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Finland USA Kai Kantola
#81 KalPa / Liiga - 20/21
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Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Patrick Thoresen 24 10 29 39
2. Dan Kissel 24 13 23 36
3. Tim McGauley 24 11 23 34
4. Bobby MacIntyre 23 10 23 33
5. Daniel Leavens 24 14 16 30
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
RW/C
Age
33
Height
6'2" / 187 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
194 lbs / 88 kg
Shoots
R
Contract
20/21

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

Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2002-03 Carolina Jr. Hurricanes 16U AAA 16U AAA - - - - - |
Finland U16 (all) International-Jr 4 0 0 0 6 |
2003-04 Kiekkoreipas U18 U18 SM-sarja 30 5 9 14 26 | Playoffs 6 0 0 0 0
2004-05 Fargo-Moorhead Jets NAHL 37 5 7 12 20 | Playoffs 5 0 0 0 4
2005-06 Fargo-Moorhead Jets NAHL 52 24 28 52 116 | Playoffs 8 3 4 7 6
2006-07 Bowling Green State Univ. NCAA 36 5 6 11 26 -20 |
Suomi U20 Mestis 2 0 0 0 2 0 |
2007-08 Bowling Green State Univ. NCAA 28 6 7 13 60 -3 |
2008-09 Bowling Green State Univ. NCAA 36 12 6 18 63 -15 |
2009-10 Bowling Green State Univ. NCAA 35 5 7 12 44 -11 |
Norfolk Admirals AHL 2 0 0 0 0 0 |
2010-11 Ilves SM-liiga 56 5 8 13 24 -2 | Playoffs 5 1 1 2 0 -2
2011-12 Ilves SM-liiga 47 3 9 12 34 5 | Relegation 5 2 4 6 10 8
2012-13 Ilves SM-liiga 37 11 11 22 86 0 | Relegation 5 1 2 3 4 2
2013-14 Ilves “A” Liiga 59 19 14 33 32 1 |
2014-15 Blues Liiga 39 12 10 22 26 -3 | Playoffs 4 0 0 0 4 -2
2015-16 Blues Liiga 10 1 1 2 2 -3 |
Ilves “A” Liiga 49 7 12 19 52 -10 |
2016-17 KooKoo Liiga 50 14 9 23 38 -16 |
HIFK Liiga 10 1 2 3 4 -2 | Playoffs 11 2 1 3 8 -1
2017-18 KalPa “A” Liiga 53 7 16 23 32 15 | Playoffs 6 4 1 5 26 1
2018-19 KalPa “A” Liiga 29 6 13 19 18 3 |
2019-20 KalPa “A” Liiga 58 20 19 39 32 5 |
2020-21 KalPa “A” Liiga 57 19 17 36 38 9 |
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2015-16 Blues Champions HL 5 1 0 1 0 0 |
2017-18 KalPa Champions HL 6 4 4 8 0 2 |
2018-19 KalPa Spengler Cup 3 0 0 0 0 0 |
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Game Log
Date Team Opp Score G A TP PIM +/- SOG PPG SHG TOI
Liiga
Tue 20/04 KalPa @ Tappara
Mon 19/04 KalPa @ Tappara
Tue 13/04 KalPa @ Ässät
Sat 10/04 KalPa @ Sport
Tue 06/04 KalPa vs KooKoo
Sat 03/04 KalPa @ JYP
Thu 01/04 KalPa vs Jukurit
Tue 30/03 KalPa @ Pelicans
Fri 26/03 KalPa vs JYP
Tue 23/03 KalPa vs JYP
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Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
16U AAA 1 - - - - - - - | 0
AHL 1 2 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 | 0
Champions HL 2 11 5 4 9 0.82 0 2 | 0
International-Jr 1 4 0 0 0 0.00 6 - | 0
Liiga (SM-liiga) 11 554 125 141 266 0.48 418 2 | 6 36 10 9 19 0.53 52 6
Mestis 1 2 0 0 0 0.00 2 0 | 0
NAHL 2 89 29 35 64 0.72 136 - | 2 13 3 4 7 0.54 10 -
NCAA 4 135 28 26 54 0.40 193 -49 | 0
Spengler Cup 1 3 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 | 0
U18 SM-sarja 1 30 5 9 14 0.47 26 - | 1 6 0 0 0 0.00 0 -
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Shooting Accuracy
17
Teamwork
14
Leadership
14
Hitting
14

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Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
02/24/2020
02/24/2020 Extension KalPa KalPa
01/21/2019
01/21/2019 Extension KalPa KalPa
05/10/2017
05/10/2017 Confirmed HIFK KalPa
02/12/2017
02/12/2017 Confirmed KooKoo HIFK
04/14/2016
04/14/2016 Confirmed Ilves KooKoo
10/13/2015
10/13/2015 Confirmed Blues Ilves
04/16/2014
04/16/2014 Confirmed Ilves Blues
03/21/2012
03/21/2012 Extension Ilves Ilves
12/27/2010
12/27/2010 Extension Ilves Ilves
06/01/2010
06/01/2010 Confirmed Bowling Green State Univ. Ilves
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Drafted 2004, 3 #24 overall by Chicago Steel in the USHL Futures Draft

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