Ari Vallin

Player Facts
  • Position
    D
  • Height
    5'11" / 181 cm
  • Weight
    194 lbs / 88 kg
  • Shoots
    L
  • Status
    Retired
  • Highlights
    1-time U20 WJC Gold Medal 1
    1-time SHL Champion 1
    6-time SM-liiga Champion 6

A somewhat undersized defenseman with decent hockey sense and offensive skills. Mobile and a good skater. Vallin is strong on the puck, but could improve his defensive game somewhat, although being fairly reliable.

Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1993-94 Tappara U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 32 18 18 36 28 | Playoffs 7 5 1 6 6
Finland U16 (all) International-Jr 9 2 3 5 8 |
1994-95 Tappara U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 31 9 16 25 42 | Playoffs 5 3 3 6 2
Finland U17 (all) International-Jr 8 1 1 2 12 |
1995-96 Tappara U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 13 7 5 12 53 | Playoffs 6 5 3 8 4
Tappara U20 Jr. A I-divisioona 13 2 8 10 22 | Qualification 13 2 7 9 22
Finland U18 EJC-18 5 1 1 2 4 4 |
Finland U18 (all) “A” International-Jr 17 2 6 8 18 |
1996-97 Tappara U20 Jr. A I-divisioona 0 0 0 0 0 | Qualification 8 2 3 5 4
Tappara Liiga 21 0 0 0 8 -4 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0 0 0
KOOVEE I-divisioona 10 0 0 0 6 -3 |
Finland U19 (all) International-Jr 2 1 0 1 4 |
1997-98 Tappara U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 2 1 2 3 10 | Playoffs 1 1 0 1 2
Tappara Liiga 44 2 2 4 16 -1 | Playoffs 4 0 3 3 0 4
Hermes I-divisioona 2 0 1 1 0 1 |
Finland U20 WJC-20 7 1 1 2 8 5 |
Finland U20 (all) “A” International-Jr 19 2 1 3 18 |
1998-99 HPK U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 0 0 0 0 0 | Relegation 5 2 3 5 12
HPK Liiga 49 6 3 9 24 10 | Playoffs 8 0 1 1 8 -1
1999-00 Tappara Liiga 54 4 8 12 36 5 | Playoffs 4 0 0 0 8 -2
2000-01 HPK Liiga 53 5 7 12 34 -7 |
2001-02 Jokerit Liiga 45 4 20 24 24 24 | Playoffs 12 1 4 5 2 8
Finland (all) International 8 0 1 1 6 -2 |
2002-03 Jokerit Liiga 53 5 11 16 34 12 | Playoffs 8 0 1 1 4 0
2003-04 Kärpät Liiga 54 7 10 17 36 6 | Playoffs 15 3 2 5 8 -1
2004-05 Kärpät Liiga 55 2 15 17 40 22 | Playoffs 12 2 2 4 10 8
2005-06 Kärpät Liiga 50 7 23 30 84 10 | Playoffs 10 0 1 1 24 -2
2006-07 Rochester Americans AHL 24 0 7 7 20 -2 |
Frölunda HC SHL 23 3 6 9 20 15 |
EHC Visp NLB 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 6 0 7 7 4
Finland EHT 3 0 0 0 6 -1 |
2007-08 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl Russia 53 3 7 10 68 3 | Playoffs 16 0 4 4 22 3
2008-09 Färjestad BK SHL 39 3 9 12 30 2 | Playoffs 10 1 1 2 22 4
Finland EHT 3 0 0 0 2 -1 |
2009-10 Färjestad BK SHL 48 1 12 13 44 -3 | Playoffs 7 0 0 0 6 -2
2010-11 HIFK Liiga 48 1 14 15 46 4 | Playoffs 9 0 1 1 8 2
Kiekko-Vantaa Mestis 1 0 0 0 0 0 |
2011-12 Blues Liiga 48 5 6 11 26 9 | Playoffs 13 2 3 5 22 2
2012-13 HC Sparta Praha Czech 31 0 7 7 54 -4 |
Färjestad BK SHL 9 0 1 1 8 -3 | Playoffs 10 0 1 1 6 -2
2013-14 Kärpät Liiga 58 1 16 17 44 10 | Playoffs 16 0 3 3 4 1
2014-15 Kärpät Liiga 41 2 1 3 22 4 | Playoffs 18 0 4 4 27 4
2015-16 KooKoo “C” Liiga 40 2 3 5 45 -1 |
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1993-94 Finland U16 Nordic Cup 3 0 1 1 2 -1 |
2004-05 Kärpät ECC 3 0 0 0 12 -2 |
2005-06 Kärpät ECC 3 0 3 3 6 -1 |
2010-11 HIFK ET 8 2 3 5 10 |
2012-13 HC Sparta Praha ET 7 2 3 5 2 |
2013-14 Kärpät ET 6 1 1 2 4 |
2014-15 Kärpät Champions HL 11 0 1 1 0 3 |
Player Career Totals
League GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 24 0 7 7 0.29 20 -2 |
Champions HL 11 0 1 1 0.09 0 3 |
Czech 31 0 7 7 0.23 54 -4 |
ECC 6 0 3 3 0.50 18 -3 |
EHT 6 0 0 0 0.00 8 -2 |
EJC-18 5 1 1 2 0.40 4 4 |
ET 21 5 7 12 0.57 16 0 |
I-divisioona 12 0 1 1 0.08 6 -2 |
International 8 0 1 1 0.13 6 -2 |
International-Jr 55 8 11 19 0.35 60 0 |
Jr. A I-divisioona 13 2 8 10 0.77 22 0 | 21 4 10 14 0.67 26 0
Jr. A SM-liiga 2 1 2 3 1.50 10 0 | 6 3 3 6 1.00 14 0
Jr. B SM-sarja 44 16 21 37 0.84 95 0 | 11 8 6 14 1.27 6 0
Jr. C SM-sarja 32 18 18 36 1.13 28 0 | 7 5 1 6 0.86 6 0
Liiga 713 53 139 192 0.27 519 103 | 132 8 25 33 0.25 125 23
Mestis 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 |
NLB 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 | 6 0 7 7 1.17 4 0
Nordic Cup 3 0 1 1 0.33 2 -1 |
Russia 53 3 7 10 0.19 68 3 | 16 0 4 4 0.25 22 3
SHL 119 7 28 35 0.29 102 11 | 27 1 2 3 0.11 34 0
WJC-20 7 1 1 2 0.29 8 5 |
Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
10/20/2016
10/20/2016 Confirmed KooKoo Retired
05/06/2015
05/06/2015 Confirmed Kärpät KooKoo
02/27/2014
02/27/2014 Extension Kärpät Kärpät
04/27/2013
04/27/2013 Confirmed Färjestad BK Kärpät
01/30/2013
01/30/2013 Confirmed HC Sparta Praha Färjestad BK
06/22/2012
06/22/2012 Confirmed Blues HC Sparta Praha
09/05/2011
09/05/2011 Confirmed HIFK Blues
10/02/2010
10/02/2010 Loan HIFK Kiekko-Vantaa
07/24/2010
07/24/2010 Confirmed Färjestad BK HIFK
Player Biography and Trivia

Cult/Star player for Hermes

Cult/Star player for Kärpät

Career transactions
- 2011-09-05 • Signed to a one-year contract by Blues
- 2010-07-24 • Signed to a one-year contract by HIFK
- 2008-06-27 • Signed to a two-year contract by Färjestad
- 2007-08-03 • Signed to a one-year contract by Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
- 2006-07-06 • Signed to a one-year contract by the Florida Panthers
- 2004-06-09 • Signed to a two-year contract extension by Kärpät
- 2003-04-15 • Signed to a two-year contract by Kärpät
- 2001-04-26 • Signed to a two-year contract by Jokerit

Career assignments
- 2010-10-02 • Loaned to Kiekko-Vantaa by HIFK
- 2006-03-07 • Loaned to EHC Visp by Frölunda
- 2006-12-22 • Loaned to Frölunda by the Florida Panthers
- 2006-09-28 • Assigned to the Rochester Americans (AHL) by the Florida Panthers