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Finland Kari Eloranta
a.k.a. "Kari Pekka Eloranta"
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Database: 863 362 players
Last added: Vilho Pietikäinen
Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Joe Whitney 37 21 24 45
2. Jason Akeson 38 12 33 45
3. Casey Bailey 37 20 24 44
4. Chris Bourque 38 7 35 42
5. Marcel Noebels 36 6 36 42
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
D
Age
65
Height
6'2" / 188 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
201 lbs / 91 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Youth Team
Status
Retired
Highlights
1-time Olympic Silver Medal 1
2-time NL 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 SM-liiga 36 4 6 10 34 |
1977-78 Kiekkoreipas SM-liiga 36 6 5 11 14 -11 |
1978-79 Leksands IF Elitserien 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 Elitserien 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 Elitserien 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 Elitserien 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 Elitserien 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 SM-liiga 44 7 18 25 18 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 CC 6 0 1 1 4 -3 |
Finland “A” OG 8 0 2 2 4 4 |
Finland (all) International 8 0 2 2 4 4 |
1992-93 Rögle BK “A” Elitserien 38 9 8 17 44 |
1993-94 Rögle BK “C” Elitserien 40 2 13 15 14 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0 0
1994-95 Rögle BK “C” Elitserien 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 |
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1976-77 Finland II Spengler Cup - - - - - |
1978-79 Finland Izvestia Trophy 3 0 0 0 0 |
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 Elitserien 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 SM-liiga Head Coach
2000-01 Pelicans SM-liiga Head Coach
2001-02 Pelicans SM-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 SM-liiga Head Coach
2006-07 Ilves SM-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 Fired in Nov 07 and replaced by Morgan Samuelsson
Mora IK Elitserien Asst. Coach
Mora IK Elitserien Head Coach Replaced Pär Djoos midseason
2008-09 HeKi Mestis Head Coach
2009-10 IF Björklöven HockeyAllsvenskan Head Coach Replaced midseason by Joakim Fagervall
IF Björklöven HockeyAllsvenskan Asst. Coach
2010-11 EHC Lustenau Austria2 Head Coach
2011-12 Pelicans U20 U20 SM-liiga Head Coach
2012-13 Pelicans U20 U20 SM-liiga Head Coach
2013-14 Not active as staff
2014-15 Kallinge/Ronneby IF HockeyEttan Head Coach Replaced midseason by Per Ljusteräng
Gislaveds SK Division 2 Head Coach Replaced Matheus Vieweg midseason
2015-16 Pelicans U20 U20 SM-liiga Asst. Coach
Pelicans U20 U20 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
2019-20 Finland (all) International (W) Asst. Coach
2021-22 Pelicans Mestis Q (W) Asst. Coach
Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
Allsvenskan 1 18 2 7 9 0.50 2 - | 1 11 0 4 4 0.36 4 -
CC 1 6 0 1 1 0.17 4 -3 | 0
CHL 1 39 3 27 30 0.77 31 - | 0
Division 1 1 35 5 17 22 0.63 22 - | 1 5 0 0 0 0.00 12 -
EJC-19 2 10 0 2 2 0.20 0 - | 0
I-divisioona 3 80 16 34 50 0.63 51 27 | 2 9 3 4 7 0.78 38 -1
II-divisioona 1 19 10 12 22 1.16 24 - | 1 - - - - - - -
International 8 63 5 19 24 0.38 34 5 | 0
Izvestia Trophy 1 3 0 0 0 0.00 0 - | 0
Jr. A SM-sarja 2 24 17 18 35 1.46 30 - | 0
SM-liiga (Liiga) 3 116 17 29 46 0.40 66 -8 | 0
NHL 5 267 13 103 116 0.43 155 20 | 4 26 1 7 8 0.31 19 -
NLA (NL) 3 107 23 73 96 0.90 83 - | 3 24 6 15 21 0.88 36 -
OG 3 23 0 12 12 0.52 6 7 | 0
Elitserien (SHL) 8 271 32 87 119 0.44 254 - | 5 16 1 2 3 0.19 14 -
Spengler Cup 1 - - - - - - - | 0
Suomen sarja 1 12 5 8 13 1.08 2 - | 0
WC 4 34 5 6 11 0.32 24 -2 | 0
WJC-20 2 9 0 1 1 0.11 6 - | 0
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Player Connections
Player Period Teams
Erkki Laine (F) 1973-1991 10 Finland (OG), Finland II (Cup), Leksands IF, Pelicans, Pelicans U20
Hannu Koskinen (F) 1972-1981 8 Finland (OG), Finland, Pelicans, Pelicans U20
Harri Toivanen (F) 1972-1978 6 Finland U20, Pelicans, Pelicans U20
Arto Ruotanen (D) 1985-1995 6 Finland, Finland (CC), Finland (OG), HV71, Rögle BK

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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

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

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