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Finland Kai Suikkanen

#21 TPS / SM-liiga - 90/91
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Last added: David Broucke
Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Philip-Michaël Devos 8 4 6 10
2. Jan Kovar 8 4 6 10
3. Brian O'Neill 8 3 7 10
4. Roman Cervenka 8 2 8 10
5. Lino Martschini 8 5 4 9
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
F
Age
63
Height
6'2" / 188 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
209 lbs / 95 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Youth Team
Status
Retired
Highlights
1-time Olympic Silver Medal 1
1-time AHL Calder Cup Champion 1
2-time 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 U16 SM-sarja 4 8 2 10 4 - |
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 -
Finland U18 EJC-18 5 3 2 5 15 - |
1977-78 Kärpät SM-liiga 35 21 6 27 19 -28 |
Finland U20 WJC-20 6 5 2 7 9 - |
1978-79 Kärpät SM-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 SM-liiga 36 21 17 38 18 13 | Playoffs 6 0 3 3 6 -
1980-81 Kärpät SM-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 SM-liiga 23 9 4 13 20 4 | Playoffs 10 6 4 10 8 -
1984-85 Kärpät SM-liiga 22 8 6 14 47 11 | Playoffs 7 2 3 5 4 2
1985-86 Kärpät SM-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 SM-liiga 44 24 25 49 30 28 | Playoffs 9 7 1 8 6 -
1987-88 Kärpät “C” SM-liiga 26 17 14 31 25 -3 |
Finland OG 8 1 0 1 4 2 |
1988-89 Kärpät “C” SM-liiga 33 13 10 23 16 -31 |
1989-90 Kärpät I-divisioona 35 17 24 41 31 - |
1990-91 TPS SM-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 U20 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 SM-liiga Head Coach Replaced Hannu Virta midseason
2009-10 TPS SM-liiga Head Coach
2010-11 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL Head Coach Replaced midseason by Vladimir Vujtek
Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL Scout
2011-12 Pelicans SM-liiga Head Coach
2012-13 Pelicans SM-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
2017-18 HC Bolzano EBEL Head Coach Replaced Pat Curcio on November 28th, 2017
2018-19 HC Bolzano EBEL Head Coach Replaced by Clayton Beddoes on March 11th, 2019
2019-20 Dornbirner EC EBEL Head Coach Replaced Jussi Tupamäki on October 31st, 2019
2020-21 Dornbirner EC ICEHL Head Coach
2021-22 Dornbirner EC ICEHL Head Coach
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Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 3 152 74 87 161 1.06 99 - | 2 25 11 9 20 0.80 25 -
EJC-18 1 5 3 2 5 1.00 15 - | 0
I-divisioona 2 51 32 28 60 1.18 47 - | 1 6 4 1 5 0.83 6 -
Jr. A SM-sarja 2 43 35 11 46 1.07 61 - | 0
SM-liiga (Liiga) 11 362 179 112 291 0.80 330 -22 | 8 62 28 17 45 0.73 84 1
NHL 2 2 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 | 0
OG 1 8 1 0 1 0.13 4 2 | 0
U16 SM-sarja 1 4 8 2 10 2.50 4 - | 0
WC 1 10 0 3 3 0.30 4 3 | 0
WJC-20 2 12 6 4 10 0.83 9 - | 0
* Some data is missing to provide a correct summary.
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Player Connections
Player Period Teams
Markku Kiimalainen (F) 1976-1989 11 Kärpät
Hannu Jalonen (D) 1975-1989 10 Kärpät, Kärpät U20
Juha Huikari (D) 1974-1988 10 Finland U20, Kärpät, Kärpät U16, Kärpät U20
Veikko Torkkeli (D) 1976-1987 9 Kärpät

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