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Panthers Agree to Terms With Winger Ville Peltonen

Thursday, 06.15.2006 / 12:00 AM / Transactions
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Panthers Agree to Terms With Winger Ville Peltonen

Peltonen & Cats C Olli Jokinen Earned Silver at 2006 Winter Olympics

SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers General Manager Mike Keenan announced today that the club has agreed to terms with LW Ville Peltonen (VIHL PEHL-TOH-nen).

"Peltonen is an experienced forward who is capable of contributing to our club both offensively and defensively," said Keenan. "He has been a valuable player in the European Elite Leagues and we look forward to his contributions to our team."

Peltonen, 33, played in 39 games with HC Lugano (Swiss Elite League) last season placing second on the club with 48 points (23-25-48). He also represented his native country of Finland, along with Cats C Olli Jokinen at the 2006 Winter Olympics, earning a Silver medal while playing in eight games scoring four goals with five assists.

The Vantaa, Finland native was drafted by San Jose with their fourth choice, 58th overall, in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft. He has played in 175 National Hockey League contests with San Jose (1995-97) and Nashville (1998-2001) scoring 18 goals with 42 assists and 40 PIM.

For his international career, he has played in more than 350 games, including three Winter Olympics (1994, 1998, 2006), two World Cups and nine World Championships. Peltonen was named the Finnish Rookie of the Year in 1993, after recording 37 points (13-24-37), while playing in 46 contests with HIFK Helinski. He also paced the Swedish Elite League in scoring dung the 1997-98 campaign with 51 points (22-29-51) in 45 games played.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 TBL 51 32 15 4 166 133 68
2 MTL 48 32 13 3 128 108 67
3 DET 50 29 12 9 149 129 67
4 NYI 49 32 16 1 158 139 65
5 PIT 49 28 13 8 145 125 64
6 BOS 50 27 16 7 134 124 61
7 NYR 47 28 15 4 139 112 60
8 WSH 49 25 14 10 144 125 60
9 FLA 47 21 16 10 115 132 52
10 PHI 51 22 22 7 140 151 51
11 OTT 48 20 19 9 136 136 49
12 TOR 51 22 25 4 144 156 48
13 NJD 50 19 22 9 113 138 47
14 CBJ 48 21 24 3 120 151 45
15 CAR 49 17 26 6 105 129 40
16 BUF 50 14 33 3 94 179 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
N. Bjugstad 47 16 13 -2 29
A. Ekblad 47 7 21 6 28
J. Huberdeau 44 9 17 0 26
J. Jokinen 46 4 21 -3 25
B. Boyes 45 10 12 2 22
J. Hayes 38 13 7 1 20
S. Bergenheim 36 8 9 2 17
A. Barkov 36 5 10 -6 15
B. Campbell 47 3 12 0 15
D. Kulikov 42 1 13 -4 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 18 12 8 .920 2.41
A. Montoya 3 4 2 .891 2.96
 
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