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Kimmo Timonen | Defenseman

Team: Chicago Blackhawks
Age / DOB:  (40) / 3/18/1975
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 194
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Kimmo Timonen is likely to rejoin the Philadelphia Flyers in a non-playing role, but not immediately.
"Right now the feeling is I need time," Timonen said. "If there’s a job I can do for the Flyers, I will do it, but it probably has to wait." Timonen hung up his skates after earning a Stanley Cup championship with the Chicago Blackhawks. This is an opportunity for him to unwind and spend some time with his family before beginning the next chapter of his career, so it's not surprising that he wants to take some time off first. Jun 23 - 11:11 AM
Source: CSN Philly

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Kimmo Timonen is open to returning to the Flyers' organization in a non-playing role.

Flyers GM Ron Hextall has already publicly stated that he'll talk to Timonen about a job in the organization. "If we can find something that can benefit both sides, obviously, I would be interested," Timonen said. "I'll talk to Hexy when I get home and see what happens. I have no plans, really. I'm going to take my time. It's been a crazy 25, 30 years, so I want to take my time and really see what my next move [is]." Timonen was a pillar of the Flyers' defensive core for seven seasons before blood clots prevented him from playing at the start of the 2014-15 campaign. Once he was healthy, Philadelphia traded him to Chicago, giving Timonen the opportunity to retire as a champion.
Source: CSN Philly
Jun 17 - 6:57 PM

Kimmo Timonen might end up rejoining the Philadelphia Flyers in a non-playing role.

Timonen is retiring after winning the Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks, but what's next for him remains a mystery. Flyers GM Ron Hextall plans to reach out to Timonen now that the playoffs are over and discuss the possibility of him retiring to the organization in some capacity. Timonen played in 519 games over seven seasons with Philadelphia. The 2014-15 campaign was technically Timonen's eighth with the Flyers, but he was sidelined due to blood clots and then dealt to Chicago once he was ready to return.
Source: CSN Philly
Jun 17 - 10:37 AM

Kimmo Timonen will get his storybook ending and retire 'a champion'.

After 16 seasons, Timonen finally hoisted the Stanley Cup after Monday's Game 6 victory for Chicago over Tampa Bay. "It's been a long journey," Timonen said. One of the more successful athletes of his generation, Timonen still always found himself with the wrong endings. He has four Olympic medals, yet no golds. He went to three World Championships, and never won. He was even the defender who got beat when Patrick Kane sealed Chicago's first Cup during their current run, which was back in 2010. Tonight then marks the second time Kane made him cry. Timonen finishes seventh among all Finland-born players in scoring with 571 points across 1,108 games with Nashville, Philadelphia, and Chicago. Ironically Timonen didn't notch a single point for Chicago during his 16 games after the trade deadline, nor his 17 games for them in the postseason. "I was dreaming about this moment for a long time, and it's right here. This game has given me so much."
Jun 16 - 1:36 AM

Veteran defenseman Kimmo Timonen, who has been used sparingly for the Chicago Blackhawks in their Stanley Cup final against the Tampa Bay Lightning, confessed Saturday that he will no longer be in the NHL after the championship series.

"I'm really trying to enjoy these last few days because, let's be honest: It's five days left in my career." Timonen had only 5:46 of ice time in the Hawks' 4-1 win last Wednesday night. He only played 25 seconds of the second period. He doesn't have any points in 16 playoff games with Chicago, but he did hit the post on a shot in Game 4.
Jun 13 - 5:44 PM

The Chicago Blackhawks have managed to surprise Kimmo Timonen.

That's not an easy feat given everything Timonen has seen during his lengthy NHL career and Chicago's recent reputation for greatness. "I've seen a lot of teams, a lot of hockey players, a lot of different systems. I've got to give a lot of credit to these guys," Timonen said. "I would say the top eight guys who have been here for six or seven years, these guys are so dedicated for this sport, hockey, just taking care of themselves. It surprised me. I've never seen that before. It is not a surprise these guys have won it couple times and been in Conference Finals every year." There's a good chance Timonen will retire after this season and winning his first championship would be a storybook ending to his great career.
Source: CSN Chicago
Jun 12 - 10:24 AM

Kimmo Timonen saw just 5:46 of ice time in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final.

He last appearance came in Game 5 of the Western Conference Final against Tampa Bay, but he was just happy to get another chance. "I'm living in the moment," said Timonen. "Past is past. I have a really good opportunity. It is not about me; it is about the team and getting a win." Timonen only played 25 seconds in the second period. He doesn't have any points in 16 playoff games with Chicago, but he did hit the post in Game 4 on Wednesday night.
Jun 11 - 10:32 AM

Kimmo Timonen will return to the lineup on Wednesday night in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final.

The veteran defenseman has been a healthy scratch since May 25th when he dressed in Game 5 of the Western Conference Final against the Anaheim Ducks. Coach Joel Quenneville said that Johnny Oduya was likely to play Wednesday night as well, so that means Timonen will probably be coming in for either Trevor van Riemsdyk or Kyle Cumiskey.

Kimmo Timonen will sit out for a fourth straight game Monday night for Game 3 against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

It’s been a rough fall for the veteran defenseman but as he has yet to dress in the Stanley Cup Final. To add insult to injury, the Hawks will make a change on defense but will dress rookie defenseman Trevor van Reimsdyk in favor of Timonen to replace David Runblad for Game 3. Also scratched for the Hawks Monday night are Joakim Nordstrom, Daniel Carcillo, Phillip Danault, Ville Pokka, Ryan Hartman, and Victor Svedberg.
Jun 8 - 7:59 PM

Kimmo Timonen will once again be one the notables for the Blackhawks who will be scratched for Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final in Tampa Bay on Saturday night.

The Hawks will be going with the same six defensemen as they did in Game 1 which makes Timonen again in the press box. Daniel Carcillo, Ville Pokka, Phillip Danault, Ryan Hartman, Joakim Nordstrom, Viktor Svedberg, Trevor van Riemsdyk will all be joining him in the press box.
Jun 6 - 6:41 PM

Kimmo Timonen will lead the list of scratches for the Blackhawks Wednesday night in Tampa Bay for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.

He will be joined in the press box by forwards Daniel Carcillo and Joakim Nordstrom as well as defender Trevor van Riemsdyk. We don’t expect Carcillo or Nordstrom to dress in the Cup Final but van Riemsdyk is getting closer to a return from a wrist injury and should see some game action in the series. Timonen most likely won’t dress as well unless Kyle Cumiskey or David Rundblad sustain an injury.
Jun 3 - 7:50 PM

Kimmo Timonen is trying to stay positive and help the Blackhawks in any way he can despite the fact that he's been a healthy scratch lately.

Even before that, Timonen wasn't getting much playing time. "To be honest, it's been a long process to get to this point," Timonen said. "Am I frustrated? Kind of surprised? Mad? Yeah. But this is not about me. This is about the team and winning the Stanley Cup and I’m going to do everything I can to help this team moving forward." While his role in it isn't ideal, this might be Timonen's last chance to win the Stanley Cup. That would make for a great ending to what's been a tremendous career.
Source: CSN Chicago
Jun 3 - 9:58 AM

Kimmo Timonen will lead the Blackhawks' cast of scratches as his teammates take on the Ducks in Game 7 on Saturday night.

Timonen will be joined by forwards Kris Versteeg, Joakim Nordstrom, and Daniel Carcillo, as well as fellow defender Trevor van Riemsdyk who leads Chicago's cast of Black Aces.

Kimmo Timonen is indeed a healthy scratch for Game 6 Wednesday night versus Anaheim.

As previously mentioned earlier in the day, the Blackhawks will elect to use the fresher, younger legs of David Rundblad on defense instead of the veteran Timonen. Timonen has not been playing much during the series versus Anaheim and has averaged just 9:25 of ice time per game in 15 of the Hawks previous playoff games. He hasn’t even recorded a point since being acquired from the Flyers at the NHL Trade Deadline so this move is definitely justified.
May 27 - 7:59 PM

Updating an earlier item, now it looks like Kimmo Timonen will be scratched for Game 6 of the Western Conference Final.

He was on the ice twice as long as his teammates during the morning session. David Rundblad appears to be taking Timonen's place in the lineup. Timonen hasn't received much ice time in the playoffs and he was a minus-2 with 8:06 of playing time in Game 5 versus Anaheim.
May 27 - 1:29 PM

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