Emma (Laaksonen) Terho
Assigned to: Athlete Ambassador - Kazakhstan
Team Finland – 1998-2010 (Senior Team)…1995-97 (Under 22 Team)
Medals won: Olympic Winter Games (2010 Bronze, 1998 Bronze)…IIHF World Women’s Championship (2009 Bronze, 2008 Bronze, 2004 Bronze, 2000 Bronze)
Awards: IIHF World Women’s Championship Tournament All Star 2008 and Best Defenceman 2000…Best Defender European Cup 2010 and 2005…Player of the year in Finland 2006 & 2002
Other Hockey Experience: Played for Ohio State University 2000-04…Player for Espoo Blues 2007-present, 2004-06 & 1996-2000…Played for SKIF Nizhny Novgorod (Russia) 2006-2007…Finhockey School (Finland) instructor 2005…WCHA Student Athlete of the Year 2004…Instructor at Blue Jackets hockey Camp in Columbus, Ohio 2003 & 2004…Ohio State hockey camp 2004…Patty Kazmaier Top 10 2002…Involved in Girls’ Hockey Days and Camps…Total 23 years played
Personal Information: Currently resides in Espoo, Finland with husband, Teemu, and son, Timi…Hometown Espoo, Finland…Works as a Fixed Income trader at an investment bank
Why have you joined AMP? I have gotten a lot through hockey and I believe I have something to give back. I am proud to be part of this sport and truly believe that women's hockey can really take the next step if we all are willing to work together. I want to do all I can to help with this development. I believe living and playing in different countries have provided me with valuable experience I can use within this program.