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Kai Suikkanen

Player Facts
  • Position
    F
  • Height
    6'2" / 188 cm
  • Weight
    209 lbs / 95 kg
  • Shoots
    L
  • Status
    Retired
  • Highlights
    1-time Olympic Silver Medal 1
    1-time AHL Calder Cup Champion 1
    2-time SM-liiga Champion 2

Team Staff profile of Kai Suikkanen 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 U20 Jr. A SM-sarja 34 28 7 35 46 |
1976-77 Kärpät U20 Jr. A SM-sarja 9 7 4 11 15 |
Kärpät I-divisioona 16 15 4 19 16 | Qualification 6 4 1 5 6
1977-78 Kärpät Liiga 35 21 6 27 19 -28 |
Finland U20 WJC-20 6 5 2 7 9 |
1978-79 Kärpät Liiga 36 16 6 22 65 -17 | Relegation 6 7 3 10 2
Finland U20 WJC-20 6 1 2 3 0 |
1979-80 Kärpät Liiga 36 21 17 38 18 13 | Playoffs 6 0 3 3 6
1980-81 Kärpät Liiga 33 20 11 31 60 -3 | Playoffs 11 5 2 7 32
1981-82 Buffalo Sabres NHL 1 0 0 0 0 -1 |
Rochester Americans AHL 71 34 33 67 32 | Playoffs 9 4 2 6 4
1982-83 Buffalo Sabres NHL 1 0 0 0 0 1 |
Rochester Americans AHL 66 33 44 77 65 | Playoffs 16 7 7 14 21
1983-84 Rochester Americans AHL 15 7 10 17 2 |
Kärpät Liiga 23 9 4 13 20 4 | Playoffs 10 6 4 10 8
1984-85 Kärpät Liiga 22 8 6 14 47 11 | Playoffs 7 2 3 5 4 2
1985-86 Kärpät Liiga 33 26 10 36 24 6 | Playoffs 4 0 0 0 24 -2
Finland WC 10 0 3 3 4 3 |
1986-87 Kärpät Liiga 44 24 25 49 30 28 | Playoffs 9 7 1 8 6
1987-88 Kärpät “C” Liiga 26 17 14 31 25 -3 |
Finland OG 8 1 0 1 4 2 |
1988-89 Kärpät “C” Liiga 33 13 10 23 16 -31 |
1989-90 Kärpät I-divisioona 35 17 24 41 31 |
1990-91 TPS Liiga 41 4 3 7 6 -2 | Playoffs 9 1 1 2 2 1
Team Staff History
S Team League Role on Team Notes
2003-04 Kärpät U20 Jr. A SM-liiga Asst. Coach
2004-05 RoKi Suomi-sarja Head Coach
2005-06 RoKi Suomi-sarja Head Coach
2006-07 Hokki Mestis Head Coach
2007-08 Hokki Mestis Head Coach
2008-09 Hokki Mestis Head Coach Succeeded midseason by Timo Meriläinen
TPS Liiga Head Coach Replaced Hannu Virta midseason
2009-10 TPS Liiga Head Coach
2010-11 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL Head Coach Replaced midseason by Vladimir Vujtek
Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL Scout
2011-12 Pelicans Liiga Head Coach
2012-13 Pelicans Liiga Head Coach
2013-14 TPS Liiga Head Coach
2014-15 TPS Liiga Head Coach Replaced midseason by Miika Elomo
2016-17 Kärpät Liiga Head Coach Fired after the season.
2017-18 HC Bolzano EBEL Head Coach Replaced Pat Curcio on November 28
2018-19 HC Bolzano EBEL Head Coach
Player Career Totals
League GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 152 74 87 161 1.06 99 0 | 25 11 9 20 0.80 25 0
I-divisioona 51 32 28 60 1.18 47 0 | 6 4 1 5 0.83 6 0
Jr. A SM-sarja 43 35 11 46 1.07 61 0 |
Jr. C SM-sarja 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 |
Liiga 362 179 112 291 0.80 330 -22 | 62 28 17 45 0.73 84 1
NHL 2 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 |
OG 8 1 0 1 0.13 4 2 |
WC 10 0 3 3 0.30 4 3 |
WJC-20 12 6 4 10 0.83 9 0 |
Player Biography and Trivia

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