Reijo Ruotsalainen

Player Facts
  • Position
    D
  • Height
    5'8" / 173 cm
  • Weight
    165 lbs / 75 kg
  • Shoots
    R
  • Status
    Retired

Team Staff profile of Reijo Ruotsalainen also available

Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1974-75 Kärpät U16 Jr. C SM-sarja - - - - - |
1975-76 Kärpät I-divisioona 34 9 15 24 12 |
Finland U19 EJC-19 3 1 0 1 0 |
1976-77 Kärpät I-divisioona 36 23 35 58 14 | Qualification 6 2 6 8 0
Finland U18 EJC-18 2 0 2 2 0 |
Finland U20 WJC-20 7 2 3 5 6 |
1977-78 Kärpät Liiga 30 9 14 23 4 -6 |
Finland U20 WJC-20 6 3 3 6 2 |
Finland WC 10 2 0 2 2 |
1978-79 Kärpät Liiga 36 14 8 22 47 -3 |
Finland U20 WJC-20 6 0 3 3 0 |
Finland WC 6 2 0 2 0 |
1979-80 Kärpät Liiga 30 15 13 28 31 20 | Playoffs 6 5 2 7 0
Finland U20 WJC-20 5 4 3 7 2 |
1980-81 Kärpät Liiga 34 28 23 51 28 37 | Playoffs 12 7 4 11 6
Finland CC 5 0 1 1 2 |
Finland WC 8 3 2 5 4 |
1981-82 New York Rangers NHL 78 18 38 56 27 18 | Playoffs 10 4 5 9 2
1982-83 New York Rangers NHL 77 16 53 69 22 27 | Playoffs 9 4 2 6 6
1983-84 New York Rangers NHL 74 20 39 59 26 17 | Playoffs 5 1 1 2 2
1984-85 New York Rangers NHL 80 28 45 73 32 -27 | Playoffs 3 2 0 2 6
Finland WC 10 0 4 4 6 0 |
1985-86 New York Rangers NHL 80 17 42 59 47 22 | Playoffs 16 0 8 8 6
1986-87 SC Bern NLA 35 26 27 53 27 |
Edmonton Oilers NHL 16 5 8 13 6 8 | Playoffs 21 2 5 7 10
Finland CC 4 0 0 0 2 -2 |
1987-88 HV71 SHL 40 10 22 32 26 | Playoffs 2 0 1 1 2
Finland OG 8 4 2 6 0 10 |
1988-89 SC Bern NLA 36 17 29 46 46 | Playoffs 11 4 7 11 22
Finland WC 10 2 4 6 6 12 |
1989-90 New Jersey Devils NHL 31 2 5 7 14 -4 |
Edmonton Oilers NHL 10 1 7 8 6 -1 | Playoffs 22 2 11 13 12 13
1990-91 SC Bern NLA 36 13 25 38 20 | Playoffs 10 5 8 13 10
1991-92 SC Bern NLA 35 7 16 23 24 | Playoffs 11 4 6 10 4
1992-93 SC Bern NLA 31 7 15 22 42 | Playoffs 5 0 3 3 29
1993-94 Kärpät I-divisioona 4 1 5 6 6 12 |
Tappara Liiga 6 2 4 6 2 -1 | Playoffs 9 1 2 3 4 -8
1994-95 SC Bern NLA 19 3 7 10 20 | Playoffs 6 1 5 6 4
1995-96 KalPa Liiga 16 3 5 8 4 4 |
Zürcher SC NLA 18 4 11 15 4 |
1996-97 Kärpät I-divisioona 17 1 5 6 14 | Playoffs 9 0 4 4 0
1997-98 Kärpät I-divisioona 44 8 23 31 42 | Playoffs 14 2 6 8 10
Team Staff History
S Team League Role on Team Notes
1998-99 Miami Matadors ECHL Asst. Coach
1999-00 New Orleans Brass ECHL Asst. Coach
2000-01 New Orleans Brass ECHL Asst. Coach
2001-02 Kärpät Liiga Asst. Coach
2002-03 Kärpät Liiga Asst. Coach
2003-04 Kärpät Liiga Asst. Coach
2006-07 Jukurit Mestis Head Coach Replaced by Pekka Lipiäinen midseason
2007-08 EC Salzburg EBEL Asst. Coach
2008-09 EC Salzburg EBEL Asst. Coach
2009-10 EC Salzburg EBEL Asst. Coach
2010-11 EC Salzburg EBEL Asst. Coach
2011-12 EC Salzburg EBEL Asst. Coach
2013-14 Kölner Haie DEL Asst. Coach
Player Career Totals
League GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
CC 9 0 1 1 0.11 4 -2 |
EJC-18 2 0 2 2 1.00 0 0 |
EJC-19 3 1 0 1 0.33 0 0 |
I-divisioona 135 42 83 125 0.93 88 12 | 29 4 16 20 0.69 10 0
Jr. C SM-sarja 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 |
Liiga 152 71 67 138 0.91 116 51 | 27 13 8 21 0.78 10 -8
NHL 446 107 237 344 0.77 180 60 | 86 15 32 47 0.55 44 13
NLA 210 77 130 207 0.99 183 0 | 43 14 29 43 1.00 69 0
OG 8 4 2 6 0.75 0 10 |
SHL 40 10 22 32 0.80 26 0 | 2 0 1 1 0.50 2 0
WC 44 9 10 19 0.43 18 12 |
WJC-20 24 9 12 21 0.88 10 0 |
Media and Articles
Date Article Website
01/31/2016 Old School Hockey - Reijo Ruotsalainen Hockeysverige.se
Player Biography and Trivia

Number 10 retired by Kärpät

Cult/Star player for Bern

Cult/Star player for Edmonton Oilers

Cult/Star player for Finland

Cult/Star player for HV71

Cult/Star player for Kärpät

Cult/Star player for New York Rangers