 1 010 |            
 1999-00 Kärpät U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 27 9 112026 |            
  Kärpät I-divisioona 22 0 4414 12 |            
 2000-01 Kärpät Liiga 47 1 5646 6 | Playoffs 9 0 224
  Finland U20 WJC-20 7 0 002 0 |            
  Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 20 2 1316 |            
 2001-02 Kärpät U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 0 0 000 | Playoffs 1 1 010
  Kärpät Liiga 55 2 6842 6 | Playoffs 4 0 334 -1 
 2002-03 Kärpät  Liiga 56 6 121867 41 | Playoffs 15 1 4516
  Finland EHT 8 0 004 |            
 2003-04 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 10 0 114 -2 |            
  Norfolk Admirals AHL 59 3 111458 4 | Playoffs 8 0 008 -3 
 2004-05 Kärpät  Liiga 55 5 131868 8 | Playoffs 12 0 226
  Finland EHT 7 0 444 |            
  Finland WC 7 0 002 -1 |            
 2005-06 Kärpät  Liiga 56 11 162738 30 | Playoffs 11 5 7128
  Finland EHT 6 1 122 |            
  Finland OG 2 0 000 0 |            
  Finland WC 9 2 028 4 |            
 2006-07 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 54 5 91430 5 |            
  Philadelphia Flyers NHL 20 0 008 -1 |            
  Finland EHT 1 0 000 1 |            
  Finland WC 9 0 114 6 |            
 2007-08 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 53 1 4538 3 | Playoffs 14 0 226 -1 
 2008-09 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 22 0 2210 -2 |            
  Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 26 0 111120 9 | Playoffs 4 2 026
  Finland WC 6 0 004 1 |            
 2009-10 Avangard Omsk KHL 53 6 61234 13 | Playoffs 3 0 110 -1 
  Finland EHT 6 0 002 3 |            
  Finland OG 6 0 114 1 |            
  Finland  WC 6 0 002 -2 |            
 2010-11 Metallurg Magnitogorsk KHL 37 4 81216 11 | Playoffs 5 0 000
  Finland  EHT 9 0 002 0 |            
  Finland  WC 9 0 000 1 |            
 2011-12 Metallurg Magnitogorsk KHL 51 4 4822 10 | Playoffs 10 0 114 -4 
  Finland  EHT 8 0 004 1 |            
  Finland  WC 10 0 110 -2 |            
  Finland (all) International 22 0 226 0 |            
 2012-13 Rögle  SHL 54 2 4630 -16 | Kvalserien SHL 6 0 112 -1 
  Finland EHT 9 0 114 -7 |            
  Finland  WC 10 0 000 -1 |            
  Finland (all) International 21 0 114 -8 |            
 2013-14 Kärpät  Liiga 55 12 162852 22 | Playoffs 16 2 81016
  Finland OG 6 0 002 4 |            
  Finland EHT 3 0 002 3 |            
  Finland (all) International 9 0 004 7 |            
 2014-15 Kärpät  Liiga 59 11 102126 13 | Playoffs 5 0 112 -1 
  Finland EHT 3 0 000 0 |            
  Finland (all) International 3 0 000 0 |            
 
 Tournament Statistics
 2004-05 Kärpät ECC 3 1 014 0 |            
 2005-06 Kärpät  ECC 3 0 004 -1 |            
 2013-14 Kärpät ET 5 0 0018 |            
 2014-15 Kärpät  Champions HL 11 0 338 3 |            


TEAM STAFF HISTORY
 Season Team League Role on Team Notes
 2011-2012 Kiekko-Laser MestisFranchise Owner  



CAREER TOTALS
   GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/-     GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/- 
  Regular Season   Postseason
  AHL: 85 3 22 25 0.29 78  13  | 12 2 0 2 0.17 14  -2 
  Champions HL: 11 0 3 3 0.27 |    
  ECC: 6 1 0 1 0.17 -1  |    
  EHT: 60 1 6 7 0.12 24  |    
  ET: 5 0 0 0 0.00 18  |    
  I-divisioona: 22 0 4 4 0.18 14  12  |    
  International: 55 0 3 3 0.05 14  -1  |    
  International-Jr: 37 4 2 6 0.16 20  |    
  Jr. A SM-liiga: 49 11 20 31 0.63 40  | 13 1 4 5 0.38 10 
  Jr. B SM-sarja: 38 6 18 24 0.63 46  |    
  Jr. C SM-sarja: 31 10 17 27 0.87 54  | 3 0 0 0 0.00
  KHL: 141 14 18 32 0.23 72  34  | 18 0 2 2 0.11 -3 
  Liiga: 383 48 78 126 0.33 339  126  | 72 8 27 35 0.49 56  21 
  NHL: 159 6 16 22 0.14 90  | 14 0 2 2 0.14 -1 
  OG: 14 0 1 1 0.07 |    
  SHL: 54 2 4 6 0.11 30  -16  | 6 0 1 1 0.17 -1 
  WC: 66 2 2 4 0.06 20  |    
  WJC-18: 7 1 1 2 0.29 |    
  WJC-20: 7 0 0 0 0.00 |    



CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
Season Awards by season
1998-1999 U18 WJC Gold Medal
2000-2001 U20 WJC Silver Medal
2002-2003 SM-liiga All-Star Team
  SM-liiga Best Plus/Minus (Matti Keinonen Trophy) (+41)
  SM-liiga Player of the Month (October)
  SM-liiga Silver Medal
2004-2005 SM-liiga Champion
2005-2006 Olympic Silver Medal
  SM-liiga All-Star Team
  SM-liiga Best Defenseman (Pekka Rautakallio Award)
  SM-liiga Best Plus/Minus (Matti Keinonen Trophy) (+30)
  SM-liiga Bronze Medal
  SM-liiga Player of the Month (March)
  World Championship Bronze Medal
2006-2007 World Championship Silver Medal
2009-2010 KHL All-Star Game
  Olympic Bronze Medal
2010-2011 World Championship Gold Medal
2013-2014 Olympic Bronze Medal
  SM-liiga All-Star Team
  SM-liiga Best Defenseman (Pekka Rautakallio Award)
  SM-liiga Champion
  SM-liiga Most Goals by Defenseman (Juha Rantasila Trophy) (12)
 Awards by league
- KHL All-Star Game 09/10
- Olympic Bronze Medal 09/10, 13/14
- Olympic Silver Medal 05/06
- SM-liiga All-Star Team 05/06, 02/03, 13/14
- SM-liiga Best Defenseman (Pekka Rautakallio Award) 05/06, 13/14
- SM-liiga Best Plus/Minus (Matti Keinonen Trophy) 05/06, 02/03
- SM-liiga Bronze Medal 05/06
- SM-liiga Champion 04/05, 13/14
- SM-liiga Most Goals by Defenseman (Juha Rantasila Trophy) 13/14
- SM-liiga Player of the Month 02/03, 05/06
- SM-liiga Silver Medal 02/03
- U18 WJC Gold Medal 98/99
- U20 WJC Silver Medal 00/01
- World Championship Bronze Medal 05/06
- World Championship Gold Medal 10/11
- World Championship Silver Medal 06/07



TRANSACTIONS
Date Status From To  
04/08/2013 Confirmed Rögle Kärpät
07/11/2012 Confirmed Metallurg Magnitogorsk Rögle
09/23/2010 Confirmed Avangard Omsk Metallurg Magnitogorsk
06/24/2009 Confirmed Philadelphia Flyers Avangard Omsk


PLAYER BIOGRAPHY AND TRIVIA
 
 
Career transactions
- 2010-09-23 • Signed to a two-year contract by Metallurg Magnitogorsk
- 2009-06-24 • Signed to a one-year contract by Avangard Omsk
- 2007-05-17 • Re-signed to a two-year contract by the Philadelphia Flyers
- 2007-02-26 • Traded to the Philadelphia Flyers w/ a 2007 3rd round pick (Garrett Klotz) for Kyle Calder
- 2006-06-18 • Re-signed to a one-year contract by the Chicago Blackhawks
- 2004-09-11 • Signed by Kärpät
- 2003-07-15 • Signed to a one-year entry-level contract by the Chicago Blackhawks