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Mika Sinuhe Wallinheimo (born March 9, 1972 in Jyväskylä, Finland) is a Finnish politician and former professional ice hockey goaltender. As the last team he represented JYP in the SM-liiga. After his sporting career he entered politics and was elected to the Parliament of Finland as an MP for the National Coalition Party in the 2011 election[1] and reelected in 2015 and 2019.

Sinuhe Wallinheimo
Sinuhe Wallinheimo fra Samlingspartiet (Saml) i Finland.jpg
Born (1972-03-09) March 9, 1972 (age 47)
Jyväskylä, FIN
Height 6 ft 1.7 in (187 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Right
SM-liiga team
Former teams
HC Dynamo Moscow
Färjestads BK
Revier Lions
Springfield Falcons
Hershey Bears
Mississippi Sea Wolves
Mobile Mysticks
University of Denver
Playing career 1989–present


International playEdit

Wallinheimo was selected to the 2006 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships as the third goaltender. Wallinheimo was dropped from the roster when Antero Niittymäki joined the team, but he made his international debut in a practice game against Denmark. In the 2006–07 season, Wallinheimo represented Finland on the Euro Hockey Tour, being chosen best goaltender in both the Ceska Pojistovna Cup and Karjala Tournament.

Amateur careerEdit

Wallinheimo played for the University of Denver, becoming a league-wide fan favorite for his unusual fan interactions during stoppages of play.

Awards and honorsEdit

Award Year
All-WCHA Second Team 1994–95

Career statisticsEdit

Year Tournament GP W L T MIN SA GA SO GAA SV%
2006–07 EHT 4 2 1 1 244.36 120 6 0 1.47 .950

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