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Finland Sami Kapanen

#24 KalPa / Liiga - 13/14

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Sami Kapanen Facts

Date of Birth
Position
LW
Age
50
Height
5'10" / 178 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
181 lbs / 82 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Youth Team
Status
Retired
Highlights
1-time World Championship Gold Medal 1
3-time World Championship Silver Medal 3
1-time U18 EJC Bronze Medal 1
2-time Olympic Bronze Medal 2
1-time Finnish Hockey Hall of Fame 1
3-time Liiga All-Star Team 3
1-time World Championship All-Star Team 1
1-time World Championship Best Forward 1

Father: Hannu Kapanen
Uncle: Jari Kapanen
Brother: Kimmo Kapanen
Sons: Kasperi Kapanen & Konsta Kapanen
Nephew: Oliver Kapanen

Team Staff profile of Sami Kapanen also available

Sami Kapanen Statistics

S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1988-89 KalPa U16 U16 SM-sarja 19* 13* 15* 28* 4* -* |
1989-90 KalPa U20 Jr. A SM-sarja 30* 14* 13* 27* 4* -* |
Finland U17 WHC-17 -* -* -* -* -* -* |
1990-91 KalPa U20 Jr. A SM-sarja 31* 9* 27* 36* 10* -* |
KalPa SM-liiga 14* 1* 2* 3* 2* 3* | Playoffs 8 2 1 3 2 -7
Finland U18 EJC-18 6* 6* 4* 10* 0* -* |
1991-92 KalPa U20 Jr. A SM-sarja 3* 0* 0* 0* 2* -* | Relegation 5 1 3 4 10 -
KalPa SM-liiga 42* 15* 10* 25* 8* 4* |
Finland U20 WJC-20 7* 1* 5* 6* 8* -* |
1992-93 KalPa U20 U20 I-divisioona 1* 0* 2* 2* 0* -* | Qualification 7 11 14 25 2 -
KalPa SM-liiga 37* 4* 17* 21* 12* -7* |
Finland U20 WJC-20 7* 1* 2* 3* 2* 2* |
Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 15* 3* 4* 7* 8* -* |
Finland II (all) International 4* 1* 0* 1* 2* -* |
1993-94 KalPa SM-liiga 48* 23* 32* 55* 16* 12* |
HC Královopolská Brno Czechia2 0* 0* 0* 0* 0* -* | Playoffs 1 0 0 0 0 -
Finland OG 8* 1* 0* 1* 2* 2* |
Finland WC 8* 4* 2* 6* 0* 11* |
Finland (all) International 36* 14* 5* 19* 2* 16* |
1994-95 HIFK SM-liiga 49* 14* 28* 42* 42* 23* | Playoffs 3 0 0 0 0 -1
Finland WC 8* 2* 2* 4* 6* 6* |
1995-96 Hartford Whalers NHL 35* 5* 4* 9* 6* 0* |
Springfield Falcons AHL 28* 14* 17* 31* 4* 10* | Playoffs 3 1 2 3 0 -2
Finland WC 8* 2* 2* 4* 6* -1* |
1996-97 Hartford Whalers NHL 45* 13* 12* 25* 2* 6* |
Finland WCup 3* 0* 1* 1* 4* -1* |
1997-98 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 81* 26* 37* 63* 16* 9* |
Finland OG 6* 0* 1* 1* 0* -4* |
Finland “A” WC 10* 4* 3* 7* 2* -2* |
Finland (all) International 16* 4* 4* 8* 2* -* |
1998-99 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 81* 24* 35* 59* 10* 1* | Playoffs 5 1 1 2 0 -2
1999-00 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 76* 24* 24* 48* 12* 10* |
2000-01 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 82* 20* 37* 57* 24* -12* | Playoffs 6 2 3 5 0 -7
Finland WC 8* 7* 4* 11* 8* 5* |
2001-02 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 77* 27* 42* 69* 23* 9* | Playoffs 23 1 8 9 6 -2
Finland OG 4* 1* 2* 3* 4* -2* |
Finland (all) International 4* 1* 2* 3* 4* -2* |
2002-03 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 43* 6* 12* 18* 12* -17* |
Philadelphia Flyers NHL 28* 4* 9* 13* 6* -1* | Playoffs 13 4 3 7 6 2
2003-04 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 74* 12* 18* 30* 14* 9* | Playoffs 18 3 7 10 6 5
2004-05 KalPa Mestis 10* 6* 3* 9* 2* 4* | Playoffs 9 5 3 8 4 4
2005-06 Philadelphia Flyers “A” NHL 58* 12* 22* 34* 12* -9* | Playoffs 6 0 0 0 2 -4
2006-07 Philadelphia Flyers “A” NHL 77* 11* 14* 25* 22* -21* |
2007-08 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 74* 5* 3* 8* 16* -12* | Playoffs 16 2 0 2 2 -4
2008-09 KalPa “C” SM-liiga 55* 21* 24* 45* 18* 8* | Playoffs 12 4 5 9 4 2
Finland “C” WC 7* 2* 3* 5* 2* 0* |
2009-10 KalPa “C” SM-liiga 49* 15* 31* 46* 58* -6* | Playoffs 13 6 7 13 0 1
Finland “C” WC 7* 1* 1* 2* 0* 2* |
2010-11 Did not play * * * * * * |
2011-12 KalPa “A” SM-liiga 35* 13* 12* 25* 33* 0* | Playoffs 2 1 0 1 0 0
2012-13 KalPa “A” SM-liiga 38* 7* 11* 18* 14* 1* | Playoffs 5 0 1 1 2 -1
2013-14 KalPa Liiga 35* 7* 6* 13* 26* -6* |

Sami Kapanen Tournament Statistics

S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1993-94 Finland Deutschland Cup 3* 0* 0* 0* 0* 0* |
Finland Izvestia Trophy 4* 2* 0* 2* 0* 5* |
Finland Nissan Cup 3* 4* 1* 5* 0* -* |
2008-09 Finland EHT 6* 1* 1* 2* 2* -3* |
2009-10 Finland EHT 2* 1* 1* 2* 2* 2* |
2011-12 KalPa “C” ET 7* 1* 3* 4* 8* -* |
2012-13 KalPa “A” ET 4* 2* 1* 3* 2* -* |
2013-14 KalPa ET 7* 0* 1* 1* 0* -* |
Team Staff History
S Team League Role on Team Notes
2003-04 KalPa Mestis Franchise Owner
2004-05 KalPa Mestis Franchise Owner
2005-06 KalPa SM-liiga Franchise Owner
2006-07 KalPa SM-liiga Franchise Owner
2007-08 KalPa SM-liiga Franchise Owner
2008-09 KalPa SM-liiga Franchise Owner
2009-10 KalPa SM-liiga Franchise Owner
2010-11 KalPa SM-liiga Franchise Owner
KalPa SM-liiga General Manager
2011-12 KalPa SM-liiga Franchise Owner
2012-13 KalPa SM-liiga Franchise Owner
2013-14 KalPa Liiga Franchise Owner
2014-15 KalPa Liiga Franchise Owner
2015-16 KalPa Liiga Franchise Owner
KalPa Liiga Chairman
KalPa U20 U20 SM-liiga Head Coach
2016-17 KalPa Liiga Franchise Owner
KalPa Liiga Chairman
KalPa Liiga Asst. Coach
2017-18 KalPa Liiga Franchise Owner
KalPa Liiga Chairman
KalPa Liiga Head Coach
2018-19 KalPa Liiga Franchise Owner
KalPa Liiga Chairman
KalPa Liiga Head Coach
2019-20 KalPa Liiga Franchise Owner
KalPa Liiga Chairman
HC Lugano NL Head Coach Relieved of duties on Dec 18th &
replaced by Serge Pelletier
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Sami Kapanen Career Totals

League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 1 28* 14* 17* 31* 1.11* 4* 10* | 1 3 1 * 2 * 3 * 1.00 * 0 * -2 *
Czechia2 1 0* 0* 0* 0* -* 0* -* | 1 1 0 * 0 * 0 * 0.00 * 0 * - *
Deutschland Cup 1 3* 0* 0* 0* 0.00* 0* 0* | 0 * * * * * *
EHT 2 8* 2* 2* 4* 0.50* 4* -1* | 0 * * * * * *
EJC-18 1 6* 6* 4* 10* 1.67* 0* -* | 0 * * * * * *
ET 3 18* 3* 5* 8* 0.44* 10* -* | 0 * * * * * *
International 4 60* 20* 11* 31* 0.52* 10* 14* | 0 * * * * * *
International-Jr 1 15* 3* 4* 7* 0.47* 8* -* | 0 * * * * * *
Izvestia Trophy 1 4* 2* 0* 2* 0.50* 0* 5* | 0 * * * * * *
Jr. A SM-sarja 3 64* 23* 40* 63* 0.98* 16* -* | 1 5 1 * 3 * 4 * 0.80 * 10 * - *
Liiga (SM-liiga) 10 402* 120* 173* 293* 0.73* 229* 32* | 6 43 13 * 14 * 27 * 0.63 * 8 * -6 *
Mestis 1 10* 6* 3* 9* 0.90* 2* 4* | 1 9 5 * 3 * 8 * 0.89 * 4 * 4 *
NHL 12 831* 189* 269* 458* 0.55* 175* -28* | 7 87 13 * 22 * 35 * 0.40 * 22 * -12 *
Nissan Cup 1 3* 4* 1* 5* 1.67* 0* -* | 0 * * * * * *
OG 3 18* 2* 3* 5* 0.28* 6* -4* | 0 * * * * * *
U16 SM-sarja 1 19* 13* 15* 28* 1.47* 4* -* | 0 * * * * * *
U20 I-divisioona 1 1* 0* 2* 2* 2.00* 0* -* | 1 7 11 * 14 * 25 * 3.57 * 2 * - *
WC 7 56* 22* 17* 39* 0.70* 24* 21* | 0 * * * * * *
WCup 1 3* 0* 1* 1* 0.33* 4* -1* | 0 * * * * * *
WHC-17 1 -* -* -* -* -* -* -* | 0 * * * * * *
WJC-20 2 14* 2* 7* 9* 0.64* 10* 2* | 0 * * * * * *
* Some data is missing to provide a correct summary.
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Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
03/13/2014
03/13/2014 Confirmed KalPa Retired
04/19/2013
04/19/2013 Extension KalPa KalPa
04/07/2011
04/07/2011 Confirmed No team KalPa

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Sami Kapanen Biography and Trivia

Number 24 retired by KalPa

Cult/Star player for Carolina Hurricanes

Cult/Star player for Finland

Cult/Star player for HIFK

Cult/Star player for KalPa

Cult/Star player for Philadelphia Flyers

Career transactions
- 2014-03-13 • Announced his retirement
- 2008-06-02 • Signed by KalPa
- 2004-11-17 • Signed to a lockout contract by KalPa
- 2003-02-07 • Traded to the Philadelphia Flyers with Ryan Bast for Pavel Brendl & Bruno St-Jacques
- 1997-06-25 • Rights transferred to the Carolina Hurricanes after the Hartford Whalers franchise relocated
- 1995-07-08 • Drafted by the Hartford Whalers

Memorable dates
- 2014-03-13 • Played his last SM-liiga game. His son Kasperi scored a goal in the same game. The game clock stopped on the 24th minute and 24th second to mark the goal. Coincidentally 24 was the number worn by Kapanen throughout his career.
- 2013-01-12 • Played alongside his son Kasperi Kapanen, marking the 2nd occasion that a father and son have played together in an SM-liiga game.

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