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Ville Peltonen

Ville Peltonen  #18

Left Wing
NUMBER: 18 BIRTHDATE: May 24, 1973
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Vantaa, Finland
WEIGHT: 182 DRAFTED: SJS / 1993 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 3rd   (58th overall)
Finnish Rookie of the Year (1993) WC-A All-Star Team (1995, 2004) IHL Second All-Star Team (2001) Traded to Nashville by San Jose for Nashville's 5th round choice (later traded to Phoenix Phoenix selected Josh Blackburn) in 1998 Entry Draft, June 26, 1998. Missed majority of 1998-99 due to shoulder surgery, December 10, 1998. Signed as a free agent by Jokerit Helsinki (Finland), April 26, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Lugano (Swiss), April 9, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Florida, June 15, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Minsk (KHL), July 31, 2009. Signed as a free agent by HIFK Helsinki (Finland), June 29, 2010.

Playing for my favorite team growing up, I've probably scored that goal a million times in my driveway. It feels good to actually do it in real life.

— Dale Weise, who grew up a Canadiens fan, on scoring the overtime winner in Montreal's 5-4 victory against Tampa Bay in Game 1