|International Played at three Olympics and nine World and European Championships from 1970 to 1984 ... Was 38 years old when he played for the National Team for the final time ... Named the Best Goaltender of World and European Championship in 1972 ... In total, played in 232 games for the Finnish National Team -- fifth position on the all-time list ... Played 65 games for Finland at major international tournaments.
Career One of the best Finnish goaltenders of all time, Valtonen began his career with TPS Turku ... After two seasons (1964 to 1966), he spent one year with RU-38 Pori and later played five seasons with Assat Pori ... From 1972 to 1974 he played for Jokerit Helsinki before spending one season with FoPS Forssa ... Played three years (1975 to 1978) in Italy with HC Val Gardena and HC Alleghe ... Came back to Finland and played with TPS Turku (1978 to 1980 and 1981 to 1987) ... He played in Germany with EHC 70 Munchen in 1980-81... Played on teams that won the national Finnish title in 1966-67, 1970-71 and 1972-73 ... Played in 525 games in the Finnish League.