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Finland  / USA KAI KANTOLA  
Last team: KalPa - 2018

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BIRTHYEAR 1987-09-11 BIRTHPLACENorth York, ON, CAN
AGE 30 NATION Finland / USA
POSITION RW/C SHOOTS R
HEIGHT 187 cm / 6'2" WEIGHT 88 kg / 194 lbs
YOUTH TEAM East Coast Eagles CONTRACT 18/19


Kantola is typical power forward. Kantola has good work ethic and likes to play physically. He also has good shot and can be useful in faceoffs. Biggest weakness is skating.
(EP 2015)

Second cousin: Pekka Kangasalusta

© Photo: Timo Savela

CAREER STATISTICS Use/Embed statistics RSS feed
 SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP G A TP PIM +/-      POST GP G A TP PIM +/- 
 2002-03 Carolina Eagles Midget - - --- |            
  Finland U16 (all) International-Jr 4 0 006 |            
 2003-04 Kiekkoreipas U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 30 5 91426 | Playoffs 6 0 000  
 2004-05 Fargo-Moorhead Jets NAHL 37 5 71220 | Playoffs 5 0 004  
 2005-06 Fargo-Moorhead Jets NAHL 52 24 2852116 | Playoffs 8 3 476  
 2006-07 Bowling Green State Univ. NCAA 36 5 61126 -20 |            
  Suomi U20  Mestis 2 0 002 0 |            
 2007-08 Bowling Green State Univ. NCAA 28 6 71360 -3 |            
 2008-09 Bowling Green State Univ. NCAA 36 12 61863 -15 |            
 2009-10 Bowling Green State Univ. NCAA 35 5 71244 -11 |            
  Norfolk Admirals AHL 2 0 000 0 |            
 2010-11 Ilves Liiga 56 5 81324 -2 | Playoffs 5 1 120 -2 
 2011-12 Ilves Liiga 47 3 91234 5 | Relegation 5 2 4610
 2012-13 Ilves Liiga 37 11 112286 0 | Relegation 5 1 234
 2013-14 Ilves  Liiga 59 19 143332 1 |            
 2014-15 Blues Liiga 39 12 102226 -3 | Playoffs 4 0 004 -2 
 2015-16 Blues Liiga 10 1 122 -3 |            
  Ilves  Liiga 49 7 121952 -10 |            
 2016-17 KooKoo Liiga 50 14 92338 -16 |            
  HIFK Liiga 10 1 234 -2 | Playoffs 11 2 138 -1 
 2017-18 KalPa  Liiga 48 7 152230 14 |            
 
 TOURNAMENT STATISTICS
 2015-16 Blues Champions HL 5 1 010 0 |            
 2017-18 KalPa Champions HL 6 4 480 2 |            


CAREER TOTALS
  GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/-    GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/- 
      Postseason
  AHL: 2 0 0 0 0.00 |    
  Champions HL: 11 5 4 9 0.82 |    
  International-Jr: 4 0 0 0 0.00 |    
  Jr. B SM-sarja: 30 5 9 14 0.47 26  | 6 0 0 0 0.00
  Liiga: 405 80 91 171 0.42 328  -16  | 30 6 8 14 0.47 26 
  Mestis: 2 0 0 0 0.00 |    
  Midget: 0 0 0 0 - |    
  NAHL: 89 29 35 64 0.72 136  | 13 3 4 7 0.54 10 
  NCAA: 135 28 26 54 0.40 193  -49  |    



CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
SEASON AWARDS BY SEASON
2014-2015 SM-liiga Player of the Month (September)
 AWARDS BY LEAGUE
- SM-liiga Player of the Month 14/15



TRANSACTIONS
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE  
2017-05-10 Confirmed HIFK KalPa
2017-02-12 Confirmed KooKoo HIFK
2016-04-14 Confirmed Ilves KooKoo
2015-10-13 Confirmed Blues Ilves
2014-04-16 Confirmed Ilves Blues
2012-03-21 Extension Ilves Ilves 2 years 
2010-12-27 Extension Ilves Ilves 1 year 
2010-06-01 Confirmed Bowling Green State Univ. Ilves