Juha-Pekka Haataja

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Juha-Pekka Haataja
Juha-Pekka Haataja 2012.jpg
Born (1982-10-31) October 31, 1982 (age 37)
Oulu, Finland
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
Liiga team
Former teams
KooKoo
Oulun Kärpät
Lukko
HIFK
Atlant Moscow Oblast
Modo Hockey
National teamFlag of Finland.svg  Finland
Playing career 2001present

Juha-Pekka Haataja (born October 31, 1982) is a Finnish professional ice hockey winger. He currently plays for KooKoo of the Finnish Liiga.

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In the 2012–13 season, he had the most points in the SM-Liiga at 59 while playing for Oulun Kärpät. [1] Haataja spent parts of two seasons with Modo Hockey in the Swedish Hockey League before returning to the Liiga, signing a deal with KooKoo on October 12, 2015. [2] In the 2019–20 season, on November 20, 2019, Haataja scored the 95th power-play goal of her league career, with which he became the player with the highest number of power-play goals in the regular season in the Finnish Liiga, overtaking Janne Ojanen.

Awards, honors and records

AwardsYear
Liiga
Finnish Champion (Kanada-malja) 2003-04, 2004-05, 2010-11
Runners-up 2002-03
Bronze Medal 2005-06, 2017-18
Aarne Honkavaara award 2012-13
Veli-Pekka Ketola award 2012-13

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References

  1. "HIFK Helsinki's 2010-11 Roster". hockeydb.com. May 4, 2012. Retrieved May 4, 2012.
  2. "Haataja to KooKoo!" (in Finnish). KooKoo. October 12, 2015. Retrieved October 12, 2015.