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Esa Peltonen

Born February 25, 1947 in Oulu, Finland. Peltonen appeared in 488 Finnish League games, scoring 317 goals, totalling 527 points and winning two Finnish championships during his domestic career. He elevated his play during playoffs, garnering 35 points in his 39 playoff games and getting named to four Finnish All-Star teams. Peltonen suited up in 277 national team games, ranking him 20th all-time, including the third most for a Finn. Overall, he made four Olympic appearances (1968, 1972, 1976 and 1980) and played in 11 IIHF World Championships, from 1967-1978, totalling 93 goals and 142 international career points. Peltonen was inducted into the Finnish Hockey Hall of Fame in 1990.

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