Urho Vaakanainen Biography

February 15, 2019
First published on:February 15, 2019
by Jorge

Facts of Urho Vaakanainen

Birth Name Urho Vaakanainen
Famous Name Urho Vaakanainen
Father Harri Vaakanainen
Nationality Finnish
Ethnicity White
Birth Place Joensuu, Finland
Currently Working For Providence Bruins
Salary $1,333,333
Net Worth $500 thousand
Weight in KG 84
Profession Ice-hockey player
Full Name Urho Vaakanainen
Current team Providence Bruins
Position in Team Defenceman
Horoscope Capricorn
Birth Date 1 January 1999
Contract 3 year / $4,000,000
Career Earnings $925,000
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)

Urho Vaakanainen is a Finnish professional Ice-hockey player who plays in the National Hockey League (NHL). As of 2019, Urho Vaakanainen currently plays for the Providence Bruins as their Defenceman. 

 

As a Defenceman, Urho Vaakanainen reportedly earns around $1,333,333 as his yearly salary from Providence Bruins. Further, Urho Vaakanainen has an estimated net worth of over $500 thousand.

Urho Vaakanainen Early Life

Urho Vaakanainen was born on 1 January 1999, in Joensuu, Finland to parents Harri Vaakanainen and the details about his mother is still not disclosed. As per his nationality, he is Finnish and belongs to the White ethnic group. Further, his star sign is Capricorn.

His father Harri Vaakanainen played Finnish ice hockey 2. Divisioona, which is Finland's fourth highest level of hockey league. 

Vaakanainen played with the Espoo Blues as a young man in his native country Finland. During the 2015 - 16 season, he made his professional debut with the Espoo Blues in the Liiga, contributing 6 points in 25 games.

Urho Vaakanainen Net Worth And Salary

As of 2019, Urho Vaakanainen has an estimated net worth of over $500 thousand. He reportedly signed a 3 year / $4,000,000 contract with Providence Bruins, including a $277,500 signing bonus, $4,000,000 guaranteed in 2018.

Further, the NHL player has an average salary of $1,333,333 annually while Tuukka Rask is among the highest earner of the team with an annual salary of $7,000,000. Urho Vaakanainen so far has made earnings of $925,000 from his entire NHL career.

Additionally, in 2018 he earned $832,500 as a base salary, including $92,500 as a signing bonus while carrying $925,000 as a cap hit. 

Urho Vaakanainen Personal Life

Exploring his marital status, he is not married. Compared to his professional career, there isn't any information regarding his personal life. Despite digging deep into his relationship status, we didn't find a single hint about if he is in a relationship or not. 

However, he has posted a picture with the girl named IINA KERKKÄNEN in his Instagram account and we aren't sure if the couple is in a relationship or not. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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However, he has kept his personal life low profiled and might be in a secret relationship with his probable girlfriend or wife. Further, he seems to be focused on his career and working hard to establish himself as one of the prominent Defenceman similar to  Torey Krug.

Talking about his body measurement, the Famous NHL star is 6 ft 1 in (185 cm) in height and weighs around 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb). 

Urho Vaakanainen Professional Career

In the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, he was selected 18th overall by the Bruins. Vaakanainen signed a three-year entry-level agreement with the Bruins on 13 June 2018.

On 20 October, the AHL's Providence Bruins farm team called Vaakanainen for the first time and made his NHL debut that night in a 2-1 loss to the Vancouver Canucks.

Currently, he is playing under the guidance of head coach Jay Leach playing along with star team-mates such as Torey Krug, Zdeno Chara and many more.   



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