Ice hockey world champion Anttila extends contract with Jokerit
MOSCOW, 21 Jan – Forward Marko Anttila has extended his contract with the Finnish “Jokerit”, according to the official website of the KHL club.
The new agreement with the 36-year-old hockey player will be valid until the end of the 2022/23 season. Anttila is the captain of the Jokerit.
“Anttila is an important player for the team, including off the ice. He works hard on his own development day by day. The call to the Olympic team shows how much he is appreciated in the main ice hockey team in Finland,” the general manager’s official website quotes Jokerita by Jari Kurri.
“I still enjoy playing and negotiations for a contract extension went pretty smoothly as both sides were willing to take advantage of this opportunity,” Anttila said.
Anttila has been playing for Jokerit since 2016, earlier in the KHL the Finn played for Metallurg Novokuznetsk. In total, he played 350 league matches, in which he scored 106 (57 goals + 49 assists) points. He also played for the Swedish “Örebro”, the Finnish TPS, “Ilves”.
As part of the Finnish national team, he became the winner and silver medalist of the world championships. He joined the national team for the Beijing Olympic Games, which will be held from February 4 to 20.