Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Janne Pesonen
Janne Pesonen was born on May 11, 1982 in Suomussalmi, Finland. Pesonen was drafted 269th overall by the Anaheim Ducks in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, though he would remain in Finland, putting up impressive offensive numbers until 2008.

On July 7, 2008, the Pittsburgh Penguins announced that they signed Pesonen to a one year contract. However, Pesonen would spend the majority of the season in the American Hockey League, setting a new record for points in a single season for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Baby Penguins, finishing the season with 82 points, the highest point total by a Finn in AHL history.

After one season in North America, Pesonen opted to return to Europe and signed with Russian club Ak Bars Kazan of the Kontinental Hockey League on August 4, 2009.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1998-99 Hokki Kajaani Finland-3 2 0 0 0 0
1999-00 Karpat Oulu U18 Fin-U18 33 6 12 18 30 3 0 1 1 0
2000-01 Karpat Oulu Jr. Fin-Jr. 41 9 22 31 18 6 1 1 2 0
2001-02 Karpat Oulu Jr. Fin-Jr. 42 12 19 31 18 3 2 0 2 2
2001-02 Karpat Oulu Finland 9 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
2002-03 Hokki Kajaani Finland-2 40 15 21 36 62 3 2 0 2 4
2003-04 Karpat Oulu Finland 56 17 13 30 28 15 1 1 2 4
2004-05 Karpat Oulu Finland 55 11 18 29 42 12 2 0 2 0
2005-06 Karpat Oulu Finland 53 8 14 22 34 11 4 0 4 8
2006-07 Karpat Oulu Finland 56 22 33 55 38 9 4 3 7 10
2007-08 Karpat Oulu Finland 56 34 44 78 58 14 7 9 16 10
2008-09 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 7 0 0 0 0 -3
2008-09 Wilkes-Barre Penguins AHL 70 32 50 82 33 +13 5 1 5 6 0
2009-10 Ak Bars Kazan KHL 42 14 11 25 12 8 1 0 1 4
2010-11 Ak Bars Kazan KHL 46 14 13 27 28 8 3 1 4 4
2010-11 Finland WC-A 9 2 5 7 4 +2
2011-12 HIFK Helsinki Finland 38 13 15 28 18 4 0 1 1 0
2011-12 Finland WC-A 9 1 2 3 2 -3
2012-13 Ak Bars Kazan KHL 45 17 10 27 42 18 4 8 12 28
2012-13 Finland WC-A 9 2 6 8 27 +4
2013-14 Ak Bars Kazan KHL 48 16 6 22 18 6 1 2 3 6
2014-15 Ak Bars Kazan KHL 22 7 3 10 8
2014-15 Skelleftea AIK Sweden 20 16 10 26 14 15 4 6 10 2
2014-15 Finland WC-A 8 1 4 5 2 +3
2015-16 Skelleftea AIK Sweden 21 11 11 22 2 16 3 5 8 0
2016-17 HC Ambri-Piotta Swiss 55 15 22 37 20 2 0 0 0 0
NHL Totals 7 0 0 0 0


AHL Second All-Star Team (2009) Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, July 7, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Kazan (KHL), August 4, 2009.
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