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Kari Eloranta a.k.a. "Kari Pekka Eloranta"

Player Facts
  • Position
    D
  • Height
    6'2" / 188 cm
  • Weight
    201 lbs / 91 kg
  • Shoots
    L
  • Status
    Retired
  • Highlights
    1-time Olympic Silver Medal 1
    2-time NLA Champion 2

Team Staff profile of Kari Eloranta also available

Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1972-73 Lahden Reipas U20 Jr. A SM-sarja 10 10 4 14 12 |
1973-74 Lahden Reipas U20 Jr. A SM-sarja 14 7 14 21 18 |
Finland U18 EJC-19 5 0 1 1 0 |
Lahden Reipas Suomen sarja 12 5 8 13 2 |
1974-75 Lahden Reipas II-divisioona 19 10 12 22 24 | Qualification - - - - -
Finland U18 EJC-19 5 0 1 1 0 |
Finland U20 WJC-20 5 0 0 0 4 |
1975-76 Kiekkoreipas I-divisioona 35 11 9 20 17 | Qualification 6 3 3 6 6
Finland U20 WJC-20 4 0 1 1 2 |
1976-77 Kiekkoreipas Liiga 36 4 6 10 34 |
1977-78 Kiekkoreipas Liiga 36 6 5 11 14 -11 |
1978-79 Leksands IF SHL 36 7 10 17 47 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0 2
Finland (all) International 6 0 0 0 4 |
Finland WC 6 0 0 0 4 |
1979-80 Leksands IF SHL 33 4 5 9 26 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0 4
Finland OG 7 0 4 4 0 |
Finland (all) International 7 0 4 4 0 |
1980-81 Leksands IF SHL 36 2 14 16 35 | Kvalserien SHL 6 1 2 3 8
Finland (all) International 8 1 2 3 6 |
Finland WC 8 1 2 3 6 |
1981-82 Oklahoma City Stars CHL 39 3 27 30 31 |
Calgary Flames NHL 19 0 5 5 14 -14 |
St. Louis Blues NHL 12 1 7 8 6 5 | Playoffs 5 0 0 0 0
1982-83 Calgary Flames NHL 80 4 40 44 43 13 | Playoffs 9 1 3 4 17
1983-84 Calgary Flames NHL 78 5 34 39 44 12 | Playoffs 6 0 2 2 2
1984-85 Calgary Flames NHL 65 2 11 13 39 1 |
1985-86 HV71 SHL 36 4 16 20 46 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0 0
Finland (all) International 10 3 1 4 2 -2 |
Finland WC 10 3 1 4 2 -2 |
1986-87 HV71 SHL 35 3 18 21 34 |
Calgary Flames NHL 13 1 6 7 9 3 | Playoffs 6 0 2 2 0
1987-88 HC Lugano NLA 35 4 26 30 30 | Playoffs 7 2 5 7 8
Finland OG 8 0 6 6 2 3 |
Finland (all) International 8 0 6 6 2 3 |
1988-89 HC Lugano NLA 36 11 21 32 17 | Playoffs 10 2 6 8 28
Finland (all) International 10 1 3 4 12 0 |
Finland WC 10 1 3 4 12 0 |
1989-90 HC Lugano NLA 36 8 26 34 36 | Playoffs 7 2 4 6 0
1990-91 Hockey Reipas Liiga 44 7 18 25 18 3 |
Finland CC 6 0 1 1 4 -3 |
Finland (all) International 6 0 1 1 4 |
1991-92 Rögle BK Division 1 35 5 17 22 22 | Playoffs 5 0 0 0 12
Finland “A” OG 8 0 2 2 4 4 |
Finland (all) International 8 0 2 2 4 4 |
1992-93 Rögle BK “A” SHL 38 9 8 17 44 |
1993-94 Rögle BK “C” SHL 40 2 13 15 14 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0 0
1994-95 Rögle BK “C” SHL 17 1 3 4 8 |
Rögle BK “C” Allsvenskan 18 2 7 9 2 | Kvalserien SHL 11 0 4 4 4
1995-96 Reipas Lahti I-divisioona 44 5 25 30 34 28 | Playoffs 3 0 1 1 32 -1
1996-97 Pelicans I-divisioona 1 0 0 0 0 -1 |
Team Staff History
S Team League Role on Team Notes
1995-96 Reipas Lahti I-divisioona Player-Asst. Coach
Reipas Lahti I-divisioona Player-Coach Midseason
Rögle BK SHL Asst. Coach Kvalserien
1996-97 Pelicans I-divisioona Head Coach
1997-98 Pelicans I-divisioona Head Coach
1998-99 Pelicans I-divisioona Head Coach
1999-00 Pelicans Liiga Head Coach
2000-01 Pelicans Liiga Head Coach
2001-02 Pelicans Liiga Head Coach
2002-03 SC Rapperswil-Jona NLA Head Coach
2003-04 SC Rapperswil-Jona NLA Head Coach
2004-05 SC Rapperswil-Jona NLA Head Coach
2005-06 Ilves Liiga Head Coach
2006-07 Ilves Liiga Head Coach Replaced midseason by Sakari Pietilä
Rapperswil-Jona Lakers NLA Head Coach Replaced Bill Gilligan midseason
2007-08 Rapperswil-Jona Lakers NLA Head Coach Replaced midseason by Morgan Samuelsson
Mora IK SHL Asst. Coach
Mora IK SHL Head Coach Replaced Pär Djoos midseason
2008-09 HeKi Mestis Head Coach
2009-10 IF Björklöven Allsvenskan Head Coach Replaced midseason by Joakim Fagervall
IF Björklöven Allsvenskan Asst. Coach
2010-11 EHC Lustenau Austria2 Head Coach
2011-12 Pelicans U20 Jr. A SM-liiga Head Coach
2012-13 Pelicans U20 Jr. A SM-liiga Head Coach
2013-14 Not active as staff
2014-15 Kallinge/Ronneby IF Division 1 Head Coach Replaced midseason by Per Ljusteräng
Gislaveds SK Division 2 Head Coach Replaced Matheus Vieweg midseason
2015-16 Pelicans U20 Jr. A SM-liiga Asst. Coach
Pelicans U20 Jr. A SM-liiga Team Manager
Pelicans Liiga Asst. Coach Interim; Mikko Saarinen on a sick leave
2016-17 Pelicans Liiga Asst. Coach
Pelicans Liiga Scout
2017-18 Finland OG (W) Asst. Coach
Finland (all) International (W) Asst. Coach
2018-19 Finland WC (W) Asst. Coach
Finland (all) International (W) Asst. Coach
Player Career Totals
League GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
Allsvenskan 18 2 7 9 0.50 2 0 | 11 0 4 4 0.36 4 0
CC 6 0 1 1 0.17 4 -3 |
CHL 39 3 27 30 0.77 31 0 |
Division 1 35 5 17 22 0.63 22 0 | 5 0 0 0 0.00 12 0
EJC-19 10 0 2 2 0.20 0 0 |
I-divisioona 80 16 34 50 0.63 51 27 | 9 3 4 7 0.78 38 -1
II-divisioona 19 10 12 22 1.16 24 0 | 0 0 0 0 - 0 0
International 63 5 19 24 0.38 34 5 |
Jr. A SM-sarja 24 17 18 35 1.46 30 0 |
Liiga 116 17 29 46 0.40 66 -8 |
NHL 267 13 103 116 0.43 155 20 | 26 1 7 8 0.31 19 0
NLA 107 23 73 96 0.90 83 0 | 24 6 15 21 0.88 36 0
OG 23 0 12 12 0.52 6 7 |
SHL 271 32 87 119 0.44 254 0 | 16 1 2 3 0.19 14 0
Suomen sarja 12 5 8 13 1.08 2 0 |
WC 34 5 6 11 0.32 24 -2 |
WJC-20 9 0 1 1 0.11 6 0 |
Player Biography and Trivia

Number 17 retired by Pelicans

Cult/Star player for Calgary Flames

Cult/Star player for Finland

Cult/Star player for HV71

Cult/Star player for Leksands IF

Cult/Star player for Lugano

Cult/Star player for Pelicans

Cult/Star player for Rögle BK

OTHER
- Pelicans of SM-Liiga retired #17 in honour of Eloranta

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