Jani Lajunen
HEIGHT: 6' 1"
BIRTHDATE: 06/16/1990
DRAFTED: NSH: 2008-201 overall
Traded to St. Louis by Nashville for Scott Ford, February 19, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Vaxjo (Sweden), May 7, 2013.
CAREER NOTES: Spent his first full season in the Finnish Elite League in 2009-10 with Espoo… Tied for the Espoo team lead in plus/minus rating in 2009-10 (+4)… Played in his second consecutive World Junior Championship tournament in 2010, tying for third on Team Finland in points (1g-5a-6pts) and tying for second on the team in assists… Split the 2008-09 season between Espoo’s junior and senior teams, playing 25 games for each squad… Ranked second on Espoo Jr. in goals (16) and fifth in points (26) despite missing 16 of the club’s contests… Helped Espoo Jr. club win the 2009 Finnish Junior League playoff and regular season titles… Scored a goal while suiting up for three 2009 Champions League games… Represented Finland at the 2009 World Junior Championships in Ottawa… Registered four points (2g-2a) in two games with the Finnish Junior club in a pair of pre-tournament games against Finnish second division teams… Played his first full season with Espoo’s junior team in 2007-08 and ranked fifth on the club in plus/minus (+11) after spending the previous two seasons in the Junior B ranks (2005-07)… Played for Finland at the 2008 Under-18 World Championships.