Hi finnish hockey fans,
I have a question for you. In swedish hockey tournament TV-Pucken for 15 year olds, there's a leading sniper called Petter Mäkitalo, who is the son of former hockey player Kari Mäkitalo who played 3 seasons in SM-Liiga for Kiekkoreipas. Is Kari Mäkitalo related by blood to the more famous Jarmo Mäkitalo, who also played for Kiekkoreipas during the same seasons 1977-1980. Later Jarmo moved to Leksand in swedish elite league, and Kari played one season in Mora in the second league. Mora is a placed very close to Leksand. Maybe Mäkitalo is quite common name, but I thought there was so many common denoters that they may be related? Are they brothers?
I don't know if they're related but Mäkitalo is very common name in Finland.
E: According to Eliteprospects Jarmo has a 1995-born son Tom.
Yup. And Petter is born 1996. Petter & Tom are for sure NOT brothers, but possible cousins...if Kari & Jarmo would be brothers, but Im just simply guessing about that relation. Just thought it was a odd coincedence that both Kari & Jarmo played for Kiekkoreipas 1977-80, according to elite prospects.
Jake Virtanen and Petter Mäkitalo - the most promising 96-born players with Finnish bloodlines. Would be nice to see them playing for Finland, but I guess the chance of that happening is between 0 and 1 percent.
Thanks for the effort. Those old hockey albums are handy to have sometimes
It turned out that there are two different Kari Mäkitalo that has played hockey, but Eliteprospects had by mistake combined them into one player profile.
P. Mäkitalo isnt a relative of the brothers you linked above. At least not close relative. P.s father was another Kari Mäkitalo, and his grandfather played in the finnish national team in bandy, I've read, in a different internet forum.