Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Ville Siren
Ville Siren grew up in Finland and represented his county in many tournaments over the years. He played in the World Junior Championships in both 1983 and '84 (where he collected a silver medal), as well as the '84 Olympic Winter Games in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia and the IIHF World Championships.

He was drafted in the NHL by the Hartford Whalers in 1983 but was uncertain if he would come to North America to play hockey. To protect themselves, Hartford traded Siren to the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1984. He played in North America, making his NHL debut in the 1985-86 season as a Penguin. He stayed with the team for four seasons before being dealt to the Minnesota North Stars.

Siren finished his NHL career in 1990 with the North Stars and headed back to Europe to play. He played in Finland, Sweden, and Switzerland over eight seasons while also representing his country once again for the Canada Cup, World Championships, and his second Olympics in 1992. He left the game in 1999.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1981-82 Ilves Tampere Jr. Fin-Jr. 30 13 12 25 40
1981-82 Finland EJC-A 5 1 0 1 8
1982-83 Ilves Tampere Finland 29 3 2 5 42 8 1 3 4 8
1982-83 Finland WJC-A 7 1 1 2 6
1983-84 Olympia Finland 2 0 0 0 0
1983-84 Ilves Tampere Finland 36 1 10 11 40 2 0 0 0 2
1983-84 Finland WJC-A 7 0 2 2 4
1983-84 Finland Olympics 6 0 1 1 2
1984-85 Ilves Tampere Finland 36 11 13 24 24 9 0 2 2 10
1984-85 Finland WEC-A 5 0 0 0 8
1985-86 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 60 4 8 12 32 -8
1986-87 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 69 5 17 22 50 +8
1987-88 Finland Can-Cup 5 0 0 0 6
1987-88 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 58 1 20 21 62 +14
1988-89 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 12 1 0 1 14 0
1988-89 Minnesota North Stars NHL 38 2 10 12 58 0 4 0 0 0 4
1989-90 Minnesota North Stars NHL 53 1 13 14 60 +1 3 0 0 0 2
1990-91 HPK Hameenlinna Finland 44 4 9 13 90 8 1 1 2 37
1990-91 Finland WEC-A 10 2 2 4 16
1991-92 Finland Can-Cup 6 0 1 1 15
1991-92 Ilves Tampere Finland 43 8 14 22 88
1991-92 Finland Olympics 8 0 2 2 16
1992-93 Lulea HF Sweden 37 3 11 14 84 11 0 0 0 22
1992-93 Finland WC-A 6 0 0 0 6
1993-94 Lulea HF Sweden 40 4 11 15 65
1994-95 Vasteras IK Sweden 37 1 4 5 44 4 0 1 1 4
1995-96 EHC Olten Swiss-2 24 3 13 16 54
1995-96 SC Bern Swiss 6 1 2 3 8 11 3 7 10 18
1996-97 SC Bern Swiss 42 10 11 21 72 12 1 5 6 47
1997-98 SC Bern Swiss 36 3 9 12 96 7 1 4 5 26
1997-98 SG Cortina Italy 2 1 2 3 0
1998-99 HIFK Helsinki Finland 34 3 2 5 42 11 0 0 0 12
NHL Totals 290 14 68 82 276 7 0 0 0 6


Rights traded to Pittsburgh by Hartford for Pat Boutette, November 16, 1984. Traded to Minnesota by Pittsburgh with Steve Gotaas for Gord Dineen and Scott Bjugstad, December 17, 1988.
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