Toivo Suursoo

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Toivo Suursoo
Born (1975-11-13) 13 November 1975 (age 47)
Tallinn, Estonian SSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 90 kg (198 lb; 14 st 2 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for Krylya Sovetov Moscow
Adirondack Red Wings
Malmö Redhawks
Cincinnati Mighty Ducks
Luleå HF
Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk
Herning Blue Fox
Riga 2000
Amur Khabarovsk
Keramin Minsk
IF Troja-Ljungby
Tartu Kalev-Välk
IK Oskarshamn
Swindon Wildcats
Mörrums GoIS
Lions de Lyon
Kongsvinger Knights
National teamFlag of Estonia.svg  Estonia
NHL Draft 283rd overall, 1994
Detroit Red Wings
Playing career 19902012

Toivo Suursoo (born 13 November 1975) is an Estonian ice hockey coach and former professional player.


Suursoo was selected by the Detroit Red Wings with the 283rd overall pick in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft, becoming the first player born in Estonia, to be drafted in the National Hockey League (NHL). Suursoo played for Red Wings' affiliates, the Adirondack Red Wings and the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks in the American Hockey League (AHL), but was unable to earn an NHL deal. [1]

Internationally, Suursoo competed for Estonia.

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

Regular season Playoffs
Season TeamLeagueGP G A Pts PIM GPGAPtsPIM
1990–91 LNSK Narva EML
1991–92 Tallinn JSKEML
1992–93 Narva Kreenholm EML
1993–94 Krylya Sovetov Moscow IHL 333038
1994–95 Krylya Sovetov MoscowIHL47105153640004
1994–95 Soviet Wings IHL 1031419
1995–96 Krylya Sovetov MoscowIHL47641036
1996–97 TPS SM-l 501181964122354
1997–98 TPSSM-l38175224642132
1998–99 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 20000
1998–99 MIF Redhawks SEL 29861457843712
1999–00 MIF RedhawksSEL3265112410000
2000–01 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL5114122637
2001–02 Luleå HF SEL48153185750000
2002–03 MIF RedhawksSEL341081836
2003–04 Malmö RedhawksSEL2220235
2003–04 Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk RSL 253474350006
2004–05 Herning Blue Fox DEN 261410246616651133
2005–06 Riga 2000 BXL 452610364621120
2006–07 Amur Khabarovsk RSL1934716
2006–07 Keramin Minsk BXL1436933106286
2007–08 Herning Blue FoxDEN41191534591254916
2008–09 Keramin MinskBXL3311102128
2008–09 IF Troja-Ljungby Allsv 9257622242
2009–10 Tartu Kalev-Välk EML11010
2009–10 IK Oskarshamn Allsv34881632
2010–11 Swindon Wildcats EPIHL 241392243
2010–11 Mörrums GoIS SWE-1 102466
2011–12 Lions de Lyon FRA-1 501118
2011–12 Kongsvinger Knights NOR-1 15713208
IHL totals127199288040004
SM-liiga totals88281341110164486
AHL totals5314122637
SEL totals1654122632091443712
RSL totals4468145950006
DEN totals67332558125281192049
BXL totals924026661071273106

International statistics

2003 Estonia WC-D1 22nd31124
2007 EstoniaWC-D123rd42244
2011 EstoniaWC-D127th51124
Senior totals1244812

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  1. "Detroit Red Wingsi vaateväljas olnud Toivo Suursoo tegi tippspordiga lõpparve" (in Estonian). Delfi. 24 May 2012. Retrieved 1 May 2017.