View Full Version : Former NHLers currently in Finland (fact)

January 23rd, 2004, 02:19 PM
I made this list this helps if someone wants to know where eg. Daniel Tkaczuk is playing now.

Blues, Espoo
Drew Bannister
Jan Caloun (team leader in points, goals and assists)
Miika Elomo
Ladislav Kohn (tean 2nd in goals and points)
Marko Tuomainen
Juha Ylönen (missed first half of the season due to injury)
HIFK, Helsinki
Ladislav Benysek (no goals yet)
Brett Harkins (league leader in assists)
Jere Karalahti (league leader in PIM)
Jarno Kultanen
Timo Pärssinen (league leader in points, shared lead in goals)
Roman Vopat
HPK, Hämeenlinna
Rob Tallas (as mentioned in other topic, he got heart attack and his career is possibly over)
Tony Virta
Vladimir Vujtek (29 games, 24 points)
Ilves, Tampere
Kaspars Astashenko (joined in mid-season, 12 games 2+1)
Toni Dahlman (29 games, 20 points)
Raimo Helminen (league 2nd in assists)
Shayne Toporowski (started the season with Pelicans)
Vesa Viitakoski (team leader in goals)
Jokerit, Helsinki
Sean Bergenheim
Pierre-Claude Drouin (started the season with JYP)
Sami Helenius (team leader in PIM, no goals yet)
Marko Jantunen (team 2nd in points)
Martti Järventie
Glen Metropolit (team leader in points and assists)
Timo Vertala
Todd Warriner (has played only 13 games due to injuries, 5+1)
JYP, Jyväskylä
Kärpät, Oulu
Brad Smyth (35 games, 27 points)
Petr Tenkrat (21 games, 25 points)
Lukko, Rauma
Daniel Tkaczuk (league 2nd in faceoffs)
Jeff Ulmer
Pelicans, Lahti
SaiPa, Lappeenranta
Jarmo Myllys
Tappara, Tampere
Dale Clarke
Janne Ojanen
Mike Stapleton (joined the team last week, 4 games, 2+1)
Petri Varis
TPS, Turku
Antti Aalto (shared team leader in assists, 2nd in points)
Mikko Eloranta (team 3rd in points)
Kai Nurminen (team leader in points and goals)
Ässät, Pori
Scott Langkow

Players played in Finland, but have left their team
Bruce Gardiner (Blues)
Martin Spanhel (HIFK)
Kevin Hodson (Jokerit)
Jason Dawe (Kärpät)
Matthieu Descoteaux (Tappara)

January 24th, 2004, 11:03 AM
Great list, thanks!

January 27th, 2004, 05:33 PM
Anyway we can contact Rob Tallas to send him a "Get Well Soon" card?

January 28th, 2004, 08:28 AM
Taken from team's official page:

HPK- Edustusjääkiekko ry.
Poltinahontie 9 A
13130 Hämeenlinna

Then of course add country to the address.

Btw, Vujtek left HPK on Monday.

January 29th, 2004, 12:59 AM

Here is one more:

Mika Alatalo TPS , Turku

Kari from Helsinki