Kari Jalonen

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Kari Jalonen
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Born (1960-01-06) January 6, 1960 (age 54)
Oulu, FIN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for SM-liiga
Kärpät
HIFK
TPS
Lukko
1. Divisioona
Junkkarit HT
NHL
Calgary Flames
Edmonton Oilers
Elitserien
Skellefteå AIK
Ligue Magnus
Rouen HE
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1978–1996

Kari Jalonen (born January 6, 1960 in Oulu, Finland) is a professional ice hockey coach and former player. He played parts of two seasons at the NHL level, with the Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers, but is best known for his time in SM-liiga. He is the current head coach of the Finnish national team.

Jalonen represented Finland internationally on nine occasions, including with the silver-medal winning 1980 World Juniors team and the bronze-medal winning 1986 European Championship team.

After his Playing Career, Jalonen has made himself a career in coaching.

Jalonen has coached successful SM-liiga teams TPS, Kärpät and HIFK. He has won four gold medals as a Head Coach. Three with Kärpät and one with HIFK. Jalonen also played for HIFK during his playing career.

Jalonen started as the Head Coach of Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod in KHL from the beginning of the 2011–12 season. In 2013 he coached Lev Prague to the Gagarin Cup finals, losing to Metallurg Magnitogorsk in seven games.

Awards[edit]

SM-liiga Rookie of the Year (1979) SM-liiga First All-Star Team (1987, 1989)

External links[edit]

Media related to Kari Jalonen at Wikimedia Commons

Preceded by
Markku Kiimalainen
Winner of the Jarmo Wasama memorial trophy
1978–79
Succeeded by
Pekka Arbelius
Preceded by
Arto Javanainen
Winner of the Veli-Pekka Ketola trophy
1986–87
Succeeded by
Esa Keskinen
Preceded by
Kari Heikkilä
Winner of the Kalevi Numminen trophy
2004–05
Succeeded by
Jukka Jalonen
Preceded by
Jukka Jalonen
Winner of the Kalevi Numminen trophy
2006–07
Succeeded by
Petri Matikainen
Preceded by
Hannu Jortikka
Head Coach of TPS
2001–03
Succeeded by
Jukka Koivu
Preceded by
Kari Heikkilä
Head Coach of Kärpät
2004–08
Succeeded by
Matti Alatalo
Preceded by
Paul Baxter
Head Coach of HIFK
2008-2011
Succeeded by
Petri Matikainen
Preceded by
Václav Sýkora
Head Coach of HC Lev Praha
2013
Succeeded by