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Finland Jyrki Välivaara
JYP / Liiga - 13/14
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Database: 780 627 players
Last added: Darcy Pinch
Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Milan Gulas 52 35 41 76
2. Michal Birner 41 20 41 61
3. Libor Hudacek 50 31 29 60
4. Tomas Rachunek 51 25 27 52
5. Martin Zatovic 51 29 21 50
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
D
Age
44
Height
6'2" / 188 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
203 lbs / 92 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Youth Team
Status
Retired
Highlights
1-time World Championship Gold Medal 1
2-time SM-liiga Champion 2

A quite powerful two-way defenseman. Välivaara has a hard and pretty accurate shot. He has also good work-ethics and always does a good job. Underrated and better than most would think.

Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1992-93 JyP HT U18 U18 SM-sarja 31 3 3 6 24 | -
1993-94 JYP U18 U18 SM-sarja 14 2 2 4 6 | Relegation - - - - -
1994-95 JyP HT U20 U20 SM-sarja 35 12 8 20 32 | Playoffs 8 1 5 6 10
1995-96 JYP U20 U20 SM-sarja 31 6 6 12 45 | Playoffs 6 0 1 1 10
1996-97 JYP U20 U20 SM-sarja 34 8 13 21 22 | Playoffs 7 4 0 4 2
1997-98 JYP Liiga 47 2 3 5 28 1 | -
1998-99 JYP Liiga 54 5 7 12 30 -2 | Playoffs 3 0 1 1 0 0
1999-00 JYP Liiga 53 5 13 18 8 -10 | -
2000-01 JYP “A” Liiga 56 6 10 16 28 -12 | -
2001-02 Tappara Liiga 52 10 11 21 34 20 | Playoffs 10 1 1 2 4 3
Finland (all) International 4 0 0 0 0 1 | -
2002-03 Tappara Liiga 40 7 0 7 16 6 | -
2003-04 Linköping HC SHL 48 2 14 16 36 14 | Playoffs 5 0 0 0 6 1
2004-05 Linköping HC SHL 47 5 10 15 48 14 | Playoffs 5 0 1 1 8 3
2005-06 Linköping HC SHL 42 2 13 15 28 -1 | Playoffs 13 0 0 0 33 2
2006-07 Linköping HC SHL 11 1 0 1 8 2 | -
Malmö Redhawks SHL 31 2 11 13 36 -2 | Kvalserien SHL 10 0 3 3 6 2
2007-08 Malmö Redhawks Allsvenskan 43 5 23 28 62 18 | Kvalserien SHL 9 1 1 2 2 3
2008-09 JYP Liiga 57 6 16 22 48 20 | Playoffs 15 2 6 8 10 7
2009-10 JYP “A” Liiga 14 3 5 8 10 6 | Playoffs 14 0 2 2 8 -1
2010-11 JYP “A” Liiga 53 8 20 28 42 18 | Playoffs 10 1 4 5 6 0
Finland WC 9 0 3 3 8 2 | -
2011-12 Metallurg Novokuznetsk KHL 53 2 16 18 20 -3 | -
2012-13 JYP Liiga 49 3 7 10 38 -4 | Playoffs 11 1 0 1 10 -1
2013-14 JYP “A” Liiga 45 3 11 14 32 7 | Playoffs 3 0 1 1 2 1
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2002-03 Finland EHT 3 0 0 0 0 | -
2005-06 Finland EHT 1 0 0 0 2 | -
2008-09 Finland EHT 3 0 0 0 2 -4 | -
2009-10 Finland EHT 2 0 0 0 4 0 | -
2010-11 Finland EHT 5 1 2 3 6 4 | -
2011-12 Finland EHT 3 0 0 0 0 2 | -
2012-13 JYP ET 8 0 4 4 6 | -
2013-14 JYP ET 8 1 1 2 10 | -
Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
Allsvenskan 1 43 5 23 28 0.65 62 18 | 1 9 1 1 2 0.22 2 3
EHT 6 17 1 2 3 0.18 14 2 | 0
ET 2 16 1 5 6 0.38 16 0 | 0
International 1 4 0 0 0 0.00 0 1 | 0
KHL 1 53 2 16 18 0.34 20 -3 | 0
Liiga 11 520 58 103 161 0.31 314 50 | 7 66 5 15 20 0.30 40 9
SHL 4 179 12 48 60 0.34 156 27 | 4 33 0 4 4 0.12 53 8
U18 SM-sarja 2 45 5 5 10 0.22 30 | 1 - 0 0 0 - 0
U20 SM-sarja 3 100 26 27 53 0.53 99 | 3 21 5 6 11 0.52 22
WC 1 9 0 3 3 0.33 8 2 | 0
Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
07/15/2014
07/15/2014 Confirmed Lukko Retired
06/11/2014
06/11/2014 Confirmed JYP Lukko
06/05/2012
06/05/2012 Confirmed Metallurg Novokuznetsk JYP
06/09/2011
06/09/2011 Confirmed JYP Metallurg Novokuznetsk
12/28/2009
12/28/2009 Extension JYP JYP
Player Biography and Trivia

Cult/Star player for JYP

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