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Kari Makkonen
Position Forward
Shoots Right
Nickname(s) Mako
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
185 lb (84 kg)
Teams SM-liiga
Edmonton Oilers
Nationality FIN
Born January 20 1955 (1955-01-20) (age 61),
Harjavalta, FIN
NHL Draft 194th overall, 1975
New York Islanders
Pro Career 1974 – 1991

Kari Makkonen (born January 20, 1955 in Harjavalta, Finland) is a retired professional ice hockey player who played in the SM-liiga for Ässät.

Playing careerEdit

Kari Makkonen played his entire SM-liiga career for the Pori based team Ässät.

Makkonen also played in National Hockey League for one season. His team was Edmonton Oilers.

Makkonen retired from playing in 1991 and he was inducted into the Finnish Hockey Hall of Fame in 1995.

Coaching careerEdit

Makkonen coached his first seasons as coach in the Finnish Lower Divisions for Seinäjoki HT and Kotkan Titaanit.

Makkonen's first SM-liiga coaching job came when he coached Ässät for a short period. Makkonen also was employed by Lukko for some time before he was employed by Tappara as an Assistant Coach for Jukka Rautakorpi

Makkonen was the Assistant Coach in Tappara for several years, winning the SM-liiga Championships in 2003 and finishing second in 2001 and 2002.

Makkonen was in 2007-09 the Head Coach of Mestis team Jukurit, which is a top contender in the second highest level of ice hockey in Finland.

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Preceded by
Markus Mattsson
Winner of the Jarmo Wasama memorial trophy
Succeeded by
Risto Siltanen
Preceded by
Markku Kiimalainen
Winner of the Aarne Honkavaara trophy
Succeeded by
Matti Hagman
Preceded by
Veli-Pekka Ketola
Head Coach of Ässät
Succeeded by
Juhani Tamminen
Preceded by
Pekka Lipiäinen
Head Coach of Jukurit
Succeeded by
current Head Coach

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