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Jukka Tammi
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
Nickname(s) Taisto
Height
Weight
5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
171 lb (78 kg)
Teams SM-liiga
Ilves
TuTo
DEL
Frankfurt Lions
Nationality Flag of Finland Finnish
Born April 10 1962 (1962-04-10) (age 54),
Tampere, FIN
Pro Career 1980 – 1999


Olympic medal record
Men's ice hockey
Silver Calgary 1988 Team Competition
Bronze Lillehammer 1994 Team Competition
Bronze Nagano 1998 Team Competition

Jukka Tammi (born April 10, 1962 in Tampere, Finland), nicknamed "Taisto", is a retired Finnish ice hockey goaltender.

Tammi is one of the few Finnish ice hockey players to have 3 or more olympic medals. Tammi also was the "Ironman" of the Finnish SM-liiga (Player who had played the most games without a break.) Tammi is one of the Finnish Hockey Hall of Fame's "Jääkiekkoleijonat". Tammi is Jääkiekkoleijona #130. Although Tammi was a top Finnish goaltender, he never was drafted by an NHL-Team.

Career as a player in Finland Edit

Jukka Tammi started his illustrious career in the 1980-1981 season when he played for the Tampereen Ilves A-Junior team. Tammi also dressed for 3 SM-Liiga games, but he did not play. During the next season however Tammi got to play 4 games. Tammi's career got on a roll 1982-1983 when he played 25 games during the regular season, winning the Rookie of the Year award. Tammi went on to play in Ilves for a total of 15 Seasons (1980-1995). After Ilves, Tammi played in TuTo during the 1995-1996 season.

Career as Player in Germany Edit

After 1996 Tammi moved to Germany and played for the Frankfurt Lions, a Deutsche Eishockey Liga-Team. After a mediocre first year in Frankfurt Tammi played two outstanding regular seasons for the Lions, helping them become one of the top teams in the league. After the 1998-99 season Tammi decided to end his career.

International career Edit

Aside his great SM-Liiga career Tammi also had a great International Career. Tammi was part of Team Finland in total of 7 Ice Hockey World Championships, 4 Winter Olympics and 2 Canada Cup's. Tammi played total of 213 International Game and had 1 Assist.

Highlight's of Jukka Tammi's International career are:

- 1988 Winter Olympics: Tammi played in the decisive game against Soviet Union. Finland won the game and gained its first Olympic Medal in Ice Hockey.

- 1994 World Championships: Tammi was part of the Team who amazed everyone with their flashy play. Finland gained silver as they lost to Canada in the Final after shootout.

- 1995 World Championships: According to Head Coach Curt Lindström Tammi played a Major role in the team. Although he did not play in any game Tammi was the spiritual leader of the team and will always be remembered for his Air Guitar performance with the World Championship trophy after the game.

Career Stats Edit

                                            --- Regular Season ---  ---- Playoffs ----
Season   Team                        Lge    GP    G    A  Pts  PIM  GP   G   A Pts PIM
----
1984-85  Ilves Tampere               FNL    36    0    1    1    4
1985-86  Ilves Tampere               FNL    36    0    0    0    2  --  --  --  --  --
1986-87  Ilves Tampere               FNL    44    0    3    3    8  --  --  --  --  --
1987-88  Ilves Tampere               FNL    44    0    3    3   14
1988-89  Ilves Tampere               FNL    44    0    0    0    6   5   0   0   0   0
1989-90  Ilves Tampere               FNL    44    0    2    2    8   9   0   2   2   4
1990-91  Ilves Tampere               FNL    44    0    1    1   20  --  --  --  --  --
1991-92  Ilves Tampere               FNL    44    0    2    2   10  --  --  --  --  --
1992-93  Ilves Tampere               FNL    40    0    0    0    0
1993-94  Ilves Tampere               FNL    27    0    1    1    4   4   0   0   0   0
1994-95  Ilves Tampere               FNL    50    0    4    4   35  --  --  --  --  --
1995-96  TuTo Turku                  FNL    50    0    3    3   20  --  --  --  --  --
1996-97  Frankfurt Lions             DEL    40    0    3    3    6
1997-98  Frankfurt Lions             DEL    42    0    3    3   35
1998-99  Frankfurt Lions             DEL    43    0    4    4    6
----
                   

Preceded by
Hannu Virta
Winner of the Jarmo Wasama memorial trophy
1982-1983
Succeeded by
Joel Paunio
Preceded by
Timo Lehkonen
Winner of the Urpo Ylönen trophy
1989-90
Succeeded by
Markus Ketterer
Preceded by
Jukka Vilander
Winner of the Kultainen kypärä trophy
1989-90
Succeeded by
Teemu Selänne

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