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Finland Ari Vallin

#5 KooKoo / Liiga - 15/16
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Last added: Stanislav Pavlista
Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Alexander Ovechkin 41 27 29 56
2. Jonathan Huberdeau 41 15 40 55
3. Leon Draisaitl 36 26 28 54
4. Connor McDavid 35 19 34 53
5. Nazem Kadri 35 15 36 51
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
D
Age
43
Height
5'11" / 181 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
194 lbs / 88 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Youth Team
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 U16 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 U18 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 U18 SM-sarja 13 7 5 12 53 | Playoffs 6 5 3 8 4
Tappara U20 U20 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 U20 I-divisioona 0 0 0 0 0 | Qualification 8 2 3 5 4
Tappara SM-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 U20 SM-liiga 2 1 2 3 10 | Playoffs 1 1 0 1 2
Tappara SM-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 U20 SM-liiga 0 0 0 0 0 | Relegation 5 2 3 5 12
HPK SM-liiga 49 6 3 9 24 10 | Playoffs 8 0 1 1 8 -1
1999-00 Tappara SM-liiga 54 4 8 12 36 5 | Playoffs 4 0 0 0 8 -2
2000-01 HPK SM-liiga 53 5 7 12 34 -7 |
2001-02 Jokerit SM-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 SM-liiga 53 5 11 16 34 12 | Playoffs 8 0 1 1 4 0
2003-04 Kärpät SM-liiga 54 7 10 17 36 6 | Playoffs 15 3 2 5 8 -1
2004-05 Kärpät SM-liiga 55 2 15 17 40 22 | Playoffs 12 2 2 4 10 8
2005-06 Kärpät SM-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 Elitserien 23 3 6 9 20 15 |
EHC Visp NLB 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 6 0 7 7 4
2007-08 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl Russia 53 3 7 10 68 3 | Playoffs 16 0 4 4 22 3
2008-09 Färjestad BK Elitserien 39 3 9 12 30 2 | Playoffs 10 1 1 2 22 4
2009-10 Färjestad BK Elitserien 48 1 12 13 44 -3 | Playoffs 7 0 0 0 6 -2
2010-11 HIFK SM-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 SM-liiga 48 5 6 11 26 9 | Playoffs 13 2 3 5 22 2
2012-13 HC Sparta Praha Czechia 31 0 7 7 54 -4 |
Färjestad BK Elitserien 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 |
2006-07 Finland EHT 3 0 0 0 6 -1 |
2008-09 Finland EHT 3 0 0 0 2 -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 |
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Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 1 24 0 7 7 0.29 20 -2 | 0
Champions HL 1 11 0 1 1 0.09 0 3 | 0
Czechia 1 31 0 7 7 0.23 54 -4 | 0
ECC 2 6 0 3 3 0.50 18 -3 | 0
EHT 2 6 0 0 0 0.00 8 -2 | 0
EJC-18 1 5 1 1 2 0.40 4 4 | 0
ET 3 21 5 7 12 0.57 16 - | 0
I-divisioona 2 12 0 1 1 0.08 6 -2 | 0
International 1 8 0 1 1 0.13 6 -2 | 0
International-Jr 5 55 8 11 19 0.35 60 - | 0
Liiga (SM-liiga) 15 713 53 139 192 0.27 519 103 | 13 132 8 25 33 0.25 125 23
Mestis 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 | 0
Nordic Cup 1 3 0 1 1 0.33 2 -1 | 0
Russia 1 53 3 7 10 0.19 68 3 | 1 16 0 4 4 0.25 22 3
Elitserien (SHL) 4 119 7 28 35 0.29 102 11 | 3 27 1 2 3 0.11 34 0
NLB (SL) 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 - | 1 6 0 7 7 1.17 4 -
U16 SM-sarja 1 32 18 18 36 1.13 28 - | 1 7 5 1 6 0.86 6 -
U18 SM-sarja 2 44 16 21 37 0.84 95 - | 2 11 8 6 14 1.27 6 -
U20 I-divisioona 2 13 2 8 10 0.77 22 - | 2 21 4 10 14 0.67 26 -
U20 SM-liiga (U20 SM-sarja) 2 2 1 2 3 1.50 10 - | 2 6 3 3 6 1.00 14 -
WJC-20 1 7 1 1 2 0.29 8 5 | 0
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Player Connections
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
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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

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