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Joonas Lehtivuori
Born July 19, 1988 (1988-07-19) (age 33)
Tampere, Finland
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 167 lb (76 kg; 11 st 13 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
DEL team
Former teams
Adler Mannheim
Ilves
Adirondack Phantoms
KalPa
Modo Hockey
HPK
NHL Draft 101st overall, 2006
Philadelphia Flyers
Playing career 2006–present

Joonas Lehtivuori (born July 19, 1988) is a Finnish professional ice hockey defenceman who is currently playing for Adler Mannheim of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL).

He was selected by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 4th round (101st overall) of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing Career[]

Joonas began his professional career with Ilves. He left Ilves on April 27, 2009 and joined the Philadelphia Flyers. However, he didn't play in any games for the Philadelphia Flyers organization in the 2008–09 season.

In the 2009–10 season, Joonas was assigned to the Adirondack Phantoms, the Flyers' relocated team affiliate, of the American Hockey League (AHL). Playing in 66 games, he scored 5 goals and 23 points.

Halfway through his second season with the Phantoms, he was loaned out to KalPa of the SM-liiga

On August 18, 2011, he signed a one-week try-out contract with the Modo Hockey of the Elitserien (SEL).

Joonas played three seasons with HPK in the Liiga, before opting to leave as a free agent to sign a two-year contract with German outfit, Adler Mannheim of the DEL, on April 13, 2018.

Career Statistics[]

Regular season and playoffs[]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005–06 Ilves Tampere SM-l 1 0 0 0 0
2006–07 Ilves Tampere SM-l 40 0 0 0 18 4 0 0 0 0
2007–08 Ilves Tampere SM-l 48 8 13 21 10 9 1 1 2 2
2008–09 Ilves Tampere SM-l 44 4 8 12 16 3 0 0 0 0
2009–10 Adirondack Phantoms AHL 66 5 18 23 18
2010–11 Adirondack Phantoms AHL 32 2 7 9 24
2010–11 KalPa SM-l 19 0 2 2 14 4 0 1 1 2
2011–12 Modo Hockey SEL 54 3 9 12 18 6 0 0 0 4
2012–13 Modo Hockey SEL 55 3 15 18 16 5 0 0 0 2
2013–14 Modo Hockey SHL 38 5 1 6 18 2 0 0 0 0
2014–15 Modo Hockey SHL 52 3 4 7 40
2015–16 HPK Liiga 27 2 4 6 28
2016–17 HPK Liiga 56 7 18 25 22 7 2 4 6 16
2017–18 HPK Liiga 52 8 26 34 26
2018–19 Adler Mannheim DEL 41 8 23 31 26 14 0 3 3 12
SHL totals 199 14 29 43 92 13 0 0 0 6
Liiga totals 287 29 71 100 134 27 3 6 9 20
AHL totals 98 7 25 32 42

International[]

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2005 Finland WHC17 6th 5 0 2 2 0
2006 Finland WJC18 Template:Sica 6 1 2 3 12
2007 Finland WJC 6th 6 0 0 0 4
2008 Finland WJC 6th 6 0 1 1 6
Junior totals 23 1 5 6 22

Accolades[]

Award Year
DEL
Defenseman of the Year 2019
Champion (Adler Mannheim) 2019
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