Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Timo Jutila
A defenceman with good mobility and hockey sense, Timo Jutila played ten games with the Buffalo Sabres in 1984-85. He was one of the most experienced international players ever for Finland while also playing in the domestic leagues of Sweden and his home country.

Born in Tampere, Finland, Jutila played his first seven years with Tappara Tampere. Following his second year with Tampere, he was chosen 68th overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1982 NHL Entry Draft. The young star competed for Finland at the World Junior Championships in 1981, 1982, and 1983. He won a silver medal in 1981 and a bronze the next year.

After graduating to the senior team, Jutila played in his first World Championships in 1987 where the team placed fourth. He later became a fixture in the Finnish lineup at the World Championships from 1991 to 1997, winning two silver medals and one gold. Jutila was named to the tournament all-star team in 1992, 1994, and 1995. He also took part in the 1988 and 1991 Canada Cups and played at the 1992 Albertville Olympics and 1994 Lillehammer games. Jutila was one of Finland's top performers when they captured the bronze medal in Lillehammer.

Domestically, Jutila left Tappara temporarily in 1988 to play four seasons with the Lulea club of Sweden. He returned to his home club to play five out of his last six seasons before retiring in 1998. His only year outside of Finland during this time occurred in 1996-97 when he played for then Swiss club SC Bern. One of the most decorated domestic players ever in Finland, Jutila was selected to the Finnish first all-star team 1987, 1988, 1993, 1994, and 1996.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1979-80 Tappara Tampere Jr. Fin-Jr. 26 7 15 22 38
1979-80 Finland EJC-A 5 0 2 2 8
1980-81 Tappara Tampere Finland 36 9 12 21 44 8 3 2 5 6
1980-81 Finland WJC-A 5 1 0 1 2
1980-81 Finland EJC-A 5 1 4 5 12
1981-82 Tappara Tampere Finland 36 8 11 19 41 11 0 0 0 16
1981-82 Finland WJC-A 7 1 6 7 14
1982-83 Tappara Tampere Finland 36 8 14 22 46 8 1 3 4 24
1982-83 Finland WJC-A 7 1 1 2 14
1983-84 Olympia Finland 8 2 5 7 8
1983-84 Tappara Tampere Finland 37 5 22 27 57 9 0 5 5 18
1983-84 Finland Nat-Tm 13 0 1 1 8
1983-84 Finland Olympics 5 0 0 0 8
1984-85 Buffalo Sabres NHL 10 1 5 6 13 -5
1984-85 Rochester Americans AHL 56 13 30 43 26 5 2 5 7 2
1985-86 Tappara Tampere Finland 30 6 11 17 14 8 3 6 9 2
1985-86 Finland Nat-Tm 2 0 0 0 0
1986-87 Tappara Tampere Finland 44 10 28 38 60 9 1 5 6 18
1986-87 Finland Nat-Tm 17 3 3 6 14
1986-87 Finland WEC-A 9 1 3 4 4
1987-88 Finland Can-Cup 5 1 0 1 6
1987-88 Tappara Tampere Finland 44 12 34 46 50 10 6 6 12 16
1987-88 Finland Nat-Tm 8 0 1 1 10
1988-89 Lulea HF Sweden 35 7 19 26 42 3 0 0 0 2
1989-90 Lulea HF Sweden 36 6 23 29 42 5 1 2 3 0
1990-91 Lulea HF Sweden 40 8 25 33 55 5 0 2 2 8
1990-91 Finland Nat-Tm 19 2 4 6 14
1990-91 Finland WEC-A 10 0 1 1 14
1991-92 Finland Can-Cup 6 0 0 0 2
1991-92 Lulea HF Sweden 40 11 26 37 48 2 1 0 1 4
1991-92 Finland Nat-Tm 17 2 4 6 12
1991-92 Finland Olympics 8 2 2 4 2
1991-92 Finland WC-A 8 2 5 7 10
1992-93 Tappara Tampere Finland 47 10 33 43 54
1992-93 Finland Nat-Tm 17 2 7 9 10
1992-93 Finland WC-A 6 1 2 3 8
1993-94 Tappara Tampere Finland 48 13 36 49 30 10 2 5 7 12
1993-94 Finland Nat-Tm 11 0 4 4 8
1993-94 Finland Olympics 8 1 2 3 6
1993-94 Finland WC-A 8 3 4 7 6
1994-95 Tappara Tampere Finland 50 11 30 41 66
1994-95 Finland Nat-Tm 19 8 6 14 4
1994-95 Finland WC-A 8 5 2 7 10
1995-96 Tappara Tampere Finland 49 14 37 51 62 4 0 0 0 6
1995-96 Finland Nat-Tm 16 4 12 16 6
1995-96 Finland WC-A 6 0 1 1 4
1996-97 SC Bern Swiss 29 8 20 28 26 2 0 0 0 2
1996-97 Finland WC-A 8 1 3 4 6
1996-97 Finland Nat-Tm 12 2 1 3 12
1997-98 Tappara Tampere Finland 48 7 20 27 77 4 1 1 2 2
1998-99 Tappara Tampere Finland 48 9 18 27 50
NHL Totals 10 1 5 6 13


Finnish First All-Star Team (1987, 1988, 1993, 1994, 1996)
WC-A All-Star Team (1992, 1994, 1995)
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