Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Hannu Toivonen
Hannu Toivonen was born May 18, 1984 in Kalvola, Finland. The first round, 29th overall selection of the Boston Bruins in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, Toivonen honed his skills in his homeland before making his North American debut with the AHL's Providence Bruins during the 2003-04 season.

In his last season in Finland, Toivonen posted a 16-2-4 record and a 2.26 GAA. The Kalvola native had a solid sophomore season in the AHL in 2004-05, finishing in the top ten of every AHL goaltending category.

In 2005-06, Toivonen made his NHL debut with Boston. He went on to appear in 20 games that season and post a respectable 9-5-4 record, with a 2.63 GAA. The following year Toivonen split his time between the pipes with fellow goaltender Tim Thomas. However, after a rough start to his season, Toivonen was sent down to the Bruins' AHL affiliate in Providence. Throughout that season, Toivonen would go on to be recalled by the Bruins on a few occasions. In April, 2007 he signed a one-year contract but only months later was traded to the St. Louis Blues for Carl Soderberg.

On March 1, 2010, in the days leading up to the NHL trade deadline, Toivonen was shipped to the Chicago Blackhawks along with Danny Richmond in exchange for goaltender Joe Fallon.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
2000-01 HPK Hameenlinna U18 Fin-U18
2001-02 HPK Hameenlinna U18 Fin-U18 5 4 1 0 0 3.03
2001-02 HPK Hameenlinna Jr. Fin-Jr. 31 15 12 4 2 3.29 7 3 4 0 0 4.23
2001-02 Finland WJ18-A 5 1 2.23
2002-03 HPK Hameenlinna Jr. Fin-Jr. 6 3 3 0 0 3.34
2002-03 HPK Hameenlinna Finland 24 16 2 4 2 2.26 2 1 1 0 1 1.52
2003-04 Providence Bruins AHL 36 15 16 4 2 2.30
2003-04 Finland WJC-A 6 1.85
2004-05 Providence Bruins AHL 54 29 18 3 7 2.05 17 10 7 0 0 2.43
2005-06 Boston Bruins NHL 20 9 5 4 1 2.63
2006-07 Boston Bruins NHL 18 3 9 1 0 4.23
2006-07 Providence Bruins AHL 27 13 13 1 2 2.37 13 6 7 0 0 2.91
2007-08 St. Louis Blues NHL 23 6 10 5 0 3.44
2007-08 Peoria Rivermen AHL 11 6 4 0 0 3.16
2008-09 Ilves Tampere Finland 52 19 23 9 3 2.68 3 1 2 0 1 1.82
2009-10 Peoria Rivermen AHL 26 11 11 3 0 2.73
2009-10 Rockford IceHogs AHL 6 1 4 0 0 3.44 1 0 0 0 0 3.00
2010-11 Rockford IceHogs AHL 49 21 16 4 3 2.90
2011-12 IF Malmo Redhawks Sweden-2 19 1 3.30
2012-13 Orlando Solar Bears ECHL 11 2 7 0 0 3.93
2012-13 SaiPa Lappeenranta Finland 8 2 4 2 1 2.85
2013-14 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 4 1 1 1 0 2.50
2013-14 Toledo Walleye ECHL 31 12 17 1 1 3.38
2013-14 Iowa Wild AHL 1 0 1 0 0 12.00
2014-15 Sport Vaasa Finland 45 13 23 6 1 2.65
2015-16 Ilves Tampere Finland 46 13 24 8 4 2.45
2016-17 Ilves Tampere Finland 32 8 16 7 2 2.48
NHL Totals 61 18 24 10 1 3.36


Traded to St. Louis by Boston for Carl Soderberg, July 23, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Ilves Tampere (Finland), July 15, 2008. Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, July 9, 2009. Traded to Chicago by St. Louis with Danny Richmond for Joe Fallon and Daryl Boyle, March 1, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Malmo (Sweden-2), July 1, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Orlando (ECHL), November 8, 2012. Signed to a PTO (professional tryout) contract by Milwaukee (AHL), January 15, 2014. Signed to a PTO (professional tryout) contract by Iowa (AHL), February 26, 2014.
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