Before his transfer to Jokerit in the KHL, the winger played in the Finnish SM-liiga for Ilves, Ässät and Blues.
Huhtala, 26, has played in the Finnish SM-Liiga since the 2005-06 season. In the last two seasons, the forward scored 45+30=75 points in 104 games, being the top scorer of the series during that period.
Despite his young age, the straightforward winger has already played 456 games in the Finnish SM-liiga. Huhtala debuted with the Finnish national team during the 2011-12 season.