57 Antti Laaksonen
 
About the Jersey
1999-2000 Boston Bruins
Road ProPlayer Airknit, Size 54, NHL 2000 Patch

Moderate overall wear with many burns, puck/stick marks, fraying on the sleeve numbers, some general filth, and 2 repairs on the right sleeve. LOA signed by Bruins Head Equipment Manager, Peter Henderson. Nice piece worn by this former University of Denver star, and highly underrated penalty killer.

Antti Laaksonen began his journey to the NHL when he was playing in Finland for Forssa of the Finland Jr. league in 1990-91. During that same year, he also played for the FoPS Forssa. The following season, he played for the FoPS Finland Jr. and recorded 19 goals and 23 assist in 24 games. During the 1992-93 season, Laaksonen played in the Finland Jr. league for nine games before being traded to the HPK Hameenlinna. He played in only a single game with the team before being called up to FoPS. During that same season, Laaksonen played for Finland's National team recording no points in two games.

Laaksonen enrolled at the University of Denver in the fall of 1993 and was a member of the team's varsity team. During the four seasons he played (1993-97), he recorded 75 goals and 72 assists in 144 games. In 1997-98, Laaksonen played for the AHL's Providence Bruins for 38 games recording three goals and two assists and with the ECHL's Charlotte Checkers for 15 games.

Drafted by the Boston Bruins, 191st overall in 1997, the following season Laaksonen played in 11 games for the team. He would also return to the Providence Bruins for the remainder of the season, playing 66 games. In 1999-00, Laaksonen would do the same, this time playing 27 games with Boston and 40 games with Providence. During his two seasons with the Boston Bruins, he scored seven goals and had five assists.

After spending three seasons in the Boston organization, Laaksonen signed as a free agent with the Minnesota Wild in the summer of 2000 and went on to play four seasons with the club as one of the team's offensive leaders, before being acquired by the Colorado Avalanche in the summer of 2004.

On the international stage, Laaksonen has represented Finland at the World Junior Championships (1993) and World Championships (2001, 2004).

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Career Statistics

Left Wing
Born: October 3, 1973 -- Tammela, Finland
6-0, 180 lbs.

Selected by Boston Bruins round 8 #191 overall 1997 NHL Entry Draft

Career Statistics Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1992-93 HPK Hameenlinna 2 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
1993-94 U. of Denver 36 12 9 21 38 -- -- -- -- --
1994-95 U. of Denver 40 17 18 35 42 -- -- -- -- --
1995-96 U. of Denver 38 25 28 53 71 -- -- -- -- --
1996-97 U. of Denver 39 21 17 38 63 -- -- -- -- --
1997-98 Charlotte Checkers 15 4 3 7 12 6 0 3
3 0
1997-98 Providence Bruins 38 3 2 5 14 -- -- -- -- --
1998-99 Boston Bruins 11 1 2 3 2 -- -- -- -- --
1998-99 Providence Bruins 66 25 33 58 52 19 7 2 9 28
1999-00 Providence Bruins 40 10 12 22 57 14 5 4 9 4
1999-00 Boston Bruins 27 6 3 9 2 -- -- -- -- --
2000-01 Minnesota Wild 82 12 16 28 24 -- -- -- -- --
2001-02 Minnesota Wild 82 16 17 33 22 -- -- -- -- --
2002-03 Minnesota Wild 82 15 16 31 26 16 1 3 4 4
2003-04 Minnesota Wild 77 12 14 26 20 -- -- -- -- --
2005-06 Colorado Avalanche 81 16 18 34 40 9 0 2 2 2
2006-07 Colorado Avalanche 19 1 0 1 6 -- -- -- -- --
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NHL Totals 461 79 86 165 142 25 1 5 6 6