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Jukka Peltola
Born August 26, 1987,
Tampere
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
181 lb (82 kg; 12 st 13 lb)
Position Winger/Center
Shoots Left
Liiga team
F. teams
Tappara
Mestis
Suomi U20
LeKi
KHL
Sibir Novosibirsk
Ntl. team Flag of Finland.png Finland
Playing career 2002–present

Jukka Peltola (born on August 26, 1987 in Tampere) is a Finnish professional ice hockey winger/center who is currently playing under contract with Tappara of the Liiga.

Playing career[]

Peltola made his senior debut in season 2006-07. Peltola played throughout the first 12 seasons of his professional career with Tappara of the SM-liiga and later Liiga. In the 2006-07 season, Peltola also played for Suomi U20 of the Mestis and in the 2009-10 season, he played also for LeKi of the Mestis.

Peltola prefers to play as a right wing, but he can play other forward positions and even as a defenceman when needed. He is known as an elite two-way forward, but in the 2015–16 season, he made his personal record when he scored 17 goals and had 22 assists in 59 games. In the 2016–17 season, he led his team to second consecutive championship and was awarded the Jari Kurri Trophy which is handed to the most valuable player of Liiga playoffs.[1]

Despite having a contract with Tappara until 2019, Peltola agreed to a new challenge in signing a one-year contract for the 2018–19 season with Russian outfit, Sibir Novosibirsk of the KHL, on April 27, 2018.[2] He stayed with Novosibirsk until the end of the 2019-20 season.

Since 2020, Peltola plays with Tappara again.

International play[]

Peltola participated as a member of the Finnish National Team at the 2018 Olympics.

References[]

  1. Tappara (Finnish). Retrieved on 21 May 2017.
  2. "Sibir sign Finnish Olympian Peltola" (in Russian). HC Sibir Novosibirsk (2018-04-27). Retrieved on 2018-04-27.

External links[]

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