Kimmo Kapanen

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Kimmo Kapanen
Born (1974-09-12) September 12, 1974 (age 40)
Vantaa, FIN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 172 lb (78 kg; 12 st 4 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for SM-liiga
Timrå IK
Iserlohn Roosters
Playing career 1992–2008

Kimmo Kapanen (born September 12, 1974) is a retired Finnish professional ice hockey goaltender.

Kapanen played for several Finnish teams during his career including Ässät, HPK and KalPa. Kapanen also played in Sweden for Timrå IK and in Germany for Iserlohn Roosters.

Kapanen is the younger brother of Sami Kapanen who retired from the NHL in 2008.

Playing career[edit]

Kapanen started his career in 1992 playing for KalPa in SM-liiga. He played in Finland until 2001 when he moved to Timrå IK in the Swedish elite league Elitserien. He stayed with Timrå for three seasons and had his best season in 2003-04 when he was recorded for eight shutouts and 2.21 GAA.

From 2005 he returned to KalPa and played with them for two seasons. He only played 69 matches there due to several injuries.[1][2]

On January 22, 2007, Kapanen was loaned to HV71 in Elitserien for the remainder of the season 2006-07.[3] With only three games played for his new club, he injured his foot during a training session in the beginning of March, and was out for the entire 2006-07 playoffs.[4]

After his loan, Kapanen was contracted to Ässät and played the 2007-08 season in Pori.

In 2008, Kapanen announced his retirement from playing due to injuries.

External links[edit]



  1. ^ "Kimmo Kapanen". Elite Prospects. Retrieved 2007-01-19. 
  2. ^ "Kimmo Kapanen går till HV" (in Swedish). Retrieved 2007-01-19. 
  3. ^ Daniel Gustafsson. "Kimmo Kapanen till HV71" (in Swedish). Retrieved 2007-01-25. [dead link]
  4. ^ Daniel Hultkvist. "Kapanen missar slutspelet" (in Swedish). Retrieved 2007-03-06. 

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