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Teuvo Teräväinen
Teuvo Teravainen.JPG
Born September 11 1994 (1994-09-11) (age 22),
Helsinki, Finland
Height
Weight
5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
169 lb (77 kg; 12 st 1 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
F. teams
Chicago Blackhawks
Rockford IceHogs (AHL)
Jokerit
NHL Draft 18th overall, 2012
Chicago Blackhawks
Playing career 2011–present

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Medal record
Competitor for Flag of Finland Finland
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Gold 2014 Malmö

Teuvo Henri Matias Teräväinen (born September 11, 1994) is a Finnish professional ice hockey player for the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL), currently assigned to the Blackhawks American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate Rockford IceHogs. He was selected by Lokomotiv Yaroslavl in the first round (23rd overall) of the 2011 KHL Junior Draft,[1] then in the first round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft (18th overall) by the Chicago Blackhawks.[2] Teräväinen plays centre or wing and is known for his offensive abilities and play-making skills.[3]

Playing careerEdit

JokeritEdit

A product of Jokerit's youth system, Teräväinen made his SM-Liiga debut on October 18, 2011, aged 17.[4] He quickly established his place in the first team and played 40 games en route to winning the Jarmo Wasama memorial trophy for best rookie in the league. During the season, he entered in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft and was ranked as the second best skater out of Europe by the NHL Central Scouting Bureau[5] He was selected in the first round, 18th overall, by the Chicago Blackhawks.[6]

In his second season in SM-Liiga, Teräväinen played 44 games while scoring 31 points. In the following August, he signed a three-year contract with the Blackhawks. After signing the contract, Teräväinen participated in Blackhawks' training camp, but returned to Jokerit for the 2013–14 season. [7]

As Ilari Filppula moved to the KHL, Teräväinen was slotted in as the first line centerman for Jokerit. However, he started the season relatively slowly, only scoring two points in the first nine games.[8] Teräväinen eventually picked up his game, and after a successful tournament at the World Junior Championships, he went on a 13-game point streak, scoring five goals and 18 assists.[9] He ended the season with 44 points in 49 games.

International playEdit

Teräväinen has represented Finland on several youth levels, most notably in the World Junior Championships. In the 2013 tournament he scored 11 points, placing fourth in the tournament scoring. In the following year, he was named the captain of the team, leading Finland all the way to the final. In the final, Finland defeated Sweden 3–2 in overtime. Teräväinen assisted all three of Finland's goals and was the overall scoring leader of the tournament.[10]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2011–12 Jokerit SM-liiga 40 11 7 18 6 9 2 4 6 0
2012–13 Jokerit SM-liiga 44 13 18 31 6 6 1 1 2 0
2013–14 Jokerit Liiga 49 9 35 44 12 2 0 0 0 0
2013–14 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 3 0 0 0 0
2013–14 Rockford IceHogs AHL 5 2 0 2 2
Liiga totals 133 33 60 93 24 17 3 5 8 0
NHL Totals 3 0 0 0 0

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2011 Finland U17 7th 5 2 5 7 2
2011 Finland WJC18 5th 6 0 0 0 4
2012 Finland WJC18 4th 6 2 6 8 2
2013 Finland WJC 7th 6 5 6 11 2
2014 Finland WJC Gold medal icon 7 2 13 15 2
Junior totals 30 11 30 41 12

ReferencesEdit

  1. Eliteprospects.com: 2011 KHL Draft
  2. Blackhawks select Teräväinen in first round of 2012 NHL Draft. Chicago Blackhawks. Retrieved on June 23, 2012.
  3. Teuvo Teravainen Scouting Report. The Hockey News. Retrieved on March 9, 2014.
  4. Maalitykki sivussa - Jokerien lupaus irti (Finnish). Yle. Retrieved on March 9, 2014.
  5. Yakupov tops Central Scouting's final rankings. NHL.com. Retrieved on March 9, 2014.
  6. Blackhawks select Teräväinen in first round of 2012 NHL Draft. Chicago Blackhawks. Retrieved on June 23, 2012.
  7. Blackhawks reduce training camp roster to 36 players. Chicago Blackhawks. Retrieved on March 9, 2014.
  8. Jokeri-tähti noussut vihdoin tasolleen – "Sopeutuminen otti aikansa" (Finnish). Yle. Retrieved on March 19, 2014.
  9. Teräväisen upea pisteputki poikki - "Kiitti kun muistutit" (Finnish). Mtv. Retrieved on March 19, 2014.
  10. Ristolainen's OT winner gives Finland WJC gold. NHL.com. Retrieved on March 9, 2014.

External links Edit

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Phillip Danault
Chicago Blackhawks first round draft pick
2012
Succeeded by
Ryan Hartman


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