Tuomas Tarkki

Tuomas Tarkki (born February 28, 1980) is a Finnish former professional ice hockey goaltender and current goaltending coach for Oulun Kärpät of the Naisten Liiga. He played college ice hockey in the NCAA and professionally in the Finnish Liiga, the American Hockey League (AHL), the Swedish Elitserien, the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL), the Czech Extraliga, and the Danish Metal Ligaen.

Tuomas Tarkki
Tarkki Tuomas Kärpät.jpg
Born (1980-02-28) February 28, 1980 (age 41)
Rauma, Finland
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 192 lb (87 kg; 13 st 10 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for Rauman Lukko
Chicago Wolves
Oulun Kärpät
Modo Hockey
HC Neftekhimik
JYP Jyväskylä
BK Mladá Boleslav
Nordsjælland Cobras
National team  Finland
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1996–2017

Playing careerEdit

After playing junior hockey with Lukko, including three SM-liiga games as a backup, Tarkki studied at the Northern Michigan University and played four years of college hockey, being named the top goalie in the NCAA in 2005. After college hockey he spent a year in the minor leagues before returning to Finland to replace the injured Andy Chiodo as the Kärpät starting goaltender.

On December 9, 2006, Tarkki made SM-liiga history by facing his younger brother, Iiro Tarkki, who was in goal for SaiPa. This was the first time in the league that two brothers had played against each other in goal. Tuomas made 31 saves and registered a shutout while Iiro, five years his junior, allowed four goals on 20 shots.[1]

International playEdit

Tarkki made his debut on the Finnish national team on December 15, 2007, in the Channel One Cup on the Euro Hockey Tour, playing one game against the Czech Republic. Tarkki had a dismal game, allowing five goals on 23 shots.[2]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

   
Season Team League GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA Sv%
1996–97 Lukko SM-l 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- --
2001–02 Northern Michigan University NCAA 4 2 1 0 145 6 0 2.48 91.4%
2002–03 Northern Michigan University NCAA 6 2 1 0 244 11 0 2.70 88.7%
2003–04 Northern Michigan University NCAA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- --
2004–05 Northern Michigan University NCAA 34 20 8 5 1974 68 3 2.07 93.0%
2005–06 Gwinnett Gladiators ECHL 7 4 2 1 425 20 1 2.83 91.0%
2005–06 Chicago Wolves AHL 31 13 10 4 1685 91 1 3.24 88.8%
2006–07 Kärpät SM-l 26 17 5 3 1530.52 49 4 1.92 93.68%

InternationalEdit

   
Season Tournament GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA Sv%
2007 EHT 1 0 0 1 65 5 0 4.62 78.26%

Awards and achievementsEdit

Award Year
College
All-CCHA First Team 2004-05
AHCA West Second-Team All-American 2004–05

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tarkki's make Liiga history". jatkoaika.com. 2006-12-10. Retrieved 2006-12-10.
  2. ^ "Finland defeated by Czech Republic" (in Finnish). yle.fi. 2007-12-14. Retrieved 2007-12-15.

External linksEdit

Awards and achievements
Preceded by CCHA Best Goaltender
2004-05
Succeeded by
Preceded by CCHA Player of the Year
2004-05
Succeeded by
Preceded by Winner of the Urpo Ylönen trophy
2006–07, 2007-08
Succeeded by