Ice hockey player
| August 27, 1987 (age 28)
Tuusula, Finland (1987-08-27) |
78th Overall, 2005
Ilari Melart, Shea Weber, Peter Laviolette
Teemu Laakso (born August 27, 1987) is a Finnish professional ice hockey defenceman. He is currently plays with the Växjö Lakers of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL).
Laakso was drafted in the 3rd round (78th overall) by the Nashville Predators in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Laakso previously played for HIFK in Finland's SM-liiga. He has also played with Team Finland in two Under-18 world championships and three Under-20 world championships. Laakso was called up to Nashville during the 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs before their 2nd round series with the Vancouver Canucks.
On June 3, 2012, unable to establish himself in the NHL after four seasons within the Predators organization, Laakso left to sign a two-year contract with Russian team, Severstal Cherepovets.
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