Kai Suikkanen

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Kai Suikkanen
Born (1959-06-29) June 29, 1959 (age 58)
Parkano, FIN
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Left
Played for Buffalo Sabres
National team  Finland
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1977–1991
Medal record
Men's ice hockey
Representing  Finland
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1988 Calgary Team

Kai Petri Suikkanen (born June 29, 1959[1]) is a retired Finnish professional ice hockey left wing. Currently, he works as the head coach of TPS Turku in the SM-liiga.

Playing career[edit]

Suikkanen played in two games in the National Hockey League with the Buffalo Sabres, and spent most of his career in Finland's SM-liiga with Kärpät and TPS Turku.

Coaching career[edit]

Suikkanen worked as the head coach of Lokomotiv Yaroslavl during the 2010–11 KHL season.


Suikkanen won a silver medal at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary as a member of the Finland men's national ice hockey team.