Pasi Nurminen

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Pasi Nurminen
Born (1975-12-17) December 17, 1975 (age 41)
Lahti, FIN
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for NHL
Atlanta Thrashers
Malmö Redhawks
National team  Finland
NHL Draft 189th overall, 2001
Atlanta Thrashers
Playing career 1994–2005

Pasi Johan Olavi Nurminen (born December 17, 1975 in Lahti, Finland) is a Finnish retired ice hockey goaltender. He was drafted by the Atlanta Thrashers as their sixth-round pick, #189 overall, in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.

Nurminen started his playing career with Reipas Lahti in Finland and later moved on to Ketterä Imatra and Pelicans. In 1998 he moved to HPK and then to Jokerit a year later, where he won the Urpo Ylönen trophy as best goaltender in the SM-liiga. After two season with Jokerit, he moved across the Atlantic to represent the Atlanta Thrashers. Nurminen played for Malmö IF in the Swedish Elitserien, and his hometown team, Pelicans, during the NHL lockout. He retired in the fall of 2005 due to a serious knee injury. He currently works as a goaltending consultant for Pelicans, the SM-liiga hockey team he also partially owns. Starting from 2010, he also serves the same role for the Finnish National Team and has even featured as their backup goalie during the Euro Hockey Tour.


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Preceded by
Miikka Kiprusoff
Winner of the Urpo Ylönen trophy
Succeeded by
Jussi Markkanen
Preceded by
Steve Bégin
Winner of the Jack A. Butterfield Trophy
Succeeded by
Johan Holmqvist