Samu Perhonen
European Goalie
LAST CLUB TEAM: JYP Jr., FINLAND-JR.
POSITION: Goaltender
HEIGHT: 6' 4"
WEIGHT: 172
SHOOTS: Left
BIRTHDATE: 7 March 1993
HOMETOWN:
BORN IN: Jamsankoski, FIN
MID RANK: 1
FINAL RANK: 1
• 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.

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