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Samu Perhonen
European Goalie
JYP Jr., FINLAND-JR.
Final Rank:  1 Midterm Rank:  1
Position:  Goaltender Catches:  Left
Height:  6' 4" Weight:  172
Born:  7 March 1993    
Birthplace:  Jamsankoski, FIN
Drafted:  EDM (3rd Round / 62nd Overall) - Player Page
• Perhonen finished the 2010-11 season with a 2.71 GAA and .922 save percentage in 29 games for Junior A SM-liiga. He led his team to the league championship with a 2.14 GAA and .930 save percentage in seven games and also posted a 2.80 GAA and .918 save percentage in five international contests.

• In four appearances for fifth-place Finland at the Under-18 World Championship, he was 2-2-0 with a 3.52 GAA and .875 save percentage. He made 27 saves in a 5-3 victory over the Czech Republic.

• He grew up in a small town and walking to the rink with his friends was a common activity; he was drawn to the goaltending position because “it's an individual pursuit where you can kind of be your own individual and still be in a team atmosphere. I really liked that and have played goalie ever since."

• Perhonen means 'butterfly’ in Finnish.

NEWS: Perhonen could be next top Finnish goaltender (click here)

NEWS: Armia, Perhonen top list of best Finnish prospects (click here)


 Statistics
Season
Team
League
GP
GAA
Min
SO
Sv%
2010-2011
JYP JR.
FINLAND-JR.
29
2.71
1,658
2
.922
2011-2012
JYP 2
FINLAND-2
11
3.81
629
0
.887
2011-2012
JYP JR.
FINLAND-JR.
5
3.14
267
0
.923
2012-2013
JYP 2
FINLAND-2
14
3.29
785
0
.902
2012-2013
JYP JR.
FINLAND-JR.
3
5.32
113
0
.839
2013-2014
HIFK JR.
FINLAND-JR.
8
0
.917




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