Toni Grew up in Rauma, Finland. Started skating/playing hockey at 2 years old. Won the National Championship in Finland as a captain at Bantam Major playing for Lukko, Rauma. Named the best D man and All star at the U16 Team Finland combine. Played for team Finland at U16, U17, U18 and U20 levels. Also played for Team Finland at the 1990 World Junior Championships (finished 4th). Oldest rookie ever on Team Finland at the men's level at 32 years old. Played first year pro on his senior year of high school for Lukko in the Finnish Elite League. Drafted by the Flyers in 1990. Won the German Championship with Cologne Sharks in 2002. Captain or assistant Captain 10 out of 18 pro years.
-9 years in Finnish Elite League
-6 years in DEL Germany
-3 years in North America AHL
06-07 Lukko, Rauma
07-08 MM Peewee Major
08-09 MM Bantam Minor, Reading Royals Squirt AA
09-10 MM Squirt Major, MM Bantam Major
10-11 MM Peewee Minor, MM U16 National
11-12 MM Peewee Major, MM U16 National
12-13 MM Bantam Minor, MM U18
13-14 MM Squirt Major, MM Bantam Major
14-15 MM PeeWee Minor, MM 16 American
15-16 MM PeeWee Major, MM 16 National
Head instructor of multiple hockey skill development camps and clinics.
Level 4 coach.
Combining the European and north American development systems. Maximizing skill development in high tempo competitive atmosphere. Age appropriate training and systems. Emphasis on Team work, tight active defensive systems, creative offensive systems, attitude, work ethic, commitment, respect!