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Finland Hannu Virta
#23 ZSC Lions / NLA - 97/98
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Last added: Jaxson Read
Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Mitchell Martin - - - -
2. David Goyette - - - -
3. Evan Konyen - - - -
4. Ty Nelson - - - -
5. Matthew Poitras - - - -
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
D
Age
57
Height
5'11" / 181 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
181 lbs / 82 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Youth Team
Status
Retired
Highlights
1-time World Championship Gold Medal 1
1-time World Championship Silver Medal 1
1-time U20 WJC Bronze Medal 1
1-time Olympic Bronze Medal 1
4-time SM-liiga Champion 4
Team Staff profile of Hannu Virta also available
Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1978-79 TPS U18 U18 SM-sarja 22 1 9 10 6 |
1979-80 TPS U20 Jr. A SM-sarja 26 13 8 21 6 | Playoffs 5 2 3 5 0
1980-81 TPS U20 Jr. A SM-sarja 29 22 22 44 55 |
TPS SM-liiga 1 0 1 1 0 -1 | Playoffs 4 0 1 1 4
Finland U18 EJC-18 5 3 1 4 0 |
1981-82 TPS SM-liiga 36 5 12 17 6 27 | Playoffs 7 1 1 2 2
Buffalo Sabres NHL 3 0 1 1 4 | Playoffs 4 0 1 1 0
Finland U20 WJC-20 7 1 7 8 4 |
1982-83 Buffalo Sabres NHL 74 13 24 37 18 7 | Playoffs 10 1 2 3 4
1983-84 Buffalo Sabres NHL 70 6 30 36 12 15 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0 2
1984-85 Buffalo Sabres NHL 51 1 23 24 16 -2 |
1985-86 Buffalo Sabres NHL 47 5 23 28 16 2 |
1986-87 TPS “C” SM-liiga 41 13 30 43 20 28 | Playoffs 5 0 3 3 2 -5
Finland WC 8 0 4 4 4 -4 |
1987-88 TPS “C” SM-liiga 44 10 28 38 20 17 |
Finland CC 5 0 1 1 0 -4 |
1988-89 TPS “C” SM-liiga 43 7 25 32 30 43 | Playoffs 10 1 7 8 0 10
Finland WC 10 3 5 8 6 13 |
1989-90 TPS “C” SM-liiga 41 7 19 26 14 24 | Playoffs 9 0 6 6 10 5
1990-91 TPS “C” SM-liiga 43 4 16 20 40 6 | Playoffs 9 4 2 6 4 9
Finland “C” WC 7 0 2 2 4 |
1991-92 TPS “C” SM-liiga 43 6 22 28 32 5 | Playoffs 3 1 4 5 0 3
1992-93 TPS “C” SM-liiga 39 1 18 19 18 9 | Playoffs 12 2 2 4 14 1
1993-94 TPS “C” SM-liiga 47 3 17 20 18 14 | Playoffs 10 0 3 3 6 5
Finland OG 8 2 1 3 2 1 |
Finland “A” WC 8 1 4 5 6 16 |
Finland (all) International 22 3 5 8 14 |
1994-95 Grasshopper Club Zürich NLB 36 12 18 30 14 | Playoffs 12 5 9 14 2
Finland WC 7 1 1 2 8 2 |
1995-96 Grasshopper Club Zürich “C” NLB 35 12 26 38 10 | Playoffs 10 1 6 7 6
Finland WC 6 0 6 6 4 8 |
1996-97 TPS “C” SM-liiga 48 7 14 21 24 30 | Playoffs 12 0 1 1 6 6
Finland WCup 4 1 0 1 6 0 |
Finland “A” WC 8 0 3 3 4 1 |
1997-98 ZSC Lions NLA 38 3 20 23 8 | Relegation 8 1 5 6 6
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1980-81 TPS U18 Viking Cup - - - - - |
1993-94 Finland Nissan Cup 3 0 0 0 0 |
1996-97 TPS “C” Euro HL 5 0 2 2 2 7 | Playoffs 4 1 3 4 0 7
Team Staff History
S Team League Role on Team Notes
1998-99 TPS SM-liiga Asst. Coach
1999-00 TPS SM-liiga Asst. Coach
2000-01 TPS SM-liiga Asst. Coach
2001-02 TPS SM-liiga Asst. Coach
TPS Spengler Cup Asst. Coach
2002-03 TPS SM-liiga Asst. Coach
TPS Spengler Cup Asst. Coach
2003-04 Blues SM-liiga Head Coach
Finland WC Asst. Coach
2004-05 Blues SM-liiga Head Coach Replaced by Pekka Rautakallio midseason
Finland WC Asst. Coach
2005-06 TPS SM-liiga Asst. Coach
Finland OG Asst. Coach
Finland WC Asst. Coach
2006-07 TPS SM-liiga Asst. Coach
Finland WC Asst. Coach
2007-08 TPS SM-liiga Head Coach
2008-09 TPS SM-liiga Head Coach Replaced by Kai Suikkanen midseason
HC Lugano NLA Head Coach Hired in January, replacing John Slettvoll
2009-10 Finland U18 WJC-18 Team Manager
Finland U18 (all) International-Jr Team Manager
2010-11 Jokerit SM-liiga Asst. Coach
2011-12 Jokerit SM-liiga Asst. Coach
2012-13 Jokerit SM-liiga Asst. Coach
2013-14 Jokerit Liiga Asst. Coach
Finland EHT Asst. Coach
Finland OG Asst. Coach
Finland WC Asst. Coach
2014-15 Jokerit KHL Asst. Coach
Jokerit Spengler Cup Asst. Coach
2015-16 Jokerit KHL Asst. Coach
Jokerit Spengler Cup Asst. Coach
2016-17 Jokerit KHL Asst. Coach
2017-18 Salavat Yulaev Ufa KHL Asst. Coach
Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
CC 1 5 0 1 1 0.20 0 -4 | 0
EJC-18 1 5 3 1 4 0.80 0 - | 0
Euro HL 1 5 0 2 2 0.40 2 7 | 1 4 1 3 4 1.00 0 7
International 1 22 3 5 8 0.36 14 - | 0
SM-liiga (Liiga) 11 426 63 202 265 0.62 222 202 | 10 81 9 30 39 0.48 48 34
NHL 5 245 25 101 126 0.51 66 22 | 3 17 1 3 4 0.24 6 -
Nissan Cup 1 3 0 0 0 0.00 0 - | 0
NLA (NL) 1 38 3 20 23 0.61 8 - | 1 8 1 5 6 0.75 6 -
OG 1 8 2 1 3 0.38 2 1 | 0
NLB (SL) 2 71 24 44 68 0.96 24 - | 2 22 6 15 21 0.95 8 -
U18 SM-sarja 1 22 1 9 10 0.45 6 - | 0
Jr. A SM-sarja (U20 SM-sarja) 2 55 35 30 65 1.18 61 - | 1 5 2 3 5 1.00 0 -
Viking Cup 1 - - - - - - - | 0
WC 7 54 5 25 30 0.56 36 36 | 0
WCup 1 4 1 0 1 0.25 6 0 | 0
WJC-20 1 7 1 7 8 1.14 4 - | 0
Player Biography and Trivia

Number 23 retired by TPS

Cult/Star player for GC/Küsnacht

Cult/Star player for TPS

Cult/Star player for ZSC

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