|Born||January 8, 1980,|
Piotrków Trybunalski, Poland
|6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
216 lb (98 kg; 15 st 6 lb)
|NHL Draft||56th overall, 1998|
Detroit Red Wings
Tomasz Valtonen (born January 8, 1980) is a Polish-born Finnish former professional ice hockey forward. He is currently the head coach for the Ravensburg Towerstars of the German DEL2 and the Poland men's national ice hockey team. Valtonen was drafted by the Detroit Red Wings as their second-round draft pick (56th overall) in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft.
He started his pro career in Ilves in 1997 and played his next season with the Plymouth Whalers in the OHL, and returned to the SM-liiga in 1999 and represented Jokerit until 2007, when he signed a two-year contract with Södertälje SK. Valtonen returned to SM-liiga and Jokerit for season 2008-2009.
He has won the SM-liiga championship, three silver medals, and the under-20s World Championship.
|Competitor for Finland|
|World Junior Championships|
|IIHF European Junior Championships|
|Gold||1997 Czech Republic|
Coaching career[edit | edit source]
- Jokerit, A-juniors (2010–2012)
- Jokerit, (assistant coach 2012–2013 and head coach 2013-2014)
- Vaasan Sport, (2014-2018)
- Poland national ice hockey team, (2018–present)
- Podhale Nowy Targ, (2018-2019)
- Ravensburg Towerstars (2019–present)
Career statistics[edit | edit source]