Pekka Peltola

Pekka Peltola (born April 24, 1965) is a Finnish former ice hockey left winger. He played in the SM-liiga for HPK, Lukko, HIFK and Ässät.[1]

Pekka Peltola
Born (1965-04-24) April 24, 1965 (age 55)
Helsinki, Finland
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 194 lb (88 kg; 13 st 12 lb)
Position Left wing
Shot Left
Played for HPK
Lukko
HIFK
Ässät
Brest Albatros Hockey
EC KAC
Kassel Huskies
NHL Draft 130th overall, 1989
Winnipeg Jets
Playing career 1984–2000

In the 1988–89 season, Peltola won the Jarmo Wasama Memorial Trophy as the SM-liiga's Rookie of the Year after scoring 58 points including 28 goals in just 43 games.[2][3] He was then drafted 130th overall by the Winnipeg Jets in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft,[4] though he never played in North America and remained with HPK.

Peltola also played in the French Élite Ligue for Brest Albatros Hockey, the Austrian Hockey League for EC KAC and the German Deutsche Eishockey Liga for the Kassel Huskies.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1984–85 Karhu-Kissat I-Divisioona 22 13 7 20 16
1985–86 HPK I-Divisioona 44 20 15 35 47
1986–87 HPK I-Divisioona 43 30 21 51 42
1987–88 HPK I-Divisioona 39 37 30 67 60
1988–89 HPK Liiga 43 28 30 58 62
1989–90 HPK Liiga 44 25 24 49 42
1990–91 HPK Liiga 41 23 18 41 66 8 3 2 5 10
1991–92 HPK Liiga 37 22 20 42 91
1992–93 Lukko Liiga 48 26 24 50 42 3 0 0 0 4
1993–94 HIFK Liiga 44 9 18 27 42
1994–95 HIFK Liiga 49 15 18 33 26 3 0 1 1 4
1995–96 Ässät Liiga 18 3 2 5 22
1995–96 Albatros de Brest France 11 5 8 13 2 12 1 3 4 4
1990–91 Klagenfurter AC Austria 29 9 11 20 33
1996–97 Kassel Huskies DEL 20 4 4 8 4 10 1 3 4 2
1997–98 Ahmat Hyvinkää I-Divisioona 10 2 2 4 32
1997–98 Vimmerby HC Division 2 9 6 6 12
1999–00 Kiekko-Vantaa Suomi-sarja 11 11 11 22 22 7 2 12 14 48
Liiga totals 324 151 154 305 393 14 3 3 6 18

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Preceded by
Mika Nieminen
Winner of the Jarmo Wasama memorial trophy
1988–89
Succeeded by
Vesa Viitakoski