Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Petri Kontiola
Petri Kontiola was born October 4, 1984 in Seinajoki, Finland. The seventh round, 196th overall selection of the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, Kontiola honed his skills in his homeland before arriving in North America.

A great play-making centreman, Kontiola continually improved and matured through his four seasons in the Finish League with Tappara. In his final season in Finland, he led his club in scoring with 12 goals and 47 points. Upon his arrival in North America, Kontiola would report to the Blackhawk's AHL affiliate in Rockford where he would tally 68 points in just 66 games, finishing second in scoring with the club. His performance in the "A" would earn him a call-up for twelve games including his NHL debut on November 25.

Internationally, Kontiola represented his homeland at the 2004 World Junior Championships and the 2007 World Hockey Championships.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2001-02 Tappara Tampere U18 Fin-U18 22 5 3 8 8 2 1 0 1 2
2002-03 Tappara Tampere Jr. Fin-Jr. 36 7 10 17 12 8 3 3 6 0
2003-04 Suomi U20 Finland-2 6 1 1 2 4
2003-04 Tappara Tampere Jr. Fin-Jr. 12 3 12 15 8 10 4 4 8 10
2003-04 Tappara Tampere Finland 39 4 9 13 29 3 1 1 2 0
2003-04 Finland WJC-A 7 1 1 2 2
2004-05 Tappara Tampere Jr. Fin-Jr. 1 1 0 1 0
2004-05 Tappara Tampere Finland 54 8 17 25 24 8 2 2 4 2
2005-06 Tappara Tampere Finland 56 9 35 44 55 6 1 3 4 0
2006-07 Tappara Tampere Finland 51 12 35 47 50 5 1 3 4 8
2006-07 Finland WC-A 9 2 5 7 2 +2
2007-08 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 12 0 5 5 6 +5
2007-08 Rockford IceHogs AHL 66 18 50 68 32 +17 12 5 5 10 4
2008-09 Rockford IceHogs AHL 61 15 38 53 22 +3
2008-09 Iowa Chops AHL 20 4 5 9 8 -9
2009-10 Metallurg Magnitogorsk KHL 54 7 15 22 24 10 2 2 4 0
2009-10 Finland WC-A 7 3 0 3 2 +3
2010-11 Metallurg Magnitogorsk KHL 54 14 34 48 36 16 2 6 8 14
2011-12 Traktor Chelyabinsk KHL 53 15 22 37 34 16 3 6 9 37
2011-12 Finland WC-A 10 0 2 2 4 +2
2012-13 Traktor Chelyabinsk KHL 44 12 19 31 51 25 10 9 19 12
2012-13 Finland WC-A 10 8 8 16 8 +6
2013-14 Traktor Chelyabinsk KHL 53 15 22 37 34 2 1 0 1 0
2013-14 Finland Olympics 6 1 4 5 0 +5
2013-14 Finland WC-A 10 3 6 9 20 +3
2014-15 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL 26 1 10 11 12 6 0 0 0 0
2014-15 Toronto Marlies AHL 11 0 0 0 6 -4
2014-15 Finland WC-A 8 1 1 2 2 0
2015-16 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL 48 7 25 32 24
2016-17 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL 59 18 22 40 34 15 2 6 8 14
NHL Totals 12 0 5 5 6


Traded to Anaheim by Chicago with James Wisniewski for Samuel Pahlsson, Logan Stephenson and future considerations, March 4, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Magnitogorsk (KHL), May 26, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Chelyabinsk (KHL), May 4, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Toronto, July 3, 2014. Signed as a free agent by Yaroslavl (KHL), November 26, 2014.
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