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HANNU VIRTA  Finland

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BIRTHYEAR 1963-03-22 BIRTHPLACETurku, FIN
AGE 52 NATION Finland
POSITION D SHOOTS L
HEIGHT 181 cm / 5'11" WEIGHT 82 kg / 181 lbs
YOUTH TEAM TPS STATUS Retired
NHL DRAFT 1981 round 2 #38 overall by Buffalo Sabres



Team Staff profile of Hannu Virta also available

CAREER STATISTICS Use/Embed statistics RSS feed
 SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP G A TP PIM +/-      POST GP G A TP PIM +/- 
 1978-79 TPS U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 22 1 9106 |            
 1979-80 TPS U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 26 13 8216 | Playoffs 5 2 350  
 1980-81 TPS U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 29 22 224455 |            
  TPS Liiga 1 0 110 -1 | Playoffs 4 0 114  
  Finland U18 EJC-18 5 3 140 |            
 1981-82 TPS Liiga 36 5 12176 27 | Playoffs 7 1 122  
  Buffalo Sabres NHL 3 0 114 | Playoffs 4 0 110  
  Finland U20 WJC-20 7 1 784 |            
 1982-83 Buffalo Sabres NHL 74 13 243718 7 | Playoffs 10 1 234  
 1983-84 Buffalo Sabres NHL 70 6 303612 15 | Playoffs 3 0 002  
 1984-85 Buffalo Sabres NHL 51 1 232416 -2 |            
 1985-86 Buffalo Sabres NHL 47 5 232816 2 |            
 1986-87 TPS  Liiga 41 13 304320 28 | Playoffs 5 0 332 -5 
  Finland WC 8 0 444 -4 |            
 1987-88 TPS  Liiga 44 10 283820 17 |            
 1988-89 TPS  Liiga 43 7 253230 43 | Playoffs 10 1 780 10 
  Finland WC 10 3 586 13 |            
 1989-90 TPS  Liiga 41 7 192614 24 | Playoffs 9 0 6610
 1990-91 TPS  Liiga 43 4 162040 6 | Playoffs 9 4 264
  Finland  WC 7 0 224 |            
 1991-92 TPS  Liiga 43 6 222832 5 | Playoffs 3 1 450
 1992-93 TPS  Liiga 39 1 181918 9 | Playoffs 12 2 2414
 1993-94 TPS  Liiga 47 3 172018 14 | Playoffs 10 0 336
  Finland OG 8 2 132 1 |            
  Finland  WC 8 1 456 16 |            
 1994-95 Grasshopper Club Zürich NLB 36 12 183014 | Playoffs 12 5 9142  
  Finland WC 7 1 128 2 |            
 1995-96 Grasshopper Club Zürich NLB 35 12 263810 | Playoffs 10 1 676  
  Finland WCup 4 1 016 |            
  Finland WC 6 0 664 8 |            
 1996-97 TPS  Liiga 48 7 142124 30 | Playoffs 12 0 116
  Finland  WC 8 0 334 1 |            
 1997-98 ZSC Lions NLA 38 3 20238 | Relegation 8 1 566  
 
 TOURNAMENT STATISTICS
 1986-87 Finland CC 5 0 110 -4 |            
 1996-97 TPS EHL 5 0 222 7 | Playoffs 4 1 340


TEAM STAFF HISTORY
 SEASON TEAM LEAGUE ROLE ON TEAM NOTES
 1998-1999 TPS LiigaAsst. Coach  
 1999-2000 TPS LiigaAsst. Coach  
 2000-2001 TPS LiigaAsst. Coach  
 2001-2002 TPS LiigaAsst. Coach  
 2002-2003 TPS LiigaAsst. Coach  
 2003-2004 Blues LiigaHead Coach  
 2004-2005 Blues LiigaHead Coach Replaced by Pekka Rautakallio midseason  
  Finland WCAsst. Coach  
 2005-2006 TPS LiigaAsst. Coach  
  Finland OGAsst. Coach  
  Finland WCAsst. Coach  
 2006-2007 TPS LiigaAsst. Coach  
 2007-2008 TPS LiigaHead Coach  
 2008-2009 TPS LiigaHead Coach Replaced by Kai Suikkanen midseason  
  HC Lugano NLAHead Coach Replaced John Slettvoll midseason  
 2009-2010 Finland U18 WJC-18Team Manager  
  Finland U18 (all) InternationalTeam Manager  
 2010-2011 Jokerit LiigaAsst. Coach  
 2011-2012 Jokerit LiigaAsst. Coach  
 2012-2013 Jokerit LiigaAsst. Coach  
 2013-2014 Jokerit LiigaAsst. Coach  
  Finland EHTAsst. Coach  
  Finland OGAsst. Coach  
  Finland WCAsst. Coach  
 2014-2015 Jokerit KHLAsst. Coach  
  Jokerit Spengler CupAsst. Coach  
 2015-2016 Jokerit KHLAsst. Coach  



CAREER TOTALS
  GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/-    GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/- 
  Regular Season   Postseason
  CC: 5 0 1 1 0.20 -4  |    
  EHL: 5 0 2 2 0.40 | 4 1 3 4 1.00
  EJC-18: 5 3 1 4 0.80 |    
  Jr. A SM-liiga: 55 35 30 65 1.18 61  | 5 2 3 5 1.00
  Jr. B SM-sarja: 22 1 9 10 0.45 |    
  Liiga: 426 63 202 265 0.62 222  202  | 81 9 30 39 0.48 48  34 
  NHL: 245 25 101 126 0.51 66  22  | 17 1 3 4 0.24
  NLA: 38 3 20 23 0.61 | 8 1 5 6 0.75
  NLB: 71 24 44 68 0.96 24  | 22 6 15 21 0.95
  OG: 8 2 1 3 0.38 |    
  WC: 54 5 25 30 0.56 36  36  |    
  WCup: 4 1 0 1 0.25 |    
  WJC-20: 7 1 7 8 1.14 |    



CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
SEASON AWARDS BY SEASON
1981-1982 SM-liiga Rookie of the Year
  SM-liiga Silver Medal
  U20 WJC Bronze Medal
1986-1987 SM-liiga All-Star Team
  SM-liiga Best Defenseman (Pekka Rautakallio Award)
  SM-liiga Most Assists by Defenseman (30)
  SM-liiga Most Points by Defenseman (43)
1987-1988 SM-liiga Most Shorthanded Goals (1)
1988-1989 SM-liiga All-Star Team
  SM-liiga Best Defenseman (Pekka Rautakallio Award)
  SM-liiga Best Plus/Minus by Defenseman (+43)
  SM-liiga Champion
1989-1990 SM-liiga All-Star Team
  SM-liiga Best Defenseman (Pekka Rautakallio Award)
  SM-liiga Champion
1990-1991 SM-liiga All-Star Team
  SM-liiga Best Defenseman (Pekka Rautakallio Award)
  SM-liiga Champion
1991-1992 SM-liiga All-Star Team
1992-1993 SM-liiga Champion
1993-1994 European Cup Champion
  Olympic Bronze Medal
  SM-liiga Silver Medal
  World Championship Silver Medal
1994-1995 World Championship Gold Medal
1995-1996 World Championship Most Assists (6)
  World Championship Most Points by Defenseman (6)
1996-1997 European Hockey League (EHL) Champion
  European Hockey League (EHL) Final Four All-Star Team
  SM-liiga Silver Medal
 AWARDS BY LEAGUE
- European Cup Champion 93/94
- European Hockey League (EHL) Champion 96/97
- European Hockey League (EHL) Final Four All-Star Team 96/97
- Olympic Bronze Medal 93/94
- SM-liiga All-Star Team 91/92, 90/91, 89/90, 88/89, 86/87
- SM-liiga Best Defenseman (Pekka Rautakallio Award) 86/87, 88/89, 89/90, 90/91
- SM-liiga Best Plus/Minus by Defenseman 88/89
- SM-liiga Champion 88/89, 89/90, 90/91, 92/93
- SM-liiga Most Assists by Defenseman 86/87
- SM-liiga Most Points by Defenseman 86/87
- SM-liiga Most Shorthanded Goals 87/88
- SM-liiga Rookie of the Year 81/82
- SM-liiga Silver Medal 81/82, 93/94, 96/97
- U20 WJC Bronze Medal 81/82
- World Championship Gold Medal 94/95
- World Championship Most Assists 95/96
- World Championship Most Points by Defenseman 95/96
- World Championship Silver Medal 93/94


PLAYER BIOGRAPHY AND TRIVIA
 
 
 
Number 23 retired by TPS
Cult/Star player for TPS
Cult/Star player for ZSC