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Samu Perhonen

European Goalie - JYP Jr., FINLAND-JR.
Final Rank:1Midterm Rank:1
Position:GoalieCatches:Left
Height:6' 4"Weight:172
Born:March 7, 1993
Born in:Jamsankoski, FIN
Drafted: 2011: EDM (3rd Round / 62nd Overall) 
• 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

SEASONTEAMLEAGUEGPGAAMinSOSv%
2010-2011JYP JR.FINLAND-JR.292.71165820.922
2011-2012JYP 2FINLAND-2113.8162900.887
2011-2012JYP JR.FINLAND-JR.53.1426700.923
2012-2013JYP 2FINLAND-2143.2978500.902
2012-2013JYP JR.FINLAND-JR.35.3211300.839
2013-2014HIFK JR.FINLAND-JR.800.917