Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Lasse Kukkonen
Lasse Kukkonen was born September 18, 1981 in Oulu, Finland. The fifth round, 151st overall selection of the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, Kukkonen honed his skills in Finland before making his NHL debut in 2003-04.

Upon his arrival in North America, Kukkonen spent the majority of his rookie season with Chicago's AHL affiliate in Norfolk while seeing action ten games with the parent club.

Kukkonen became a regular in the Blackhawks line up in the 2006-07 season appearing in 54 games with the club. Despite his increase in ice time, Kukkonen was traded to the Philadelphia Flyers one day prior to the NHL trading deadline.

On the international stage, Kukkonen represented his homeland at the 2005 World Championship.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1997-98 Karpat Oulu U18 Fin-U18 36 5 16 21 46
1998-99 Karpat Oulu U18 Fin-U18 2 1 2 3 0
1998-99 Karpat Oulu Jr. Fin-Jr. 34 2 13 15 24
1998-99 Finland WJ18-A 7 1 0 1 0
1999-00 Karpat Oulu Jr. Fin-Jr. 27 9 11 20 26
1999-00 Karpat Oulu Finland-2 22 0 4 4 14
2000-01 Karpat Oulu Finland 47 1 5 6 46 9 0 2 2 4
2000-01 Finland WJC-A 7 0 0 0 2 0
2001-02 Karpat Oulu Finland 55 2 6 8 42 4 0 3 3 4
2001-02 Karpat Oulu Jr. Fin-Jr. 1 1 0 1 0
2002-03 Karpat Oulu Finland 56 6 12 18 67 15 1 4 5 16
2003-04 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 10 0 1 1 4 -2
2003-04 Norfolk Admirals AHL 59 3 11 14 58 +4 8 0 0 0 8
2004-05 Karpat Oulu Finland 55 5 13 18 68 12 0 2 2 6
2004-05 Finland WC-A 7 0 0 0 2 -1
2005-06 Karpat Oulu Finland 56 11 16 27 38 11 5 7 12 8
2005-06 Finland Olympics 2 0 0 0 0 0
2005-06 Finland WC-A 9 2 0 2 8 +4
2006-07 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 54 5 9 14 30 +5
2006-07 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 20 0 0 0 8 -1
2006-07 Finland WC-A 9 0 1 1 4 +6
2007-08 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 53 1 4 5 38 +3 14 0 2 2 6
2008-09 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 22 0 2 2 10 -2
2008-09 Finland WC-A 6 0 0 0 4 +1
2008-09 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 26 0 11 11 20 +9 4 2 0 2 6
2009-10 Avangard Omsk Region KHL 53 6 6 12 34 3 0 1 1 0
2009-10 Finland Olympics 6 0 1 1 4 +1
2009-10 Finland WC-A 6 0 0 0 2 -2
2010-11 Metallurg Magnitogorsk KHL 37 4 8 12 16 5 0 0 0 0
2010-11 Finland WC-A 9 0 0 0 0 +1
2011-12 Metallurg Magnitogorsk KHL 51 4 4 8 22 10 0 1 1 4
2011-12 Finland WC-A 10 0 1 1 0 -2
2012-13 Rogle BK Angelholm Sweden 54 2 4 6 30
2012-13 Finland WC-A 10 0 0 0 0 -1
2012-13 Rogle BK Angelholm Sweden-Q 6 0 1 1 2
2013-14 Karpat Oulu Finland 55 12 16 28 52 16 2 8 10 16
2013-14 Finland Olympics 6 0 0 0 2 +4
NHL Totals 159 6 16 22 90 14 0 2 2 6


Signed as a free agent by Oulu (Finland), September 11, 2004. Traded to Philadelphia by Chicago with Chicago's 3rd round choice (Garrett Klotz) in 2007 Entry Draft for Kyle Calder, February 26, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Omsk (KHL), June 24, 2009.