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Vesa Viitakoski

Vesa Viitakoski

Left Wing
BIRTHDATE: February 13, 1971
HEIGHT: 6' 3" BIRTHPLACE: Lappeenranta, Finland
WEIGHT: 215 DRAFTED: CGY / 1990 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 2nd   (32nd overall)

CAREER REGULAR SEASON STATISTICS

SEASONTEAMGPGAP+/-PIMPPGSHGGWGSS%
1986-1987 SaiPa Lappeenranta Jr.-Fin-Jr. 11 1 2 2
1987-1988 SaiPa Lappeenranta U18-Fin-U18 720 5 25 2
1987-1988 SaiPa Lappeenranta Jr.-Fin-Jr. 2021 11 32 16
1988-1989 SaiPa Lappeenranta Jr.-Fin-Jr. 2322 32 54 8
1988-1989 SaiPa Lappeenranta-Finland 114 1 5 6
1988-1989 Finland-EJC-A 68 7 15 6
1989-1990 SaiPa Lappeenranta Jr.-Fin-Jr. 99 8 17 6
1989-1990 SaiPa Lappeenranta-Finland 4424 10 34 8
1989-1990 Finland-WJC-A 76 1 7 2
1990-1991 Tappara Tampere-Finland 4117 23 40 14
1990-1991 Finland-WJC-A 76 5 11 2
1991-1992 Tappara Tampere-Finland 4419 19 38 39
1991-1992 Tappara Tampere-Finland-Q
1991-1992 Finland-WC-A 82 3 5 6
1992-1993 Tappara Tampere-Finland 4827 27 54 28
1992-1993 Finland-WC-A 61 0 1 6
1993-1994Flames81 2 3 0 0 1 0 0 156.7
1993-1994 Saint John Flames-AHL 6728 39 67 24
1994-1995Flames101 2 3 -1 6 1 0 0 616.7
1994-1995 Saint John Flames-AHL 5617 26 43 8
1995-1996Flames50 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 70.0
1995-1996 Saint John Flames-AHL 4818 29 47 48
1995-1996 Cornwall Aces-AHL 107 6 13 4
1996-1997 HV 71 Jonkoping-Sweden 5017 12 29 24
1997-1998 Ilves Tampere-Finland 4711 19 30 12
1998-1999 Ilves Tampere-Finland 5317 5 22 18
1999-2000 Ilves Tampere-Finland 5320 20 40 28
2000-2001 Ilves Tampere-Finland 5527 20 47 10
2001-2002 Ilves Tampere-Finland 5634 26 60 12
2001-2002 Finland-WC-A 91 1 2 2
2002-2003 Ilves Tampere-Finland 5318 12 30 22
2003-2004 Ilves Tampere-Finland 5621 15 36 14
2004-2005 Brynas If Gavle-Sweden 4712 10 22 14
2004-2005 Brynas If Gavle-Sweden-Q 103 4 7 0
2005-2006 Brynas If Gavle-Sweden 131 2 3 16
2005-2006 Ilves Tampere-Finland 296 4 10 16
2006-2007 Ilves Tampere-Finland 5617 12 29 38
2007-2008 Ilves Tampere-Finland 5514 12 26 26
2008-2009 Karpat Oulu-Finland 5011 9 20 49
2009-2010 Karpat Oulu-Finland 529 10 19 22
NHL TOTALS23246-28200287.1

CAREER PLAYOFF STATISTICS

SEASONTEAMGPGAP+/-PIMPPGSHGGWGSS%
1990-1991 Tappara Tampere-Finland 32 0 2 0 4
1991-1992 Tappara Tampere-Finland-Q 43 1 4 0 0
1993-1994 Saint John Flames-AHL 51 2 3 2
1994-1995 Saint John Flames-AHL 40 1 1 2
1995-1996 Cornwall Aces-AHL 81 3 4 2
1996-1997 HV 71 Jonkoping-Sweden 51 1 2 0 2
1997-1998 Ilves Tampere-Finland 92 4 6 0 4
1998-1999 Ilves Tampere-Finland 42 1 3 0 2
1999-2000 Ilves Tampere-Finland 31 0 1 0 4
2000-2001 Ilves Tampere-Finland 93 3 6 0 6
2001-2002 Ilves Tampere-Finland 30 0 0 0 0 00.0
2003-2004 Ilves Tampere-Finland 72 2 4 0 2
2005-2006 Brynas If Gavle-Sweden
2005-2006 Ilves Tampere-Finland 40 1 1 2
2006-2007 Ilves Tampere-Finland 71 0 1 2
2007-2008 Ilves Tampere-Finland 93 3 6 4
2008-2009 Karpat Oulu-Finland 144 2 6 4
2009-2010 Karpat Oulu-Finland 102 0 2 0
Quote of the Day

The old saying in hockey is 'weather the storm.' I put the notion in their heads that we don't want to weather the storm, we want to push just as hard and matched their work ethic. I thought our guys exceeded that in the first period.

— Edmonton Oilers coach Dallas Eakins after their loss to the Nashville Predators on Thursday
2015 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series