Kari Jalonen

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Kari Jalonen
File:Kari Jalonen.JPG
Born (1960-01-06) January 6, 1960 (age 59)
Oulu, FIN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for Kärpät
HIFK
TPS
Lukko
Junkkarit HT
Calgary Flames
Edmonton Oilers
Skellefteå AIK
Rouen HE
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1978–1996
Medal record
Representing  Finland
Men's ice hockey
European Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 1978 Finland
World Junior Championships
Silver medal – second place 1980 Finland

Kari Jalonen (born January 6, 1960) is a Finnish professional ice hockey coach and former player. He played parts of two seasons at the NHL level, with the Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers, but is best known for his time in SM-liiga. He is the current head coach of the Finnish national team.

Jalonen represented Finland internationally on nine occasions, including with the silver-medal winning 1980 World Juniors team and the bronze-medal winning 1986 European Championship team.

After his Playing Career, Jalonen has made himself a career in coaching.

Jalonen has coached successful SM-liiga teams TPS, Kärpät and HIFK. He has won four gold medals as a Head Coach. Three with Kärpät and one with HIFK. Jalonen also played for HIFK during his playing career.

Jalonen started as the Head Coach of Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod in KHL from the beginning of the 2011–12 season. In 2013 he coached Lev Prague to the Gagarin Cup finals, losing to Metallurg Magnitogorsk in seven games.

He is of no relation to Jukka Jalonen.

Awards

SM-liiga Rookie of the Year (1979) SM-liiga First All-Star Team (1987, 1989)

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1976–77 Kärpät Oulu Jr. Fin-Jr. 24 21 10 31 32 6 4 3 7 6
1977–78 Kärpät Oulu Jr. Fin-Jr. 23 23 18 41 52
1978–79 Kärpät Oulu SM-l 36 13 13 26 30
1979–80 Kärpät Oulu SM-l 28 23 24 47 16 6 3 5 8 2
1980–81 Kärpät Oulu SM-l 35 16 34 50 22 12 7 14 21 20
1981–82 Kärpät Oulu SM-l 33 21 26 47 24 3 2 5 7 2
1982–83 Calgary Flames NHL 25 9 3 12 4 5 1 0 1 0
1982–83 Colorado Flames CHL 33 12 32 44 8
1983–84 Calgary Flames NHL 9 0 3 3 0
1983–84 Colorado Flames CHL 1 0 0 0 0
1983–84 Edmonton Oilers NHL 3 0 0 0 0
1983–84 Kärpät Oulu SM-l 14 6 15 21 17 10 5 12 17 10
1984–85 HIFK Helsinki SM-l 21 9 9 18 10
1985–86 Kärpät Oulu SM-l 35 19 35 54 46 5 2 3 5 14
1986–87 Kärpät Oulu SM-l 44 29 64 93 30 9 3 7 10 12
1987–88 Skellefteå HC SEL 22 9 18 27 16
1988–89 TPS Turku SM-l 44 18 56 74 40 10 4 14 18 8
1989–90 TPS Turku SM-l 37 19 31 50 12 9 5 8 13 10
1990–91 TPS Turku SM-l 26 4 22 26 18 9 3 4 7 2
1991–92 TPS Turku SM-l 44 10 21 31 8 3 0 1 1 0
1992–93 JHT Kalajoki I-Div 26 21 45 66 28
1992–93 TPS Turku SM-l 6 0 0 0 6 9 2 3 5 2
1993–94 Kärpät Oulu I-Div 28 21 46 67 22
1993–94 Lukko Rauma SM-l 18 3 10 13 2 9 1 2 3 4
1994–95 Dragons de Rouen FRA 23 16 18 34 4 8 5 13 18 4
1995–96 Dragons de Rouen FRA 18 8 26 34 27 5 4 4 8 0
NHL totals 37 9 6 15 4 5 1 0 1 0
SM-l totals 422 190 360 550 281 94 37 78 115 86

International

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1978 Finland EJC 5 2 2 4 2
1979 Finland WJC 6 3 3 6 2
1980 Finland WJC 5 3 5 8 0
1981 Finland WC 8 4 3 7 5
1981 Finland CC 5 0 1 1 4
1982 Finland WC 7 4 3 7 0
1983 Finland WC 6 3 2 5 0
1986 Finland WC 9 4 6 10 6
1987 Finland WC 10 2 3 5 0
1989 Finland WC 10 5 9 14 0
Junior totals 16 8 10 18 4
Senior totals 55 22 27 49 15

External links

Media related to Kari Jalonen at Wikimedia Commons

Preceded by
Markku Kiimalainen
Winner of the Jarmo Wasama memorial trophy
1978–79
Succeeded by
Pekka Arbelius
Preceded by
Arto Javanainen
Winner of the Veli-Pekka Ketola trophy
1986–87
Succeeded by
Esa Keskinen
Preceded by
Kari Heikkilä
Winner of the Kalevi Numminen trophy
2004–05
Succeeded by
Jukka Jalonen
Preceded by
Jukka Jalonen
Winner of the Kalevi Numminen trophy
2006–07
Succeeded by
Petri Matikainen
Preceded by
Hannu Jortikka
Head Coach of TPS
2001–03
Succeeded by
Jukka Koivu
Preceded by
Kari Heikkilä
Head Coach of Kärpät
2004–08
Succeeded by
Matti Alatalo
Preceded by
Paul Baxter
Head Coach of HIFK
2008-2011
Succeeded by
Petri Matikainen
Preceded by
Václav Sýkora
Head Coach of HC Lev Praha
2013
Succeeded by