Ari Vallin

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Ari Vallin
Born (1978-03-21) March 21, 1978 (age 38)
Ylöjärvi, FIN
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 194 lb (88 kg; 13 st 12 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
SM-liiga team
Former teams
KooKoo (Liiga)
Tappara (SM-liiga)
HPK (SM-liiga)
Jokerit (SM-liiga)
Kärpät (SM-liiga)
Rochester Americans (AHL)
Frölunda HC
Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (RSL)
National team  Finland
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1996–present

Ari Vallin (born on March 21, 1978) is a Finnish professional ice hockey defenceman, currently with KooKoo (Liiga) of SM-liiga. In summer 2015, he was transferred there from Oulun Kärpät.[1]

In the 2003–2004 SM-liiga playoff finals in Finland against TPS, Vallin was the player who scored the sudden death goal in overtime therefore making the Kärpät team the new champions.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Artikkeli - Oulun Kärpät". Retrieved 2015-08-29. 

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