Veli-Pekka Ketola

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Veli-Pekka Ketola
Born (1948-03-28) March 28, 1948 (age 67)
Pori, FIN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 238 lb (108 kg; 17 st 0 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for SM-liiga
1. Divisioona
Winnipeg Jets
Calgary Cowboys
Colorado Rockies
National team  Finland
Playing career 1963–1983

Veli-Pekka Ketola (born March 28, 1948 in Pori, Finland). He is a retired professional ice hockey player and coach.

Playing career[edit]

Veli-Pekka Ketola played in the Finnish League, World Hockey Association, and National Hockey League. While Ketola was playing for the Ässät of the Finnish League, he won the league scoring twice in 1971 and 1978 and was a six-time all-star.

In 1974, Ketola came to North America to play for the Winnipeg Jets of the World Hockey Association. He played just over two and a half seasons, from 1974–75 to 1976–77, for the Jets and he played the last 17 games of the 1976–77 WHA season for the Calgary Cowboys. After those three years in the WHA, he went back to Finland to once again play for the Ässät Pori. Despite being signed by the Vancouver Canucks on 6 March 1979, he didn't play for a North American team again until he played 44 games for the Colorado Rockies of the NHL during the 1981–82 season.

Coaching career[edit]

Veli-Pekka Ketola coached Ässät Pori of the Finnish League from 1993–94 season to 1996–97 season's first six games.

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