Tomi Kristian Kallio (born 27 January 1977) is a Finnish former professional ice hockey right winger who last played for HC TPS in the Finnish Liiga.[1] After retiring from TPS in 2018, Kallio remained with the team and assumed the role of Director of European Scouting.

Tomi Kallio
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Born (1977-01-27) 27 January 1977 (age 42)
Turku, Finland
Height 6 ft 0.5 in (184 cm)
Weight 189 lb (86 kg; 13 st 7 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Left
Played for Atlanta Thrashers
Columbus Blue Jackets
Philadelphia Flyers
Frölunda HC
Växjö Lakers
TPS
National team  Finland
NHL Draft 81st overall, 1995
Colorado Avalanche
Playing career 1995–2018

Playing careerEdit

Kallio was drafted 81st overall by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft and began his professional career with TPS of the SM-liiga and spent five seasons there, winning the championship trophy in 1999 and 2000.

He then moved to the National Hockey League with the Atlanta Thrashers who claimed him from Colorado in the 1999 NHL Expansion Draft. He spent two seasons in Atlanta before he was traded with Pauli Levokari to the Columbus Blue Jackets for Petteri Nummelin and Chris Nielsen. He would play just 12 games for Columbus before claimed off waivers by the Philadelphia Flyers, playing just seven games before moving to Sweden to play for Västra Frölunda HC where he continues to play and is in his sixth season with the team. He has won the Le Mat Trophy twice with Frölunda, in 2003 and 2005.

On 19 January 2009, Kallio extended his contract with Frölunda HC by two years.[2] After being denied another extension after his contract expired in 2011, Kallio signed a two-year contract with Växjö Lakers Hockey in the Elitserien.[3] In the 2011 European Trophy, Kallio visited the Frölunda–Salzburg game in Frölunda Campus to be thanked by a few thousands Frölunda supporters for his time in Frölunda. Frölunda won the game 3–2.[4]

In his fourth season with Växjö Lakers Hockey in the 2014–15 season, Kallio captained the club to their first SHL championship. On 22 July 2015, Kallio opted to return home to his original club, TPS of the Finnish Liiga on a one-year deal.[5]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1993–94 TPS FIN U20 33 9 7 16 16 6 0 1 1 2
1994–95 TPS FIN U20 14 5 12 17 24
1994–95 Kiekko-67 FIN.2 25 8 5 13 16
1995–96 TPS FIN U20 8 8 3 11 14
1995–96 TPS SM-l 8 2 3 5 10 4 0 0 0 2
1995–96 Kiekko-67 FIN.2 29 10 11 21 28
1996–97 TPS FIN U20 2 1 1 2 2
1996–97 TPS SM-l 47 9 10 19 18 8 2 0 2 2
1997–98 TPS SM-l 47 10 10 20 8 4 0 2 2 0
1998–99 TPS SM-l 54 15 21 36 20 10 3 4 7 6
1999–2000 TPS SM-l 50 26 27 53 40 11 4 9 13 4
2000–01 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 56 14 13 27 22
2001–02 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 60 8 14 22 12
2002–03 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 5 0 2 2 4
2002–03 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 12 1 2 3 8
2002–03 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 7 1 0 1 2
2002–03 Frölunda HC SEL 10 6 8 14 10 16 8 8 16 14
2003–04 Frölunda HC SEL 50 24 17 41 54 10 5 8 13 6
2004–05 Frölunda HC SEL 50 18 19 37 24 14 7 6 13 6
2005–06 Frölunda HC SEL 49 26 25 51 68 17 6 9 15 32
2006–07 Frölunda HC SEL 55 18 36 54 103
2007–08 Frölunda HC SEL 54 27 20 47 54 7 1 4 5 6
2008–09 Frölunda HC SEL 55 19 15 34 95 11 4 5 9 6
2009–10 Frölunda HC SEL 55 18 22 40 40 7 2 6 8 6
2010–11 Frölunda HC SEL 55 12 18 30 36
2011–12 Växjö Lakers SEL 43 12 17 29 18
2012–13 Växjö Lakers SEL 55 12 17 29 18
2013–14 Växjö Lakers SHL 55 11 22 33 12 8 0 3 3 2
2014–15 Växjö Lakers SHL 51 8 17 25 16 18 1 4 5 8
2015–16 TPS Liiga 60 18 26 44 58 8 2 5 7 6
2016–17 TPS Liiga 59 20 30 50 44 6 1 1 2 2
2017–18 TPS Liiga 58 15 40 55 49 7 0 4 4 4
SM-l/Liiga totals 383 114 167 282 247 58 12 25 37 28
NHL totals 140 24 31 55 48
SEL/SHL totals 637 211 253 464 548 108 34 53 87 86

InternationalEdit

Medal record
Representing   Finland
Ice hockey
World Championships
  1999 Norway
  2001 Germany
  2007 Russia
  2000 Russia
  2006 Latvia
IIHF European Junior Championships
  1995 Germany
Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
1995 Finland EJC   5 4 2 6 6
1996 Finland WJC 6th 6 2 2 4 2
1997 Finland WJC 5th 6 5 4 9 2
1999 Finland WC   12 1 2 3 0
2000 Finland WC   9 2 5 7 0
2001 Finland WC   9 4 1 5 6
2002 Finland OG 6th 4 1 2 3 2
2002 Finland WC 4th 9 3 2 5 6
2003 Finland WC 5th 7 3 3 6 2
2004 Finland WC 6th 7 2 5 7 0
2005 Finland WC 7th 7 1 2 3 4
2006 Finland WC   9 4 2 6 2
2007 Finland WC   9 1 2 3 33
Junior totals 17 11 8 19 10
Senior totals 82 22 26 48 55

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kallio slutar: "Trodde aldrig jag skulle spela så länge"".
  2. ^ "Tomi Kallio och Frölunda överrens om förlängning". Frölunda Hockey Club. Archived from the original on 25 January 2009. Retrieved 23 January 2009.
  3. ^ "Tomi Kallio klar för Lakers" (in Swedish). Växjö Lakers Hockey. 18 April 2011. Archived from the original on 22 July 2011.
  4. ^ Axel Pileby (13 August 2011). "Rörd Tomi Kallio avtackad av Frölunda". Expressen (in Swedish). Retrieved 13 August 2011.
  5. ^ "Tommi Kallio returns home" (in Finnish). HC TPS. 22 July 2015. Retrieved 22 July 2015.

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