August 11, 1965 |
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||182 lb (83 kg; 13 st 0 lb)|
Star Bulls Rosenheim
|NHL Draft||115th overall, 1983
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.
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.
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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