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Finland Kristian Kuusela
#71 Tappara / Liiga - 21/22
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Database: 879 885 players
Last added: Marshall Williams
Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Jaden Lipinski - - - -
2. Connor Ungar -
3. Mason Ward - - - -
4. Liam Keeler - - - -
5. Jaxsen Wiebe - - - -
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
RW/LW
Age
38
Height
5'9" / 175 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
185 lbs / 84 kg
Nation
Shoots
R
Youth Team
Contract
22/23
Agency
Highlights
1-time World Championship Gold Medal 1
1-time SHL Champion 1
3-time SM-liiga Champion 3

Kuusela is a speedy winger with good all-around offensive ability. Knows how to get open for passes and has a great shot. Skates with a quick, energetic stride. His diminutive stature can be a disadvantage in physical contests, though.
- Ulf Andersson, EP

Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1997-98 Jeppis U16 U16 SM-sarja Q 7 6 5 11 18 |
Tappara U16 U16 SM-sarja 18 15 14 29 10 | Playoffs 6 1 6 7 2
Finland U15 (all) International-Jr 2 2 0 2 0 |
1998-99 Tappara U18 U18 SM-sarja 21 15 10 25 8 |
Finland U16 (all) International-Jr 7 4 3 7 2 |
1999-00 Tappara U18 U18 SM-sarja 17 9 12 21 6 |
Tappara U20 U20 SM-liiga 27 7 8 15 35 | Playoffs 6 1 0 1 2
Finland U17 WHC-17 2 2 0 2 0 |
2000-01 Tappara U18 U18 SM-sarja 3 2 2 4 4 |
Tappara U20 U20 SM-liiga 41 16 30 46 36 | Playoffs 9 2 0 2 6
Finland U18 (all) International-Jr 6 2 3 5 6 |
2001-02 Tappara U20 U20 SM-liiga 40 11 19 30 44 | Playoffs 2 1 1 2 2
FPS Mestis 4 0 0 0 0 -7 |
2002-03 Ässät U20 U20 SM-liiga 26 6 19 25 49 -9 |
Ässät SM-liiga 31 3 0 3 2 -3 |
2003-04 Ässät U20 U20 SM-liiga 10 8 6 14 6 -2 |
Ässät SM-liiga 53 4 6 10 12 -9 |
2004-05 Ässät SM-liiga 55 7 12 19 14 -13 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0 0 0
2005-06 Ässät SM-liiga 56 26 17 43 40 11 | Playoffs 14 6 3 9 12 0
2006-07 Ässät SM-liiga 44 16 20 36 26 -20 |
MODO Hockey Elitserien 11 2 4 6 8 -2 | Playoffs 20 8 5 13 14 4
2007-08 Kärpät SM-liiga 56 18 27 45 26 27 | Playoffs 15 2 6 8 0 2
2008-09 Kärpät SM-liiga 57 23 20 43 63 8 | Playoffs 15 6 3 9 10 0
2009-10 Kärpät SM-liiga 55 16 16 32 84 -5 | Playoffs 10 0 2 2 6 -1
2010-11 Kärpät “A” SM-liiga 59 11 17 28 30 -9 | Playoffs 3 1 1 2 0 1
2011-12 Blues SM-liiga 60 16 17 33 14 -2 | Playoffs 16 3 8 11 8 -3
2012-13 Blues “A” SM-liiga 59 10 30 40 30 6 |
Finland (all) International 10 0 1 1 0 -5 |
2013-14 Tappara Liiga 60 19 27 46 28 3 | Playoffs 20 4 9 13 8 1
2014-15 Tappara Liiga 60 14 32 46 10 19 | Playoffs 20 6 12 18 0 0
2015-16 Tappara “A” Liiga 56 20 39 59 14 25 | Playoffs 17 5 10 15 6 5
Finland (all) International 6 2 1 3 0 0 |
2016-17 Amur Khabarovsk KHL 52 7 14 21 18 -3 |
Tappara Liiga 10 1 3 4 0 -3 | Playoffs 18 5 4 9 6 10
Finland (all) International 3 0 0 0 2 -1 |
2017-18 Tappara “A” Liiga 60 12 32 44 12 12 | Playoffs 16 4 7 11 16 3
2018-19 Tappara “C” Liiga 60 19 35 54 16 15 | Playoffs 11 4 5 9 4 1
Finland WC 7 1 1 2 0 1 |
Finland (all) International 11 1 2 3 2 -1 |
2019-20 Tappara “C” Liiga 55 20 33 53 16 19 |
Finland (all) International 2 0 1 1 2 1 |
2020-21 Tappara “A” Liiga 49 6 36 42 24 9 |
2021-22 Tappara “A” Liiga 6 2 2 4 0 1 |
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2006-07 Finland EHT 5 1 1 2 0 0 |
2007-08 Kärpät ECC 2 0 2 2 4 1 |
2008-09 Kärpät Champions HL 4 0 2 2 4 -1 |
Finland EHT 5 0 2 2 0 0 |
2009-10 Finland EHT 3 0 0 0 4 -2 |
2010-11 Kärpät “A” ET 8 4 6 10 6 | Playoffs 3 1 1 2 2
2012-13 Finland EHT 6 0 1 1 0 -5 |
2013-14 Tappara ET 8 1 5 6 10 |
2014-15 Tappara Champions HL 8 2 3 5 2 0 |
2015-16 Tappara “A” Champions HL 8 0 5 5 4 3 |
Finland EHT 6 2 1 3 0 0 |
2016-17 Finland EHT 3 0 0 0 2 -1 |
2017-18 Tappara Champions HL 7 4 5 9 6 6 |
2018-19 Tappara Champions HL 7 2 5 7 0 -2 |
Finland EHT 2 0 0 0 0 0 |
2019-20 Tappara Champions HL 7 1 5 6 4 3 |
Finland EHT 2 0 1 1 2 1 |
2021-22 Tappara Champions HL 4 0 6 6 0 1 |
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Game Log
Date Team Opp Score G A TP PIM +/- SOG PPG SHG TOI
Liiga
Sat 25/09 Tappara vs JYP
Fri 24/09 Tappara @ Lukko
Wed 22/09 Tappara vs Kärpät
Thu 16/09 Tappara vs Ilves
Sat 11/09 Tappara @ Sport
Fri 10/09 Tappara @ HPK
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Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
Champions HL 7 45 9 31 40 0.89 20 10 | 0
ECC 1 2 0 2 2 1.00 4 1 | 0
EHT 8 32 3 6 9 0.28 8 -7 | 0
ET 2 16 5 11 16 1.00 16 - | 1 3 1 1 2 0.67 2 -
International 5 32 3 5 8 0.25 6 -6 | 0
International-Jr 3 15 8 6 14 0.93 8 - | 0
KHL 1 52 7 14 21 0.40 18 -3 | 0
Liiga (SM-liiga) 20 1001 263 421 684 0.68 461 91 | 13 177 46 70 116 0.66 76 19
Mestis 1 4 0 0 0 0.00 0 -7 | 0
Elitserien (SHL) 1 11 2 4 6 0.55 8 -2 | 1 20 8 5 13 0.65 14 4
U16 SM-sarja 1 18 15 14 29 1.61 10 - | 1 6 1 6 7 1.17 2 -
U16 SM-sarja Q 1 7 6 5 11 1.57 18 - | 0
U18 SM-sarja 3 41 26 24 50 1.22 18 - | 0
U20 SM-liiga (U20 SM-sarja) 5 144 48 82 130 0.90 170 -11 | 3 17 4 1 5 0.29 10 -
WC 1 7 1 1 2 0.29 0 1 | 0
WHC-17 1 2 2 0 2 1.00 0 - | 0
Skill Rating

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Acceleration
16
Teamwork
15
Puckhandling
15
Passing
15

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Player Connections
Player Period Teams
Topi Jaakola (D) 1997-2017 10 Finland, Finland (all), Finland U15 (all), Finland U16 (all), Finland U17, Finland U18 (all), Kärpät
Otto Rauhala (F) 2013-2022 9 Tappara
Jukka Peltola (F) 2013-2022 9 Finland, Finland (all), Tappara
Atte Ohtamaa (D) 2007-2020 9 Finland, Finland, Finland (all), Kärpät

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Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
06/19/2019
06/19/2019 Extension Tappara Tappara
05/03/2017
05/03/2017 Extension Tappara Tappara
02/14/2017
02/14/2017 Confirmed Amur Khabarovsk Tappara
06/01/2016
06/01/2016 Confirmed Tappara Amur Khabarovsk
05/20/2013
05/20/2013 Confirmed Blues Tappara
05/05/2011
05/05/2011 Confirmed Kärpät Blues
04/12/2010
04/12/2010 Extension Kärpät Kärpät
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