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Finland JUUSO PUUSTINEN  
Last team: JYP - 2019

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BIRTHYEAR 1988-04-05 BIRTHPLACEKuopio, FIN
AGE 30 NATION Finland
POSITION RW/LW SHOOTS R
HEIGHT 185 cm / 6'1" WEIGHT 89 kg / 196 lbs
YOUTH TEAM KalPa CONTRACT 18/19
NHL DRAFT 2006 round 5 #149 overall by Calgary Flames
SOCIAL Juuso Puustinen Twitter Juuso Puustinen Instagram 
HIGHLIGHTS
1-time U18 WJC Silver Medal 1
1-time Champions Hockey League Champion 1

A reliable two-way player with very good offensive skills. A quick skater with a dangerous shot. Fairly strong and plays with a high level of energy. Needs goals and points to stay focused and avoid excessive frustration. (Matias Strozyk, 2011)

© Photo: Timo Savela

CAREER STATISTICS Use/Embed statistics RSS feed
 SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP G A TP PIM +/-      POST GP G A TP PIM +/- 
 2003-04 KalPa U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 19 22 153738 | Playoffs 7 2 1310  
  Finland U16 (all) International-Jr 5 0 1112 |            
 2004-05 KalPa U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 26 14 152981 | Playoffs 6 1 234  
  KalPa U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 1 0 000 -1 |            
  Finland U17 WHC-17 5 5 166 |            
  Finland U17 (all)  International-Jr 14 8 2104 |            
 2005-06 KalPa U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 7 8 71518 |            
  KalPa U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 29 9 51446 -2 | Playoffs 5 0 000 -3 
  Finland U18 WJC-18 6 1 2310 0 |            
  Finland U18 (all) International-Jr 20 6 2834 |            
 2006-07 Kamloops Blazers WHL 64 32 397152 23 | Playoffs 4 0 334 -3 
  Suomi U20  Mestis 2 0 112 1 |            
 2007-08 Kamloops Blazers WHL 60 27 265326 6 | Playoffs 4 1 122 -1 
  Suomi U20  Mestis 2 0 002 -4 |            
  Finland U20 WJC-20 6 4 1512 -3 |            
 2008-09 Blues Liiga 53 13 203414 2 | Playoffs 14 1 124 -3 
 2009-10 Blues Liiga 54 8 132164 -9 | Playoffs 2 0 110
  Finland EHT 3 0 110 0 |            
 2010-11 HPK Liiga 59 26 123846 5 | Playoffs 2 1 014 -4 
  Finland EHT 6 1 014 -3 |            
 2011-12 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 55 16 16328 -5 |            
 2012-13 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 73 15 163114 -7 | Playoffs 4 0 004 -3 
 2013-14 HIFK  Liiga 51 23 174042 6 | Playoffs 2 1 012
  Finland EHT 3 0 002 -1 |            
  Finland (all) International 3 0 002 -1 |            
 2014-15 HIFK  Liiga 47 15 122728 6 | Playoffs 7 2 242
 2015-16 HIFK  Liiga 50 13 142718 6 | Playoffs 14 4 596
 2016-17 HIFK Liiga 48 6 142042 11 | Playoffs 13 6 6122
 2017-18 JYP Liiga 53 30 215144 15 | Playoffs 6 2 242 -3 
  Finland EHT 3 0 002 1 |            
  Finland (all) International 5 1 232 1 |            
 2018-19 JYP Liiga - - --- |            
 
 TOURNAMENT STATISTICS
 2008-09 Blues Champions HL 6 1 014 3 |            
 2013-14 HIFK ET 8 0 550 |            
 2014-15 HIFK  Champions HL 7 0 222 2 |            
 2015-16 HIFK Champions HL 5 0 112 1 |            
 2016-17 HIFK Champions HL 6 1 232 -2 |            
 2017-18 JYP Champions HL 10 4 268 0 |            


CAREER TOTALS
  GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/-    GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/- 
      Postseason
  AHL: 128 31 32 63 0.49 22  -12  | 4 0 0 0 0.00 -3 
  Champions HL: 34 6 7 13 0.38 18  |    
  EHT: 15 1 1 2 0.13 -3  |    
  ET: 8 0 5 5 0.63 |    
  International: 8 1 2 3 0.38 |    
  International-Jr: 39 14 5 19 0.49 50  |    
  Jr. A SM-liiga: 30 9 5 14 0.47 46  -3  | 5 0 0 0 0.00 -3 
  Jr. B SM-sarja: 33 22 22 44 1.33 99  | 6 1 2 3 0.50
  Jr. C SM-sarja: 19 22 15 37 1.95 38  | 7 2 1 3 0.43 10 
  Liiga: 415 134 123 258 0.62 298  42  | 60 17 17 34 0.57 22 
  Mestis: 4 0 1 1 0.25 -3  |    
  WHC-17: 5 5 1 6 1.20 |    
  WHL: 124 59 65 124 1.00 78  29  | 8 1 4 5 0.63 -4 
  WJC-18: 6 1 2 3 0.50 10  |    
  WJC-20: 6 4 1 5 0.83 12  -3  |    



CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
SEASON AWARDS BY SEASON
2002-2003 U16 Pohjola Camp Roster (KalPa)
2005-2006 U18 WJC Silver Medal
2007-2008 U20 WJC Top 3 Player on Team
2008-2009 SM-liiga Most Assists by Rookie (20)
  SM-liiga Most Points by Rookie (33)
2013-2014 SM-liiga Most Game-Winning Goals (6)
2015-2016 SM-liiga Silver Medal
2016-2017 SM-liiga Playoffs Most Goals (6)
2017-2018 Champions Hockey League Champion
  SM-liiga Player of the Month (September)
 AWARDS BY LEAGUE
- Champions Hockey League Champion 17/18
- SM-liiga Most Assists by Rookie 08/09
- SM-liiga Most Game-Winning Goals 13/14
- SM-liiga Most Points by Rookie 08/09
- SM-liiga Player of the Month 17/18
- SM-liiga Playoffs Most Goals 16/17
- SM-liiga Silver Medal 15/16
- U16 Pohjola Camp Roster 02/03
- U18 WJC Silver Medal 05/06
- U20 WJC Top 3 Player on Team 07/08



TRANSACTIONS
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE  
2017-05-19 Confirmed HIFK JYP
2016-06-01 Extension HIFK HIFK 1 year 
2015-04-09 Extension HIFK HIFK 1 year 
2013-05-22 Confirmed Milwaukee Admirals HIFK
2011-06-16 Confirmed HPK Nashville Predators Entry Level 
2010-05-11 Confirmed Blues HPK


PLAYER BIOGRAPHY AND TRIVIA
 
- Drafted 2006, round 1 #29 overall by Kamloops Blazers in the CHL Import Draft
 
 
 
Career transactions
- 2015-04-09 • Signed to a one-year contract extension with HIFK
- 2013-05-22 • Signed to a two-year contract with HIFK
- 2011-06-16 • Signed to a two-year two-way contract with the Nashville Predators
- 2010-05-11 • Signed to a two-year contract with HPK
- 2008-04-23 • Signed to a two-year contract with Blues
- 2010-2012 • Played in Kamploops Blazers(WHL)

Career assingments
- 2012-09-14 • Reassigned to the Milwaukee Admirals by the Nashville Predators
- 2011-09-26 • Reassigned to the Milwaukee Admirals by the Nashville Predators

Other memorable dates
- 2011-10-08 • Made AHL debut and scored first AHL goal (assisted by J.Lajunen), vs. the Peoria Rivermen (J.Allen)
- 2009-09-03 • Made men's National Team debut (vs.Czech Rebuplic)
- 2008-09-20 • Scored first Liiga goal (vs.Ilves)
- 2008-09-11 • Made Liiga debut (vs.Pelicans) and scored first Liiga point (assist) at the same game
- 2007-12-15 • Selected to U20 World Junior Championship roster
- 2006-10-09 • Scored first WHL goal (assisted by B.Nixon and R.Jorgensen), vs. the Swift Current Broncos (T.Yonkman)
- 2006-09-22 • Made WHL debut (vs.Portland Winter Hawks) and assisted three goals at the same game
- 2006-04-02 • Selected to U18 World Junior Championship roster