Joni Tuulola (born 1 January 1996) is a Finnish professional ice hockey defenceman who is currently playing for the Rockford IceHogs in the American Hockey League (AHL) as a prospect to the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected 181st overall, by the Blackhawks in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.
1 January 1996|
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)|
|NHL team (P)|
Rockford IceHogs (AHL)
181st overall, 2015|
On March 11, 2014, Tuulola made his Liiga debut playing with HPK during the 2013–14 Liiga season. Tuulola spent the first four seasons of his professional career with HPK, before opting to leave the club and sign a two-year contract with fellow Finnish outfit, Vaasan Sport, on April 11, 2017.
Upon completing the 2017–18 season with Sport having notched a career high 7 goals, 23 assists and 30 points, Tuulola was signed to a two-year, entry-level contract with the Chicago Blackhawks on March 27, 2018. He was immediately re-assigned to begin his North American career with AHL affiliate, the Rockford IceHogs, on an amateur try-out contract.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|World Junior Championships|
- "Joni Tuulola player profile". jatkoaia.com. 12 March 2014. Retrieved 5 April 2015.
- "Joni Tuulola agrees to contract with Sport" (in Finnish). Vaasan Sport. 11 April 2017. Retrieved 11 April 2017.
- "Blackhawks agree to terms with Joni Tuulola". Chicago Blackhawks. 27 March 2018. Retrieved 27 March 2018.