Tuomas Tarkki

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Tuomas Tarkki
Tarkki Tuomas Kärpät.jpg
Born (1980-02-28) February 28, 1980 (age 35)
Rauma, FIN
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 202 lb (92 kg; 14 st 6 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
KHL team
Former teams
HC Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk
Kärpät
Lukko
Mestis
Hokki
SEL
Modo Hockey
AHL
Chicago Wolves
ECHL
Gwinnett Gladiators
Playing career 2005–present

Tuomas Tarkki (born February 28, 1980 in Rauma, Finland) is a Finnish professional ice hockey goaltender, currently playing for HC Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk of the Kontinental Hockey League.

After playing junior hockey with Lukko, including three SM-liiga games as a backup, Tarkki studied at the Northern Michigan University and played four years of college hockey, being named the top goalie in the NCAA in 2005. After college hockey he spent a year in the minor leagues before returning to Finland to replace the injured Andy Chiodo as the Kärpät starting goaltender.

On December 9, 2006, Tuomas Tarkki made SM-liiga history by facing his younger brother, Iiro Tarkki, who was in goal for SaiPa. This was the first time in the league that two brothers had played against each other in goal. Tuomas made 31 saves and registered a shutout while Iiro, five years his junior, allowed four goals on 20 shots. [1]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

   
Season Team League GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA Sv%
1996–97 Lukko SM-liiga 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- --
2001–02 Northern Michigan University NCAA 4 2 1 0 145 6 0 2.48 91.4%
2002–03 Northern Michigan University NCAA 6 2 1 0 244 11 0 2.70 88.7%
2003–04 Northern Michigan University NCAA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- --
2004–05 Northern Michigan University NCAA 34 20 8 5 1974 68 3 2.07 93.0%
2005–06 Gwinnett Gladiators ECHL 7 4 2 1 425 20 1 2.83 91.0%
2005–06 Chicago Wolves AHL 31 13 10 4 1685 91 1 3.24 88.8%
2006–07 Kärpät SM-liiga 26 17 5 3 1530.52 49 4 1.92 93.68%

International play[edit]

Tarkki made his debut on the Finnish national team on December 15, 2007, in the Channel One Cup on the Euro Hockey Tour, playing one game against the Czech Republic. Tarkki had a dismal game, allowing five goals on 23 shots. [2]

Statistics[edit]

   
Season Tournament GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA Sv%
2007 EHT 1 0 0 1 65 5 0 4.62 78.26%

Awards and achievements[edit]

Award Year
All-CCHA First Team 2004-05
AHCA West Second-Team All-American 2004–05

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Dominic Vicari
CCHA Best Goaltender
2004-05
Succeeded by
Charlie Effinger
Preceded by
Derek Edwardson
CCHA Player of the Year
2004-05
Succeeded by
Scott Parse
Preceded by
Juuso Riksman
Winner of the Urpo Ylönen trophy
2006–07, 2007-08
Succeeded by
Juuso Riksman