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PETRI KONTIOLA RUMORS

Kontiola: ‘I’ve got to make that money at some point’

For those who don’t remember Petri Kontiola, he’s the Finnish forward, who bought himself out of the final year of his contract, to return to the NHL. It sounded like a good plan on paper. Kontiola, 30, spent roughly $500,000 of his own money to leave the KHL and sign a one-year, $1.1 million contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs. However, injuries he was battling throughout...
Via Pro Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs give Petri Kontiola another shot at NHL success

Every now and then, he would get asked about it. Someone — a teammate, a journalist, a person he met on the street — would look at Petri Kontiola and wonder what happened. Why did the top forward in the 2013 world championship, an offensive playmaker who led club teams in Finland and in Russia in scoring, last just 12 games in the NHL? Why didn’t it work out? Was he too small...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

KHL less threatening than ever to NHL

The numbers don’t really add up, but they say an awful lot about the global hockey landscape right now. Petri Kontiola’s new one-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs is worth $1.1 million — a tidy sum until you factor in that he paid a little more than $600,000 to orchestrate his exit from the Russian-based KHL. As a result, he’ll essentially be playing for less than...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs Sign KHL Star To One-Year Deal

#490859009 / gettyimages.com While the Toronto Maple Leafs haven’t made any major moves in the opening days of free agency, they did bring in 29-yar-old Finnish center Petri Kontiola from the KHL on a one-year deal. Kontiola was drafted in the seventh round, number 196 overall, by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2004 NHL Entry Level Draft. He was with the organization for two seasons...
Via Beyond The Benches
July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs sign Mike Santorelli and Petri Kontiola

  According to Darren Dreger of TSN, the Toronto Maple Leafs have signed free agent center Mike Santorelli to a one year deal worth $1.5 million. Toronto had been rumoured to be looking to add another NHL free agent to their bottom six, and the names floating around were between David Legwand and Santorelli. This […]
Via The Hockey Report
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Leafs sign Finnish centre Kontiola to 1-year deal

The Toronto Maple Leafs are looking overseas to bolster their depth at centre. Sportsnet has learned that the team is on the verge of signing free agent Petri Kontiola to a one-year contract. Sources indicate that the deal will be completed as soon as the player gains his official release from Traktor Chelyabinsk of the KHL. Kontiola is a former seventh-round draft pick of the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Leafs About To Sign Petri Kontiola

from Chris Johnston of Sportsnet, The Toronto Maple Leafs are looking overseas to bolster their depth at centre. Sportsnet has learned that the team is on the verge of signing free agent Petri Kontiola to a one-year contract. Sources indicate that the deal will be completed as soon as the player gains his official release from Traktor Chelyabinsk of the KHL. Kontiola...
Via Kukla's Korner
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Awkward Interview With Petri Kontiola At IIHF

Finland took on Canada Thursday in the Quarter Finals of the IIHF World Hockey championships to a 3-2 victory. However, after the second period Finland was trailing Canada 2-1.Finnish player Petri Kontiola was hit up for a player interview right after getting off the ice. Now, Kontiola either didn’t feel like answering questions or he just isn’t good at interviews. Watch the...
Via Beyond The Benches
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Petri Kontiola Scores Twice In Uneventful 2-0 Finnish Victory by   Steven Ellis

Finland and Belarus took to the ice in the final game of the day. It was a very quiet and uneventful match, with only a combined 30 saves between the two taken, but in the end the boys in blue and white would take the game by a score of 2-0. Finland got off to the lead with just four [...]
Via The Hockey House
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

What Petri Kontiola’s WHC Performance Tells Us

The preliminary round of the World Hockey Championships concluded yesterday.  Ilya Kovalchuk of Russia leads the tournament with 13 points.  In second in scoring is Petri Kontiola of Finland.  He has 12 points.  This is a bit of a surprise since Kontiola is not an established NHL player.  Kontiola was drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in 2004.  He was 19 years old at the...
Via Kukla's Korner
May 16, 2013  |  Discuss
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