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Ilkka Mikkola
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Born January 18, 1979,
Kiiminki, Finland
5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
196 lb (89 kg; 14 st 0 lb)
Position defenceman
Shoots left
SM-liiga team Kärpät Oulu
NHL Draft 65, 1997
Montreal Canadiens
Playing career 1996–present


Ilkka Mikkola (born January 18, 1979 in Kiiminki, Finland) is a professional ice hockey defenceman, who currently plays for Oulun Kärpät in Finnish hockey league SM-Liiga. Mikkola is also the captain of his team.

In the time of his 12 seasons in league, Mikkola has won eight championships, which is more than any active player in the league. In the 2004-05 SM-liiga season, Mikkola was the best defenceman of the league and was also chosen to the SM-liiga All Star-game. Of the eight championships he has won four with Kärpät, one with Jokerit and three with TPS.

Including the eight championships in SM-liiga, Mikkola has also won gold medal in 1998 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. He has also won silver medal in U18 European Championships. Mikkola was drafted to NHL by Montreal Canadiens in third round as 65th overall in 1997 NHL Entry Draft.[1]


  1. Ilkka Mikkola (FIN). Euro Retrieved on 2010-06-08.
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