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Markus Korhonen
Position Goalie
Catches Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
183 lb (83 kg)
SM-liiga Team
F. Teams
Ilves
TuTo
Kärpät
Lukko
Born April 29 1975 (1975-04-29) (age 41),
Tampere, FIN
Pro Career 1994 – present

Markus Korhonen (born 29 April 1975 in Tampere, Finland) is a Finnish ice hockey goaltender currently playing for Ilves.

Playing careerEdit

Korhonen began his career with Ilves, based in his hometown of Tampere where he played for the junior team. He them spent two seasons with TuTo where he served as backup to Timo Lehkonen and Jukka Tammi in respective seasons. He return to Ilves in 1996 where he backed up Vesa Toskala. After that he played for Kärpät where despite posted the best save percentage in his career, he still served as backup to Tim Thomas. Seeking a starters role, he moved to Brynäs IF in Sweden's Elitserien in 2003 and played 48 games as a starter as they finish 10th of 12 teams. After 8 games the next season, he moved to the Russian Superleague and spent the rest of the season with SKA St. Petersburg. He returned to Brynäs in 2005, again playing 48 games. In 2006 he split his time between Malmö and back in Finland for Lukko. He returned to Brynäs in 2007 and then in 2008 he had spells in the Oddset Ligaen in Denmark with Esbjerg IK and in the Erste Bank Eishockey Liga in Austria for Slovenian side HDD Olimpija Ljubljana before returning to Ilves.

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