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Finland Juha Leimu
#9 Ilves / Liiga - 18/19
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Last added: Stanislav Chudakov
Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. David Goyette 0 0 0 0
2. Evan Konyen 0 0 0 0
3. Ty Nelson 0 0 0 0
4. Matthew Poitras 0 0 0 0
5. Spencer Sova 0 0 0 0
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
D
Age
38
Height
6'1" / 185 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
192 lbs / 87 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Youth Team
Status
Retired
Agency

Leimu is a defenseman with good offensive qualities. He is a skilled passer and has a hard shot, making him an excellent powerplay quarterback. Not a physical player, though.
- Ulf Andersson, EP

Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1997-98 Finland U15 (all) International-Jr 2 0 0 0 0 |
1998-99 Ilves U16 U16 SM-sarja 29 28 22 50 18 | Playoffs 3 1 0 1 0
Finland U16 (all) International-Jr 6 1 4 5 2 |
1999-00 Ilves U18 U18 SM-sarja 24 5 4 9 2 |
2000-01 Ilves U18 U18 SM-sarja 36 17 21 38 26 |
2001-02 Ilves U20 U20 SM-liiga 15 7 3 10 4 -1 |
2002-03 Ilves U20 U20 SM-liiga 4 3 0 3 0 1 | Relegation 11 11 6 17 4
2003-04 Ilves U20 “C” U20 SM-liiga 37 15 12 27 14 0 | Relegation 6 0 0 0 2 0
2004-05 KOOVEE Suomi-sarja 19 7 4 11 10 |
2005-06 KOOVEE Suomi-sarja 27 9 7 16 12 | Playoffs QC 9 1 1 2 12
2006-07 LeKi Suomi-sarja 34 18 31 49 44 | Playoffs QC 6 8 2 10 6
2007-08 LeKi Mestis 43 9 9 18 40 -3 | Playoffs 3 0 1 1 2 -1
2008-09 LeKi Mestis 42 13 16 29 44 2 | Playoffs 3 0 2 2 6 -3
2009-10 LeKi Mestis 13 4 7 11 10 11 |
Tappara SM-liiga 36 7 17 24 16 11 | Playoffs 7 3 2 5 2 -1
2010-11 Tappara SM-liiga 50 12 19 31 40 -14 |
2011-12 Tappara SM-liiga 24 2 2 4 20 -19 |
LeKi Mestis 1 0 0 0 0 -1 |
2012-13 Tappara SM-liiga 57 7 15 22 55 3 | Playoffs 15 1 1 2 6 -2
2013-14 Pelicans “A” Liiga 48 10 10 20 32 6 | Playoffs 8 2 1 3 8 2
2014-15 Pelicans “C” Liiga 40 6 10 16 34 -1 |
2015-16 Pelicans Liiga 51 16 18 34 12 4 | Playoffs 9 3 2 5 0 0
2016-17 Pelicans Liiga 31 11 6 17 4 -2 | Playoffs 5 0 2 2 2 -2
2017-18 Pelicans Liiga 43 2 8 10 28 -4 | Playoffs 3 1 2 3 2 -2
2018-19 Ilves “A” Liiga 38 2 7 9 22 0 | Playoffs 4 0 0 0 0 -1
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2010-11 Tappara ET 6 0 1 1 25 |
2011-12 Tappara ET 8 3 3 6 6 |
2012-13 Tappara ET 7 2 4 6 4 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0 2
Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
ET 3 21 5 8 13 0.62 35 - | 1 2 0 0 0 0.00 2 -
International-Jr 2 8 1 4 5 0.63 2 - | 0
Liiga (SM-liiga) 10 418 75 112 187 0.45 263 -16 | 7 51 10 10 20 0.39 20 -6
Mestis 4 99 26 32 58 0.59 94 9 | 2 6 0 3 3 0.50 8 -4
Suomi-sarja 3 80 34 42 76 0.95 66 - | 2 15 9 3 12 0.80 18 -
U16 SM-sarja 1 29 28 22 50 1.72 18 - | 1 3 1 0 1 0.33 0 -
U18 SM-sarja 2 60 22 25 47 0.78 28 - | 0
U20 SM-liiga (U20 SM-sarja) 3 56 25 15 40 0.71 18 0 | 2 17 11 6 17 1.00 6 0
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Player Connections
Player Period Teams
Antti Kangasniemi (F) 2000-2012 8 Ilves U18, Ilves U20, LeKi, Tappara
Toni Aro (F) 1998-2007 8 Ilves U16, Ilves U18, Ilves U20, KOOVEE, LeKi
Jesse Niinimäki (F) 1999-2014 7 Ilves U18, Ilves U20, LeKi, Pelicans
Toni Niemi (D) 2000-2015 7 Ilves U18, Ilves U20, LeKi, Pelicans, Tappara

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Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
03/27/2019
03/27/2019 Confirmed Ilves Retired
03/22/2018
03/22/2018 Confirmed Pelicans Ilves
04/06/2016
04/06/2016 Extension Pelicans Pelicans
11/20/2014
11/20/2014 Extension Pelicans Pelicans
04/26/2013
04/26/2013 Confirmed Tappara Pelicans
10/23/2011
10/23/2011 Loan Tappara LeKi
05/05/2010
05/05/2010 Extension Tappara Tappara
12/11/2009
12/11/2009 Confirmed LeKi Tappara
11/18/2009
11/18/2009 Loan LeKi Tappara
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Player Biography and Trivia

Cult/Star player for Pelicans

Trivia
- 15th of december 2015 Leimu scored hat trick in 44 seconds and set new record by fastest hat trick in finnish sm-liiga.

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