Joonas Vihko

Joonas Vihko (born April 6, 1981) is a Finnish former professional ice hockey winger.

Joonas Vihko
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Born (1981-04-06) April 6, 1981 (age 40)
Helsinki, FIN
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 176 lb (80 kg; 12 st 8 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Right
Played for HIFK
Luleå HF
Vaasan Sport
Tölzer Löwen
NHL Draft 103rd overall, 2002
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
Playing career 2001–2018

Vihko began his career with Kiekko-Vantaa before moving to his hometown team HIFK in 1998. Having played in U18 and U20 level he eventually made his way up to the senior team. In 2004-05 he was loaned out to HC Salamat and in 2005-06 he moved to SaiPa for a brief tenure. He then signed with HPK and after four seasons he moved to Sweden to sign for Luleå HF.[1]

Vihko was drafted 103rd overall in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim but never signed a contract and remained in Finland. He has represented Finland at U20 level.


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