Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Petri Varis
Winger Petri Varis joined Jokerit Helsinki in 1993 and represented his country at the 1994 Olympics that same season. With Jokerit he soon established himself as a solid offense force and led the league in goal production during the 1996-97. Shortly after representing Finland at the World Championships his NHL rights were traded from San Jose to Chicago in a deal for veteran forward Murray Craven.

The Blackhawks were able to convince Varis that the future of his career was in North America and he crossed the ocean to play the 1997-98 campaign. Varis spent all but one game with the Hawks minor league club in Indianapolis where his 72 points was good for second on the club. The one game away from Indianapolis was spent with Chicago but he was unable to bring his offensive success with him to the Windy City.

Varis went back overseas for the 1998-99 to play for the Cologne Sharks then returned to his former club, Jokerit Helsinki in 1999. Varis led the club in scoring in 2000-01, then retired from the game.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1986-87 Karhu-Kissat Helsinki U18 Fin-U18 16 9 15 24 24
1986-87 Karhu-Kissat Helsinki Jr. Fin-Jr. 2 0 1 1 0
1987-88 Karhu-Kissat Helsinki Jr. Fin-Jr. 8 7 3 10 6
1987-88 Karhu-Kissat Helsinki Finland-2 42 9 15 24 21
1988-89 Karhu-Kissat Helsinki Jr. Fin-Jr. 7 4 5 9 10
1988-89 Karhu-Kissat Helsinki Finland-2 44 18 19 37 26
1989-90 Karhu-Kissat Helsinki Finland-2 42 30 24 54 44
1990-91 KooKoo Kouvola Finland-2 44 20 31 51 42
1991-92 Assat Pori Finland 36 13 23 36 24 8 2 2 4 6
1992-93 Assat Pori Finland 46 14 35 49 42 8 2 2 4 12
1993-94 Jokerit Helsinki Finland 31 14 15 29 16 11 3 4 7 6
1993-94 Finland Olympics 5 1 1 2 2
1994-95 Haukat Jarvenpaa Finland-2 1 0 1 1 2
1994-95 Jokerit Helsinki Finland 47 21 20 41 53 11 7 2 9 10
1995-96 Jokerit Helsinki Finland 50 28 28 56 22 11 12 7 19 6
1996-97 Jokerit Helsinki Finland 50 36 23 59 38 9 7 4 11 14
1996-97 Jokerit Helsinki EuroHL 6 2 8 10 2
1996-97 Finland WC-A 8 2 3 5 2
1997-98 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
1997-98 Indianapolis Ice IHL 77 18 54 72 32 +7 5 3 4 7 4
1998-99 Kolner Haie Germany 52 10 25 35 22 5 3 0 3 4
1999-00 Jokerit Helsinki Finland 53 21 25 46 44 10 0 5 5 14
2000-01 Jokerit Helsinki Finland 56 27 43 70 38 5 0 2 2 4
2001-02 Jokerit Helsinki Finland 6 2 0 2 0
2001-02 ZSC Lions Zurich Swiss 9 2 2 4 6 10 3 1 4 4
2001-02 GC SCK Lions Zurich Swiss-2 16 6 15 21 29 2 0 0 0 8
2002-03 GC SCK Lions Zurich Swiss-2 28 16 21 37 16 4 1 0 1 2
2003-04 Tappara Tampere Finland 55 9 19 28 38 3 1 1 2 0
2004-05 Jokerit Helsinki Finland 56 13 17 30 28 12 3 4 7 10
2005-06 Jokerit Helsinki Finland 56 18 13 31 56
2006-07 Jokerit Helsinki Finland 54 17 28 45 56 10 0 4 4 4
2007-08 Jokerit Helsinki Finland 28 3 8 11 16 13 3 2 5 0
2008-09 Jokerit Helsinki Finland 14 0 0 0 4 3 0 0 0 2
NHL Totals 1 0 0 0 0


Finnish Rookie of the Year (1992) Rights traded to Chicago by San Jose with San Jose's 6th round pick (Jari Viuhkola) in 1998 NHL Draft for Murray Craven, July 25, 1997.
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