Takeshi Saito (ice hockey)

Takeshi Saito (齊藤 毅, Saitō Takeshi, born April 8, 1981) is a Japanese professional ice hockey forward currently playing for East Hokkaido Cranes of the Asia League.[1]

Takeshi Saitō
Born (1981-04-08) April 8, 1981
Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 80 kg (176 lb; 12 st 8 lb)
Position Forward
Shoots Right
ALIH team
Former teams
East Hokkaido Cranes
Japan Ice Hockey League
Sapporo Polaris
Asia League
Oji Eagles
Nikkō Ice Bucks
National team  Japan
Playing career 1999present
Takeshi Saito
Medal record
Men's ice hockey
Representing  Japan
Asian Games
2007 ChangchunIce hockey
2011 Astana-AlmatyIce hockey

He played one season in the Japan League's now defunct team, the Sapporo Polaris. He also played in the Japan national team in every major tournament they have played since 2003.

From 1999-2001, he played for the Snow Brand Sapporo. From 2001-2002, he played for the Sapporo Polaris. From 2002-2003, he played for the Oji Seishi. From 2003-2014, he played for the Oji Eagles.[2] He then played for the Nikkō Ice Bucks from 2014 to 2019.


  1. "Takeshi Saito". Elite Prospects. Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  2. "Takeshi Saito". Elite Prospects. Retrieved 2016-02-03.

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