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|Born||New Ipswich, New Hampshire|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)|
|Played for||Tulsa Oilers|
He was member of the Tulsa Oilers (CHL) team that suspended operations on February 16, 1984, playing only road games for final six weeks of 1983-84 season. Despite this adversity, the team went on to win the league's championship.
As a professional, Hakala played with the Tulsa Oilers in the CHL for the 1982-83 and 1983-84 seasons. Playing in 109 regular season games, he scored 16 goals and assisted on 21 others for a total of 37 points. He also compiled 36 minutes in penalties. In the 1983-84 CHL playoffs Hakala played in five games, scoring an assist to help his team win the CHL Championship and the Adams Cup.