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Ossi Väänänen

Born:August 18, 1980Draft:1998, Phoenix Coyotes, #43 Overall
Hometown:Vantaa, FINPosition:D
Known For:Shoots/Catches:Left
National Team:Finland

Ossi Reijo Juhani Väänänen (born August 18, 1980) is a Finnish former professional ice hockey defenceman. He was the captain of Jokerit of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL), with whom he has previously won two silver medals as runner-up for the Kanada-malja in 2000 and 2005 in the Finnish Liiga. He was originally drafted by the Phoenix Coyotes and has additionally played for the Colorado Avalanche, Philadelphia Flyers, and Vancouver Canucks in the NHL.

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  • U18 EJC Silver Medal 1997-1998
  • U20 SM-liiga Silver Medal 1997-1998
  • U20 SM-liiga Champion 1998-1999
  • SM-liiga Silver Medal 1999-2000
  • World Championship Silver Medal 2000-2001
  • NHL YoungStars Roster 2002-2003
  • SM-liiga Silver Medal 2004-2005
  • World Cup Runner Up 2004-2005
  • World Championship Bronze Medal 2007-2008
  • World Championship Gold Medal 2010-2011
  • SM-liiga Bronze Medal 2011-2012
  • Olympic Bronze Medal 2013-2014
  • Finnish Hockey Hall of Fame (Jääkiekkoleijona) (#261) 2020-2021