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Finland USA Kai Kantola
KalPa / Liiga - 20/21
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Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Justin Danforth 56 27 33 60
2. Eemeli Suomi 57 26 31 57
3. Julius Nättinen 54 33 22 55
4. Jesse Puljujärvi 56 24 29 53
5. Kristian Kuusela 55 20 33 53
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
RW/C
Age
32
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 Midget - - - - - | -
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 Liiga 56 5 8 13 24 -2 | Playoffs 5 1 1 2 0 -2
2011-12 Ilves Liiga 47 3 9 12 34 5 | Relegation 5 2 4 6 10 8
2012-13 Ilves 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 - - - - - | -
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 | -
Skill Rating

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Shooting Accuracy
17
Strength
15
Teamwork
14
Leadership
14

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Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
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 11 497 106 124 230 0.46 380 -7 | 6 36 10 9 19 0.53 52 6
Mestis 1 2 0 0 0 0.00 2 0 | 0
Midget 1 - 0 0 0 - 0 | 0
NAHL 2 89 29 35 64 0.72 136 0 | 2 13 3 4 7 0.54 10 0
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 0 | 1 6 0 0 0 0.00 0 0
Career Highlights
Season
Awards by season
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
Player Biography and Trivia

Drafted 2004, 3 #24 overall by Chicago Steel in the USHL Futures Draft

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