Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jarno Kultanen
Jarno Kultanen was born January 8, 1973 in Luumaki, Finland. The sixth round, 174th overall selection of the Boston Bruins in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, Kultanen played five seasons in the Finnish Elite League with KalPa Kuopio and IFK Helsinki before making his North American debut in 2000-01.

A skilled offensive defenceman, Kultanen made his North American and NHL debut with the Bruins in 2000-01 suiting up for 62 games while registering ten points (2-8-10). Injuries limited the talented defenceman to a mere 38 games in 2001-02 and in 2002-03 Kultanen spent the better part of the year with the Bruins AHL affiliate in Providence where he finished second in defenceman scoring with 34 points (9-25-34).


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1990-91 KooKoo Kouvola Jr. Fin-Jr. 26 2 12 14 22
1991-92 KooKoo Kouvola Jr. Fin-Jr. 22 7 17 24 28
1991-92 KooKoo Kouvola Finland-2 1 0 0 0 0
1992-93 KooKoo Kouvola Jr. Fin-Jr. 17 6 10 16 37
1992-93 Centers Pietarsaari Finland-2 1 1 0 1 0
1992-93 KooKoo Kouvola Finland-2 27 1 1 2 33
1993-94 KooKoo Kouvola Jr. Fin-Jr. 3 1 0 1 2
1993-94 KooKoo Kouvola Finland-2 45 7 10 17 42
1994-95 KalPa Kuopio Finland 47 5 12 17 26 3 0 0 0 8
1995-96 KalPa Kuopio Finland 49 4 10 14 42
1996-97 HIFK Helsinki Finland 24 1 3 4 6
1997-98 HIFK Helsinki Finland 25 0 1 1 20 8 0 1 1 2
1998-99 HIFK Helsinki Finland 51 6 6 12 53 10 1 0 1 27
1998-99 HIFK Helsinki EuroHL 5 1 0 1 4 4 0 1 1 2
1999-00 HIFK Helsinki Finland 46 6 8 14 51 9 0 0 0 6
1999-00 HIFK Helsinki EuroHL 5 2 2 4 31 2 0 0 0 2
2000-01 Boston Bruins NHL 62 2 8 10 26 -3
2001-02 Boston Bruins NHL 38 0 3 3 33 -1
2002-03 Boston Bruins NHL 2 0 0 0 0 +1
2002-03 Providence Bruins AHL 59 9 25 34 35 +9 4 0 0 0 6
2003-04 HIFK Helsinki Finland 44 3 5 8 40 13 1 1 2 0
2004-05 HIFK Helsinki Finland 56 6 3 9 45 5 1 0 1 25
2005-06 Mora IK Sweden 50 5 8 13 44 4 0 0 0 2
2006-07 Mora IK Sweden 55 2 9 11 64 3 0 1 1 8
2007-08 Sodertalje SK Sweden 50 1 5 6 38
2008-09 Blues Espoo Finland 13 0 3 3 10 14 1 3 4 16
NHL Totals 102 2 11 13 59


Missed majority of 2001-02 due to knee injury vs. Minnesota, October 8, 2001. Signed as a free agent by HIFK (Finland), May 19, 2003.
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