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Finland Vesa Toskala
#35 Ilves / SM-liiga - 11/12
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Database: 888 106 players
Last added: Douglas Maughan
Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Martin Ruzicka 12 8 9 17
2. Erik Thorell 12 5 12 17
3. Lukas Pech 13 5 11 16
4. Milan Gulas 13 8 7 15
5. Robert Ricka 14 11 3 14
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
G
Age
44
Height
5'10" / 179 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
187 lbs / 85 kg
Nation
Catches
L
Youth Team
Status
Retired
Highlights
2-time World Championship Silver Medal 2
1-time World Championship Bronze Medal 1
Team Staff profile of Vesa Toskala also available
Player Statistics
S Team League GP GD GAA SV% GA SV SO WLT TOI   POST GP GD GAA SV% GA SV SO WLT TOI
1991-92 Ilves U16 U16 SM-sarja - - - |
1992-93 Ilves U16 U16 SM-sarja - - - |
Ilves U18 U18 SM-sarja - - - |
Finland U16 (all) International-Jr - - - |
1993-94 Finland U17 WHC-17 - - - |
Ilves U18 U18 SM-sarja - - - |
Ilves U20 U20 SM-liiga - - - |
Finland U17 (all) International-Jr - - - |
1994-95 Ilves U18 U18 SM-sarja - - - | Playoffs - - -
Ilves U20 U20 SM-liiga 17 2.28 .919 | Playoffs 7 3.36 .895
Finland U18 EJC-18 3 3.33 .882 |
Finland U18 (all) International-Jr 9 2.24 - |
1995-96 Ilves U20 U20 SM-liiga 3 1.00 .960 |
Ilves SM-liiga 37 3.16 .902 | Playoffs 2 4.46 .771
KOOVEE I-divisioona 2 2.51 .911 |
Finland U19 (all) International-Jr 1 1.00 - |
Finland U20 WJC-20 4 4.42 .864 |
Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 10 3.00 .916 |
1996-97 Ilves U20 U20 SM-liiga 3 2.92 .907 |
Ilves SM-liiga 40 2.85 .906 | Playoffs 8 3.63 .881
Finland U20 WJC-20 4 2.88 .874 |
Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 8 3.00 - |
1997-98 Ilves U20 U20 SM-liiga 0 - - | Relegation 2 1.50 .940
Ilves SM-liiga 43 2.78 .906 | Playoffs 8 2.14 .930
Finland WC 0 - - |
Finland (all) International - - - |
1998-99 Ilves SM-liiga 33 2.14 .916 | Playoffs 4 3.38 .899
Finland WC 0 - - |
1999-00 Färjestad BK Elitserien 44 50 2.67 .887 118 922 3 2653 | Playoffs 7 7 2.59 .908 19 188 0 440
Finland WC 5 3.01 .850 |
2000-01 Kentucky Thoroughblades AHL 44 2.77 .911 | Playoffs 3 2.43 .928
2001-02 San Jose Sharks NHL 1 0.00 1.000 0 2 0 0-0-0 10 | Playoffs 0 - -
Cleveland Barons AHL 62 2.99 .912 |
2002-03 San Jose Sharks NHL 11 2.35 .927 21 266 1 4-3-1 537 |
Cleveland Barons AHL 49 3.21 .903 |
2003-04 San Jose Sharks NHL 28 2.06 .930 53 707 1 12-8-4 1541 | Playoffs 0 - -
2004-05 Ilves SM-liiga 3 2.58 .930 | Playoffs 6 3.19 .920
Finland WCup 0 0 - - |
2005-06 San Jose Sharks NHL 37 2.59 .901 87 791 2 23-7-4 2039 | Playoffs 11 2.45 .910 28 283 1 6-5-0 686
Cleveland Barons AHL 1 0.00 1.000 0 16 1 0-0-1 65 |
2006-07 San Jose Sharks NHL 38 2.35 .908 84 831 4 26-10-1 2142 | Playoffs 0 - -
2007-08 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 66 2.74 .904 175 1649 3 33-25-6 3837 |
2008-09 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 53 3.26 .891 166 1352 1 22-17-11 3056 |
2009-10 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 26 3.66 .874 85 591 1 7-12-3 1393 |
Anaheim Ducks NHL 0 - - |
Calgary Flames NHL 6 2.27 .918 8 89 0 2-0-0 212 |
2010-11 AIK Elitserien 2 8 3.07 .898 6 53 0 0-2-0 118 |
2011-12 Ilves SM-liiga 22 36 3.43 .885 | Relegation 3 5 0.96 .965 3 82 1 3-0-0 187
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP GD GAA SV% GA SV SO WLT TOI   POST GP GD GAA SV% GA SV SO WLT TOI
1997-98 Ilves Continental Cup - - - |
1998-99 Ilves Euro HL 6 2.67 .902 | Playoffs 4 3.00 .892
1999-00 Färjestad BK Spengler Cup 2 - .863 |
Team Staff History
S Team League Role on Team Notes
2015-16 Kiekko-Vantaa Mestis Goaltending Coach
2016-17 Kiekko-Vantaa Mestis Goaltending Coach
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Player Career Totals
League Years GP GD GAA SV% GA SV SO WLT TOI | Years GP GD GAA SV% GA SV SO WLT TOI
AHL 4 156 0.00 1.000 0 16 1 0-0-1 65 | 1 3
Continental Cup 1 - | 0
EJC-18 1 3 3.33 .882 | 0
Euro HL 1 6 2.67 .902 | 1 4 3.00 .892
I-divisioona 1 2 2.51 .911 | 0
International 1 - | 0
International-Jr 5 28 | 0
SM-liiga (Liiga) 6 178 36 | 6 31 5 0.96 .965 3 82 1 3-0-0 187
NHL 8 266 2.76 .902 679 6278 13 129-82-30 14767 | 4 11 2.45 .910 28 283 1 6-5-0 686
Elitserien (SHL) 2 46 58 2.69 .887 124 975 3 0-2-0 2770 | 1 7 7 2.59 .908 19 188 0 440
Spengler Cup 1 2 .863 | 0
U16 SM-sarja 2 - | 0
U18 SM-sarja 3 - | 1 -
U20 SM-liiga (U20 SM-sarja) 5 23 | 2 9
WC 3 5 | 0
WCup 1 0 0 | 0
WHC-17 1 - | 0
WJC-20 2 8 | 0
* Some data is missing to provide a correct summary.
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DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
10/02/2012
10/02/2012 Confirmed Ilves Retired
06/09/2011
06/09/2011 Confirmed No team Ilves
11/01/2010
11/01/2010 Confirmed Calgary Flames AIK
03/03/2010
03/03/2010 Confirmed Anaheim Ducks Calgary Flames
01/31/2010
01/31/2010 Confirmed Toronto Maple Leafs Anaheim Ducks
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Player Biography and Trivia

Cult/Star player for Cleveland Barons

Cult/Star player for Färjestad BK

Cult/Star player for Ilves

Cult/Star player for KOOVEE

Career transactions
- 2012-10-02 • Announced his retirement
- 2011-06-09 • Signed by Ilves
- 2010-11-01 • Signed by AIK
- 2010-03-03 • Traded to the Calgary Flames for Curtis McElhinney
- 2007-06-22 • Traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs with Mark Bell for a (conditional) 2007 1st round pick (traded to STL: Lars Eller), a 2007 2nd round pick (traded to STL: Aaron Palushaj) & a 2009 4th round pick (traded to NSH: Craig Smith)
- 2005-01-31 • Signed to a lockout contract by Ilves
- 2005-01-13 • Signed to a lockout contract by HV71
- 1999-06-21 • Signed by the San Jose Sharks
- 1995-07-08 • Drafted by the San Jose Sharks

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