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Finland Lasse Kukkonen

#5 Kärpät / Liiga - 20/21
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Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Roman Cervenka 8 4 10 14
2. Pierre-Luc Dubois 8 7 5 12
3. Denis Malgin 7 5 7 12
4. Drake Batherson 8 3 8 11
5. David Krejci 8 2 8 10
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
D
Age
40
Height
6'0" / 183 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
187 lbs / 85 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Youth Team
Status
Retired
Agency
Highlights
1-time U18 WJC Gold Medal 1
1-time World Championship Gold Medal 1
1-time U20 WJC Silver Medal 1
2-time World Championship Silver Medal 2
1-time Olympic Silver Medal 1
1-time World Championship Bronze Medal 1
2-time Olympic Bronze Medal 2
4-time Liiga Champion 4

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)

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Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1996-97 Kärpät U16 U16 SM-sarja 31 10 17 27 54 - | Playoffs 3 0 0 0 4 -
Finland U16 (all) International-Jr 4 0 1 1 2 - |
1997-98 Kärpät U18 U18 SM-sarja 36 5 16 21 46 - |
Finland U17 (all) “A” International-Jr 6 1 0 1 2 - |
1998-99 Kärpät U18 U18 SM-sarja 2 1 2 3 0 - |
Kärpät U20 U20 SM-liiga 22 2 9 11 14 0 | Relegation 12 0 4 4 10 -
Finland U18 WJC-18 7 1 0 1 0 0 |
Finland U18 (all) International-Jr 7 1 0 1 0 - |
1999-00 Kärpät U20 U20 SM-liiga 27 9 11 20 26 - |
Kärpät I-divisioona 22 0 4 4 14 12 |
2000-01 Kärpät SM-liiga 47 1 5 6 46 6 | Playoffs 9 0 2 2 4 2
Finland U20 WJC-20 7 0 0 0 2 0 |
Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 20 2 1 3 16 - |
2001-02 Kärpät U20 U20 SM-liiga 0 0 0 0 0 - | Playoffs 1 1 0 1 0 3
Kärpät SM-liiga 55 2 6 8 42 6 | Playoffs 4 0 3 3 4 -1
2002-03 Kärpät “C” SM-liiga 56 6 12 18 67 41 | Playoffs 15 1 4 5 16 3
Finland (all) International 8 0 0 0 4 1 |
2003-04 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 10 0 1 1 4 -2 |
Norfolk Admirals AHL 59 3 11 14 58 4 | Playoffs 8 0 0 0 8 -3
2004-05 Kärpät “A” SM-liiga 55 5 13 18 68 8 | Playoffs 12 0 2 2 6 6
Finland WC 7 0 0 0 2 -1 |
Finland (all) International 14 0 4 4 6 4 |
2005-06 Kärpät “C” SM-liiga 56 11 16 27 38 30 | Playoffs 11 5 7 12 8 6
Finland OG 2 0 0 0 0 0 |
Finland WC 9 2 0 2 8 4 |
Finland (all) International 17 3 1 4 10 3 |
2006-07 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 54 5 9 14 30 5 |
Philadelphia Flyers NHL 20 0 0 0 8 -1 |
Finland WC 9 0 1 1 4 6 |
Finland (all) International 10 0 1 1 4 7 |
2007-08 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 53 1 4 5 38 3 | Playoffs 14 0 2 2 6 -1
2008-09 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 22 0 2 2 10 -2 |
Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 26 0 11 11 20 9 | Playoffs 4 2 0 2 6 1
Finland WC 6 0 0 0 4 1 |
Finland (all) International 6 0 0 0 4 1 |
2009-10 Avangard Omsk KHL 53 6 6 12 34 13 | Playoffs 3 0 1 1 0 -1
Finland OG 6 0 1 1 4 1 |
Finland “A” WC 6 0 0 0 2 -2 |
Finland (all) International 18 0 1 1 8 2 |
2010-11 Metallurg Magnitogorsk KHL 37 4 8 12 16 11 | Playoffs 5 0 0 0 0 2
Finland “A” WC 9 0 0 0 0 1 |
Finland (all) International 18 0 0 0 2 1 |
2011-12 Metallurg Magnitogorsk KHL 51 4 4 8 22 10 | Playoffs 10 0 1 1 4 -4
Finland “A” WC 10 0 1 1 0 -2 |
Finland (all) International 22 0 2 2 6 0 |
2012-13 Rögle BK “A” Elitserien 54 2 4 6 30 -16 | Kvalserien SHL 6 0 1 1 2 -1
Finland “C” WC 10 0 0 0 0 -1 |
Finland (all) International 21 0 1 1 4 -8 |
2013-14 Kärpät “C” Liiga 55 12 16 28 52 22 | Playoffs 16 2 8 10 16 6
Finland OG 6 0 0 0 2 4 |
Finland (all) International 9 0 0 0 4 7 |
2014-15 Kärpät “C” Liiga 59 11 10 21 26 13 | Playoffs 12 2 3 5 2 1
Finland (all) International 3 0 0 0 0 0 |
2015-16 Kärpät “C” Liiga 58 6 19 25 54 8 | Playoffs 14 2 3 5 4 -5
Finland “A” WC 6 0 0 0 0 0 |
Finland (all) International 12 1 1 2 4 2 |
2016-17 Kärpät “C” Liiga 48 7 15 22 26 17 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0 0 1
Finland “C” WC 8 0 0 0 12 -1 |
Finland (all) International 15 0 1 1 18 -1 |
2017-18 Kärpät “C” Liiga 54 3 10 13 30 8 | Playoffs 18 4 2 6 10 -3
Finland “C” OG 5 1 0 1 2 0 |
Finland (all) International 8 1 0 1 2 0 |
2018-19 Kärpät “A” Liiga 58 6 10 16 47 11 | Playoffs 17 1 3 4 2 4
2019-20 Kärpät “C” Liiga 50 2 2 4 14 5 |
2020-21 Kärpät Liiga 1 0 0 0 0 0 |
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2002-03 Finland EHT 8 0 0 0 4 1 |
2004-05 Kärpät ECC 3 1 0 1 4 0 |
Finland EHT 7 0 4 4 4 5 |
2005-06 Kärpät “C” ECC 3 0 0 0 4 -1 |
Finland EHT 6 1 1 2 2 -1 |
2006-07 Finland EHT 1 0 0 0 0 1 |
2009-10 Finland EHT 6 0 0 0 2 3 |
2010-11 Finland “A” EHT 9 0 0 0 2 0 |
2011-12 Finland “C” EHT 8 0 0 0 4 1 |
2012-13 Finland EHT 9 0 1 1 4 -7 |
2013-14 Kärpät ET 5 0 0 0 18 - |
Finland EHT 3 0 0 0 2 3 |
2014-15 Kärpät “C” Champions HL 11 0 3 3 8 3 |
Finland EHT 3 0 0 0 0 0 |
2015-16 Kärpät Champions HL 13 1 4 5 4 4 |
Finland “C” EHT 6 1 1 2 4 2 |
2016-17 Kärpät “C” Champions HL 3 0 0 0 0 -1 |
Finland EHT 5 0 1 1 6 0 |
2017-18 Finland EHT 2 0 0 0 0 0 |
2018-19 Kärpät Champions HL 10 2 3 5 4 6 |
2019-20 Kärpät Champions HL 4 0 0 0 2 0 |
Team Staff History
S Team League Role on Team Notes
2011-12 Kiekko-Laser Mestis Franchise Owner
2022-23 Kärpät Liiga Dir. of Player Personnel
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Game Log
Date Team Opp Score G A TP PIM +/- SOG PPG SHG TOI
Liiga
2020-10-03T17:00:00+0300 Kärpät vs KooKoo
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Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 2 85 3 22 25 0.29 78 13 | 2 12 2 0 2 0.17 14 -2
Champions HL 5 41 3 10 13 0.32 18 12 | 0
ECC 2 6 1 0 1 0.17 8 -1 | 0
EHT 13 73 2 8 10 0.14 34 8 | 0
ET 1 5 0 0 0 0.00 18 - | 0
I-divisioona 1 22 0 4 4 0.18 14 12 | 0
International 14 181 5 12 17 0.09 76 19 | 0
International-Jr 4 37 4 2 6 0.16 20 - | 0
KHL 3 141 14 18 32 0.23 72 34 | 3 18 0 2 2 0.11 4 -3
Liiga (SM-liiga) 13 652 72 134 206 0.32 510 175 | 11 130 17 37 54 0.42 72 20
NHL 4 159 6 16 22 0.14 90 3 | 1 14 0 2 2 0.14 6 -1
OG 4 19 1 1 2 0.11 8 5 | 0
Elitserien (SHL) 1 54 2 4 6 0.11 30 -16 | 1 6 0 1 1 0.17 2 -1
U16 SM-sarja 1 31 10 17 27 0.87 54 - | 1 3 0 0 0 0.00 4 -
U18 SM-sarja 2 38 6 18 24 0.63 46 - | 0
U20 SM-liiga (U20 SM-sarja) 3 49 11 20 31 0.63 40 0 | 2 13 1 4 5 0.38 10 3
WC 10 80 2 2 4 0.05 32 5 | 0
WJC-18 1 7 1 0 1 0.14 0 0 | 0
WJC-20 1 7 0 0 0 0.00 2 0 | 0
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Player Connections
Player Period Teams
Mika Pyörälä (F) 1996-2021 21 Finland, Finland, Finland, Finland (all), Finland U17 (all), Kärpät, Kärpät U16, Kärpät U18, Kärpät U20
Topi Jaakola (D) 1999-2017 15 Finland, Finland, Finland (all), Kärpät, Kärpät U20
Jussi Jokinen (F) 1999-2021 14 Finland, Finland, Finland, Finland (all), Kärpät, Kärpät U20
Juhamatti Aaltonen (F) 2002-2021 13 Finland, Finland, Finland, Finland (all), Kärpät, Metallurg Magnitogorsk, Rögle BK

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DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
09/16/2020
09/16/2020 Confirmed Retired Kärpät
06/08/2020
06/08/2020 Confirmed Kärpät Retired
12/18/2018
12/18/2018 Extension Kärpät Kärpät
11/12/2015
11/12/2015 Extension Kärpät Kärpät
04/08/2013
04/08/2013 Confirmed Rögle BK Kärpät
07/11/2012
07/11/2012 Confirmed Metallurg Magnitogorsk Rögle BK
09/23/2010
09/23/2010 Confirmed Avangard Omsk Metallurg Magnitogorsk
06/24/2009
06/24/2009 Confirmed Philadelphia Flyers Avangard Omsk
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Cult/Star player for Kärpät

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

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