Morning Free Association: Favourite Hockey Names

Guys, I found him- my new favourite Finnish player. Well, he’s not in the NHL yet, but he could be in 2-6 years.

First of all, he’s tall at 6’6″. He could probably eat a sandwich or two because he’s only 198.

Did I tell you he’s a goalie? Well he is. It should have been obvious because he’s a goaltender; Finns simply don’t play other positions. If you think they do you’ve been hallucinating and you should really stop eating those frozen burritos before bedtime.

Really though, the best part of Finnish hockey players are their names. Oh boy, this guy has a tremendously awesome, wonderful name that just trips off the tongue.

His name is Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen.

Truthfully, I have no idea if he has game. I do know that he has a name that seems like it could come not only from the Star Wars universe, but also from Avatar: The Last Airbender, and Dune. I might love this name even more than Jyrki Jokipakka.

Anyway, in my opinion this is the best name today. Feel free to discuss other favourite hockey names below.

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