DALLAS STARS ACQUIRE DEFENSEMAN JUSSI TIMONEN
FROM PHILADELPHIA IN EXCHANGE FOR
SEVENTH ROUND PICK IN 2009
Stars Assign Timonen to Iowa
FRISCO, Tex. – The Dallas Stars announced today that the club has acquired defenseman Jussi Timonen
(pronounced YOO-see TEE-mo-nen) from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for a seventh round draft pick in 2009. The Stars then assigned Timonen to the Iowa Stars, Dallas’ primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).Timonen
, 24, has appeared in 14 games with the Philadelphia Phantoms (AHL) this season, registering seven assists with 14 penalty minutes. Among Phantoms’ team defensemen, he ranked second in assists and points.
Philadelphia’s fifth round selection (146th overall) in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, Timonen appeared in 14 games with the Philadelphia Flyers last season, posting four helpers with six penalty minutes. The 6-0, 193-pound defenseman also notched 17 points (2-15-17) in 46 games with the Phantoms in ’06-07.
The younger brother of current Philadelphia defenseman Kimmo Timonen played parts of four seasons in Finland’s SM-Liiga (2002-03 through 2005-06), recording two goals and 12 assists for 14 points with 97 penalty minutes in 165 games.