Lauri Tukonen (RW)
2006-07 Season: Made his NHL debut with the Los Angeles Kings against the Vancouver Canucks on February 22, 2007…Participated in four games with the Kings…Tallied 32 points (13-19=32) and 30 penalty minutes in 61 games with the Monarchs.
Career Highlights: Played in 62 regular season games with the Monarchs and collected 36 points (14-22=36) during the 2005-06 season…Scored his first AHL goal against the Springfield Falcons on October 15, 2005…Recorded 10 points (5-5=10) and 10 penalty minutes in 43 regular season games with the Espoo Blues of the Finnish Elite League (SM-Liiga) during the 2005-06 season…Youngest player (17 years-old) in the Finnish Elite League during the 2003-04 season…Collected six points (3-3=6) and 16 penalty minutes in 35 games with the Blues that season.
Transactions: Selected by the Kings in the first-round (11th overall) in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft…Agreed to terms on a multi-year entry-level contract with the Kings on August 23, 2005.
International Play: Appeared in seven games and collected 10 points (3-7=10) with Team Finland at the 2006 World Junior Championships…Collected two points (1-1=2) in six games with Team Finland at the 2005 World Junior Championships…Played in seven games and was one of the top forwards for the bronze medal-winning Team Finland at the 2004 World Junior Championships…Tied for the tournament lead in with 11 points (6-5=11), while co-leading Team Finland in goals (five), plus-minus rating (plus-7) and power play goals (two) at the World Under-18 Tournament.