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Sami Kapanen

Full name: Sami Hannu Antero Kapanen
Nickname(s): Samppa
Gender: Male
Height: 5'10" (177 cm)
Weight: 176 lbs (80 kg)
Born: June 14, 1973 in Vantaa, Uusimaa, Finland
Affiliations: KalPa, Kuopio (FIN) / Carolina Hurricanes, Raleigh (USA)
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Ice Hockey

Related Olympians: Son of Hannu Kapanen.

Medals: 2 Bronze (2 Total)

Other SR Links: Hockey-Reference.com

Biography

Sami Kapanen débuted at the Finnish Championships in 1990 with KalPa Kuopio and played with them until 1994, when he moved to HIFK. After one season with them, Kapanen was drafted by the Hartford Whalers and Kapanen started to play in the NHL. In 1997, the Whalers became the Carolina Hurricanes and Kapanen stayed with them until 2003 when he was traded to the Philadelphia Flyers. Kapanen played with the Flyers until 2008 and then returned to Finland to play with his old club KalPa Kuopio, retiring in 2010. Internationally, Kapanen represented Finland at three Olympic Games (1994, 1998, 2002), seven World Championships (1994-96, 1998, 2001, 2009 and 2010) and at the 1996 World Cup. Kapanen won two Olympic bronzes (1994, 1998), a World title in 1995, and World Championship silvers in 1998, 1998 and 2001. Kapanen has been the majority owner of KalPa since 2003 and after his retirement worked as general manager of the team and as the club’s CEO until he announced his playing comeback in 2011. Since his comeback, he has played with KalPa.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1994 Winter 20 Lillehammer Ice Hockey Men's Ice Hockey Finland FIN 3 Bronze
1998 Winter 24 Nagano Ice Hockey Men's Ice Hockey Finland FIN 3 Bronze
2002 Winter 28 Salt Lake City Ice Hockey Men's Ice Hockey Finland FIN 5T

Men's Ice Hockey

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G AST PIM P/M SOG TG IG S% S#
1994 Winter 20 Lillehammer Ice Hockey Finland FIN Final Standings 3 1994-02-12 1 0 2
1994 Winter 20 Lillehammer Ice Hockey Finland FIN Final Round Match 3/4 1 1994-02-26 FIN 4, RUS 0 0 0 0
1994 Winter 20 Lillehammer Ice Hockey Finland FIN Semi-Finals Match #1 2 1994-02-25 CAN 5, FIN 3 0 0 0
1994 Winter 20 Lillehammer Ice Hockey Finland FIN Quarter-Finals Match #2 1 1994-02-23 FIN 6, USA 1 0 0 0
1994 Winter 20 Lillehammer Ice Hockey Finland FIN Group A Match #1 1 1994-02-12 FIN 3, CZE 1 1 0 0
1994 Winter 20 Lillehammer Ice Hockey Finland FIN Group A Match #6 1 1994-02-14 FIN 5, RUS 0 0 0 0
1994 Winter 20 Lillehammer Ice Hockey Finland FIN Group A Match #9 1 1994-02-16 FIN 4, NOR 0 0 0 0
1994 Winter 20 Lillehammer Ice Hockey Finland FIN Group A Match #11 1 1994-02-18 FIN 6, AUT 2 0 0 0
1994 Winter 20 Lillehammer Ice Hockey Finland FIN Group A Match #14 1 1994-02-20 FIN 7, GER 1 0 0 2
1998 Winter 24 Nagano Ice Hockey Finland FIN Final Standings 3 1998-02-07 0 1 0 -4 7
1998 Winter 24 Nagano Ice Hockey Finland FIN Final Round Match 3/4 1 1998-02-21 FIN 3, CAN 2 0 0 0 -1 1
1998 Winter 24 Nagano Ice Hockey Finland FIN Semi-Finals Match #1 2 1998-02-20 RUS 7, FIN 4 0 0 0 -2 2
1998 Winter 24 Nagano Ice Hockey Finland FIN Quarter-Finals Match #4 1 1998-02-18 FIN 2, SWE 1 0 0 0 0 2
1998 Winter 24 Nagano Ice Hockey Finland FIN Group C Match #1 2 1998-02-13 CZE 3, FIN 0 0 0 0 0 1
1998 Winter 24 Nagano Ice Hockey Finland FIN Group C Match #3 2 1998-02-15 RUS 4, FIN 3 0 0 0 -1 0
1998 Winter 24 Nagano Ice Hockey Finland FIN Group C Match #5 1 1998-02-16 FIN 8, KAZ 2 0 1 0 0 1
2002 Winter 28 Salt Lake City Ice Hockey Finland FIN Final Standings 5T 2002-02-09 1 2 4 -1 9
2002 Winter 28 Salt Lake City Ice Hockey Finland FIN Quarter-Finals Match #4 2 2002-02-20 CAN 2, FIN 1 0 -1 0 0 2 0
2002 Winter 28 Salt Lake City Ice Hockey Finland FIN Group D Match #2 2 2002-02-15 USA 6, FIN 0 0 -2 0 0 1 1
2002 Winter 28 Salt Lake City Ice Hockey Finland FIN Group D Match #3 1 2002-02-16 FIN 8, BLR 1 4 +1 1 0 2 5
2002 Winter 28 Salt Lake City Ice Hockey Finland FIN Group D Match #6 1 2002-02-18 FIN 3, RUS 1 0 +1 0 2 2 3