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Ville Siren
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Born February 11, 1964 (1964-02-11) (age 55)
Tampere, Finland
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 196 lb (89 kg; 14 st 0 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
Played for Ilves (SM-liiga)
Pittsburgh Penguins
Minnesota North Stars
HPK (SM-liiga)
Luleå HF (Elitserien)
SC Bern (NLA)
HIFK (SM-liiga)
National team Template:Country data FIN
NHL Draft 23rd overall, 1983
Hartford Whalers
Playing career 1982–1999

Ville Siren (born Ville Jussi Sirén on February 11, 1964) is a retired Finnish professional ice hockey National Hockey League (NHL) defenseman who is currently the head amateur scout for the Columbus Blue Jackets.

During his six years in the NHL, he has played for the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Minnesota North Stars.

Playing CareerEdit

Before his NHL career, Ville played hockey for Ilves in SM-1 in Finland.

He was selected by the Hartford Whalers in the 1983 NHL Entry Draft (23rd overall), but on November 16, 1984, his rights were traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for Pat Boutette.

He played for Pittsburgh for 4 years until December 17, 1988 when he was traded to the Minnesota North Stars along with Steve Gotaas in exchange for Scott Bjugstad and Gord Dineen.

Ville played for the North Stars for 2 years. After that, he returned to Finland where he continued to play hockey until 1999.

Post-Playing CareerEdit

After his playing career ended, Scott worked as a scout and player coordinator for the St. Louis Blues, the Washington Capitals and Jokerit.

In 2013, he became the director of Amateur Scouting for the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Career StatisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1981–82 Ilves Jr. Fin-Jr. 30 13 12 25 40
1982–83 Ilves SM-l 29 3 2 5 42 8 1 3 4 8
1983–84 Ilves SM-l 36 1 10 11 40 2 0 0 0 2
1984–85 Ilves SM-l 36 11 13 24 24 9 0 2 2 10
1985–86 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 60 4 8 12 32
1986–87 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 69 5 17 22 50
1987–88 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 58 1 20 21 62
1988–89 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 12 1 0 1 14
1988–89 Minnesota North Stars NHL 38 2 10 12 58 4 0 0 0 4
1989–90 Minnesota North Stars NHL 53 1 13 14 60 3 0 0 0 2
1990–91 HPK SM-l 44 4 9 13 90 8 1 1 2 37
1991–92 Ilves SM-l 43 8 14 22 88
1992–93 Luleå HF SEL 37 3 11 14 84 11 0 0 0 22
1993–94 Luleå HF SEL 40 4 11 15 65
1994–95 Västerås IK SEL 37 1 4 5 44 4 0 1 1 4
1995–96 EHC Kloten NDB 24 3 13 16 54
1995–96 SC Bern NDA 6 1 2 3 8 11 3 7 10 18
1996–97 SC Bern NDA 42 10 11 21 72 12 1 5 6 47
1997–98 SC Bern NDA 36 3 9 12 96 7 1 4 5 26
1997–98 SG Cortina Serie A 2 1 2 3 0
1998–99 HIFK SM-l 34 3 2 5 42 11 0 0 0 12
SM-l totals 224 30 50 80 326 38 2 6 8 69
NHL totals 290 14 68 82 276 7 0 0 0 6
SEL totals 114 8 26 34 193 15 0 1 1 26

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1982 Finland EJC 5 1 0 1 8
1983 Finland WJC 7 1 1 2 6
1984 Finland WJC 7 0 2 2 4
1984 Finland OLY 6 0 1 1 2
1985 Finland WC 5 0 0 0 8
1987 Finland CC 5 0 0 0 6
1991 Finland WC 10 2 2 4 16
1991 Finland CC 6 0 1 1 15
1992 Finland OLY 8 0 2 2 16
1993 Finland WC 6 0 0 0 6
Junior totals 19 2 3 5 18
Senior totals 46 2 6 8 69
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