Juha Kaunismäki

Juha Pekka Kaunismäki (born 6 May 1979 in Helsinki, Finland) is a Finnish-born Norwegian professional ice hockey defenceman, who currently plays with Stavanger Oilers of the Norway's elite GET-ligaen.

Juha Kaunismäki
Born (1979-05-06) 6 May 1979 (age 43)
Helsinki, Finland
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 194 lb (88 kg; 13 st 12 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
National team  Norway
Playing career 2000–2013

CareerEdit

Kaunismäki began playing in Finland with the Jokerit organization's junior teams. He later played for Kiekko-Vantaa of the third-level Suomi-sarja and the second-level Mestis. Kaunismäki played a total of five seasons in Mestis league, two with Kiekko-Vantaa and three with Ahmat Hyvinkää. In 2003 he joined Stavanger of the Norwegian league.

International careerEdit

Kaunismäki was selected to play for the Norway men's national ice hockey team at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He previously represented Norway at 2008 and 2009 World Ice Hockey Championships after changing his citizenship.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1995–96 Jokerit FIN U18 17 0 3 3 2 5 0 1 1 0
1996–97 Jokerit FIN U18 34 4 9 13 26
1997–98 Kiekko–Vantaa FIN.2 U20 14 4 8 12 43 12 1 4 5 16
1998–99 Jokerit FIN U20 20 1 1 2 16 1 0 0 0 0
1999–2000 Kiekko–Vantaa FIN.2 U20 12 6 6 12 47 18 6 6 12 32
1999–2000 Kiekko–Vantaa FIN.3 4 0 0 0 0
2000–01 Kiekko–Vantaa FIN.2 20 0 1 1 10
2000–01 Ahmat FIN.2 11 1 2 3 4 2 0 0 0 0
2001–02 Ahmat FIN.2 41 5 13 18 69 3 0 0 0 0
2002–03 Ahmat FIN.2 43 2 9 11 40 4 0 0 0 6
2003–04 Kiekko–Vantaa FIN.2 16 0 2 2 8
2003–04 Stavanger Oilers NOR 24 4 9 13 44 7 2 1 3 8
2004–05 Stavanger Oilers NOR 40 4 13 17 154 3 0 1 1 2
2005–06 Stavanger Oilers NOR 37 0 10 10 99 17 1 0 1 8
2006–07 Stavanger Oilers NOR 36 1 7 8 110 11 0 1 1 37
2007–08 Stavanger Oilers NOR 39 1 9 10 93 4 1 0 1 6
2008–09 Stavanger Oilers NOR 42 3 10 13 108
2009–10 Stavanger Oilers NOR 40 0 7 7 91 18 0 2 2 20
2010–11 Stavanger Oilers NOR 28 2 5 7 50 16 0 2 2 50
2010–11 Stavanger Oilers 2 NOR.2 2 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Stavanger Oilers NOR 37 0 13 13 106 12 2 5 7 38
2012–13 Stavanger Oilers NOR 43 6 9 15 104 17 0 4 4 26
FIN.2 totals 131 8 27 35 131 9 0 0 0 6
NOR totals 366 21 92 113 959 105 6 16 22 205

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
2008 Norway WC 6 0 0 0 4
2009 Norway OGQ 3 0 0 0 2
2009 Norway WC 6 0 0 0 4
2010 Norway OG 4 0 0 0 0
2010 Norway WC 6 0 0 0 4
2012 Norway WC 8 1 1 2 2
Senior totals 33 1 1 2 16

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