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ARI VALLIN  Finland
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BIRTHYEAR 1978-03-21 BIRTHPLACEYlöjärvi, FIN
AGE 37 NATION Finland
POSITION D SHOOTS L
HEIGHT 181 cm / 5'11" WEIGHT 88 kg / 194 lbs
YOUTH TEAM Tappara CONTRACT 15/16


A somewhat undersized defenseman with decent hockey sense and offensive skills. Mobile and a good skater. Vallin is strong on the puck, but could improve his defensive game somewhat, although being fairly reliable.

© Photo: Timo Savela

CAREER STATISTICS Use/Embed statistics RSS feed
 SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP G A TP PIM +/-      POST GP G A TP PIM +/- 
 1993-94 Tappara U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 32 18 183628 | Playoffs 7 5 166  
  Finland U16 (all) International-Jr 9 2 358 |            
 1994-95 Tappara U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 31 9 162542 | Playoffs 5 3 362  
  Finland U17 (all) International-Jr 8 1 1212 |            
 1995-96 Tappara U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 13 7 51253 | Playoffs 6 5 384  
  Tappara U20 Jr. A I-divisioona 13 2 81022 | Qualification 13 2 7922  
  Finland U18 EJC-18 5 1 124 4 |            
  Finland U18 (all)  International-Jr 17 2 6818 |            
 1996-97 Tappara U20 Jr. A I-divisioona 0 0 000 | Qualification 8 2 354  
  Tappara Liiga 21 0 008 -4 | Playoffs 3 0 000
  KOOVEE  I-divisioona 10 0 006 -3 |            
  Finland U19 (all) International-Jr 2 1 014 |            
 1997-98 Tappara U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 2 1 2310 | Playoffs 1 1 012  
  Tappara Liiga 44 2 2416 -1 | Playoffs 4 0 330
  Hermes  I-divisioona 2 0 110 1 |            
  Finland U20 WJC-20 7 1 128 5 |            
  Finland U20 (all)  International-Jr 16 2 1318 |            
 1998-99 HPK U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 0 0 000 | Relegation 5 2 3512  
  HPK Liiga 49 6 3924 10 | Playoffs 8 0 118 -1 
 1999-00 Tappara Liiga 54 4 81236 5 | Playoffs 4 0 008 -2 
 2000-01 HPK Liiga 53 5 71234 -7 |            
 2001-02 Jokerit Liiga 45 4 202424 24 | Playoffs 12 1 452
 2002-03 Jokerit Liiga 53 5 111634 12 | Playoffs 8 0 114
 2003-04 Kärpät Liiga 54 7 101736 6 | Playoffs 15 3 258 -1 
 2004-05 Kärpät Liiga 55 2 151740 22 | Playoffs 12 2 2410
 2005-06 Kärpät Liiga 50 7 233084 10 | Playoffs 10 0 1124 -2 
 2006-07 Rochester Americans AHL 24 0 7720 -2 |            
  Frölunda SHL 23 3 6920 15 |            
  Visp NLB 0 0 000 | Playoffs 6 0 774  
  Finland EHT 3 0 006 -1 |            
 2007-08 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl Russia 53 3 71068 3 | Playoffs 16 0 4422
 2008-09 Färjestad SHL 39 3 91230 2 | Playoffs 10 1 1222
  Finland EHT 3 0 002 -1 |            
 2009-10 Färjestad SHL 48 1 121344 -3 | Playoffs 7 0 006 -2 
 2010-11 HIFK Liiga 48 1 141546 4 | Playoffs 9 0 118
  Kiekko-Vantaa  Mestis 1 0 000 0 |            
 2011-12 Blues Liiga 48 5 61126 9 | Playoffs 13 2 3522
 2012-13 HC Sparta Praha Czech 31 0 7754 -4 |            
  Färjestad SHL 9 0 118 -3 | Playoffs 10 0 116 -2 
 2013-14 Kärpät Liiga 58 1 161744 10 | Playoffs 16 0 334
 2014-15 Kärpät Liiga 41 2 1322 4 | Playoffs 18 0 4427
 2015-16 KooKoo Liiga - - --- |            
 
 TOURNAMENT STATISTICS
 2004-05 Kärpät ECC 3 0 0012 -2 |            
 2005-06 Kärpät ECC 3 0 336 -1 |            
 2010-11 HIFK ET 8 2 3510 |            
 2012-13 HC Sparta Praha ET 7 2 352 |            
 2013-14 Kärpät ET 6 1 124 |            
 2014-15 Kärpät Champions HL 11 0 110 3 |            



CAREER TOTALS
  GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/-    GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/- 
  Regular Season   Postseason
  AHL: 24 0 7 7 0.29 20  -2  |    
  Champions HL: 11 0 1 1 0.09 |    
  Czech: 31 0 7 7 0.23 54  -4  |    
  ECC: 6 0 3 3 0.50 18  -3  |    
  EHT: 6 0 0 0 0.00 -2  |    
  EJC-18: 5 1 1 2 0.40 |    
  ET: 21 5 7 12 0.57 16  |    
  I-divisioona: 12 0 1 1 0.08 -2  |    
  International-Jr: 52 8 11 19 0.37 60  |    
  Jr. A I-divisioona: 13 2 8 10 0.77 22  | 21 4 10 14 0.67 26 
  Jr. A SM-liiga: 2 1 2 3 1.50 10  | 6 3 3 6 1.00 14 
  Jr. B SM-sarja: 44 16 21 37 0.84 95  | 11 8 6 14 1.27
  Jr. C SM-sarja: 32 18 18 36 1.13 28  | 7 5 1 6 0.86
  Liiga: 673 51 136 187 0.28 474  104  | 132 8 25 33 0.25 125  23 
  Mestis: 1 0 0 0 0.00 |    
  NLB: 0 0 0 0 - | 6 0 7 7 1.17
  Russia: 53 3 7 10 0.19 68  | 16 0 4 4 0.25 22 
  SHL: 119 7 28 35 0.29 102  11  | 27 1 2 3 0.11 34 
  WJC-20: 7 1 1 2 0.29 |    



CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
SEASON AWARDS BY SEASON
1995-1996 U18 EJC Silver Medal
1997-1998 Jr. A SM-liiga Bronze Medal
  U20 WJC Gold Medal
1998-1999 SM-liiga Bronze Medal
2001-2002 SM-liiga Champion
  SM-liiga Playoffs Best Plus/Minus (+8)
2003-2004 SM-liiga Champion
2004-2005 SM-liiga Champion
2005-2006 SM-liiga Bronze Medal
2007-2008 RSL Silver Medal
2008-2009 SHL Champion
2010-2011 SM-liiga Champion
2013-2014 SM-liiga Champion
2014-2015 SM-liiga Champion
 AWARDS BY LEAGUE
- Jr. A SM-liiga Bronze Medal 97/98
- RSL Silver Medal 07/08
- SHL Champion 08/09
- SM-liiga Bronze Medal 98/99, 05/06
- SM-liiga Champion 01/02, 03/04, 04/05, 10/11, 13/14, 14/15
- SM-liiga Playoffs Best Plus/Minus 01/02
- U18 EJC Silver Medal 95/96
- U20 WJC Gold Medal 97/98



TRANSACTIONS
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE  
05/06/2015 Confirmed Kärpät KooKoo
02/27/2014 Extension Kärpät Kärpät 1 year 
04/27/2013 Confirmed Färjestad Kärpät
01/30/2013 Confirmed HC Sparta Praha Färjestad
06/22/2012 Confirmed Blues HC Sparta Praha
09/05/2011 Confirmed HIFK Blues
10/02/2010 Loan HIFK Kiekko-Vantaa 1-game loan 
07/24/2010 Confirmed Färjestad HIFK


PLAYER BIOGRAPHY AND TRIVIA
 
 
Career transactions
- 2011-09-05 • Signed to a one-year contract by Blues
- 2010-07-24 • Signed to a one-year contract by HIFK
- 2008-06-27 • Signed to a two-year contract by Färjestad
- 2007-08-03 • Signed to a one-year contract by Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
- 2006-07-06 • Signed to a one-year contract by the Florida Panthers
- 2004-06-09 • Signed to a two-year contract extension by Kärpät
- 2003-04-15 • Signed to a two-year contract by Kärpät
- 2001-04-26 • Signed to a two-year contract by Jokerit

Career assignments
- 2010-10-02 • Loaned to Kiekko-Vantaa by HIFK
- 2006-03-07 • Loaned to EHC Visp by Frölunda
- 2006-12-22 • Loaned to Frölunda by the Florida Panthers
- 2006-09-28 • Assigned to the Rochester Americans (AHL) by the Florida Panthers