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Finland Matti Kuparinen

#22 HC Bolzano / EBEL - 18/19
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Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Johan Persson 33 21 15 36
2. Mikael Frycklund 31 11 25 36
3. Daniel Ljunggren 34 4 30 34
4. Lukas Zetterberg 31 17 16 33
5. Henrik Björklund 31 15 16 31
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
C
Age
37
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-liiga 34 8 7 15 87 -10 |
2003-04 Ässät U20 U20 SM-liiga 20 6 15 21 38 4 |
Ässät SM-liiga 36 1 4 5 24 -1 |
Suomi U20 Mestis 3 1 1 2 0 0 |
2004-05 Ässät U20 U20 SM-liiga 17 4 10 14 67 -16 | Relegation 3 1 0 1 0
Ässät SM-liiga 25 0 0 0 16 -2 |
2005-06 Ässät SM-liiga 56 4 9 13 54 3 | Playoffs 14 2 4 6 6 3
2006-07 Ässät “A” SM-liiga 54 5 16 21 137 -7 |
2007-08 Ässät “C” SM-liiga 52 2 14 16 93 -17 |
2008-09 Ässät “C” SM-liiga 49 13 15 28 62 4 | Relegation 14 3 6 9 6 -5
2009-10 Ässät “C” SM-liiga 32 5 16 21 36 -5 |
2010-11 Ässät “C” SM-liiga 60 11 26 37 52 18 | Playoffs 6 2 1 3 18 -2
2011-12 KalPa SM-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” SM-liiga 8 2 5 7 6 0 |
Avangard Omsk KHL 30 3 5 8 36 5 | Playoffs 12 0 0 0 4 -3
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
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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
EHT 1 8 0 3 3 0.38 4 1 | 0
ET 3 21 4 6 10 0.48 34 - | 0
EBEL (ICEHL) 1 53 3 9 12 0.23 36 4 | 1 5 0 0 0 0.00 0 -1
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 4 -3
Liiga (SM-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
U18 SM-sarja 2 59 10 29 39 0.66 184 - | 1 2 1 1 2 1.00 10 -
U20 I-divisioona 2 13 5 4 9 0.69 33 - | 1 7 1 0 1 0.14 4 -
U20 SM-liiga (U20 SM-sarja) 3 71 18 32 50 0.70 192 -22 | 1 3 1 0 1 0.33 0 -
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Player Connections
Player Period Teams
Tuomas Huhtanen (F) 2003-2018 9 Ässät, Ässät U20
Petteri Tasku (F) 1999-2008 8 Ässät, Ässät U16, Ässät U18, Ässät U20
Patrik Forsbacka (F) 2000-2010 8 Ässät, Ässät U20
Sakari Salminen (F) 2004-2018 7 Finland, Finland (all), KalPa, Ässät, Ässät U20

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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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