Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Hannu Kamppuri
Netminder Hannu Kampurri guarded the New Jersey Devils' goal for a handful of games in 1984-85. The bulk of his time was spent in the Finnish league and the minors during a career that lasted over a decade.

Born in the Finnish capital of Helsinki, Kampurri started his pro career with that city's famous Jokerit club in 1977-78. He played 36 games his first year before signing with the Edmonton Oilers of the WHA. Kampurri worked in another 36 matches the following year before playing two late season games with Edmonton. He spent the 1979-80 season with the CHL's Houston Apollos and the Baltimore Clippers of the AHL.

Kampurri returned to Finland and enjoyed four excellent years with Tappara Tampere. He was signed by the New Jersey Devils in August 1984 and played 13 games in the 1984-85 season. The Devils were a fairly weak team, especially defensively, so Kampurri's 5.02 goals against average and 1-10-1 record were no surprise, really. Nevertheless he was unable to unseat incumbents Chico Resch and Ron Low briefly and finished out the year in the minors. In 1985, Kampurri came home to play for Saipa Lappeenranta, Karpat Oulu, and Koo Koo Kouvola until his retirement in 1989.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1973-74 HJK/Karhu-Kissat Helsinki Finland
1974-75 Jokerit Helsinki Jr. Fin-Jr.
1975-76 Jokerit Helsinki Finland 12 1
1975-76 Finland WJC-A 3 4.28
1976-77 Jokerit Helsinki Finland
1976-77 Finland WJC-A 7 4.14
1977-78 Jokerit Helsinki Finland 36 7 26 3 1 4.92
1978-79 Jokerit Helsinki Finland 36
1978-79 Edmonton Oilers WHA 2 0 1 0 0 6.67
1979-80 Houston Apollos CHL 19 6 11 2 0 4.72 2 0 5.24
1979-80 Baltimore Clippers EHL 3 1 1.33
1980-81 Tappara Tampere Finland 33 8
1980-81 Finland WEC-A 5 3.41
1981-82 Tappara Tampere Finland 36 11
1981-82 Finland WEC-A 6 3 2 1 0 3.38
1982-83 Tappara Tampere Finland 35 1 8 1 4.65
1982-83 Finland WEC-A 4 3.75
1983-84 Tappara Tampere Finland 37 1 9 0
1984-85 New Jersey Devils NHL 13 1 10 1 0 5.02
1984-85 Maine Mariners AHL 7 4 2 0 0 3.35
1984-85 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 1 0 1 0 0 4.00
1985-86 SaiPa Lappeenranta Finland 34
1985-86 Finland WEC-A 5 0 3.21
1986-87 Karpat Oulu Finland 44 25 15 4 2 3.60 9 4 5 0 3.99
1986-87 Finland WEC-A 3 0 3.11
1987-88 Karpat Oulu Finland 43 3
1988-89 KooKoo Kouvola Finland 41 15 22 4 0 4.27
1989-90 KooKoo Kouvola Finland 42 10 28 4 0 4.82
1989-90 KooKoo Kouvola Finland-Q 4 1 3 0 5.48
NHL Totals 13 1 10 1 0 5.02


Signed as a free agent by Edmonton (WHA), March, 1978. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, August 1, 1984.
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