Kai Nurminen

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Kai Nurminen
Born (1969-03-29) March 29, 1969 (age 47)
Turku, Finland
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 207 lb (94 kg; 14 st 11 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for TPS
HPK
HV71
Los Angeles Kings
Jokerit
Frölunda HC
HC Davos
Cleveland Lumberjacks
Minnesota Wild
Herlev Hornets
National team  Finland
NHL Draft 193rd overall, 1996
Los Angeles Kings
Playing career 1992–2009

Kai Ilmari Nurminen (born March 29, 1969 in Turku, Finland) is a retired Finnish ice hockey forward, who last played with Herlev Hornets in the Danish Oddset Ligaen.

Career[edit]

Nurminen started and played most of his ice hockey career with TPS in SM-liiga. He has also played for two seasons in the Swedish Elitserien. In 1996 he was contracted by Los Angeles Kings in NHL. After only one season in NHL with 67 matches played (scoring 16 goals and 11 assists) he returned to Scandinavia. In the 2000–01 season, he played two games for the Minnesota Wild and registered one goal.

Nurminen also played for HPK and Jokerit in SM-liiga; HC Davos in Nationalliga A; and Frölunda HC and HV71 in Elitserien.

Nurminen won the Finnish Championship twice. He also won the 1993 European Champions Cup with TPS.

Nurminen scored 7 goals in 12 games in World Championships and 243 goals in SM-liiga. During the 1999–2000 season he played 64 games and scored 46 goals in SM-liiga.

Nurminen ended his active playing career with the Danish team Herlev Hornets.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1986–87 TPS U18 Fin-U18 15 13 17 30 12
1986–87 TPS Jr. Fin-Jr. 2 0 1 1 0
1987–88 TPS Jr. Fin-Jr. 32 9 7 16 16
1989–90 TPS Jr. Fin-Jr. 35 28 17 45 32
1990–91 TuTo I-Div 33 26 20 46 14
1991–92 Kiekko-67 I-Div 44 44 19 63 34
1992–93 Kiekko-67 I-Div 8 6 4 10 2
1992–93 TPS SM-l 31 4 6 10 13 7 1 2 3 0
1993–94 TPS SM-l 45 23 12 35 20 11 0 3 3 4
1994–95 HPK SM-l 49 30 25 55 40
1995–96 HV71 SEL 40 31 24 55 30 4 3 1 4 8
1996–97 Los Angeles Kings NHL 67 16 11 27 22
1997–98 Västra Frölunda HC SEL 23 9 7 16 24
1997–98 Jokerit SM-l 20 7 9 16 6 8 5 3 8 4
1998–99 HC Davos NLA 42 26 14 40 26
1999–2000 TPS SM-l 54 41 37 78 40 10 5 9 14 0
2000–01 Minnesota Wild NHL 2 1 0 1 2
2000–01 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 74 28 46 74 34 1 0 0 0 0
2001–02 TPS SM-l 52 15 18 33 42 8 0 2 2 2
2002–03 TPS SM-l 56 22 18 40 44 7 0 1 1 0
2003–04 TPS SM-l 52 23 22 45 18 13 6 3 9 33
2004–05 TPS SM-l 54 25 24 49 42 6 1 3 4 6
2005–06 TPS SM-l 55 14 17 31 44 2 0 1 1 4
2006–07 TPS SM-l 44 20 20 40 42 2 1 0 1 4
2007–08 HPK SM-l 26 8 11 19 18
2008–09 Herlev Hornets DEN 12 2 5 7 18
2010–11 PaKa II-Div 1 0 2 2 2
SM-l totals 538 232 219 451 369 74 19 27 46 57
SEL totals 63 40 31 71 54 4 3 1 4 8
NHL totals 69 17 11 28 24

International[edit]

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1996 Finland WC 6 4 2 6 6
1996 Finland WCH 2 0 1 1 0
1997 Finland WC 6 3 0 3 0
Senior totals 14 7 3 10 6

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