Sami Kapanen

Player Facts
  • Position
    LW
  • Height
    5'10" / 178 cm
  • Weight
    181 lbs / 82 kg
  • Shoots
    L
  • Status
    Retired

Team Staff profile of Sami Kapanen also available

Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1988-89 KalPa U16 Jr. C 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 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 Liiga 42 15 10 25 8 4 |
Finland U20 WJC-20 7 1 5 6 8 |
1992-93 KalPa U20 Jr. A I-divisioona 1 0 2 2 0 | Qualification 7 11 14 25 2
KalPa 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 Liiga 48 23 32 55 16 12 |
HC Kometa Brno Czech2 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 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 WCup 3 0 1 1 4 |
Finland WC 8 2 2 4 6 -1 |
1996-97 Hartford Whalers NHL 45 13 12 25 2 6 |
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” Liiga 55 21 24 45 18 8 | Playoffs 12 4 5 9 4 2
Finland EHT 6 1 1 2 2 -3 |
Finland “C” WC 7 2 3 5 2 0 |
2009-10 KalPa “C” Liiga 49 15 31 46 58 -6 | Playoffs 13 6 7 13 0 1
Finland EHT 2 1 1 2 2 2 |
Finland “C” WC 7 1 1 2 0 2 |
2010-11 Did not play |
2011-12 KalPa “A” Liiga 35 13 12 25 33 0 | Playoffs 2 1 0 1 0 0
2012-13 KalPa “A” Liiga 38 7 11 18 14 1 | Playoffs 5 0 1 1 2 -1
2013-14 KalPa Liiga 35 7 6 13 26 -6 |
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 |
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 Liiga Franchise Owner
2004-05 KalPa Liiga Franchise Owner
2005-06 KalPa Liiga Franchise Owner
2006-07 KalPa Liiga Franchise Owner
2007-08 KalPa Liiga Franchise Owner
2008-09 KalPa Liiga Franchise Owner
2009-10 KalPa Liiga Franchise Owner
2010-11 KalPa Liiga Franchise Owner
KalPa Liiga General Manager
2011-12 KalPa Liiga Franchise Owner
2012-13 KalPa 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 Jr. A 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
Player Career Totals
League GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 28 14 17 31 1.11 4 10 | 3 1 2 3 1.00 0 -2
Czech2 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 | 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 0
Deutschland Cup 3 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 |
EHT 8 2 2 4 0.50 4 -1 |
EJC-18 6 6 4 10 1.67 0 0 |
ET 18 3 5 8 0.44 10 0 |
International 60 20 11 31 0.52 10 14 |
International-Jr 15 3 4 7 0.47 8 0 |
Izvestia Trophy 4 2 0 2 0.50 0 5 |
Jr. A I-divisioona 1 0 2 2 2.00 0 0 | 7 11 14 25 3.57 2 0
Jr. A SM-sarja 64 23 40 63 0.98 16 0 | 5 1 3 4 0.80 10 0
Jr. C SM-sarja 19 13 15 28 1.47 4 0 |
Liiga 402 120 173 293 0.73 229 32 | 43 13 14 27 0.63 8 -6
Mestis 10 6 3 9 0.90 2 4 | 9 5 3 8 0.89 4 4
NHL 831 189 269 458 0.55 175 -28 | 87 13 22 35 0.40 22 -12
Nissan Cup 3 4 1 5 1.67 0 0 |
OG 18 2 3 5 0.28 6 -4 |
WC 56 22 17 39 0.70 24 21 |
WCup 3 0 1 1 0.33 4 0 |
WHC-17 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 |
WJC-20 14 2 7 9 0.64 10 2 |
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
Player 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.