Ville Leino
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Ville Leino

Hometown:

Savonlinna Finland

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1983-10-06

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2001

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

Height:

6-0

Acquired:

Free agent signing, 2008

Weight:

182 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History
2006-07: The forward played with HPK’s SM-Liiga and ECC squads. With The SM-Liiga club, he recorded 11 goals and 40 points in 50 games, while with the ECC team he was equally productive, scoring a goal and four assists in three games.

2007-08: Leino signed as a free agent by Detroit on May 10, 2008. In 55 games with Jokerit Helsinki (FIN), the winger netted 28 goals and 49 assists for a total of 77 points. 14 playoff games yielded another eight goals and 11 assists. He also won several SM-Liiga awards this season, including Most Assists and Best Player of the Regular Season, as well as a selection to the All-Star Team.

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