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Petri Pakaslahti : biography

January 22, 1976 -

Petri Jaakko Pakaslahti (born January 22, 1976 in Tampere, Finland) is a Finnish professional ice hockey forward who plays for Södertälje SK.

Pakaslahti is a good defensive center who specializes in faceoffs. He played in the checking line for Team Finland in the 2005 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships, and took defensive zone faceoffs for other lines as well. He also played extensively on penalty kill.

He started his pro hockey career in Lukko in the Finnish SM-liiga, and moved to Jokerit in 2001, where he played to 2007. In summer 2007, he signed a contract with Elitserien team Södertälje SK.

Career statistics

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1995-96 Lukko SM-liiga 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
1996-97 Lukko SM-liiga 42 2 1 3 0 -- -- -- -- --
1997-98 Lukko SM-liiga 46 6 5 11 14 -- -- -- -- --
1998-99 Lukko SM-liiga 49 8 8 16 38 -- -- -- -- --
1999-00 Lukko SM-liiga 40 2 9 11 20 4 1 0 1 13
2000-01 Lukko SM-liiga 45 8 18 26 24 3 0 1 1 0
2001-02 Jokerit SM-liiga 51 13 22 35 22 12 2 4 6 10
2002-03 Jokerit SM-liiga 52 7 21 28 26 9 4 4 8 6
2003-04 Jokerit SM-liiga 54 4 20 24 52 8 0 4 4 6
2004-05 Jokerit SM-liiga 55 3 13 16 45 12 1 2 3 6
2005-06 Jokerit SM-liiga 28 5 9 14 26 -- -- -- -- --
2006-07 Jokerit SM-liiga 51 12 22 34 52 10 1 3 4 8
2007-08 Södertälje SK SEL 54 18 16 34 48 -- -- -- -- --
2008-09 Södertälje SK SEL 53 11 14 25 36 -- -- -- -- --
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