Kari Eloranta

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Kari Eloranta
Born (1956-02-29) February 29, 1956 (age 58)
Lahti, FIN
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 197 lb (89 kg; 14 st 1 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Reipas Lahti
Leksands IF
Calgary Flames
St. Louis Blues
HV71
HC Lugano
Rögle BK
National team  Finland
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1974–1997

Kari Pekka Eloranta (born February 29, 1956) is a Finnish former professional ice hockey player who played over 20 years in numerous leagues throughout Europe and North America. Among top-level leagues, he played with Reipas Lahti in the Finnish SM-liiga, Leksands IF, HV71 and Rögle BK in the Swedish Elitserien, the Calgary Flames and St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League (NHL) and HC Lugano in Switzerland. Eloranta was a frequent member of the Finnish national team. In addition to the Canada Cup and World Championships, he was a three-time Olympian and was a member of Finland's silver medal-winning squad at the 1988 Winter Games.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1974–75 Reipas Lahti Fin–3 19 10 12 22 24
1975–76 Kiekkoreipas Lahti Fin-2 41 14 12 26 23
1976–77 Kiekkoreipas Lahti SM-liiga 36 4 6 10 34
1977–78 Kiekkoreipas Lahti SM-liiga 36 6 6 12 14
1978–79 Leksands IF Elitserien 36 7 10 17 47 3 0 0 0 2
1979–80 Leksands IF Elitserien 34 4 5 9 26 2 0 0 0 4
1980–81 Leksands IF Elitserien 36 3 13 16 35
1981–82 Calgary Flames NHL 19 0 5 5 14
1981–82 Oklahoma City Stars CHL 39 3 27 30 31
1981–82 St. Louis Blues NHL 12 1 7 8 6 5 0 0 0 0
1982–83 Calgary Flames NHL 80 4 40 44 43 9 1 3 4 17
1983–84 Calgary Flames NHL 78 5 34 39 44 6 0 2 2 2
1984–85 Calgary Flames NHL 65 2 11 13 39
1985–86 HV71 Elitserien 36 4 16 20 46 2 0 0 0 0
1986–87 HV71 Elitserien 35 3 18 21 34
1986–87 Calgary Flames NHL 13 1 6 7 9 6 0 2 2 0
1987–88 HC Lugano NDA 36 4 26 30 30 7 2 5 7 8
1988–89 HC Lugano NDA 36 11 21 32 17 10 2 6 8 28
1989–90 HC Lugano NDA 36 8 26 34 36 7 2 4 6 2
1990–91 Reipas Lahti SM-liiga 44 7 18 25 18
1991–92 Rögle BK SWE-2 35 5 17 22 22 5 0 0 0 12
1992–93 Rögle BK Elitserien 38 9 8 17 44
1993–94 Rögle BK Elitserien 40 2 13 15 14 3 0 0 0 0
1994–95 Rögle BK Elitserien 17 1 3 4 8
1995–96 Reipas Lahti FIN-2 44 5 25 30 34 3 0 1 1 32
1996–97 Lahti Pelicans FIN-2 1 0 0 0 0
NHL totals 267 13 103 116 155 26 1 7 8 19

International[edit]

Year Team Event GP G A Pts PIM
1975 Finland WJC 5 0 0 0 4
1975 Finland EJC 5 0 1 1 0
1976 Finland WJC 4 0 1 1 2
1979 Finland WC 6 0 0 0 4
1980 Finland Oly 7 0 4 4 0
1981 Finland WC 8 1 2 3 6
1986 Finland WC 10 3 1 4 2
1988 Finland Oly 8 0 6 6 2
1989 Finland WC 10 1 3 4 12
1991 Finland CC 6 0 1 1 4
1992 Finland Oly 8 0 2 2 4
Junior totals 14 0 2 2 6
Senior totals 63 5 19 24 34

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