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Finland Tapio Sammalkangas

#74 Tappara / Liiga - 16/17
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Database: 996 281 players
Last added: Tom Cowley
Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Zach O'Brien 32 16 40 56
2. Brayden Watts 40 22 31 53
3. Jack Combs 41 22 30 52
4. Michal Stinil 35 20 30 50
5. Hank Crone 38 20 29 49
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
D
Age
42
Height
5'11" / 180 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
205 lbs / 93 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Youth Team
Status
Retired
Agency
Highlights
1-time U18 EJC Silver Medal 1
2-time Liiga Champion 2

Father: Timo Sammalkangas
Cousin: Samuli Kankaanperä, Markus Kankaanperä

Team Staff profile of Tapio Sammalkangas also available
Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1994-95 Ilves U16 U16 SM-sarja 29 7 6 13 38 - |
1995-96 Ilves U16 U16 SM-sarja 23 1 5 6 62 - |
Ilves U18 U18 SM-sarja 1 0 0 0 0 - |
Finland U16 (all) International-Jr 3 0 0 0 0 - |
1996-97 Ilves U18 U18 SM-sarja 34 6 3 9 79 - | Playoffs 3 0 0 0 37 -
Finland U17 (all) International-Jr 4 2 1 3 2 - |
1997-98 Ilves U18 U18 SM-sarja 4 0 1 1 4 - |
Ilves U20 U20 SM-liiga 16 1 1 2 22 - | Relegation 14 3 5 8 20 -
Ilves SM-liiga 0 0 0 0 0 - | Playoffs 3 0 0 0 0 0
Finland U18 EJC-18 6 1 0 1 8 - |
Finland U18 (all) International-Jr 17 1 2 3 30 - |
1998-99 Ilves U20 U20 SM-liiga 30 4 7 11 64 - | Playoffs 9 0 1 1 8 -
Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 3 0 0 0 12 - |
1999-00 Ilves U20 U20 SM-liiga 9 1 2 3 55 - |
Ilves SM-liiga 47 0 3 3 56 -15 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0 0 2
Finland U20 (all) “C” International-Jr 20 1 2 3 55 - |
Finland U20 WJC-20 7 0 0 0 35 1 |
2000-01 Ilves U20 U20 SM-liiga 1 0 0 0 0 - |
Ilves SM-liiga 54 3 4 7 34 -6 | Playoffs 9 1 0 1 4 1
2001-02 Ässät SM-liiga 52 5 10 15 70 -18 |
2002-03 Ilves SM-liiga 51 0 1 1 22 -24 |
2003-04 Fresno Falcons ECHL 70 1 18 19 84 - |
2004-05 AaB Ishockey Denmark 29 2 5 7 46 - | Playoffs 16 1 1 2 31 -
2005-06 AaB Ishockey Denmark 36 4 11 15 65 - | Playoffs 17 3 6 9 50 -
2006-07 Ässät SM-liiga 49 9 4 13 98 -18 |
2007-08 Ässät SM-liiga 49 1 6 7 42 -24 |
2008-09 Ässät SM-liiga 55 2 4 6 116 4 | Relegation 14 3 3 6 14 6
2009-10 Ässät SM-liiga 24 1 0 1 16 -4 |
LeKi Mestis 4 0 0 0 6 0 |
2010-11 Ässät SM-liiga 48 2 6 8 77 2 | Playoffs 6 0 0 0 6 -3
2011-12 Ässät “A” SM-liiga 55 3 8 11 71 14 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0 27 -2
2012-13 Ässät “A” SM-liiga 56 1 8 9 38 17 | Playoffs 16 1 1 2 6 3
2013-14 Ässät “A” Liiga 24 1 3 4 41 -7 |
2014-15 Ässät “A” Liiga 38 1 2 3 63 1 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0 2 -3
2015-16 Ässät Liiga 42 0 3 3 47 3 |
2016-17 Tappara Liiga 27 1 2 3 12 2 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0 0 0
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2016-17 Tappara Champions HL 5 0 0 0 4 0 |
Team Staff History
S Team League Role on Team Notes
2018-19 Ässät Liiga Mental Coach
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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 5 0 0 0 0.00 4 0 | 0
Denmark 2 65 6 16 22 0.34 111 - | 2 33 4 7 11 0.33 81 -
ECHL 1 70 1 18 19 0.27 84 - | 0
EJC-18 1 6 1 0 1 0.17 8 - | 0
International-Jr 5 47 4 5 9 0.19 99 - | 0
Liiga (SM-liiga) 16 671 30 64 94 0.14 803 -73 | 9 56 5 4 9 0.16 59 4
Mestis 1 4 0 0 0 0.00 6 0 | 0
U16 SM-sarja 2 52 8 11 19 0.37 100 - | 0
U18 SM-sarja 3 39 6 4 10 0.26 83 - | 1 3 0 0 0 0.00 37 -
U20 SM-liiga (U20 SM-sarja) 4 56 6 10 16 0.29 141 - | 2 23 3 6 9 0.39 28 -
WJC-20 1 7 0 0 0 0.00 35 1 | 0
Career Highlights
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Awards by season
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Player Connections
Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
07/30/2017
07/30/2017 Confirmed Tappara Retired
05/12/2016
05/12/2016 Confirmed Ässät Tappara
09/05/2013
09/05/2013 Extension Ässät Ässät
12/21/2011
12/21/2011 Extension Ässät Ässät
12/22/2010
12/22/2010 Extension Ässät Ässät
03/20/2009
03/20/2009 Extension Ässät Ässät
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