Toni Porkka (born February 4, 1970) is a Finnish former professional ice hockey player who played in the Finnish SM-liiga, German Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL), and the American Hockey League (AHL).[1] He was drafted in the ninth round of the 1990 NHL Entry Draft by the Philadelphia Flyers and played three seasons with the Flyers top minor league affiliate at the time, the AHL's Hershey Bears.[1][2] He spent most of his professional career in Europe, playing nine seasons in the SM-liiga with Rauman Lukko and six seasons in the DEL with the Frankfurt Lions and Kölner Haie.[1][2] He is currently the Hockey Director for the Valley Forge Minutemen of the Atlantic Youth Hockey League.[3]

Toni Porkka
Born (1970-02-04) February 4, 1970 (age 51)
Rauma, Finland
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 198 lb (90 kg; 14 st 2 lb)
Position Defense
Shot Right
Played for Lukko
Hershey Bears
Frankfurt Lions
Kölner Haie
National team  Finland
NHL Draft 172nd overall, 1990
Philadelphia Flyers
Playing career 1988–2006

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1988–89 Lukko Liiga 44 2 2 4 18
1989–90 Lukko Liiga 41 0 3 3 18
1990–91 Lukko Liiga 34 2 2 4 8
1991–92 Hershey Bears AHL 63 3 5 8 34
1992–93 Hershey Bears AHL 49 6 13 19 22
1993–94 Hershey Bears AHL 51 6 7 13 43 10 0 1 1 8
1994–95 Lukko Liiga 47 1 9 10 103 8 0 1 1 6
1995–96 Lukko Liiga 50 8 12 20 69 8 0 1 1 6
1996–97 Frankfurt Lions DEL 48 8 15 23 66 9 0 4 4 10
1998–99 Frankfurt Lions DEL 44 6 9 15 52 7 0 0 0 12
1998–99 Frankfurt Lions DEL 51 3 4 7 60 8 1 1 2 4
1999–00 Frankfurt Lions DEL 55 2 20 22 100 4 1 1 2 0
2000–01 Frankfurt Lions DEL 60 2 7 9 76
2001–02 Kölner Haie DEL 55 5 12 17 99 13 2 1 3 22
2002–03 Lukko Liiga 44 5 12 17 79
2003–04 Lukko Liiga 48 5 13 18 48 4 1 0 1 6
2004–05 Lukko Liiga 52 8 9 17 107 8 0 0 0 10
2005–06 Lukko Liiga 3 0 0 0 4
AHL totals 163 15 25 40 99 10 0 1 1 8
DEL totals 313 26 67 93 453 41 4 7 11 48
Liiga totals 363 31 62 93 454 28 1 3 4 32

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Toni Porkka career statistics at EliteProspects.com, retrieved July 31, 2015
  2. ^ a b Toni Porkka career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database, retrieved July 31, 2015
  3. ^ "Toni Porkka named Minutemen Hockey Director". Valley Forge Minutemen. February 10, 2015. Retrieved July 31, 2015.

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