Teuvo Teräväinen

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Teuvo Teräväinen
Teräväinen in 2013
Born (1994-09-11) 11 September 1994 (age 29)
Helsinki, Finland
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 178 lb (81 kg; 12 st 10 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Carolina Hurricanes
Chicago Blackhawks
National team  Finland
NHL Draft 18th overall, 2012
Chicago Blackhawks
Playing career 2011–present
Medal record
Representing  Finland
Men's ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 2014 Malmö Tournament

Teuvo Henri Matias Teräväinen (born September 11, 1994) is a Finnish ice hockey centre. He currently plays for the Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Career[change | change source]

He was selected in the first round of the 2011 KHL Junior Draft by the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl.

He made his SM-Liiga debut with Jokerit on October 18, 2011.[1] He played 40 games and ended up winning the Jarmo Wasama memorial trophy as the best rookie in the league. He decided to enter the 2012 NHL Entry Draft and he was ranked as the second best skater out of Europe by the NHL Central Scouting Bureau.[2] He ended up being drafted 18th overall by the Chicago Blackhawks.[3]

During his second season with Jokerit, he played 44 games and scored 31 points. He signed a three-year contract with the Blackhawks in the following August.[4] After he signed the contract, he participated in the Blackhawks' training camp but he returned to Jokerit for the 2013-14 season.[5]

When Ilari Filppula moved to the KHL, Teräväinen was put in as the first line centerman for Jokerit. He, however, started the season pretty slowly, and only scored two points in the first nine games.[6] He was able to eventually pick up his game, and after a successful tournament at the World Junior Championships, he went on to a 13 game point streak, where he scored five goals and 18 assists.[7] He ended the season with 44 points in 49 games.

When Jokerit was eliminated from the 2014 playoffs, it was announced that he would go to Chicago to join Blackhawks for the rest of the 2013–14 season. He made his NHL debut on March 25, 2014 in a 4-2 win against the Dallas Stars.[8]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Maalitykki sivussa - Jokerien lupaus irti". Yle (in Finnish). 18 October 2011. Retrieved 2014-03-25.
  2. "Yakupov tops Central Scouting's final rankings". NHL. Retrieved 2014-03-25.
  3. "Blackhawks select Teräväinen in first round of 2012 NHL Draft". Chicago Blackhawks. Retrieved 2014-03-25.
  4. "Blackhawks agree to 3-year contract with 2012 1st-round pick Teravainen". NHL. Retrieved 2014-03-25.
  5. "Blackhawks reduce training camp roster to 36 players". Chicago Blackhawks. Retrieved 2014-03-25.
  6. "Jokeri-tähti noussut vihdoin tasolleen – "Sopeutuminen otti aikansa"". Yle (in Finnish). November 2013. Retrieved 2014-03-25.
  7. "Teräväisen upea pisteputki poikki - "Kiitti kun muistutit"". Mtv (in Finnish). Archived from the original on 2014-03-05. Retrieved 2014-03-25.
  8. "Blackhawks top Stars in Teravainen's debut". Chicago Blackhawks. Retrieved 2014-03-25.

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