Petri Vehanen
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
6 ft 1 in (0 m)
180 lb (82 kg)
KHL Team
F. Teams
AK Bars Kazan
Mora IK
HC Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk
Viking Hockey
Serie A
HC Val Pusteria Wolves
Born October 9 1977 (1977-10-09) (age 42),
Rauma, FIN
Pro Career 1995 – present

Petri Vehanen (b. October 9, 1977, Rauma, Finland) is a Finnish professional ice hockey Goaltender who currently plays for AK Bars Kazan in the Kontinental Hockey League KHL

Playing career[edit | edit source]

SM-liiga career[edit | edit source]

Vehanen has played his entire SM-liiga career for Lukko which is his hometown team. Vehanen has established himself as the number #1 goaltender for Lukko and played a solid season in 2007-08 SM-liiga season, earning himself a spot at the Finnish National Team roster.

Vehanen also has played for Mestis teams Jääkotkat and FPS.

Career across Europe[edit | edit source]

Vehanen has played in Europe for HC Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk of Russia, Viking Hockey of Norway, where he was voted best goalkeeper, HC Val Pusterial Wolves in Italy and Mora IK in Sweden.

Achievements[edit | edit source]

Medal record
Competitor for Flag of Finland.png Finland
Ice hockey
World Championships
Gold 2011 Slovakia
Bronze 2008 Canada
  • 2011 World Championship gold
  • 2008 World Championship bronze
  • KHL Championship 2010
  • KHL's the best goalie in 2009-2010
  • KHL's best Goals Against Average 2009-2010
  • KHL's best save percentage 2009-2010
  • Karjala Tournament 2009: The best goalkeeper

International Play[edit | edit source]

Vehanen played in his first International tournament in 2008, when he was selected to Finnish national team to play in 2008 Ice Hockey World Championships. Vehanen's World Championship debut came when he played against Norway which Finland won 3-2 after overtime. 2011 Ice Hockey World Championships Finland won gold by beating the Sweden on the final 6-1. Vehanen was the Finland 1st Goalkeeper on the tournament and he was playing on the final also.

References[edit | edit source]

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