Honoured Members
Jorma Valtonen
Jorma Valtonen was named Best Goaltender of the World Championship tournament of 1972 in Prague. In the same year he also won the Finnish Hockey Player of the Year award. Valtonen’s career in the Finnish national team spanned a total of 13 major tournaments between 1970 and 1984, including three Olympic Games and the inaugural Canada Cup in 1976. In Sarajevo 1984 he became the first hockey player to carry the Finnish flag at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games.

Valtonen began his league career at TPS Turku in 1964 and ended it in the same team in 1987. In between he played for four other Finnish clubs, two clubs in Italy and one in Germany.

Between 1993 and 1996 Valtonen coached the Finnish women’s national team, winning the European Championship title in 1995 and World Championship bronze in 1994. He was inducted into the IIHF Hall of Fame in 1999.

Induction number 67 Inducted1989
- Goaltender
- Born 22 December 1946, Turku
- TPS 1964–66, RU-38 1966/67, Ässät 1967–72, Jokerit 1972–74, FoPS 1974/75, HC Val Gardena 1975–77, HC Alleghe 1977/78, TPS 1978–80, EHC München 1980/81, TPS 1981–87
- Finnish League: Regular season: 411 games in goal; Playoffs: 36 games in goal
- National team: 232 games
- Championships: 3 – Finland, 1 – Italy
- IIHF Hall of Fame 1999