Petri Varis

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Petri Varis
Born (1969-05-13) May 13, 1969 (age 48)
Varkaus, Finland
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for SM-l
Ässät
Jokerit
Tappara
NHL
Chicago Blackhawks
DEL
Kölner Haie
NLA
ZSC Lions
National team  Finland
NHL Draft 132nd overall, 1993
San Jose Sharks
Playing career 1988–2009

Petri Johannes Varis (born May 13, 1969 in Varkaus, Finland) is a retired Finnish professional ice hockey forward. He was drafted by the San Jose Sharks as their 7th-round pick in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

Starting his pro career with Karhu-Kissat in the Finnish first division, Varis played his first SM-liiga games with Ässät in the 1991-92 season. After two seasons with Ässät, Varis moved to Jokerit, where he finished his seventh full season in 2005.

With Jokerit, Varis won 4 Finnish championships and 2 European Cups.

In 1997, Varis moved to North America, where he played a season with the Indianapolis Ice in the IHL, as well as a single NHL game with the Chicago Blackhawks. He has also played in the German ice hockey league and the Swiss first and second leagues.

Varis has also represented Finland in international play.

Varis scored 268 goals in SM-Liiga. He also scored 7 goals in 7 games in European Cup.

Awards[edit]

Records[edit]

  • SM-liiga record for most goals scored in the playoffs (12).
  • Jokerit all-time scoring leader in points and goals. Second in assists.

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 Karhu-Kissat U18 Fin-U18 16 9 15 24 24
1986–87 Karhu-Kissat Jr. Fin-Jr. 2 0 1 1 0
1987–88 Karhu-Kissat Jr. Fin-Jr. 8 7 3 10 6
1987–88 Karhu-Kissat I-Div 42 9 15 24 21
1988–89 Karhu-Kissat Jr. Fin-Jr. 7 4 5 9 10
1988–89 Karhu-Kissat I-Div 44 18 19 37 26
1989–90 Karhu-Kissat I-Div 42 30 24 54 44
1990–91 KooKoo I-Div 44 20 31 51 42
1991–92 Ässät SM-l 36 13 23 36 24 8 2 2 4 6
1992–93 Ässät SM-l 46 14 35 49 42 8 2 2 4 12
1993–94 Jokerit SM-l 31 14 15 29 16 11 3 4 7 6
1994–95 Jokerit SM-l 47 21 20 41 53 11 7 2 9 10
1994–95 Haukat I-Div 1 0 1 1 2
1995–96 Jokerit SM-l 50 28 28 56 22 11 12 7 19 6
1996–97 Jokerit SM-l 50 36 23 59 38 9 7 4 11 14
1997–98 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1997–98 Indianapolis Ice IHL 77 18 54 72 32 5 3 4 7 4
1998–99 Kölner Haie DEL 52 10 25 35 22 5 3 0 3 4
1999–2000 Jokerit SM-l 53 21 25 46 44 10 0 5 5 14
2000–01 Jokerit SM-l 56 27 43 70 38 5 0 2 2 4
2001–02 Jokerit SM-l 6 2 0 2 0
2001–02 ZSC Lions NLA 9 2 2 4 6 10 3 1 4 4
2001–02 GCK Lions NLB 16 6 15 21 29 2 0 0 0 8
2002–03 GCK Lions NLB 28 16 21 37 16 4 1 0 1 2
2003–04 Tappara SM-l 55 9 19 28 38 3 1 1 2 0
2004–05 Jokerit SM-l 56 13 17 30 28 12 3 4 7 10
2005–06 Jokerit SM-l 56 18 13 31 56
2006–07 Jokerit SM-l 54 17 28 45 56 10 0 4 4 4
2007–08 Jokerit SM-l 28 3 8 11 16 13 3 2 5 0
2008–09 Jokerit SM-l 14 0 0 0 4 3 0 0 0 2
SM-l totals 638 236 297 533 475 114 40 39 79 88

International[edit]

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1994 Finland OLY 5 1 1 2 2
1997 Finland WC 8 2 3 5 2
Senior totals 13 3 4 7 4

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Janne Grönvall
Winner of the Jarmo Wasama memorial trophy
1991–92
Succeeded by
Juha Lind
Preceded by
Veli-Pekka Kautonen
Winner of the Matti Keinonen trophy
1995–96
Succeeded by
Kimmo Timonen
Preceded by
Juha Riihijärvi
Winner of the Veli-Pekka Ketola trophy
1996–97
Succeeded by
Peter Larsson
Preceded by
Kai Nurminen
Winner of the Veli-Pekka Ketola trophy
2000–01
Succeeded by
Janne Ojanen
Preceded by
Juha Riihijärvi
Winner of the Aarne Honkavaara trophy
1996–97
Succeeded by
Dale McTavish
Preceded by
Saku Koivu
Winner of the Jari Kurri trophy
1995–96
Succeeded by
Otakar Janecký
Preceded by
Juha Lind
Jokerit captains
September 2005 - November 2005
Succeeded by
Marko Jantunen
Preceded by
Marko Jantunen
Jokerit captains
December 2005 -
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