Kai Suikkanen

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Kai Suikkanen
Born (1960-09-28) September 28, 1960 (age 53)
Parkano, FIN
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for Buffalo Sabres
National team  Finland
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1979–1991
Olympic medal record
Olympic Games
Silver 1988 Calgary Ice hockey

Kai Petri Suikkanen (born September 28, 1960) is a retired Finnish professional ice hockey left wing. Currently, he works as the head coach of TPS Turku in the SM-liiga.

Playing career[edit]

Suikkanen played in two games in the National Hockey League with the Buffalo Sabres, and spent most of his career in Finland's SM-liiga with Kärpät and TPS Turku.

Coaching career[edit]

Suikkanen worked as the head coach of Lokomotiv Yaroslavl during the 2010–11 KHL season.


Suikkanen won a silver medal at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary as a member of the Finland men's national ice hockey team.

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