Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Marko Kiprusoff
Marko Kiprusoff was a solid defenceman in his own end who could also move the puck up ice effectively. He was an experienced international player who excelled in the Finnish and Swedish leagues for several years.

The native of Turku, Finland suited up for the local TPS club for parts of five seasons. He also played briefly with the HPK Hameenlinna club and represented Finland at the 1992 World Junior Championships where the team finished fourth. Kiprusoff was particularly impressive at the 1994 Lillehammer Olympics when he scored six points in eight games. He later helped his country win the silver medal at the 1994 World Championships.

After the Montreal Canadiens selected him 70th overall in the 1994 Entry Draft, Kiprusoff scored 31 points in 50 games for TPS Turku. At the end of the year helped anchor the Finnish blueline when the team captured its first ever World Championship in 1995.

The 1995-96 season was a bit of let down as Kiprusoff played only 24 games for Montreal the spent the bulk of his time with Fredericton of the AHL. He played with his country at the inaugural World Cup of hockey in 1996. In 1996-97 he sought a change of scenery by signing with the Malmo IF club in Sweden. Kiprusoff blended in well with his new club while continuing to represent Finland at the World Championships in 1997 and 1998. He scored two goals at the 1998 tourney and won a silver medal in his swan song.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1988-89 TPS Turku U18 Fin-U18 8 7 10 17 0 4 6 5 11 4
1988-89 TPS Turku Jr. Fin-Jr. 19 3 5 8 4
1989-90 TPS Turku Jr. Fin-Jr. 37 8 15 23 4
1989-90 Finland EJC-A 6 0 2 2 8
1990-91 TPS Turku Jr. Fin-Jr. 17 2 9 11 2
1990-91 TPS Turku Finland 3 0 0 0 0
1990-91 TuTo Turku Finland-2 22 4 8 12 0
1991-92 TPS Turku Finland 23 0 2 2 0
1991-92 Kiekko-67 Turku Finland-2 4 0 0 0 2
1991-92 HPK Hameenlinna Finland 3 0 0 0 0
1991-92 HPK Hameenlinna Jr. Fin-Jr. 1 2 0 2 0
1991-92 Finland WJC-A 7 2 2 4 2
1992-93 Kiekko-67 Turku Finland-2 1 0 1 1 2
1992-93 TPS Turku Finland 43 3 7 10 14 12 2 3 5 6
1992-93 Finland Nat-Tm 7 0 0 0 0
1993-94 TPS Turku Finland 48 5 19 24 8 11 0 6 6 4
1993-94 Finland Nat-Tm 13 0 2 2 10
1993-94 Finland Olympics 8 3 3 6 4
1993-94 Finland WC-A 8 2 1 3 2
1994-95 TPS Turku Finland 50 10 21 31 16 13 0 9 9 2
1994-95 Finland Nat-Tm 15 2 2 4 2
1994-95 Finland WC-A 8 0 3 3 0
1995-96 Montreal Canadiens NHL 24 0 4 4 8 -3
1995-96 Fredericton Canadiens AHL 28 4 10 14 2 10 2 5 7 2
1996-97 Finland W-Cup 4 0 1 1 0
1996-97 MIF Redhawks Malmo Sweden 50 10 18 28 24 4 0 0 0 0
1996-97 Finland Nat-Tm 25 5 7 12 6
1996-97 Finland WC-A 8 0 2 2 2
1997-98 MIF Redhawks Malmo Sweden 46 7 16 23 16
1997-98 Finland Nat-Tm 16 2 6 8 2
1997-98 Finland WC-A 10 2 1 3 4
1998-99 TPS Turku Finland 49 15 22 37 12 10 3 6 9 0
1998-99 Finland WC-A 10 1 4 5 4
1999-00 TPS Turku Finland 53 6 27 33 10 11 0 3 3 0
1999-00 TPS Turku EuroHL 5 1 2 3 2 5 2 0 2 2
2000-01 Kloten Flyers Swiss 43 6 20 26 10 9 2 7 9 2
2000-01 Finland WC-A 9 1 1 2 4 +1
2001-02 New York Islanders NHL 27 0 6 6 4 0
2001-02 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 9 0 2 2 0 +2
2001-02 TPS Turku Finland 11 0 2 2 4 6 1 0 1 2
2002-03 Kloten Flyers Swiss 39 7 12 19 20 5 0 1 1 0
2002-03 Finland WC-A 4 0 1 1 0 +3
2003-04 Kloten Flyers Swiss 35 3 13 16 33
2004-05 TPS Turku Finland 50 11 26 37 28
2005-06 TPS Turku Finland 53 5 11 16 16 1 0 0 0 0
2006-07 TPS Turku Finland 55 4 25 29 22 2 0 0 0 0
2007-08 TPS Turku Finland 54 4 22 26 10 2 0 0 0 4
2008-09 TPS Turku Finland 34 0 10 10 20 8 0 2 2 4
NHL Totals 51 0 10 10 12


Finnish First All-Star Team (1994, 1995) Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, June 15, 2001.
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