Petri Matikainen

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Petri Matikainen
Born (1967-01-07) January 7, 1967 (age 50)
Savonlinna, Finland
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 187 lb (85 kg; 13 st 5 lb)
Position Defense
Shot Left
Played for Oshawa Generals
Tappara
Jokipojat
KalPa
Berlin Capitals
Klagenfurter AC
National team  Finland
NHL Draft 140th overall, 1985
Buffalo Sabres
Playing career 1985–1999

Petri Matikainen (born 7 January 1967 in Savonlinna) is a Finnish former ice hockey player and current coach.

Originally playing for SaPKo, he moved to play two seasons of junior hockey in Oshawa Generals. He was part of the team that won J. Ross Robertson Cup in 1987. In the same year, he also won IIHF World U20 Championship with Finnish team. He returned to Finland and played two years in Tappara, five years in Jokipojat and two years in KalPa. In 1996 he moved to play for Berlin Capitals. He also played for Klagenfurter AC before retiring in 1999.

Coaching career[edit]

In 2003, he started his coaching career with Lahti Pelicans U20 team, and became head coach of their senior team in the following year. The team was not competitive and they ended last of 13 teams that year. He then became assistant coach of Blues in 2005 and spent two years as an assistant before being promoted as head coach in 2007. He was awarded Kalevi Numminen trophy in 2008 and 2010 after Blues got silver medals.

In 2010, he was chosen as an assistant coach of Finnish national team. The season 2011-2012 Matikainen coached in HIFK Helsinki. In summer 2012 he signed a tree year contract to Avangard Omsk (KHL). In 2014 he signed a one-year contract to HC Slovan Bratislava (KHL). [1] In the spring 2015 he signed a tree year contract to Lahti Pelicans.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1985–86 Oshawa Generals OHL 53 14 42 56 27 6 1 4 5 13
1986–87 Oshawa Generals OHL 50 8 34 42 53 21 2 12 14 36
1987–88 Tappara Liiga 41 5 1 6 58 10 0 2 2 4
1988–89 Tappara Liiga 44 4 13 17 32 8 0 0 0 10
1989–90 Jokipojat Liiga 44 6 8 14 34 3 0 1 1 6
1990–91 Jokipojat I-Divisioona 43 16 25 41 35
1991–92 Jokipojat Liiga 42 4 8 12 38 5 3 1 4 10
1992–93 Jokipojat I-Divisioona 42 20 21 41 51 6 3 2 5 2
1993–94 Jokipojat I-Divisioona 45 13 41 54 46 5 3 1 4 6
1994–95 KalPa Liiga 49 5 13 18 40 3 1 0 1 12
1995–96 KalPa Liiga 50 5 11 16 36
1996–97 Berlin Capitals DEL 44 4 7 11 63 4 0 0 0 8
1997–98 Berlin Capitals DEL 24 0 8 8 14
1997–98 Klagenfurter AC EBEL 26 2 2 4 77
1998–99 Klagenfurter AC EBEL 50 4 10 14 102
Liiga totals 270 29 54 83 238 29 4 4 8 42

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Matikainen, Numminen ja Nurminen Leijonien valmennusryhmään". Yle.fi. 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-04. 
  2. ^ Matikainen on Pelicansin uusi päävalmentaja. Helsingin Sanomat 16.3.2015.(Finnish)