Juha-Pekka Hytönen

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Juha-Pekka Hytönen
NLA, Lausanne HC vs. Genève-Servette HC, 26th September 2014 13.JPG
Juha-Pekka Hytönen with LHC in 2014
Born (1981-05-22) May 22, 1981 (age 37)
Jyväskylä, Finland
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 84 kg (185 lb; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
Liiga team
Former teams
JYP Jyväskylä
Diskos
Jukurit
Amur Khabarovsk
Lausanne HC
National team  Finland
Playing career 2000–present

Juha-Pekka Hytönen (born May 22, 1981) is a Finnish ice hockey forward currently playing for JYP Jyväskylä.

Career[edit]

Juha-Pekka Hytönen started his career in JYP Jyväskylä junior teams. In 1999 he was chosen to Finnish national U18 team and next year to the Finnish national U20 team. In 2000 Hytönen played his first game in SM-liiga, the Finnish elite league.[1] Before his move to KHL he played always with JYP Jyväskylä apart from one season in Jukurit and few games in Diskos both teams in Mestis.

In 2006 he became captain of JYP and played in championship-winning team in 2009. He was also chosen to Finland's squad for the World Championships that year,[2] as well as in 2010,[3] 2013[4] and 2015.[5]

After winning another Finnish championship with JYP in 2012, Hytönen embarked on a new challenge, joining KHL side Amur Khabarovsk, where he spent the 2012-13 campaign.

In 2013 he signed a 2-year contract with Lausanne Hockey Club (LHC) in the Swiss National League A (NLA).[6] As the team's top scorer, he helped Lausanne qualify for the playoffs for the first time in the club's history[7] by tallying 39 points (16 goals/23 assists) in 49 games.[8]

In 2014, he was named LHC's alternate captain along with Etienne Froidevaux.[9] Hytönen left Lausanne after three years, opting to return to his hometown team JYP in April 2016.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lausanne Hockey Club. "Home - Lausanne Hockey Club". lausannehc.ch. Archived from the original on 2015-08-12. Retrieved 2016-07-20. 
  2. ^ "FIN". www.iihf.com. Retrieved 2016-05-03. 
  3. ^ "FIN". www.iihf.com. Retrieved 2016-05-03. 
  4. ^ "2013 IIHF Men's World Championship Rosters - Operation Sports Forums". operationsports.com. Retrieved 2016-07-20. 
  5. ^ "Teams - 2015 WM - International Ice Hockey Federation IIHF". www.iihfworlds2015.com. Retrieved 2016-05-03. 
  6. ^ "20 minutes - Juha-Pekka Hytönen pour deux ans au LHC - Hockey". 20min.ch. Retrieved 2016-07-20. 
  7. ^ "Hockey sur glace: Lausanne s'offre un quart de finale historique face à Zurich - News Sports: Lausanne HC - 24heures.ch". 24heures.ch. Retrieved 2016-07-20. 
  8. ^ "Actualité - NLA: les topscorers ont reçu leurs chèques | Planète Hockey". planetehockey.com. Retrieved 2016-07-20. 
  9. ^ "Actualité - John Gobbi est le nouveau capitaine du LHC | Planète Hockey". planetehockey.com. Retrieved 2016-07-20. 
  10. ^ "JYPille kahdeksan uutta peluria - Hytönen palaa Jyväskylään". Jatkoaika.com - Kaikki jääkiekosta. Retrieved 2016-05-03. 

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