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Finland USA Kai Kantola

#91 TPS / Liiga - 22/23
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GAMES
GP
G
A
TP
+/-
5
0
0
0
-1
7
0
0
0
-3
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Database: 968 719 players
Last added: Everett Beaulieu
Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Dominique Kremer - - - -
2. Shiann Darkangelo - - - -
3. Jessica Healey - - - -
4. Madison Packer - - - -
5. Kendall Cornine - - - -
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
RW/C
Age
35
Height
6'2" / 187 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
194 lbs / 88 kg
Shoots
R
Contract
Oct 15th

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 | Playoffs 4 1 0 1 8 2
2021-22 Black Wings Linz ICEHL 24 5 5 10 6 -21 |
2022-23 TPS Liiga 8 0 0 0 2 -4 |
Projected Liiga 59 0 0 0 15 -30 |
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 |
2022-23 TPS Champions HL 3 1 2 3 2 1 |
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Game Log
Date Team Opp Score G A TP PIM +/- SOG PPG SHG TOI
Liiga
2022-10-01T14:00:00+0000 TPS @ HIFK
2022-09-30T15:30:00+0000 TPS @ SaiPa
2022-09-27T15:30:00+0000 TPS vs Pelicans
2022-09-24T14:00:00+0000 TPS vs Lukko
2022-09-21T15:30:00+0000 TPS @ JYP
2022-09-17T14:00:00+0000 TPS @ Lukko
2022-09-13T15:30:00+0000 TPS @ Tappara
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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 3 14 6 6 12 0.86 2 3 | 0
ICEHL 1 24 5 5 10 0.42 6 -21 | 0
International-Jr 1 4 0 0 0 0.00 6 - | 0
Liiga (SM-liiga) 12 562 125 141 266 0.47 420 -2 | 7 40 11 9 20 0.50 60 8
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 -
Skill Rating

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Shooting Accuracy
17
Teamwork
14
Leadership
14
Hitting
14

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Player Connections
Player Period Teams
Ville Korhonen (F) 2002-2016 8 Blues, Finland U16 (all), Ilves, Suomi U20
Konsta Mäkinen (D) 2010-2019 7 Ilves, KalPa
Alexander Ruuttu (F) 2012-2021 6 Ilves, KalPa
Tommi Välimaa (F) 2010-2016 5 Ilves

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Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
09/05/2022
09/05/2022 Confirmed Black Wings Linz TPS
06/21/2021
06/21/2021 Confirmed KalPa Black Wings Linz
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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