[FIN] Where are they now?

Luoma
11-06-2003, 08:39 AM
I'm wondering where some of the past finnish hockey players are now. Do alot of them coach? I thought I heard Kurri started some kind of sports bar? Anyone know?

miklu
11-06-2003, 09:30 AM
I'm wondering where some of the past finnish hockey players are now. Do alot of them coach? I thought I heard Kurri started some kind of sports bar? Anyone know?

Here's a start for the list:

Jari Kurri - Finnish national team assistant coach
Christian Ruuttu - Blues Espoo GM
Jarmo Kekäläinen - St. Louis Blues scout
Reijo Ruotsalainen - Kärpät Oulu assistant coach
Jarmo Myllys - Playing for SaiPa Lappeenranta
Petri Skriko - SaiPa Lappeenranta head coach
Hannu Järvenpää - SaiPa Lappeenranta assistant coach

Ströba
11-06-2003, 10:18 AM
Esa Tikkanen - likes to drink beer
Matti Hagman - likes to drink beer

Luoma
11-06-2003, 10:23 AM
Esa Tikkanen - likes to drink beer
Matti Hagman - likes to drink beer

If Tikkanen shows up to the heritage game with a beer belly, it would be funny.

Jeff
11-06-2003, 10:33 PM
Matti Hagman - likes to drink beer
Also a head coach for 2nd division team Salmat. That is the team where the best female player plas.

jepjepjoo
11-07-2003, 02:36 AM
Also a head coach for 2nd division team Salmat. That is the team where the best female player plas.


actually Salamat play in Mestis

Jeff
11-07-2003, 02:37 AM
actually Salamat play in Mestis
Jep, you're right. They made it from 2nd to Mestis last year. I forgot that.

tmoh
11-07-2003, 12:20 PM
Jarmo Kekäläinen - St. Louis Blues scout

Actually, Jarmo isn't just a regular scout. He works as a director of amateur scouting in St. Louis. And his less-known brother Janne is a scout for the Nashville Predators.

dude
11-20-2003, 01:33 AM
Ilkka Sinisalo - San Jose Sharks' scout
Risto Siltanen - Ilves Tampere A-junior team's assistant coach
Markus Mattson - Chairman of board in his own company
Kari Takko - Dallas Stars' scout
Ville Siren - St. Louis Blues European head scout
Mikko Mäkelä - head coach in Red Deer WHL
Raimo Helminen - still playing

And also some less known Finnish Oilers:
Raimo Summanen - head coach of Finnish national team
Risto Jalo - GM of Ilves Tampere

Max Denby
11-20-2003, 01:41 AM
Esa Tikkanen - likes to drink beer
Matti Hagman - likes to drink beer

who doesn't?

Korkki
11-20-2003, 03:42 AM
Kari Takko - Dallas Stars' scout

Actually Dallas Stars' Scandinavian head scout.

some old legends more...

Veli-Pekka Ketola (ex Jets) - coaching in Austria
Juhani Tamminen (ex Jets) - GM of Porin Ässät
Pekka Rautakallio (ex Flames)- was coaching in Switzerland, but is now having a holiday year after he turned 50.
Kari Makkonen (ex Oilers) - head coach in Seinäjoki tier 3 team, last season was assistant coach of the champion Tappara
Tapio Levo (ex Devils) - working in Pori courthouse
Arto Javanainen (ex Penguins) - selling cars in Turku

Chevy Cheveldae
11-20-2003, 06:13 PM
what about these former great finns who played in Sweden

Mika Nieminen
Esa Keskinen
Timo Jutila
Sakari Lindfors
Markus Ketterer
Arto Ruotanen
Kari Eloranta
Marko Palo
Risto Kurkinen

Chevy Cheveldae
11-20-2003, 06:15 PM
Matti Hagman - likes to drink beer

doesn't Matti also comment the NHL games for Canal+ finland ?

Jeff
11-20-2003, 11:05 PM
Timo Jutila - TV commentator for the finnish league games
Sakari Lindfors - 3rd (goalie coach) for SM-leagure team HIFK
Kari Eloranta - Coaching in swizerland
Markus Kettere - Works at Telia-sonera

dude
11-23-2003, 11:02 PM
Mika Nieminen - is in coaching school
Esa Keskinen - don't know
Timo Jutila - Team Manager of Finnish National Team and commentator on Finnish tv-games
Sakari Lindfors - goalie coach and Team Manager on HIFK Helsinki
Markus Ketterer - working in TeliaSonera mobilecompany
Arto Ruotanen - coaching in Sweden?
Kari Eloranta - coaching in Switzerland
Marko Palo - works in his fathers stone company
Risto Kurkinen - don't know

Jussi
11-24-2003, 03:10 AM
Mika Nieminen - is in coaching school

Arto Ruotanen - coaching in Sweden?


Nieminen is also a columnist for Helsingin Sanomat (daily newspaper).

Wasn't Ruotanen fired by HV-71 last season?

Chevy Cheveldae
11-24-2003, 04:10 AM
Nieminen is also a columnist for Helsingin Sanomat (daily newspaper).

Wasn't Ruotanen fired by HV-71 last season?

i know Routanen left HV71 - it was a lot of trouble there last season, i just wanted to know if he's back in Finland or not ?

Riddarn
11-24-2003, 04:20 AM
Raimo Helminen - still playing



:yo:

Helminen rules! :bow:

tmoh
11-24-2003, 02:08 PM
Arto Ruotanen and Risto Kurkinen are both coaching in Sweden. Ruotanen's team is Tranås AIF (Allsvenskan) and Kurkinen's is Kristianstad IK (Division 2).

rinkratt2
08-19-2004, 05:35 PM
I would like to write to Markus Mattson. Can someone post where he can be reached? Thank you...

rinkratt2@yahoo.com

tmoh
08-22-2004, 04:20 AM
Markus Mattsson is the chairman of the board of a Finnish company Instrumentointi Ltd (http://www.insta.fi), and I believe he can be reached by e-mail at markus.mattsson@insta.fi.