Petri Varis

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Petri Varis
Born (1969-05-13) May 13, 1969 (age 45)
Varkaus, Finland
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for Chicago Blackhawks
National team  Finland
NHL Draft 132nd overall, 1993
San Jose Sharks
Playing career 1988–2009

Petri Johannes Varis (born May 13, 1969 in Varkaus, Finland) is a retired Finnish professional ice hockey forward. He was drafted by the San Jose Sharks as their 7th-round pick in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

Starting his pro career with Karhu-Kissat in the Finnish first division, Varis played his first SM-liiga games with Ässät in the 1991-92 season. After two seasons with Ässät, Varis moved to Jokerit, where he finished his seventh full season in 2005. With Jokerit Varis won 4 Finnish championships and 2 European Cup.

In 1997, Varis moved to North America, where he played a season with the Indianapolis Ice in the IHL, as well as a single NHL game with the Chicago Blackhawks. He has also played in the German ice hockey league and the Swiss first and second leagues.

Varis has also represented Finland in international play.

Varis scored 268 goals in SM-Liiga. He also scored 7 goals in 7 games in European Cup.

Awards[edit]

Records[edit]

  • SM-liiga record for most goals scored in the playoffs (12).
  • Jokerit all-time scoring leader in points and goals. Second in assists.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1987–88 Karhu-kissat Finnish 1st div. 42 9 15 24 21 -- -- -- -- --
1988–89 Karhu-kissat Finnish 1st div. 44 18 19 37 26 -- -- -- -- --
1989–90 Karhu-kissat Finnish 1st div. 42 30 24 54 44 -- -- -- -- --
1990–91 Kookoo Finnish 1st div. 44 20 31 51 42 -- -- -- -- --
1991–92 Ässät SM-liiga 36 13 23 36 24 8 2 2 4 6
1992–93 Ässät SM-liiga 46 14 35 49 42 8 2 2 4 12
1993–94 Jokerit SM-liiga 31 14 15 29 16 11 3 4 7 6
1994–95 Jokerit SM-liiga 47 21 20 41 53 11 7 2 9 10
1994–95 Haukat Finnish 1st div. 1 0 1 1 2 -- -- -- -- --
1995–96 Jokerit SM-liiga 50 28 28 56 22 11 12 7 19 6
1996–97 Jokerit SM-liiga 50 36 23 59 38 9 7 4 11 14
1997–98 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
1997–98 Indianapolis Ice IHL 77 18 54 72 32 5 3 4 7 4
1998–99 Kölner Haie DEL 52 10 25 35 22 5 3 0 3 4
1999–00 Jokerit SM-liiga 53 21 25 46 44 10 0 5 5 14
2000–01 Jokerit SM-liiga 56 27 43 70 38 5 0 2 2 4
2001–02 Jokerit SM-liiga 6 2 0 2 0 -- -- -- -- --
2001–02 ZSC Lions Swiss 10 2 2 4 6 10 3 1 4 4
2001–02 GCK Lions Swiss-B 16 6 15 21 29 2 0 0 0 8
2002–03 GCK Lions Swiss-B 28 16 21 37 16 4 1 0 1 2
2003–04 Tappara SM-liiga 55 9 19 28 38 3 1 1 2 0
2004–05 Jokerit SM-liiga 56 13 17 30 28 12 3 4 7 10
2005–06 Jokerit SM-liiga 56 18 13 31 56 -- -- -- -- --
2006–07 Jokerit SM-liiga 54 17 28 45 56
NHL totals 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
SM-liiga totals 596 233 289 522 455 88 37 33 70 82

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Preceded by
Janne Grönvall
Winner of the Jarmo Wasama memorial trophy
1991–92
Succeeded by
Juha Lind
Preceded by
Veli-Pekka Kautonen
Winner of the Matti Keinonen trophy
1995–96
Succeeded by
Kimmo Timonen
Preceded by
Juha Riihijärvi
Winner of the Veli-Pekka Ketola trophy
1996–97
Succeeded by
Peter Larsson
Preceded by
Kai Nurminen
Winner of the Veli-Pekka Ketola trophy
2000–01
Succeeded by
Janne Ojanen
Preceded by
Juha Riihijärvi
Winner of the Aarne Honkavaara trophy
1996–97
Succeeded by
Dale McTavish
Preceded by
Saku Koivu
Winner of the Jari Kurri trophy
1995–96
Succeeded by
Otakar Janecký
Preceded by
Juha Lind
Jokerit captains
September 2005 - November 2005
Succeeded by
Marko Jantunen
Preceded by
Marko Jantunen
Jokerit captains
December 2005 -
Succeeded by
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