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Jyrki Välivaara

Player Facts
  • Position
    D
  • Height
    6'2" / 188 cm
  • Weight
    203 lbs / 92 kg
  • Shoots
    L
  • 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 Jr. B SM-sarja 31 3 3 6 24 |
1993-94 JYP U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 14 2 2 4 6 | Relegation - - - - -
1994-95 JyP HT U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 35 12 8 20 32 | Playoffs 8 1 5 6 10
1995-96 JYP U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 31 6 6 12 45 | Playoffs 6 0 1 1 10
1996-97 JYP U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 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 |
Finland EHT 3 0 0 0 0 |
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
Finland EHT 1 0 0 0 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
Finland EHT 3 0 0 0 2 -4 |
2009-10 JYP “A” Liiga 14 3 5 8 10 6 | Playoffs 14 0 2 2 8 -1
Finland EHT 2 0 0 0 4 0 |
2010-11 JYP “A” Liiga 53 8 20 28 42 18 | Playoffs 10 1 4 5 6 0
Finland EHT 5 1 2 3 6 4 |
Finland WC 9 0 3 3 8 2 |
2011-12 Metallurg Novokuznetsk KHL 53 2 16 18 20 -3 |
Finland EHT 3 0 0 0 0 2 |
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 +/-
2012-13 JYP ET 8 0 4 4 6 |
2013-14 JYP ET 8 1 1 2 10 |
Player Career Totals
League GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
Allsvenskan 43 5 23 28 0.65 62 18 | 9 1 1 2 0.22 2 3
EHT 17 1 2 3 0.18 14 2 |
ET 16 1 5 6 0.38 16 0 |
International 4 0 0 0 0.00 0 1 |
Jr. A SM-liiga 100 26 27 53 0.53 99 | 21 5 6 11 0.52 22
Jr. B SM-sarja 45 5 5 10 0.22 30 | 0 0 0 0 - 0
KHL 53 2 16 18 0.34 20 -3 |
Liiga 520 58 103 161 0.31 314 50 | 66 5 15 20 0.30 40 9
SHL 179 12 48 60 0.34 156 27 | 33 0 4 4 0.12 53 8
WC 9 0 3 3 0.33 8 2 |
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

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