Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jukka Hentunen
Jukka Hentunen was born May 3, 1974 in Joroinen, Finland. The sixth round, 176th overall selection of the Calgary Flames in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, Hentunen honed his skills in the Finish League before making his North American debut in 2001-02.

An offensively gifted forward, Hentunen played part of one season with the Flames organization, splitting his time between Calgary and the team's AHL affiliate in Saint John before being dealt to the Nashville Predators in the latter stages of the 2001-02 season. Hentunen went on to play a mere ten games with Nashville before opting to return to his homeland for the 2002-03 season. After one season in Finland, Hentunen signed with Fribourg-Gotteron of the Swiss League for the 2003-04 season.

On the international stage, the Joroinen, Finland native is a three-time member of its World Championship team (2001, 2004 and 2005) and a member of its World Cup team (2004).

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1993-94 Kiekko-Warkaus Varkaus Finland-3 24 11 7 18 12
1994-95 Kiekko-Warkaus Varkaus Finland-3 29 23 23 46 28
1995-96 Diskos Jyvaskyla Finland-2 53 28 24 52 18
1996-97 Hermes Kokkola Finland-2 35 10 13 23 43 3 1 0 1 0
1997-98 Hermes Kokkola Finland-2 49 19 16 35 36 3 3 3 6 0
1998-99 Hermes Kokkola Finland-2 1 0 0 0 0
1998-99 HPK Hameenlinna Finland 41 13 21 34 32 8 1 4 5 12
1999-00 HPK Hameenlinna Finland 53 17 28 45 76 8 4 2 6 12
1999-00 Finland WC-A 9 3 3 6 12 +9
2000-01 Jokerit Helsinki Finland 56 27 28 55 24 5 1 0 1 4
2000-01 Finland WC-A 9 1 3 4 2 +5
2001-02 Calgary Flames NHL 28 2 3 5 4 -9
2001-02 Saint John Flames AHL 9 3 3 6 0 +1
2001-02 Nashville Predators NHL 10 2 2 4 0 0
2002-03 Jokerit Helsinki Finland 48 11 11 22 28 10 4 2 6 0
2003-04 HC Fribourg-Gotteron Swiss 47 25 28 53 22 4 2 4 6 6
2003-04 Finland WC-A 7 3 3 6 2 +4
2004-05 Finland W-Cup 6 1 1 2 2
2004-05 HC Fribourg-Gotteron Swiss 44 24 20 44 46 8 5 6 11 6
2004-05 Finland WC-A 7 3 1 4 6 +2
2005-06 HC Lugano Swiss 44 24 16 40 44 17 7 7 14 6
2005-06 Finland Olympics 8 0 0 0 2 0
2005-06 Finland WC-A 9 1 3 4 20 +2
2006-07 HC Lugano Swiss 44 26 20 46 63 6 1 4 5 0
2006-07 Finland WC-A 9 4 1 5 4 +3
2007-08 Ak Bars Kazan Russia 33 10 17 27 10 10 2 8 10 33
2007-08 HC Lugano Swiss 13 5 9 14 6
2008-09 Ak Bars Kazan KHL 54 15 13 28 36 21 9 2 11 8
2009-10 Jokerit Helsinki Finland 58 28 22 50 50 3 0 2 2 4
2010-11 Jokerit Helsinki Finland 55 6 26 32 38 7 2 4 6 2
2011-12 KalPa Kuopio Finland 55 18 13 31 18 6 1 1 2 25
2012-13 KalPa Kuopio Finland 45 7 14 21 20 5 0 1 1 6
NHL Totals 38 4 5 9 4


Traded to Nashville by Calgary for future considerations, March 17, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Jokerit (Finland), August 13, 2002.
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