Keijo Säilynoja
Position Right winger
Shoots Left
Nickname(s) Keke
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
196 lb (89 kg)
Teams SM-liiga
Born February 17 1970 (1970-02-17) (age 50),
Vantaa, FIN
NHL Draft 122nd overall, 1990
Edmonton Oilers
Pro Career 1988 – 2001

Keijo Säilynoja (born February 17, 1970, Vantaa, Finland) is a retired Finnish ice hockey player

Playing careerEdit

Jokerit (1988-1998)Edit

Säilynoja started his career for Jokerit in 1988, while the team was playing in Finnish First Division. Jokerit were promoted to SM-liiga in 1989 and Säilynoja had made himself as one of the solid players in Jokerit lineup.

Säilynoja had a reputation for being good at Penalty Shots

Säilynoja played in Jokerit for 10 seasons and won the Finnish Championship four times and finished second once.

SaiPa (1998-2000)Edit

After his 10 years for Jokerit, Säilynoja moved to Lappeenranta and played two seasons for SaiPa.

Espoo Blues (2000-2001)Edit

Säliynoja's final SM-liiga season was with Espoo Blues and he retired from active play in 2001.

After retirementEdit

After his retirement, Säilynoja started working out on Banking business and served as the chairman for Finnish ice hockey Players Association.

In 2008, Säilynoja was named as the General Manager for Jokerit

International careerEdit

Medal record
Competitor for Flag of Finland Finland
Men's ice hockey
World Championships
Silver 1992 Czechoslovakia Ice hockey

Säilynoja played 46 games for Finnish national team.

Säilynoja was part of the 1992 World Championship squad which won Silver.

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Preceded by
Teemu Selänne
Winner of the Raimo Kilpiö trophy
Succeeded by
Esa Keskinen
Preceded by
Matti Virmanen
General Manager of Jokerit
Succeeded by
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