Teemu Laakso
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 6' 1"
BIRTHDATE: 08/27/1987
DRAFTED: NSH: 2005-78 overall
Signed as a free agent by Cherepovets (KHL), June 3, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Vaxjo (Sweden), July 18, 2014.

CAREER NOTES: Started the 2009-10 season with Nashville, playing in the team’s first seven games… Made his NHL debut on Oct. 3, 2009 at Dallas… Assigned to Milwaukee on Oct. 20, 2009. Limited to 46 AHL games with Milwaukee in his second North American season due to injury… Ranked third among Admiral blueliners in plus/minus (+12) in 2009-10… Posted seven (2g-5a) of his 13 points (4g-9a) in the final six games of 2009-10… Played in all seven of Milwaukee’s 2010 Calder Cup Playoff games, posting three points (1g-2a), good for third among Ads d-men… Missed the final 33 games of the 2008-09 regular season, and all 11 playoff games, due to injury… At the time of his injury, ranked fifth on the Admirals, and second among club defensemen, in penalty minutes (50)… Notched his only two goals of the 2008-09 season on Dec. 13, 2008 at Iowa… Played his third full season with HIFK Helsinki of the Finnish Elite League in 2007-08, tying for the team lead among blueliners in plus/minus rating (+7)… Led all HIFK skaters in average ice time (21:35) in seven playoff games in 2008… Appeared in the World Junior Championships for the third time in 2007 and led the tournament in penalty minutes (52)… Won a bronze medal with Finland at the 2006 World Junior Championships. Led tournament defensemen in goals (3) and tied for third overall with a +7 rating… Started the 2004-05 season in the Finnish junior league and played his first games in the Finnish Elite League with HIFK Helsinki in December 2004... Played for Finland as a 17-year-old at the 2005 World Junior Championships... Competed for Team Finland at the U-18 World Championships in both 2004 and 2005.