Kari Jalonen
Position Centre
Shoots Left
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
185 lb (84 kg)
Teams SM-liiga
1. Divisioona
Junkkarit HT
Calgary Flames
Edmonton Oilers
Skellefteå AIK
Ligue Magnus
Rouen HE
Nationality Flag of Finland Finnish
Born January 6 1960 (1960-01-06) (age 57),
Oulu, FIN
Pro Career 1978 – 1996

Kari Jalonen (b. January 6, 1960 in Oulu, Finland) is a former professional ice hockey center. 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 and with 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 World Championship team.

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

Jalonen has coached successful SM-liiga teams TPS and Kärpät.

Jalonen will start as the Head Coach of HIFK in 2008–09 SM-liiga season. Jalonen played for HIFK during his playing career.

Awards Edit

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

External linksEdit

Preceded by
Markku Kiimalainen
Winner of the Jarmo Wasama memorial trophy
Succeeded by
Pekka Arbelius
Preceded by
Arto Javanainen
Winner of the Veli-Pekka Ketola trophy
Succeeded by
Esa Keskinen
Preceded by
Kari Heikkilä
Winner of the Kalevi Numminen trophy
Succeeded by
Jukka Jalonen
Preceded by
Jukka Jalonen
Winner of the Kalevi Numminen trophy
Succeeded by
Petri Matikainen
Preceded by
Hannu Jortikka
Head Coach of TPS
Succeeded by
Jukka Koivu
Preceded by
Kari Heikkilä
Head Coach of Kärpät
Succeeded by
Matti Alatalo
Preceded by
Paul Baxter
Head Coach of HIFK
Succeeded by

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