Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Peter Ahola
Ranked one of the top water skiers in his homeland of Finland, Ahola led the L.A. Kings in +/- his rookie season with a modest +12 in 1991-92.

He had been signed by Los Angeles as a free agent, and he was one of the first Finns to make his way to the NHL via American colleges. He attended Boston University from 1989 to 1991, playing alongside Tony Amonte, Keith Tkachuk, and Joe Sacco.

Early in 92-93 he was sent to Pittsburgh for Jeff Chychrun, but his days in a Penguins uniform lasted just 22 games. Later in the season he played for his third team of the year when he was traded to San Jose for future considerations, but again after just 20 games he was sent on to Calgary for Dave Capuano in the summer.

Ahola played only two games at the start of the 1993-94 season for the Flames before being traded a fourth time in eleven months, this time going to the expansion Tampa Bay Lightning for whom he didn't play a single game. He returned to his native Finland at 26 years of age in 1994-95 and has had a successful career back home ever since, playing both for a club team and the National team on a regular basis.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1985-86 Kiekko-Espoo Jr. Fin-Jr. 5 0 0 0 0
1986-87 Kiekko-Espoo Jr. Fin-Jr. 33 6 12 18 97
1987-88 Kiekko-Espoo Jr. Fin-Jr. 7 3 0 3 18
1987-88 Kiekko-Espoo Finland-3 28 6 10 16 44
1988-89 PvUK Lahti Jr. Fin-Jr. 5 2 6 8 6
1988-89 Kiekko-Espoo Jr. Fin-Jr. 7 2 1 3 8 3 0 6 6 2
1988-89 Kiekko-Espoo Finland-2 44 5 10 15 62
1989-90 Boston University Terriers H-East 43 3 20 23 65
1990-91 Boston University Terriers H-East 39 12 24 36 88
1991-92 Los Angeles Kings NHL 71 7 12 19 101 +12 6 0 0 0 2
1991-92 Phoenix Roadrunners IHL 7 3 3 6 34
1992-93 Los Angeles Kings NHL 8 1 1 2 6 -2
1992-93 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 22 0 1 1 14 -2
1992-93 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 9 1 0 1 4
1992-93 San Jose Sharks NHL 20 2 3 5 16 -6
1993-94 Calgary Flames NHL 2 0 0 0 0 0
1993-94 Saint John Flames AHL 66 9 19 28 59 6 1 2 3 12
1994-95 Kiekko-Espoo Finland 50 12 21 33 96 4 5 1 6 10
1994-95 Finland Nat-Tm 15 0 4 4 12
1995-96 HIFK Helsinki Finland 34 7 7 14 58 3 1 0 1 2
1995-96 Finland Nat-Tm 2 0 0 0 4
1996-97 HIFK Helsinki Finland 50 8 12 20 89
1996-97 Finland Nat-Tm 6 1 0 1 4
1997-98 TPS Turku Finland 46 6 17 23 36 4 0 0 0 6
1997-98 Finland Nat-Tm 6 2 3 5 4
1998-99 TPS Turku Finland 47 12 21 33 93 10 3 7 10 12
1999-00 Blues Espoo Finland 50 12 24 36 110 4 1 2 3 38
2000-01 Blues Espoo Finland 51 8 13 21 112
2001-02 Sodertalje SK Sweden 49 4 14 18 91
2002-03 Sodertalje SK Sweden 47 6 4 10 48
NHL Totals 123 10 17 27 137 6 0 0 0 2


Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, April 5, 1991. Traded to Pittsburgh by Los Angeles for Jeff Chychrun, November 6, 1992. Traded to San Jose by Pittsburgh for future considerations, February 26, 1993. Traded to Tampa Bay by San Jose for Dave Capuano, June 19, 1993. Traded to Calgary by Tampa Bay for cash, October 5, 1993.