Kai Nurminen

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Kai Nurminen
Born (1969-03-29) March 29, 1969 (age 45)
Turku, Finland
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 198 lb (90 kg; 14 st 2 lb)
Position Left Winger
Shot Left
Played for TPS
Los Angeles Kings
Frölunda HC
HC Davos
Cleveland Lumberjacks
Minnesota Wild
Herlev Hornets
NHL Draft 193rd overall, 1996
Los Angeles Kings
Playing career 1992–2009

Kai Ilmari Nurminen (born March 29, 1969 in Turku, Finland) is a retired Finnish ice hockey forward, who last played with Herlev Hornets in the Danish Oddset Ligaen.


Nurminen started and played most of his ice hockey career with TPS in SM-liiga. He has also played for two seasons in the Swedish Elitserien. In 1996 he was contracted by Los Angeles Kings in NHL. After only one season in NHL with 67 matches played (scoring 16 goals and 11 assists) he returned to Scandinavia. In the 2000–01 season, he played two games for the Minnesota Wild and registered one goal.

Nurminen also played for HPK and Jokerit in SM-liiga; HC Davos in Nationalliga A; and Frölunda HC and HV71 in Elitserien.

Nurminen won the Finnish Championship twice. He also won the 1993 European Champions Cup with TPS.

Nurminen scored 7 goals in 12 games in World Championships and 243 goals in SM-liiga. During the 1999–2000 season he played 64 games and scored 46 goals in SM-liiga.

Nurminen ended his active playing career with the Danish team Herlev Hornets.

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