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Finland Jere Karalahti
#8 HV71 / SHL - 15/16
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# Player GP G A TP
1. Joshua Roy 7 6 9 15
2. Riley Kidney 8 6 8 14
3. Théo Rochette 7 5 8 13
4. Xavier Parent 6 4 9 13
5. Miguël Tourigny 9 4 9 13
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
D
Age
46
Height
6'2" / 188 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
209 lbs / 95 kg
Nation
Shoots
R
Youth Team
Status
Retired
Highlights
3-time World Championship Silver Medal 3
1-time World Championship Bronze Medal 1
1-time SM-liiga Champion 1

Jere Karalahti was a defenseman known for his booming shot. A good passer, he was also a sound defensive player who played a hard, physical game.
- Erik K. Piri, Elite Prospects

Brother: Keni Karalahti
Brother-in-law: Henrik Koivisto

Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1991-92 HIFK U20 Jr. A SM-sarja 4 2 1 3 2 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0 2
1992-93 HIFK U18 U18 SM-sarja 7 3 1 4 4 |
HIFK U20 U20 SM-liiga 30 2 13 15 49 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0 0
Finland U18 EJC-18 6 2 2 4 8 |
Finland U18 (all) International-Jr 12 4 2 6 16 |
1993-94 HIFK U20 U20 SM-liiga 0 0 0 0 0 | Relegation 3 0 0 0 0
HIFK SM-liiga 46 1 10 11 36 11 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0 6 -3
Finland U19 (all) International-Jr 3 0 0 0 12 |
Finland U20 WJC-20 7 3 2 5 4 5 |
Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 17 4 3 7 28 |
Finland (all) International 1 0 0 0 4 |
Finland II (all) International 4 0 2 2 0 |
1994-95 HIFK U20 U20 SM-liiga 1 0 0 0 8 |
HIFK SM-liiga 37 1 7 8 42 16 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0 0 -1
Finland U20 WJC-20 7 2 4 6 8 |
1995-96 HIFK U20 U20 SM-liiga 3 1 2 3 2 |
HIFK SM-liiga 36 4 6 10 102 -3 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0 4 -3
1996-97 HIFK SM-liiga 18 3 5 8 20 1 |
1997-98 HIFK SM-liiga 43 14 16 30 59 15 | Playoffs 9 2 0 2 8 9
Finland WC 10 4 3 7 6 2 |
Finland (all) International 23 6 6 12 14 |
1998-99 HIFK SM-liiga 49 11 22 33 65 22 | Playoffs 11 1 1 2 10 3
Finland WC 12 5 3 8 2 5 |
1999-00 HIFK SM-liiga 13 2 2 4 55 -3 |
Los Angeles Kings NHL 48 6 10 16 18 3 | Playoffs 4 0 1 1 2 -3
Long Beach Ice Dogs IHL 10 0 3 3 4 -4 |
Finland WC 9 1 1 2 8 0 |
2000-01 Los Angeles Kings NHL 56 2 7 9 38 8 | Playoffs 13 0 0 0 18 -7
2001-02 Los Angeles Kings NHL 30 0 1 1 29 -5 |
Nashville Predators NHL 15 0 1 1 12 -1 |
Finland WC 9 2 3 5 10 -4 |
Finland (all) International 11 2 3 5 14 -1 |
2002-03 Did not play |
2003-04 HIFK SM-liiga 45 7 16 23 148 15 | Playoffs 12 3 4 7 2 2
Finland WC 7 0 0 0 4 2 |
2004-05 HIFK “A” SM-liiga 42 4 10 14 93 11 | Playoffs 5 0 0 0 6 -4
Finland WC 7 1 3 4 6 0 |
2005-06 HIFK “C” SM-liiga 20 4 11 15 43 7 | Playoffs 11 1 2 3 2 1
2006-07 HIFK SM-liiga 51 5 9 14 132 11 | Playoffs 2 0 1 1 27 0
2007-08 Kärpät SM-liiga 15 2 4 6 43 4 |
2008-09 Hamburg Freezers DEL 50 7 16 23 148 12 | Playoffs 9 2 2 4 10 -5
2009-10 Hamburg Freezers DEL 47 5 14 19 193 -11 |
2010-11 Blues SM-liiga 53 11 19 30 147 -4 | Playoffs 18 0 5 5 36 0
2011-12 Dynamo Minsk KHL 54 7 7 14 90 2 | Playoffs 4 0 2 2 6 0
2012-13 Dynamo Minsk “C” KHL 45 1 9 10 96 -9 |
2013-14 Jokerit Liiga 56 8 27 35 76 11 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0 14 -3
Finland WC 10 1 3 4 10 0 |
Finland (all) International 24 2 7 9 24 3 |
2014-15 Jokerit KHL 22 1 8 9 40 7 |
HV71 SHL 30 6 13 19 57 -9 | Playoffs 6 1 2 3 2 -1
2015-16 HV71 SHL 36 3 9 12 72 1 | Playoffs 6 0 0 0 6 -4
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1988-89 Helsinki Peewee QC Int PW - - - - - |
1991-92 Finland U18 Macs Tournament - 4 8 12 4 |
1998-99 HIFK Euro HL 6 2 1 3 2 3 | Playoffs 4 2 0 2 0 3
1999-00 HIFK Euro HL 4 1 2 3 0 3 |
2003-04 Finland EHT 8 1 1 2 10 |
2004-05 HIFK Spengler Cup 4 1 0 1 2 |
Finland EHT 5 0 0 0 4 |
2005-06 Finland EHT 6 0 0 0 14 |
2006-07 Finland EHT 3 0 1 1 6 -1 |
2008-09 Hamburg Freezers DEB-Pokal 2 1 0 1 2 |
2010-11 Finland “A” EHT 6 0 3 3 12 -6 |
2012-13 Dynamo Minsk Nadezhda Cup 5 0 0 0 4 -4 |
2013-14 Jokerit ET 6 0 1 1 2 |
Finland EHT 8 1 2 3 12 -1 |
2015-16 HV71 Champions HL 6 1 2 3 4 0 |
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Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
Champions HL 1 6 1 2 3 0.50 4 0 | 0
DEB-Pokal 1 2 1 0 1 0.50 2 - | 0
DEL 2 97 12 30 42 0.43 341 1 | 1 9 2 2 4 0.44 10 -5
EHT 6 36 2 7 9 0.25 58 -8 | 0
EJC-18 1 6 2 2 4 0.67 8 - | 0
ET 1 6 0 1 1 0.17 2 - | 0
Euro HL 2 10 3 3 6 0.60 2 6 | 1 4 2 0 2 0.50 0 3
IHL 1 10 0 3 3 0.30 4 -4 | 0
International 4 63 10 18 28 0.44 56 2 | 0
International-Jr 2 32 8 5 13 0.41 56 - | 0
Jr. A SM-sarja 1 4 2 1 3 0.75 2 - | 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 2 -
KHL 3 121 9 24 33 0.27 226 0 | 1 4 0 2 2 0.50 6 0
Liiga (SM-liiga) 14 524 77 164 241 0.46 1061 114 | 11 79 7 13 20 0.25 115 1
Macs Tournament 1 - 4 8 12 - 4 - | 0
Nadezhda Cup 1 5 0 0 0 0.00 4 -4 | 0
NHL 3 149 8 19 27 0.18 97 5 | 2 17 0 1 1 0.06 20 -10
QC Int PW 1 - - - - - - - | 0
SHL 2 66 9 22 31 0.47 129 -8 | 2 12 1 2 3 0.25 8 -5
Spengler Cup 1 4 1 0 1 0.25 2 - | 0
U18 SM-sarja 1 7 3 1 4 0.57 4 - | 0
U20 SM-liiga (U20 SM-sarja) 4 34 3 15 18 0.53 59 - | 2 5 0 0 0 0.00 0 -
WC 7 64 14 16 30 0.47 46 5 | 0
WJC-20 2 14 5 6 11 0.79 12 5 | 0
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Player Connections
Player Period Teams
Ville Peltonen (F) 1991-2011 13 Finland, Finland, Finland (all), HIFK, HIFK U20
Jarkko Ruutu (F) 1991-2014 12 Finland, Finland, Finland (all), HIFK, HIFK U18, HIFK U20, Jokerit
Kimmo Kuhta (F) 1996-2010 10 Finland, Finland (all), HIFK, Hamburg Freezers
Petteri Nummelin (D) 1993-2014 9 Finland, Finland, Finland (all)

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Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
08/25/2016
08/25/2016 Confirmed HV71 Retired
11/21/2014
11/21/2014 Confirmed Jokerit HV71
04/28/2014
04/28/2014 Extension Jokerit Jokerit
08/06/2013
08/06/2013 Confirmed Dynamo Minsk Jokerit
01/11/2012
01/11/2012 Extension Dynamo Minsk Dynamo Minsk
09/02/2011
09/02/2011 Confirmed Blues Dynamo Minsk
02/28/2011
02/28/2011 Extension Blues Blues
03/16/2010
03/16/2010 Confirmed Hamburg Freezers Blues
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Cult/Star player for Hamburg Freezers

Cult/Star player for HIFK

Cult/Star player for HIFK U20

Cult/Star player for HV71

Career transactions
- 2016-08-25 • Announced his retirement
- 2014-11-21 • Signed by HV71
- 2014-04-28 • Signed to a one-year contract extension by Jokerit
- 2013-08-06 • Signed to a one-year contract by Jokerit
- 2013-04-30 • Released by Dinamo Minsk
- 2011-09-02 • Signed by Dinamo Minsk
- 2010-03-16 • Signed by Blues
- 2009-05-29 • Signed by the Hamburg Freezers
- 2003-03-27 • Signed by HIFK
- 2002-03-16 • Traded to the Nashville Predators with a 2003 4th round pick (Teemu Lassila) for Cliff Ronning

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