Predators defenseman Kimmo Timonen, who won a silver medal with Team Finland in last month's Olympics and is currently ranked among the top 15 NHL defensemen in scoring, sat down with nashvillepredators.com before practice Friday, March 17 at Centennial Sportsplex to answer your questions.
The 30-year-old blueliner has twice been named to participate in the NHL All-Star Game and previously won a bronze medal with Finland in the 1998 Olympics. Timonen is a partial owner of the Finnish team KalPa Kuopio, a club he played for during the 2004-05 lockout and helped lead to the Mestis league championship.
This season, Timonen has already broken his career-high for assists in a season, and is close to surpassing his career-high in points (44, set in 2003-04). The 5'10", 194-pound native of Kuopio, Finland ranks among NHL leaders and is second on the team with 31 power-play points (5g-26a). He ranks second on the team in average ice time (22:19) as well.
Transcript: Kimmo Timonen chat