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BIRTHYEAR 1973-06-14 BIRTHPLACEVantaa, FIN
AGE 41 NATION Finland
POSITION LW SHOOTS L
HEIGHT 178 cm5'10" WEIGHT 82 kg181 lbs
YOUTH TEAM KalPa STATUS Retired
NHL DRAFT 1995 round 4 #87 overall by Hartford Whalers


Son: Kasper Kapanen Father: Hannu Kapanen
Brother: Kimmo Kapanen
Uncle: Jari Kapanen

Team Staff profile of Sami Kapanen also available

© Photo: Timo Savela

CAREER STATISTICS Use/Embed statistics RSS feed
 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-      Postseas. GP G A TP PIM +/- 
 1988-89 KalPa U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 19 13 15284 |            
 1989-90 KalPa U20 Jr. A SM-sarja 30 14 13274 |            
  Finland U17 WHC-17 - - --- |            
 1990-91 KalPa U20 Jr. A SM-sarja 31 9 273610 |            
  KalPa Liiga 14 1 232 3 | Playoffs 8 2 132 -7 
  Finland U18 EJC-18 6 6 4100 |            
 1991-92 KalPa U20 Jr. A SM-sarja 3 0 002 | Relegation 5 1 3410  
  KalPa Liiga 42 15 10258 4 |            
  Finland U20 WJC-20 7 1 568 |            
 1992-93 KalPa U20 Jr. A I-divisioona 1 0 220 | Qualification 7 11 14252  
  KalPa Liiga 37 4 172112 -7 |            
  Finland U20 WJC-20 7 1 232 |            
 1993-94 KalPa Liiga 48 23 325516 12 |            
  HC Kometa Brno Czech2 0 0 000 | Playoffs 1 0 000  
  Finland OG 8 1 012 2 |            
  Finland WC 8 4 260 11 |            
  Finland (all) International 35 14 5192 16 |            
 1994-95 HIFK Liiga 49 14 284242 23 | Playoffs 3 0 000 -1 
  Finland WC 8 2 246 6 |            
 1995-96 Hartford Whalers NHL 35 5 496 0 |            
  Springfield Falcons AHL 28 14 17314 10 | Playoffs 3 1 230 -2 
  Finland WCup 3 0 114 |            
  Finland WC 8 2 246 -1 |            
 1996-97 Hartford Whalers NHL 45 13 12252 6 |            
 1997-98 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 81 26 376316 9 |            
  Finland OG 6 0 110 -4 |            
  Finland  WC 10 4 372 -2 |            
 1998-99 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 81 24 355910 1 | Playoffs 5 1 120 -2 
 1999-00 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 76 24 244812 10 |            
 2000-01 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 82 20 375724 -12 | Playoffs 6 2 350 -7 
  Finland WC 8 7 4118 5 |            
 2001-02 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 77 27 426923 9 | Playoffs 23 1 896 -2 
  Finland OG 4 1 234 -2 |            
 2002-03 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 43 6 121812 -17 |            
  Philadelphia Flyers NHL 28 4 9136 -1 | Playoffs 13 4 376
 2003-04 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 74 12 183014 9 | Playoffs 18 3 7106
 2004-05 KalPa  Mestis 10 6 392 4 | Playoffs 9 5 384
 2005-06 Philadelphia Flyers  NHL 58 12 223412 -9 | Playoffs 6 0 002 -4 
 2006-07 Philadelphia Flyers  NHL 77 11 142522 -21 |            
 2007-08 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 74 5 3816 -12 | Playoffs 16 2 022 -4 
 2008-09 KalPa  Liiga 55 21 244518 8 | Playoffs 12 4 594
  Finland EHT 6 1 122 -3 |            
  Finland  WC 7 2 352 0 |            
 2009-10 KalPa  Liiga 49 15 314658 -6 | Playoffs 13 6 7130
  Finland EHT 2 1 122 2 |            
  Finland  WC 7 1 120 2 |            
 2010-11 Did not play |            
 2011-12 KalPa  Liiga 35 13 122533 0 | Playoffs 2 1 010
 2012-13 KalPa  Liiga 38 7 111814 1 | Playoffs 5 0 112 -1 
 2013-14 KalPa Liiga 35 7 61326 -6 |            
 
 Tournament Statistics
 2011-12 KalPa  ET 7 1 348 |            
 2012-13 KalPa  ET 4 2 132 |            
 2013-14 KalPa ET 7 0 110 |            


TEAM STAFF HISTORY
 Season Team League Role on Team Notes
 2003-2004 KalPa LiigaFranchise Owner  
 2004-2005 KalPa LiigaFranchise Owner  
 2005-2006 KalPa LiigaFranchise Owner  
 2006-2007 KalPa LiigaFranchise Owner  
 2007-2008 KalPa LiigaFranchise Owner  
 2008-2009 KalPa LiigaFranchise Owner  
 2009-2010 KalPa LiigaFranchise Owner  
 2010-2011 KalPa LiigaFranchise Owner  
  KalPa LiigaGeneral Manager  
 2011-2012 KalPa LiigaFranchise Owner  
 2012-2013 KalPa LiigaFranchise Owner  
 2013-2014 KalPa LiigaFranchise Owner  



CAREER TOTALS
   GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/-     GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/- 
  Regular Season   Postseason
  AHL: 28 14 17 31 1.11 10  | 3 1 2 3 1.00 -2 
  Czech2: 0 0 0 0 - | 1 0 0 0 0.00
  EHT: 8 2 2 4 0.50 -1  |    
  EJC-18: 6 6 4 10 1.67 |    
  ET: 18 3 5 8 0.44 10  |    
  International: 35 14 5 19 0.54 16  |    
  Jr. A I-divisioona: 1 0 2 2 2.00 | 7 11 14 25 3.57
  Jr. A SM-sarja: 64 23 40 63 0.98 16  | 5 1 3 4 0.80 10 
  Jr. C SM-sarja: 19 13 15 28 1.47 |    
  Liiga: 402 120 173 293 0.73 229  32  | 43 13 14 27 0.63 -6 
  Mestis: 10 6 3 9 0.90 | 9 5 3 8 0.89
  NHL: 831 189 269 458 0.55 175  -28  | 87 13 22 35 0.40 22  -12 
  OG: 18 2 3 5 0.28 -4  |    
  WC: 56 22 17 39 0.70 24  21  |    
  WCup: 3 0 1 1 0.33 |    
  WHC-17: - - - - - |    
  WJC-20: 14 2 7 9 0.64 10  |    



CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
Season Awards by season
1989-1990 U17 WHC Gold Medal
1990-1991 SM-liiga Silver Medal
  U18 EJC Bronze Medal
1993-1994 Olympic Bronze Medal
  SM-liiga All-Star Team
  SM-liiga Player of the Month (Jan)
  World Championship Silver Medal
1994-1995 World Championship Gold Medal
1997-1998 Olympic Bronze Medal
  World Championship Silver Medal
1999-2000 NHL All-Star Game
2000-2001 World Championship All-Star Team
  World Championship Best Forward
  World Championship Most Goals (7)
  World Championship Silver Medal
2004-2005 Finland2 (Mestis) Champion
  Finland2 (Mestis) to SM-Liiga Promotion (KalPa)
2008-2009 SM-liiga All-Star Team
  SM-liiga Bronze Medal
  SM-liiga Gentleman of the Year
  SM-liiga Player of the Month (Oct)
2009-2010 SM-liiga All-Star Team
 Awards by league
- Finland2 (Mestis) Champion 04/05
- Finland2 (Mestis) to SM-Liiga Promotion 04/05
- NHL All-Star Game 99/00
- Olympic Bronze Medal 93/94, 97/98
- SM-liiga All-Star Team 08/09, 93/94, 09/10
- SM-liiga Bronze Medal 08/09
- SM-liiga Gentleman of the Year 08/09
- SM-liiga Player of the Month 93/94, 08/09
- SM-liiga Silver Medal 90/91
- U17 WHC Gold Medal 89/90
- U18 EJC Bronze Medal 90/91
- World Championship All-Star Team 00/01
- World Championship Best Forward 00/01
- World Championship Gold Medal 94/95
- World Championship Most Goals 00/01
- World Championship Silver Medal 93/94, 97/98, 00/01



TRANSACTIONS
Date Status From To  
03/13/2014 Confirmed KalPa Retired
04/19/2013 Extension KalPa KalPa 1 year 
04/07/2011 Confirmed No team KalPa Comeback 


PLAYER BIOGRAPHY AND TRIVIA
 
 
Career transactions
- 2014-03-13 • Announced his retirement
- 2008-06-02 • Signed by KalPa
- 2004-11-17 • Signed to a lockout contract by KalPa
- 2003-02-07 • Traded to the Philadelphia Flyers with Ryan Bast for Pavel Brendl & Bruno St-Jacques
- 1997-06-25 • Rights transferred to the Carolina Hurricanes after the Hartford Whalers franchise relocated
- 1995-07-08 • Drafted by the Hartford Whalers

Memorable dates
- 2014-03-13 • Played his last SM-liiga game. His son Kasperi scored a goal in the same game. The game clock stopped on the 24th minute and 24th second to mark the goal. Coincidentally 24 was the number worn by Kapanen throughout his career.
- 2013-01-12 • Played alongside his son Kasperi Kapanen, marking the 2nd occasion that a father and son have played together in an SM-liiga game.