Lauri Tukonen

Basics

Type: 
Out of Organization
Position: 
Right Wing
Shoots/Catches: 
Right
Height: 
6.02
Weight: 
200
Born: 
09/01/1986
Age: 
23
Hometown: 
Hyvinkaa, FIN
Acquired: 
Acquired from the Dallas Stars in a trade on November 30, 2008
Last Team: 
Lukko Rauma (FNL)
Projects As: 
Top six winger
Depth Chart Weight: 
8

Draft Info

Draft Status: 
Drafted
Draft Year: 
2004
Draft Type: 
NHL Entry Draft
Drafted By: 
Los Angeles Kings
Round: 
1
Pick No.: 
11
Draft Team: 
Blues (FNL)

Contract

Contract Status: 
Unsigned
Waiver Status: 
Waiver Exempt
Signing Date: 
07/16/2009
Contract Type: 
Two-way
Contract Length: 
1 year
Cap Number: 
$500 000
Contract Start Year: 
2009
Contract End Year: 
2010
Contract End Status: 
RFA
Salary: 
$500 000

Bio

History: 

2008-09

  • 7/21/2008: Los Angeles Kings traded Lauri Tukonen to the Dallas Stars for Richard Clune
  • 8/26/2008: Signed with the Ilves Tampere of the SM-Liiga (Finland)
  • 11/30/2008: Dallas Stars traded Lauri Tukonen to the Tampa Bay Lightning for Andrew Hutchinson


2005-06

  • 8/23/2005: Signed by the Los Angeles Kings to a three-year, entry-level contract.


2004-05

  • 6/26/2004: Drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the 1st round (11th overall)

Scouting Report

Strengths: 

Owns plenty of drive to the net. Likes to use his size in the offensive zone, and is strong on the puck at all times. Isn't afraid of mixing it up.

Weaknesses: 

Must learn how to play in control, so as to avoid serious injuries over time, and be more consistent. Needs refinement in his ability to finish off plays.

Projection: 

Top six winger.

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