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Finland Matti Kuparinen
HC Bolzano / EBEL - 18/19
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Last added: Leo Baechler
Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Milan Gulas 52 35 41 76
2. Michal Birner 41 20 41 61
3. Libor Hudacek 50 31 29 60
4. Tomas Rachunek 51 25 27 52
5. Martin Zatovic 51 29 21 50
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
C
Age
35
Height
5'11" / 180 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
207 lbs / 94 kg
Nation
Shoots
R
Youth Team
Status
Retired

A two-way center, Kuparinen plays an up-tempo game and skates hard. He plays with a lot of energy and likes to agitate opponents. Excels in a shutdown role. Can score a few goals and contribute offensively as well.

He isn't a natural offensive player though, and is a bit lacking in hockey sense and vision. Isn't a great stickhandler. Can also take a few unnesessary penalties. (EP 2010)

Father: Risto Kuparinen

Team Staff profile of Matti Kuparinen also available
Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1999-00 Ässät U16 U16 SM-sarja 10 5 7 12 30 | -
2000-01 Ässät U18 U18 SM-sarja 35 5 16 21 90 | -
Ässät U20 U20 I-divisioona 2 0 1 1 2 | -
2001-02 Ässät U18 U18 SM-sarja 24 5 13 18 94 | Playoffs 2 1 1 2 10
Ässät U20 U20 I-divisioona 11 5 3 8 31 | Playoffs 7 1 0 1 4
2002-03 Ässät U20 U20 SM-sarja 34 8 7 15 87 -10 | -
2003-04 Ässät U20 U20 SM-sarja 20 6 15 21 38 4 | -
Ässät Liiga 36 1 4 5 24 -1 | -
Suomi U20 Mestis 3 1 1 2 0 0 | -
2004-05 Ässät U20 U20 SM-sarja 17 4 10 14 67 -16 | Relegation 3 1 0 1 0
Ässät Liiga 25 0 0 0 16 -2 | -
2005-06 Ässät Liiga 56 4 9 13 54 3 | Playoffs 14 2 4 6 6 3
2006-07 Ässät “A” Liiga 54 5 16 21 137 -7 | -
2007-08 Ässät “C” Liiga 52 2 14 16 93 -17 | -
2008-09 Ässät “C” Liiga 49 13 15 28 62 4 | Relegation 14 3 6 9 6 -5
2009-10 Ässät “C” Liiga 32 5 16 21 36 -5 | -
2010-11 Ässät “C” Liiga 60 11 26 37 52 18 | Playoffs 6 2 1 3 18 -2
2011-12 KalPa Liiga 55 10 33 43 75 13 | 7 0 2 2 4 -1
Finland (all) International 11 0 5 5 4 3 | -
2012-13 KalPa “A” Liiga 8 2 5 7 6 0 | -
Avangard Omsk KHL 30 3 5 8 36 5 | Playoffs 12 0 0 0 -3 4
2013-14 HIFK “A” Liiga 12 1 2 3 6 -8 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0 2 -1
2014-15 HIFK “A” Liiga 48 8 8 16 59 6 | Playoffs 8 0 1 1 2 -5
2015-16 Ässät “A” Liiga 24 2 6 8 6 -3 | -
2016-17 Ässät “C” Liiga 49 5 9 14 59 -5 | Playoffs 3 2 1 3 0 0
2017-18 Ässät “C” Liiga 56 5 16 21 26 19 | Playoffs 6 2 2 4 0 1
2018-19 HC Bolzano EBEL 53 3 9 12 36 4 | Playoffs 5 0 0 0 0 -1
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2011-12 KalPa ET 8 0 2 2 20 | -
Finland EHT 8 0 3 3 4 1 | -
2012-13 KalPa ET 6 2 2 4 4 | -
2013-14 HIFK ET 7 2 2 4 10 | -
2014-15 HIFK Champions HL 7 3 2 5 8 2 | -
2018-19 HC Bolzano Champions HL 7 2 2 4 25 -1 | -
Team Staff History
S Team League Role on Team Notes
2020-21 Ässät U18 U18 SM-sarja Asst. Coach
Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
Champions HL 2 14 5 4 9 0.64 33 1 | 0
EBEL 1 53 3 9 12 0.23 36 4 | 1 5 0 0 0 0.00 0 -1
EHT 1 8 0 3 3 0.38 4 1 | 0
ET 3 21 4 6 10 0.48 34 0 | 0
International 1 11 0 5 5 0.45 4 3 | 0
KHL 1 30 3 5 8 0.27 36 5 | 1 12 0 0 0 0.00 -3 4
Liiga 15 616 74 179 253 0.41 711 15 | 7 59 11 17 28 0.47 38 -10
Mestis 1 3 1 1 2 0.67 0 0 | 0
U16 SM-sarja 1 10 5 7 12 1.20 30 0 | 0
U18 SM-sarja 2 59 10 29 39 0.66 184 0 | 1 2 1 1 2 1.00 10 0
U20 I-divisioona 2 13 5 4 9 0.69 33 | 1 7 1 0 1 0.14 4
U20 SM-sarja 3 71 18 32 50 0.70 192 -22 | 1 3 1 0 1 0.33 0 0
Career Highlights
Season
Awards by season
Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
09/23/2019
09/23/2019 Confirmed HC Bolzano Retired
06/15/2018
06/15/2018 Confirmed Ässät HC Bolzano
02/12/2017
02/12/2017 Extension Ässät Ässät
04/14/2015
04/14/2015 Confirmed HIFK Ässät
05/05/2014
05/05/2014 Extension HIFK HIFK
07/22/2013
07/22/2013 Confirmed Avangard Omsk HIFK
10/03/2012
10/03/2012 Confirmed KalPa Avangard Omsk
11/15/2011
11/15/2011 Extension KalPa KalPa
04/05/2011
04/05/2011 Confirmed Ässät KalPa
02/25/2009
02/25/2009 Extension Ässät Ässät
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