Jarmo Myllys

Jarmo Pentti Kalevi Myllys (born 29 May 1965) is a Finnish former professional ice hockey goaltender. He was drafted by the Minnesota North Stars as their ninth-round pick, #172 overall, in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft. He is currently the goalkeeping coach for Austrian hockey team EC KAC of the EBEL. His jersey number, #35, was retired in Luleå in 2011.

Jarmo Myllys
Born (1965-05-29) 29 May 1965 (age 56)
Savonlinna, Finland
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight 171 lb (78 kg; 12 st 3 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for Ilves
Lukko
Minnesota North Stars
San Jose Sharks
Luleå HF
Espoo Blues
SaiPa
HV71
National team  Finland
NHL Draft 172nd overall, 1987
Minnesota North Stars
Playing career 1982–2005

Playing careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Myllys was born in Savonlinna, and started playing ice hockey for the local team Savonlinnan Pallokerho or SaPKo. He played his first adult season (1982–1983) in SaPko, but moved to Tampere for SM-Liiga games in Ilves. Myllys spent a total of three seasons (1983–1986) with Ilves, then moved to Rauman Lukko where he stayed for two seasons (1986–1988) before moving to the NHL.

NHL careerEdit

Myllys gained a spot in the Minnesota North Stars lineup. He played 6 NHL games in the 1988–1989 season but spent most of the year with the North Stars' farmteam, Kalamazoo Wings of the IHL. In his 3 seasons (1988–1991) with North Stars Myllys never played more than 10 games in a season. He spent most of these seasons in the IHL. When the San Jose Sharks were formed in 1991 Myllys moved to San Jose along with several North Stars players in the Dispersal Draft. Myllys played 27 games with the Sharks during the 1991–1992 season. This was his last season in the NHL, as Myllys returned to Finland in 1992.

Return from the NHLEdit

In 1992 Myllys joined the 1 Divisioona team KooKoo, which located in Kouvola. After one season with KooKoo Myllys went to Lukko and stayed there for the 1993–1994 season. After his second season since his return in Finland, Myllys signed to Swedish Elitserien team Luleå HF.

Myllys established himself as a star in Sweden, staying with Luleå for 7 seasons (1994–2001). During that time Myllys won several awards and played twice in the Elitserien all-star game. Myllys also scored two goals in two Elitserien games, which is a rare feat for a goaltender. Myllys returned to Finland in 2001, however.

Jarmo Myllys was signed by Espoo Blues in 2001. He played with the Blues for 2 seasons (2001–2003) with little success. After his time with the Blues, Myllys moved to near his birthplace in order to play with SaiPa and played there for the 2003–2004 season. Myllys played in Elitserien with HV71 in the playoffs, then returned to SaiPa for his final season. Myllys retired from professional ice hockey after the 2004–2005 season.

International playEdit

Medal record
Representing   Finland
Men's ice hockey
Olympic Games
  1988 Calgary Ice hockey
  1994 Lillehammer Ice hockey
  1998 Nagano Ice hockey
World Championships
  1994 Italy Ice hockey
  1995 Sweden Ice hockey
  1998 Switzerland Ice hockey
  2001 Germany Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
  1984 Sweden Ice hockey

Myllys made a total of 188 appearances for Finnish national ice hockey team. He played in seven World Championships, three Winter Olympics, and one Canada Cup. Myllys won a gold medal at the 1995 World Championships, helping Finland win its first world championship.[1]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA SV% GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
1982–83 SaPKo FIN-2 13 76 .836
1983–84 Ilves U20 FIN U20
1983–84 Ilves FIN 9 540 27 1 3.00 .888
1984–85 Ilves U20 FIN U20
1984–85 Ilves FIN 9 540 23 1 2.55 .902 2 120 3 0 1.50 .952
1985–86 Ilves U20 FIN U20
1985–86 Ilves FIN 16 60 4.13 .902
1986–87 Lukko FIN 43 16 20 7 2542 160 2 3.77 .892
1987–88 Lukko FIN 43 2468 129 5 3.13 .900 8 4 4 480 23 0 2.87 .909
1988–89 Minnesota North Stars NHL 6 1 4 0 238 22 0 5.55 .841
1988–89 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 28 13 8 4 1523 93 0 3.66 .890 6 2 4 419 22 0 3.15
1989–90 Minnesota North Stars NHL 4 0 3 0 156 16 0 6.15 .805
1989–90 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 49 31 9 3 2715 159 1 3.51 .901 7 2 4 356 22 0 3.71
1990–91 Minnesota North Stars NHL 2 0 2 0 78 8 0 6.12 .860
1990–91 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 38 24 13 1 2278 144 1 3.79 10 6 4 600 26 0 2.60
1991–92 San Jose Sharks NHL 27 3 18 1 1374 115 0 5.02 .867
1991–92 Kansas City Blades NHL 5 5 0 0 307 15 0 2.93 .882
1992–93 KooKoo FIN-2 45 27 13 5 2712 144 0 3.18 .909
1993–94 Lukko FIN 46 26 16 4 2762 131 2 2.85 .908 9 5 4 554 16 1 1.73 .946
1994–95 Luleå HF SWE 37 2220 105 4 2.84 .902 9 578 27 0 2.80 .914
1995–96 Luleå HF SWE 39 2300 97 6 2.53 .898 13 791 27 2 2.05 .925
1996–97 Luleå HF SWE 37 2160 76 5 2.11 .919 10 612 23 1 2.25 .893
1997–98 Luleå HF SWE 43 2534 111 6 2.63 .897 3 180 10 0 3.33 .893
1998–99 Luleå HF SWE 47 2839 129 2 2.73 .890 9 570 22 0 2.32 .893
1999–00 Luleå HF SWE 40 2422 102 6 2.53 .896 9 535 23 1 2.58 .902
2000–01 Luleå HF SWE 41 2380 110 2 2.77 .891 10 613 34 0 3.33 .880
2001–02 Espoo Blues FIN 46 19 19 7 2724 136 3 2.99 .898 3 0 3 178 9 0 3.04 .898
2002–03 Espoo Blues FIN 19 8 5 5 1113 38 3 2.05 .929 7 3 4 444 17 0 2.30 .925
2003–04 SaiPa FIN 34 9 15 7 1941 94 3 2.91 .899
2003–04 HV71 SWE 4 3 1 0 230 7 1 1.83 .945 1 0 1 60 4 0 4.00 .882
2004–05 SaiPa FIN 45 10 25 10 2564 136 1 3.18 .889
NHL totals 39 4 27 1 1846 161 0 5.23 .859

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA SV%
1983 Finland U18 4 200 9 2.70
1984 Finland WJC 4 3 1 0 240 13 0 3.25
1985 Finland WJC 1 1 0 0 60 2 0 2.00
1987 Finland WC 8 4 3 1 464 27 0 3.49 .895
1987 Finland CC 1 0 0 0 20 1 0 3.00 .875
1988 Finland OLY 6 4 1 1 360 11 1 1.83 .928
1994 Finland OLY 5 5 0 0 300 3 2 0.60 .966
1994 Finland WC 7 400 10 1.35 .942
1995 Finland WC 7 5 1 1 420 12 2 1.71 .917
1996 Finland WC 4 0 2 2 238 12 0 3.02 .900
1996 Finland WCH 2 1 1 0 120 8 0 4.00 .789
1997 Finland WC 6 4 2 0 357 10 1 1.68 .938
1998 Finland OLY 4 1 3 0 237 14 0 3.54 .851
1998 Finland WC 2 1 1 0 119 4 0 2.02 .923
Junior totals 9 500 24 2.88
Senior totals 52 3035 115 2.27

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Carl-Magnus Långkvist (7 May 2015). "Återupplev VM-guldet 1995" (in Swedish). Swedish Yle. Retrieved 8 February 2021.

External linksEdit

Preceded by
Pekka Järvelä
Winner of the Kultainen kypärä trophy
1987–88
Succeeded by
Jukka Vilander
Preceded by
Hannu Virta
Winner of the President's trophy
1996–97
Succeeded by
Teemu Selänne