Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Kari Haakana
Kari Haakana was born November 8, 1973 in Outukumpu, Finland. The eighth round, 248th overall selection of the Edmonton Oilers in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, Haakana honed his skills in the Finnish Elite League and the DEL before making his North American debut in 2001-02.

A stay-at-home defenseman, Haakana spent the majority of the 2001-02 season in Finland before joining the Oilers organization in the latter stages of the season. Upon his arrival in North America, Haakana joined the AHLs Hamilton Bulldogs and spent the better part of the following year in Hamilton while seeing his first NHL action with the Oilers later on in the 2002-03 season.

After two seasons with the Oilers organization, Haakana opted to join the Swedish Elite League.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1990-91 Kiekko-Espoo Jr. Fin-Jr. 36 3 3 6 34
1990-91 Kiekko-Espoo Finland-2 4 0 1 1 0
1990-91 Finland EJC-A 6 1 1 2 0
1991-92 Kiekko-Espoo Jr. Fin-Jr. 26 0 4 4 34
1992-93 Lukko Rauma Jr. Fin-Jr. 36 4 16 20 60
1992-93 Lukko Rauma Finland 4 0 0 0 0
1993-94 Kiekko-Espoo Jr. Fin-Jr. 5 0 2 2 2
1993-94 Kiekko-Espoo Finland 47 3 2 5 40
1994-95 Kiekko-Espoo Finland 48 4 3 7 54 4 0 0 0 0
1995-96 Kiekko-Espoo Finland 45 1 7 8 48
1996-97 Kiekko-Espoo Finland 48 0 12 12 69
1997-98 Kiekko-Espoo Finland 47 4 1 5 59 8 0 1 1 6
1998-99 Star Bulls Rosenheim Germany 51 1 9 10 58
1999-00 Star Bulls Rosenheim Germany 61 4 9 13 74
2000-01 Jokerit Helsinki Finland 52 2 8 10 98 5 0 0 0 2
2001-02 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 6 0 2 2 25 +6
2001-02 Jokerit Helsinki Finland 36 0 3 3 40 12 2 2 4 2
2002-03 Edmonton Oilers NHL 13 0 0 0 4 -2
2002-03 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 12 0 4 4 12 +3 14 1 2 3 6
2003-04 MODO Hockey Ornskoldsvik Sweden 31 1 3 4 50 6 0 0 0 12
2004-05 Blues Espoo Finland 47 1 9 10 52
2005-06 Blues Espoo Finland 20 0 4 4 66
2005-06 Fuchse Duisburg Germany 21 0 6 6 42 5 0 3 3 6
2006-07 Skelleftea AIK HK Sweden 43 1 11 12 56
2006-07 Skelleftea AIK HK Sweden-Q 10 0 1 1 4
2007-08 Karpat Oulu Finland 9 1 3 4 14 11 0 1 1 12
2007-08 Skelleftea AIK HK Sweden 21 0 1 1 20
2008-09 Pelicans Lahti Finland 18 2 0 2 16
2009-10 Kloten Flyers Swiss 8 0 0 0 10
NHL Totals 13 0 0 0 4


Missed majority of 2002-03 due to rib injury vs. Vancouver, December 26, 2002. Signed as a free agent by MODO (Sweden), August 25, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Blues (Finland), April 13, 2004.
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