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Finland Ville Peltonen

#16 HIFK / Liiga - 13/14

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Ville Peltonen Facts

Date of Birth
Position
LW
Age
51
Height
5'11" / 181 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
187 lbs / 85 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Youth Team
Status
Retired
Highlights
1-time World Championship Gold Medal 1
1-time Liiga Golden Helmet 1
4-time World Championship Silver Medal 4
1-time Olympic Silver Medal 1
3-time World Championship Bronze Medal 3
1-time U18 EJC Bronze Medal 1
3-time Olympic Bronze Medal 3
1-time Finnish Hockey Hall of Fame 1
1-time IIHF Hall of Fame 1
2-time Liiga All-Star Team 2
1-time Liiga Best Player of Regular Season (Lasse Oksanen Award) 1
2-time Liiga Champion 2
1-time Liiga Rookie of the Year 1
1-time NL Champion 1
1-time NL Forward of the Year 1
2-time NL Media All-Star Team 2
1-time NL Most Points 1
1-time SHL Most Points 1
3-time World Championship All-Star Team 3

Scouting report
During his playing career Peltonen was known as a very skilled offensive player. A good combination of speed, technical skills and hockey sense. A high-scoring player, especially at minor league level. Poised and creative. Brought valuable experience to any team and contributed not only offensively, but also in his own end.

Family relations
Father: Esa Peltonen
Sons: Aleksi Peltonen & Jesper Peltonen

Team Staff profile of Ville Peltonen also available

Ville Peltonen Statistics

S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1990-91 HIFK U20 Jr. A SM-sarja 36* 21* 16* 37* 16* -* | Playoffs 7 2 3 5 10 -
Finland U18 EJC-18 6* 4* 4* 8* 2* -* |
1991-92 HIFK U20 Jr. A SM-sarja 37* 28* 23* 51* 28* -* | Playoffs 4 0 2 2 2 -
HIFK SM-liiga 6* 0* 0* 0* 0* -1* |
1992-93 HIFK U20 U20 SM-liiga 2* 4* 2* 6* 4* -* |
HIFK SM-liiga 46* 13* 24* 37* 16* 20* | Playoffs 4 0 2 2 2 -1
Finland U20 WJC-20 7* 5* 6* 11* 20* 11* |
Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 17* 9* 6* 15* 28* -* |
Finland II (all) International 4* 0* 0* 0* 2* -* |
1993-94 HIFK SM-liiga 43* 16* 22* 38* 14* 14* | Playoffs 3 0 0 0 2 -3
Finland “A” OG 8* 4* 3* 7* 0* 3* |
Finland WC 8* 4* 1* 5* 4* 13* |
Finland (all) International 35* 14* 8* 22* 10* -* |
1994-95 HIFK “A” SM-liiga 45* 20* 16* 36* 16* 9* | Playoffs 3 0 0 0 0 0
Finland WC 8* 6* 5* 11* 4* 12* |
1995-96 San Jose Sharks NHL 31* 2* 11* 13* 14* -7* |
Kansas City Blades IHL 29* 5* 13* 18* 8* -3* |
Finland “A” WC 6* 3* 2* 5* 6* 1* |
1996-97 San Jose Sharks NHL 28* 2* 3* 5* 0* -8* |
Kentucky Thoroughblades AHL 40* 22* 30* 52* 21* 16* |
Finland WCup 4* 1* 3* 4* 0* 1* |
Finland “A” WC 7* 2* 2* 4* 0* 3* |
1997-98 Västra Frölunda HC Elitserien 45* 22* 29* 51* 44* 11* | Playoffs 7 4 2 6 0 2
Finland OG 6* 2* 1* 3* 6* -1* |
Finland “C” WC 10* 4* 6* 10* 8* 0* |
Finland (all) International 32* 10* 15* 25* 24* -* |
1998-99 Nashville Predators NHL 14* 5* 5* 10* 2* 1* |
Finland WC 12* 2* 3* 5* 2* 0* |
1999-00 Nashville Predators NHL 79* 6* 22* 28* 22* -1* |
Finland “A” WC 9* 0* 4* 4* 2* -2* |
2000-01 Nashville Predators NHL 23* 3* 1* 4* 2* -7* |
Milwaukee Admirals IHL 53* 27* 33* 60* 26* 12* | Playoffs 5 2 1 3 6 0
2001-02 Jokerit “C” SM-liiga 30* 11* 18* 29* 8* 15* |
Finland (all) International 4* 0* 1* 1* 0* 0* |
2002-03 Jokerit “C” SM-liiga 49* 23* 19* 42* 14* 15* | Playoffs 10 4 6 10 0 4
Finland WC 7* 3* 4* 7* 2* 2* |
2003-04 HC Lugano “A” NLA 48* 28* 44* 72* 16* -* | Playoffs 16 4 10 14 8 -
Finland “C” WC 7* 4* 6* 10* 2* 6* |
2004-05 HC Lugano “C” NLA 44* 24* 32* 56* 16* -* | Playoffs 5 0 3 3 2 -
Finland WCup 6* 1* 2* 3* 2* -* |
Finland “C” WC 6* 1* 2* 3* 4* -3* |
2005-06 HC Lugano “C” NLA 39* 23* 25* 48* 22* -* | Playoffs 17 12 14 26 8 -
Finland OG 8* 4* 5* 9* 6* 4* |
Finland “C” WC 9* 2* 2* 4* 8* -1* |
2006-07 Florida Panthers NHL 72* 17* 20* 37* 28* 7* |
Finland “C” WC 9* 2* 7* 9* 4* 2* |
2007-08 Florida Panthers NHL 56* 5* 15* 20* 20* -2* |
Finland “C” WC 9* 1* 3* 4* 2* -4* |
2008-09 Florida Panthers NHL 79* 12* 19* 31* 31* 6* |
2009-10 Dynamo Minsk “C” KHL 51* 6* 20* 26* 54* 1* |
Finland OG 6* 0* 1* 1* 2* 3* |
2010-11 HIFK “C” SM-liiga 54* 28* 37* 65* 16* 21* | Playoffs 16 6 6 12 6 -1
2011-12 HIFK “C” SM-liiga 49* 24* 24* 48* 36* 27* | Playoffs 4 0 1 1 0 -2
Finland (all) International 9* 2* 0* 2* 4* -1* |
2012-13 HIFK “C” SM-liiga 43* 13* 16* 29* 40* 17* |
2013-14 HIFK “C” Liiga 55* 13* 29* 42* 16* -5* | Playoffs 2 0 1 1 0 0

Ville Peltonen Tournament Statistics

S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1993-94 Finland Deutschland Cup 3* 0* 0* 0* 0* 0* |
Finland Izvestia Trophy 3* 1* 1* 2* 0* 2* |
Finland Nissan Cup 3* 1* 2* 3* 4* -* |
2002-03 Finland EHT 6* 2* 0* 2* 0* -* |
2003-04 Jokerit Spengler Cup 4* 1* 3* 4* 0* 0* |
Finland EHT 8* 1* 4* 5* 0* -* |
2004-05 Finland EHT 8* 3* 8* 11* 6* -* |
2005-06 Finland EHT 6* 5* 0* 5* 2* -* |
2006-07 Finland EHT 1* 0* 1* 1* 0* 1* |
2009-10 Dynamo Minsk Spengler Cup 4* 0* 4* 4* 2* -* |
Finland EHT 6* 4* 5* 9* 4* 4* |
2010-11 HIFK ET 3* 3* 0* 3* 25* -* |
Finland “C” EHT 3* 1* 0* 1* 2* 2* |
2011-12 HIFK ET 7* 2* 4* 6* 8* -* |
Finland “C” EHT 5* 1* 0* 1* 4* 0* |
2012-13 HIFK “C” ET 6* 2* 2* 4* 6* -* |
Team Staff History
S Team League Role on Team Notes
2014-15 HIFK U20 U20 SM-liiga Dir. of Coaching
Finland WC Asst. Coach
Finland EHT Asst. Coach
2015-16 HIFK U20 U20 SM-liiga Dir. of Coaching
HIFK U20 U20 SM-liiga Asst. Coach
Finland WC Asst. Coach
Finland EHT Asst. Coach
2016-17 SC Bern NLA Asst. Coach
2017-18 SC Bern NL Asst. Coach
2018-19 Lausanne HC NL Head Coach
2019-20 Lausanne HC NL Head Coach Replaced by Craig MacTavish on February 27, 2020
2020-21 Germany WC Asst. Coach
Germany Deutschland Cup Team Consultant
2021-22 HIFK Liiga Head Coach
2022-23 HIFK Liiga Head Coach
2023-24 HIFK Liiga Head Coach
Latvia WC Asst. Coach
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Ville Peltonen Career Totals

League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 1 40* 22* 30* 52* 1.30* 21* 16* | 0 * * * * * *
Deutschland Cup 1 3* 0* 0* 0* 0.00* 0* 0* | 0 * * * * * *
EHT 8 43* 17* 18* 35* 0.81* 18* 7* | 0 * * * * * *
EJC-18 1 6* 4* 4* 8* 1.33* 2* -* | 0 * * * * * *
ET 3 16* 7* 6* 13* 0.81* 39* -* | 0 * * * * * *
IHL 2 82* 32* 46* 78* 0.95* 34* 9* | 1 5 2 * 1 * 3 * 0.60 * 6 * 0 *
International 5 84* 26* 24* 50* 0.60* 40* -1* | 0 * * * * * *
International-Jr 1 17* 9* 6* 15* 0.88* 28* -* | 0 * * * * * *
Izvestia Trophy 1 3* 1* 1* 2* 0.67* 0* 2* | 0 * * * * * *
Jr. A SM-sarja 2 73* 49* 39* 88* 1.21* 44* -* | 2 11 2 * 5 * 7 * 0.64 * 12 * - *
KHL 1 51* 6* 20* 26* 0.51* 54* 1* | 0 * * * * * *
Liiga (SM-liiga) 10 420* 161* 205* 366* 0.87* 176* 132* | 7 42 10 * 16 * 26 * 0.62 * 10 * -3 *
NHL 8 382* 52* 96* 148* 0.39* 119* -11* | 0 * * * * * *
Nissan Cup 1 3* 1* 2* 3* 1.00* 4* -* | 0 * * * * * *
NLA (NL) 3 131* 75* 101* 176* 1.34* 54* -* | 3 38 16 * 27 * 43 * 1.13 * 18 * - *
OG 4 28* 10* 10* 20* 0.71* 14* 9* | 0 * * * * * *
Elitserien (SHL) 1 45* 22* 29* 51* 1.13* 44* 11* | 1 7 4 * 2 * 6 * 0.86 * 0 * 2 *
Spengler Cup 2 8* 1* 7* 8* 1.00* 2* 0* | 0 * * * * * *
U20 SM-liiga (U20 SM-sarja) 1 2* 4* 2* 6* 3.00* 4* -* | 0 * * * * * *
WC 13 107* 34* 47* 81* 0.76* 48* 29* | 0 * * * * * *
WCup 2 10* 2* 5* 7* 0.70* 2* 1* | 0 * * * * * *
WJC-20 1 7* 5* 6* 11* 1.57* 20* 11* | 0 * * * * * *
* Some data is missing to provide a correct summary.

Ville Peltonen Career Highlights

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Ville Peltonen Connections

Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
03/07/2014
03/07/2014 Confirmed HIFK Retired
07/29/2013
07/29/2013 Extension HIFK HIFK
05/03/2012
05/03/2012 Extension HIFK HIFK
05/04/2010
05/04/2010 Confirmed Dynamo Minsk HIFK
07/31/2009
07/31/2009 Confirmed Florida Panthers Dynamo Minsk

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Ville Peltonen Biography and Trivia

Number 16 retired by Finland

Number 16 retired by Finland

Number 16 retired by Finland

Cult/Star player for Dinamo Minsk

Cult/Star player for Finland

Cult/Star player for Frölunda HC

Cult/Star player for HIFK

Cult/Star player for HIFK U20

Cult/Star player for Lugano

Career transactions
- 2010-05-04 • Signed to a two-year contract by HIFK
- 2009-07-31 • Signed to a one-year contract by Dynamo Minsk
- 2007-04-25 • Signed to a two-year contract extension by the Florida Panthers
- 2006-06-15 • Signed to a one-year contract by the Florida Panthers
- 2003-04-09 • Signed to a contract by Lugano
- 2001-04-26 • Signed to a two-year contract by Jokerit
- 1998-06-26 • Traded to the Nashville Predators for a 1998 5th round pick (later traded to Phoenix - J. Blackburn)
- 1997-05-20 • Signed to a two-year contract by Frölunda

Total international games for Team Finland: 251 (as of 2010-11-15)

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