October 4, 1948 |
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)|
Career in Finland
Riihiranta had a good career in Finland and was one of the premier players for the National Team at his time.
Career in WHA
Heikki Riihiranta was one of the first Finns move to play in North America.
After his retirement as a player in 1983, he was inducted into the Finnish Hockey Hall of Fame in 1991 for his achievements as a player.
Team Manager for Finnish National Team
In 1993, Heikki Riihiranta was named as the Team Manager for Finnish National Ice Hockey Team.
Riihiranta had his finest moment when he shed tears in the players bench after Finland won the World Championships over Sweden in 1995.
Riihiranta retired from his position after the 2003 Ice Hockey World Championship's.
|Captain of HIFK
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