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Finland Veli-Pekka Kautonen

a.k.a. "Vellu Kautonen"
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Database: 995 958 players
Last added: Lorand Boros
Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Brant Harris 37 24 23 47
2. Robby Jackson 39 24 20 44
3. Max Gerlach 38 28 14 42
4. Marcel Hascak 37 21 20 41
5. Michael Huntebrinker 40 11 30 41
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
D
Age
52
Height
6'2" / 189 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
205 lbs / 93 kg
Nation
Shoots
R
Youth Team
Status
Retired
Highlights
1-time U18 EJC Silver Medal 1
1-time Liiga Champion 1
Team Staff profile of Veli-Pekka Kautonen also available
Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1986-87 Finland U18 EJC-18 - - - - - - |
1987-88 HIFK U20 Jr. A SM-sarja 35 9 11 20 38 - |
Finland U18 EJC-18 6 1 3 4 6 - |
1988-89 HIFK U20 Jr. A SM-sarja 2 0 0 0 2 - | Playoffs 3 0 3 3 0 -
HIFK SM-liiga 36 4 5 9 6 8 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0 2 -2
Finland U20 WJC-20 7 1 7 8 16 - |
1989-90 HIFK U20 Jr. A SM-sarja 4 1 2 3 16 - | Playoffs 4 1 2 3 2 -
HIFK SM-liiga 36 2 1 3 10 8 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0 0 0
PvUK Jr. A SM-sarja 10 6 2 8 42 - |
Finland U20 WJC-20 7 1 5 6 10 - |
1990-91 SaiPa SM-liiga 43 12 19 31 38 -9 |
1991-92 Tappara SM-liiga 44 6 12 18 30 -2 | Relegation 4 1 4 5 4 2
1992-93 Tappara “A” SM-liiga 42 4 3 7 22 -8 |
1993-94 Tappara SM-liiga 37 5 7 12 63 -14 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0 0 0
1994-95 HIFK SM-liiga 48 8 11 19 77 33 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0 4 -2
1995-96 HIFK SM-liiga 47 7 22 29 63 -7 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0 0 -4
1996-97 Djurgårdens IF Elitserien 6 0 0 0 4 - |
Berlin Capitals DEL 43 16 20 36 26 - | Playoffs 4 0 1 1 8 -
1997-98 Kiekko-Espoo SM-liiga 46 11 16 27 94 15 | Playoffs 8 0 1 1 6 -1
1998-99 Krefeld Pinguine DEL 42 2 19 21 26 - | Playoffs 4 1 3 4 4 -
1999-00 Pelicans SM-liiga 26 1 5 6 32 -19 |
HIFK SM-liiga 13 3 1 4 10 3 | Playoffs 7 0 2 2 8 0
2000-01 HIFK SM-liiga 44 2 6 8 51 -5 | Playoffs 5 0 0 0 0 1
2001-02 Ritten/Renon Italy 15 2 10 12 4 - |
EV Duisburg Germany2 37 4 16 20 34 - |
Team Staff History
S Team League Role on Team Notes
2002-03 St. Louis Blues NHL Scout Amateur Scout
2003-04 St. Louis Blues NHL Scout Amateur Scout
2004-05 New York Islanders NHL Scout
2005-06 New York Islanders NHL Scout
2006-07 New York Islanders NHL Dir. of European Scouting
2007-08 New York Islanders NHL Dir. of European Scouting
2008-09 New York Islanders NHL Dir. of European Scouting
2009-10 New York Islanders NHL Dir. of European Scouting
2010-11 New York Islanders NHL Dir. of European Scouting
2011-12 New York Islanders NHL Dir. of European Scouting
2012-13 New York Islanders NHL Dir. of European Scouting
2013-14 New York Islanders NHL Dir. of European Scouting
2014-15 New York Islanders NHL Dir. of European Scouting
HIFK Liiga Scout
2015-16 New York Islanders NHL Dir. of Amateur Scouting
HIFK Liiga Scout
2016-17 New York Islanders NHL Dir. of Amateur Scouting
HIFK Liiga Scout
2017-18 New York Islanders NHL Dir. of Amateur Scouting
2018-19 New York Islanders NHL Scout Head Amateur Scout
2019-20 New York Islanders NHL Scout Head Amateur Scout
2020-21 New York Islanders NHL Scout Head Amateur Scout
2021-22 New York Islanders NHL Dir. of Amateur Scouting Head Amateur Scout
2022-23 New York Islanders NHL Dir. of Amateur Scouting Head Amateur Scout
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Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
DEL 2 85 18 39 57 0.67 52 - | 2 8 1 4 5 0.63 12 -
EJC-18 2 6 1 3 4 0.67 6 - | 0
Germany2 1 37 4 16 20 0.54 34 - | 0
Italy 1 15 2 10 12 0.80 4 - | 0
Jr. A SM-sarja 3 51 16 15 31 0.61 98 - | 2 7 1 5 6 0.86 2 -
SM-liiga (Liiga) 11 462 65 108 173 0.37 496 3 | 9 36 1 7 8 0.22 24 -6
Elitserien (SHL) 1 6 0 0 0 0.00 4 - | 0
WJC-20 2 14 2 12 14 1.00 26 - | 0
* Some data is missing to provide a correct summary.
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Player Connections
Player Period Teams
Mika Kortelainen (F) 1987-2001 7 HIFK, HIFK U20
Petri Aaltonen (F) 1986-1994 6 Finland U18, Finland U20, HIFK, HIFK U20, PvUK, Tappara
Sakari Lindfors (G) 1988-2001 5 HIFK
Markku Hurme (F) 1989-2001 5 HIFK, HIFK U20
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