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Kari Pekka Eloranta (born February 29, 1956) is a Finnish former professional ice hockey player who played over 20 years in numerous leagues throughout Europe and North America. Among top-level leagues, he played with Reipas Lahti in the Finnish SM-liiga, Leksands IF, HV71 and Rögle BK in the Swedish Elitserien, the Calgary Flames and St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League (NHL) and HC Lugano in Switzerland. Playing for HV71 during the 1985-1986 season, he was awarded Guldhjälmen.[1] Eloranta was a frequent member of the Finnish national team. In addition to the Canada Cup and World Championships, he was a three-time Olympian and was a member of Finland's silver medal-winning squad at the 1988 Winter Games.[2]

Kari Eloranta
Born (1956-02-29) February 29, 1956 (age 63)
Lahti, FIN
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 197 lb (89 kg; 14 st 1 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Lahti Pelicans
Leksands IF
Calgary Flames
St. Louis Blues
HV71
HC Lugano
Rögle BK
National team  Finland
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1976–1996

Contents

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1972–73 Lahden Reipas FIN Jr 10 10 4 14 12
1973–74 Lahden Reipas FIN Jr 14 7 14 21 18
1973–74 Lahden Reipas FIN III 12 5 8 13 2
1974–75 Lahden Reipas FIN III 19 10 12 22 24
1975–76 Kiekkoreipas FIN II 35 11 9 20 17 6 3 3 6 6
1976–77 Kiekkoreipas Liiga 36 4 6 10 34
1977–78 Kiekkoreipas Liiga 36 6 6 12 14
1978–79 Leksands IF SEL 36 7 10 17 47 3 0 0 0 2
1979–80 Leksands IF SEL 34 4 5 9 26 2 0 0 0 4
1980–81 Leksands IF SEL 36 3 13 16 35
1981–82 Calgary Flames NHL 19 0 5 5 14
1981–82 Oklahoma City Stars CHL 39 3 27 30 31
1981–82 St. Louis Blues NHL 12 1 7 8 6 5 0 0 0 0
1982–83 Calgary Flames NHL 80 4 40 44 43 9 1 3 4 17
1983–84 Calgary Flames NHL 78 5 34 39 44 6 0 2 2 2
1984–85 Calgary Flames NHL 65 2 11 13 39
1985–86 HV71 SEL 36 4 16 20 46 2 0 0 0 0
1986–87 HV71 SEL 35 3 18 21 34
1986–87 Calgary Flames NHL 13 1 6 7 9 6 0 2 2 0
1987–88 HC Lugano NDA 36 4 26 30 30 7 2 5 7 8
1988–89 HC Lugano NDA 36 11 21 32 17 10 2 6 8 28
1989–90 HC Lugano NDA 36 8 26 34 36 7 2 4 6 2
1990–91 Hockey Reipas Liiga 44 7 18 25 18
1991–92 Rögle BK SWE II 35 5 17 22 22 5 0 0 0 12
1992–93 Rögle BK SEL 38 9 8 17 44
1993–94 Rögle BK SEL 40 2 13 15 14 3 0 0 0 0
1994–95 Rögle BK SEL 17 1 3 4 8
1994–95 Rögle BK Allsv 18 2 7 9 2 11 0 4 4 4
1995–96 Reipas Lahti FIN II 44 5 25 30 34 3 0 1 1 32
1996–97 Lahti Pelicans FIN II 1 0 0 0 0
Liiga totals 116 17 29 46 66
SEL totals 271 32 87 119 254 16 1 2 3 14
NHL totals 267 13 103 116 155 26 1 7 8 19

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1975 Finland WJC 5 0 0 0 4
1975 Finland EJC 5 0 1 1 0
1976 Finland WJC 4 0 1 1 2
1979 Finland WC 6 0 0 0 4
1980 Finland Oly 7 0 4 4 0
1981 Finland WC 8 1 2 3 6
1986 Finland WC 10 3 1 4 2
1988 Finland Oly 8 0 6 6 2
1989 Finland WC 10 1 3 4 12
1991 Finland CC 6 0 1 1 4
1992 Finland Oly 8 0 2 2 4
Junior totals 14 0 2 2 6
Senior totals 63 5 19 24 34

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kari Eloranta" (in Swedish). Sportbladet. 5 January 2007. Retrieved 26 March 2017.
  2. ^ Jonas Andersson (18 March 2016). "Kari Eloranta" (in Swedish). Norrländska socialdemokraten. Retrieved 26 March 2017.

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