Ari Ahonen

Ari Pekka Ahonen (born February 6, 1981) is a Finnish professional ice hockey goaltender currently playing for Metallurg Magnitogorsk of the Kontinental Hockey League. He was drafted in the first round, 27th overall, by the New Jersey Devils in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft.

After playing three seasons in Finland's SM-liiga, representing JYP and HIFK, Ahonen joined the Devils' American Hockey League affiliate, the Albany River Rats. After five seasons with the River Rats, Ahonen returned to Finland in 2006 to represent Blues, but when he found himself serving as backup to Bernd Br├╝ckler, Ahonen signed with Jokerit when no less than three of their goaltenders were injured. With Jokerit Ahonen have won silver medals in 2007. During 2011-12 season Ahonen signed a 2-year deal with Metallurg Magnitogorsk.

Ahonen is the only goaltender in SM-liiga history to have represented all three teams in the greater Helsinki area: HIFK, Jokerit and Blues.