UKKO-PEKKA LUUKKONEN
European Goalie - Sudbury, OHL
Final Rank:1Midterm Rank:1
Position:GoalieCatches:Left
Height:6' 4"Weight:198
Born:March 9, 1999Hometown:Hameenlinna, Finland
Born in:Espoo, FIN
Drafted: 2017: BUF (2nd Round / 54th Overall) 

• In 2016-17, Luukkonen led Finland’s junior league with a 1.78 goals-against average in the regular season and 2.01 in the playoffs, backstopping HPK’s junior club to a league championship. Other notable NHL goaltenders to previously lead Finland’s junior league in goals-against average include Karri Ramo (2004-05), Joonas Korpisalo (2011-12) and Juuse Saros (2012-13).

• In 2015-16, Luukkonen led Finland’s junior league with a 1.94 goals-against average through eight postseason contests. He also appeared in 31 regular-season games for the under-18 club and was named to the league's Second All-Star Team.

• Internationally, Luukkonen backstopped Finland to a silver medal at the 2017 Under-18 World Championship. He also represented his country at the 2016 Ivan Hlinka Memorial and the 2016 Under-18 World Championship, where he was named to the tournament All-Star Team after helping Finland win the gold medal.

• Models his style of play after fellow Finland native and Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne.

STATISTICS

SEASONTEAMLEAGUEGPGAAMinSOSv%
2018-2019SUDBURYOHL532.50307860.920
2018-2019FINLAND (2019 WJC Championships)NATOUR61.8036700.932
2018-2019FIN U20 (4 Nations Tournament in Ornskoldsvik 2018)ITLTOUR13.006000.884
2018-2019FINLAND (2018 WORLD JUNIOR SUMMER SHOWCASE)NACAMP12.035900.935
2017-2018LEKIFINLAND-2242.9200.909
2017-2018FINLAND (2018 WJC Championships)NATOUR53.1330600.878
2017-2018FINLAND (2017 WORLD JUNIOR SUMMER SHOWCASE)NACAMP35.2818100.792
2017-2018HPK JR.FINLAND-JR.22.5000.924
2017-2018FIN U20 (4 Nations Tournament in Lahti 2017)ITLTOUR211900.938
2017-2018HPKFINLAND13.553300.750
2017-2018FIN U20 (4 Nation Tournament in Hodonin 2018)ITLTOUR12.006000.888
2016-2017HPK JR.FINLAND-JR.351.7800.916
2016-2017FIN (2017 IIHF U18 World Championship)ITLTOUR62.9037200.898
2016-2017FIN U18 (Ivan Hlinka Memorial 2016)ITLTOUR24.5811800.850
2016-2017FIN U18 (5-nations tournament in Zuchwil 2016)ITLTOUR22.5611700.918
2016-2017FIN U18 (5-Nations tournament in Sundsvall 2017)ITLTOUR26.5111900.868
2015-2016HPK U18FINLAND-JR. U183100.901
2015-2016HPK JR.FINLAND-JR.151.9800.923
2015-2016FIN (2016 IIHF U18 World Championship)ITLTOUR32.0018000.916