Jari Torkki

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Jari Torkki
Born (1965-08-11) August 11, 1965 (age 51)
Rauma, FIN
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 182 lb (83 kg; 13 st 0 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Left
Played for NHL
Chicago Blackhawks
SM-liiga
Lukko
DEL
Star Bulls Rosenheim
Serie A
HC Merano
HC Milano
BISL
Bracknell Bees
National team  Finland
NHL Draft 115th overall, 1983
Chicago Blackhawks
Playing career 1981–2003

Jari Kaarlo Torkki (born August 11, 1965 in Rauma, Finland) is a retired professional ice hockey player who played in the National Hockey League and SM-liiga. He also won a silver medal at the 1988 Olympics with Team Finland.

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Jari Torkki played his entire SM-liiga career for Lukko, a team located in Rauma, Finland. Torkki along with Erik Hämäläinen has an iconic status in Lukko and is held in high regard by Lukko fans.

Despite having a good form in SM-liiga, Torkki did not have a great career in NHL. Torkki played two seasons in North America and played for the Chicago Blackhawks of the NHL. Torkki also played for IHL teams Saginaw Hawks and Indianapolis Ice during his two-season tenure in North America.

After his short NHL visit, Torkki returned to Lukko and played 6 more seasons for Lukko, totaling 13 seasons in Lukko.

After playing for Lukko, Torkki to play for Star Bulls Rosenheim, of DEL, HC Merano and HC Milano of Italian Serie A and finally, Bracknell Bees of the British Ice Hockey Superleague (BISL).

Jari Torkki was also an Olympian as a member of Finland's team who took home Silver in Calgary 1988.

Jari Torkki retired in 2003.

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