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KARI SUORANIEMI  Finland  / Sweden

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BIRTHYEAR 1960-09-29 BIRTHPLACEOulu, FIN
AGE 55 NATION Finland / Sweden
POSITION D SHOOTS L
HEIGHT 187 cm / 6'2" WEIGHT 90 kg / 198 lbs
YOUTH TEAM Kärpät STATUS Retired
HIGHLIGHTS
1-time U20 WJC Silver Medal 1
1-time AHL Calder Cup Champion 1


Brother: Seppo Suoraniemi, Sons: Niko Suoraniemi, Joel Suoraniemi

Team Staff profile of Kari Suoraniemi also available

CAREER STATISTICS Use/Embed statistics RSS feed
 SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP G A TP PIM +/-      POST GP G A TP PIM +/- 
 1977-78 Kärpät U20 Jr. A SM-sarja 22 11 132430 | Playoffs 5 3 369  
 1978-79 Kärpät U20 Jr. A SM-sarja 17 11 162718 | Playoffs - - ---  
  Kärpät Liiga 5 0 110 0 | Relegation 6 1 566  
 1979-80 Kärpät Liiga 28 1 3426 13 | Playoffs 6 0 000  
  Finland U20 WJC-20 2 0 000 |            
 1980-81 Kärpät Liiga 31 4 81230 9 | Playoffs 12 5 6114  
  Rochester Americans AHL 4 1 122 |            
 1981-82 Rochester Americans AHL 61 2 293132 |            
 1982-83 Rochester Americans AHL 72 9 283764 |            
 1983-84 Kärpät Liiga 29 4 91330 1 | Playoffs 1 0 000  
 1984-85 Kärpät Liiga 35 9 101967 -3 | Playoffs 7 0 338
  Finland WC 8 3 146 1 |            
 1985-86 JyP HT Liiga 35 9 112054 1 |            
  Finland WC 10 0 002 -4 |            
 1986-87 JyP HT Liiga 42 8 182636 5 |            
 1987-88 Skellefteå HC SHL 22 4 91332 |            
 1988-89 Skellefteå HC SHL 30 7 111840 |            
 1989-90 Skellefteå HC SHL 22 4 61022 |            
  Skellefteå HC Allsvenskan 18 5 51012 | Qualification 3 0 002  
 1990-91 Jokerit Liiga 30 1 6722 -12 |            
 1991-92 Rögle BK Division 1 23 5 91412 |            
 1992-93 Rögle BK SHL 33 2 5739 |            
 1993-94 Rögle BK SHL 37 7 91628 | Playoffs 3 0 006  
 1994-95 Rögle BK SHL 19 0 556 |            
  Rögle BK Allsvenskan 13 1 566 | Kvalserien SHL 11 0 000  


TEAM STAFF HISTORY
 SEASON TEAM LEAGUE ROLE ON TEAM NOTES
 1998-1999 Rögle BK Division 1Asst. Coach  


CAREER TOTALS
  GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/-    GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/- 
  Regular Season   Postseason
  AHL: 137 12 58 70 0.51 98  |    
  Allsvenskan: 31 6 10 16 0.52 18  | 14 0 0 0 0.00  
  Division 1: 23 5 9 14 0.61 12  |    
  Jr. A SM-sarja: 39 22 29 51 1.31 48  | 5 3 3 6 1.20  
  Liiga: 235 36 66 102 0.43 265  14  | 32 6 14 20 0.63 18 
  SHL: 163 24 45 69 0.42 167  | 3 0 0 0 0.00  
  WC: 18 3 1 4 0.22 -3  |    
  WJC-20: 2 0 0 0 0.00 |    



CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
SEASON AWARDS BY SEASON
1979-1980 U20 WJC Silver Medal
1980-1981 SM-liiga Playoffs Most Assists by Defenseman (6)
  SM-liiga Playoffs Most Points by Defenseman (11)
1982-1983 AHL Calder Cup Champion
1991-1992 Division 1 to Elitserien Promotion (Rögle)
 AWARDS BY LEAGUE
- AHL Calder Cup Champion 82/83
- Division 1 to Elitserien Promotion 91/92
- SM-liiga Playoffs Most Assists by Defenseman 80/81
- SM-liiga Playoffs Most Points by Defenseman 80/81
- U20 WJC Silver Medal 79/80


PLAYER BIOGRAPHY AND TRIVIA
 
 
 
Cult/Star player for Rögle BK