Antti Törmänen

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Antti Törmänen
CHL, HC Davos vs. IFK Helsinki, 6th October 2015 39.JPG
Törmänen in 2015
Born (1970-09-19) September 19, 1970 (age 48)
Espoo, FIN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 207 lb (94 kg; 14 st 11 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for NHL
Ottawa Senators
SM-liiga
Jokerit Helsinki
SEL
HV71 Jönköping
Södertälje SK
National team  Finland
NHL Draft 274th overall, 1994
Ottawa Senators
Playing career 1990–2004

Antti Ilari Törmänen (born September 19, 1970) is a retired professional ice hockey player and current head coach of EHC Biel in Switzerland's National League. He played for the Ottawa Senators, Jokerit, HV71 and Södertälje SK over 14 seasons.

Playing career[edit]

Törmänen had been playing professionally for Jokerit for four seasons when he was drafted in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft in the eleventh round, 274th overall by the Ottawa Senators of the NHL. After one more season with Jokerit, he signed with the Senators for the 1995–96 season. Törmänen played in 50 games for the Senators, and 22 games with the Prince Edward Island Senators. This was his only season in North America. After the season, he returned to Europe where he returned to Jokerit, and also played for HV71 Jönköping and Södertälje SK until retiring after the 2003–04 season. His best season statistically was 1993–94 with Jokerit where he scored 20 goals and 18 assists in 46 games.

As a player, he was nicknamed "Törminator".[1]

Coaching career[edit]

Törmänen coached Espoo Blues U18 and U20 teams, winning U20 title in 2009. He then moved to Jokerit and was assistant coach of the team, before being sacked mid-season along with head coach Hannu Aravirta. In the 2010-11 season he was the head coach of Sport in Finland's second-tier Mestis, guiding the team to the title, while being named Mestis Coach of the Year.

He joined SC Bern of the Swiss National League A (NLA) as an assistant coach for the 2010-11 season and on October 21, 2011, he was promoted from assistant to head coach, replacing Larry Huras.[2] He led SCB to the NLA title in 2013,[3] but was sacked the following season after a stretch of nine losses in twelve games.[4]

In April 2014, Törmänen agreed to become head coach of Finnish Liiga side HIFK.[5] He parted ways with the club at the conclusion of the 2016-17 season. On December 11, 2017, he took over the head coaching job at EHC Biel in the Swiss National League.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1987–88 Kiekko-Espoo FIN Jr 32 21 21 42 18
1988–89 Kiekko-Espoo FIN Jr 6 4 8 12 8 4 6 6 12 0
1988–89 Kiekko-Espoo FIN II 39 11 8 19 27
1989–90 Kiekko-Espoo FIN Jr 8 7 7 14 8 5 6 6 12 4
1989–90 Kiekko-Espoo FIN II 41 13 15 28 16
1989–90 Urheilukoulu FIN Jr 8 3 5 8 10
1990–91 Jokerit FIN Jr 3 4 0 4 4
1990–91 Jokerit Liiga 44 12 9 21 70
1991–92 Jokerit Liiga 40 18 11 29 18 6 0 0 0 0
1992–93 Jokerit Liiga 21 2 0 2 8 3 0 1 1 0
1992–93 Vantaa HT FIN II 6 2 3 5 6
1993–94 Jokerit Liiga 46 20 18 38 46 12 4 3 7 14
1994–95 Jokerit Liiga 50 19 13 32 32 11 7 4 11 20
1995–96 Ottawa Senators NHL 50 7 8 15 28
1995–96 PEI Senators AHL 22 6 11 17 17 5 2 3 5 2
1996–97 Jokerit Liiga 50 18 14 32 54 9 3 5 8 10
1997–98 Jokerit Liiga 48 20 14 34 56 8 3 2 5 12
1998–99 HV71 SEL 50 14 22 36 50
1999–2000 HV71 SEL 50 18 15 33 76 6 2 4 6 20
2000–01 Jokerit Liiga 56 15 19 34 73 5 0 1 1 2
2001–02 Jokerit Liiga 55 13 15 28 73 12 0 2 2 4
2002–03 Södertälje SK SEL 49 12 21 33 46
2003–04 Södertälje SK SEL 25 6 3 9 26
FIN II totals 86 27 25 52 49
Liiga totals 410 137 113 250 430 66 17 18 35 62
SEL totals 174 50 61 111 198 6 2 4 6 20

International[edit]

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1988 Finland EJC 1
1995 Finland WC 5 0 0 0 2
1997 Finland WC 5 0 1 1 2
1998 Finland OG 5 0 0 0 0
1998 Finland WC 10 3 2 5 6
1999 Finland WC 12 0 0 0 10
Senior totals 37 3 3 6 20

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Antti Törmänen" (in Swedish). Södertälje SK. 2003. Archived from the original on 8 December 2015. Retrieved 5 December 2015.
  2. ^ "Coaching change was needed" (in German). www.scb.ch. 2011-10-21. Archived from the original on 2012-04-03. Retrieved 2011-11-07.
  3. ^ gaf. "SC Bern - ein Meister der Arbeit". Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen (SRF). Retrieved 2016-03-31.
  4. ^ "SCB entlässt Antti Törmänen". derbund.ch/. Retrieved 2016-03-31.
  5. ^ "Uutiset › Antti Törmänen IFK:n päävalmentajaksi - HIFK". Hifk. Archived from the original on 2016-03-31. Retrieved 2016-03-31.
  6. ^ "Antti Törmänen neuer EHCB Headcoach". Antti Törmänen neuer EHCB Headcoach (in German). Retrieved 2017-12-11.

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