Kimmo Timonen (born March 18, 1975, in Kuopio, Finland) is a professional ice hockey defenseman in the NHL, playing for the Nashville Predators. Timonen was drafted by the LA Kings in 1993 in the 10th round and #250 overall.
Weighing 89 kilograms (196 lbs) and measuring 178 centimeters (5ft 10in), many had said that Timonen isn't big enough for the NHL. After six seasons in the NHL as the leading defenseman in Nashville with Marek Zidlicky, Timonen has become one of the best defensemen in the NHL.
During the 04-05 NHL lockout Timonen played for his hometown team, KalPa, which he partly owns with Philadelphia Flyer Sami Kapanen. Timonen also persuaded his fellow teammate Adam Hall to play for KalPa for the duration of the lockout.
Timonen represented Finland at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey and led his team in scoring with six points, the fifth-highest total overall in the tournament.