Miro Aaltonen (born 7 June 1993) is a Finnish professional ice hockey forward. He is currently playing with HC Vityaz of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Aaltonen was selected by Atlant Moscow Oblast in the 2nd round (45th overall) of the 2011 KHL Junior Draft, and he was also selected by the Anaheim Ducks in the 6th round (177th overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
7 June 1993|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||176 lb (80 kg; 12 st 8 lb)|
177th overall, 2013|
Following the 2016–17 season, after recording a career best 44 points in 59 games after his first season with HC Vityaz in the Kontinental Hockey League, he signed an entry-level contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs on March 17, 2017.
Despite a strong push for a roster spot as the Leafs' fourth-line center, he was assigned to the Maple Leafs American Hockey League affiliate, the Toronto Marlies for the 2017–18 season. In adapting to his first North American season, Aaltonen established himself among the offensive leaders with the Marlies, contributing with 20 goals and 43 points in 64 regular season games. Unable to earn a call up to the NHL, Aaltonen continued in the post-season with the Marlies, helping claim the club's first Calder Cup in posting 13 points in 20 games.
As an impending restricted free agent from the Maple Leafs but unable to make his NHL debut, Aaltonen opted to return to the KHL on a contract with former Russian club, Vityaz on July 1, 2018.
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- "Miro Aaltonen signing with Toronto Maple Leafs". Sportsnet.ca. 17 March 2017. Retrieved 17 March 2017.
- "Miro Aaltonen returns to Vityaz" (in Russian). HC Vityaz. 1 July 2018. Retrieved 1 July 2018.
- "Marlies bring a hockey championship to Toronto, win Calder Cup". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 15 June 2018. Retrieved 15 June 2018.