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Ari Ahonen
Ari Ahonen, finish icehockeygoalkeeper
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
187 lb (85 kg)
KHL Team
F. Teams
Metallurg Magnitogorsk
(1997-1999) JYP
(1999-2001) HIFK
(2001-2006) Albany River Rats
(2006) Blues
(2006-2007)Jokerit
(2007-2009) Frölunda HC
(2009-2011) KalPa
Nationality Flag of Finland Finnish
Born February 6 1981 (1981-02-06) (age 35),
Jyväskylä, FIN
NHL Draft 27th overall, 1999
New Jersey Devils
Pro Career 1998 – present

Ari Pekka Ahonen (born February 6, 1981) is a Finnish professional ice hockey goaltender currently playing for Metallurg Magnitogorsk of the Kontinental Hockey League. He was drafted in the first round, 27th overall, by the New Jersey Devils in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft.

After playing three seasons in Finland's SM-liiga, representing JYP and HIFK, Ahonen joined the Devils' American Hockey League affiliate, the Albany River Rats. After five seasons with the River Rats, Ahonen returned to Finland in 2006 to represent Blues, but when he found himself serving as backup to Bernd Brückler, Ahonen signed with Jokerit when no less than three of their goaltenders were injured. With Jokerit Ahonen have won silver medals in 2007. During 2011-12 season Ahonen signed a 2-year deal with Metallurg Magnitogorsk [1] .

Ahonen is the only goaltender in SM-liiga history to have represented all three teams in the greater Helsinki area: HIFK, Jokerit and Blues.

Career statistics Edit

Regular season Edit

   
Season Team League GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA Sv%
1998-99 JYP SM-liiga 5
1999-00 HIFK SM-liiga 38
2000-01 HIFK SM-liiga 37 18 13 4 2101 97 2 2.77 0.000
2001-02 Albany River Rats AHL 36 6 22 6 2106 106 0 3.02 0.914
2002-03 Albany River Rats AHL 38 13 20 3 2071 110 1 3.04 0.898
2003-04 Albany River Rats AHL 50 13 30 6 3012 150 2 2.99 0.902
2004-05 Albany River Rats AHL 38 16 20 1 2195 114 4 3.12 0.910
2005-06 Albany River Rats AHL 16 3 13 0 949 63 0 3.98 0.892
2006-07 Blues SM-liiga 5 1 2 2 308.17 13 0 2.53 0.921
2006-07 Jokerit SM-liiga 19 8 6 5 1152.17 51 1 2.56
2007-08 Frölunda HC SEL 47 20 18 9 2737:27 116 4 2,47 0.896
2008-09 Frölunda HC SEL 14 503 24 1 2,86 0.885
2009-10 KalPa SM-liiga 43 21 10 9 2479:04 94 6 2,28 0.9031
2010-11 KalPa SM-liiga 51 23 15 11 2986 106 5 2,13 0.9156
2011-12 KalPa SM-liiga 18 13 3 2 1092:09 27 2 1,48 0.9416
2011-2012 Metallurg Magnitogorsk KHL 7 4 3 0 419:48 17 0 2,43 0.923

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Preceded by
Scott Gomez
New Jersey Devils first round draft pick
1999
Succeeded by
David Hale



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