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Erkki Laine

Full name: Erkki Juhani Laine
Nickname(s): Eki
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (174 cm)
Weight: 172 lbs (78 kg)
Born: September 13, 1957 in Lahti, Päijät-Häme, Finland
Died: August 22, 2009 in Kalkkinen, Asikkala, Päijät-Häme, Finland
Affiliations: Färjestads BK, Karlstad (SWE)
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Ice Hockey

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Erkki Laine started to play hockey in 1975 in Reipas Lahti and helped them to

rise from first division to SM-liiga in 1976. He was the best goalscorer of

Finnish first division in the year. In 1978, Laine joined Leksands IF in

Swedish Allsvenskan and in 1981 he was the best goalscorer of Allsvenskan. In

1982 he played two months in Reipas Lahti, before joining Färjestads BK, where

he played until 1988. In 1985 he was again the best goalscorer of Allsvenskan.

After leaving Färjestads BK, Laine played one season in Berlin Capitals and one

season in HC Davos and from 1990 to 1995 he played again in Reipas Lahti. On the

evening of August 22, 2009, Erkki Laine went from Kalkkinen, where he had his

summer cottage, to fishing with his boat and never returned. His boat was found

two days later at the bottom of lake by divers and his body was found one day

after his boat. The cause of death was drowning. Both his daughters Emma and

Essi are professional tennis players, Emma's highest career singles ranking has

been World No. 50 on August 7, 2006.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Winter 26 Sarajevo Ice Hockey Men's Ice Hockey Finland FIN 6
1988 Winter 30 Calgary Ice Hockey Men's Ice Hockey Finland FIN 2 Silver

Men's Ice Hockey

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G AST PIM
1984 Winter 26 Sarajevo Ice Hockey Finland FIN Final Standings 6 1984-02-07 0 4 4
1984 Winter 26 Sarajevo Ice Hockey Finland FIN Classification Round Match 5/6 2 1984-02-17 FRG 7, FIN 4 0 0 0
1984 Winter 26 Sarajevo Ice Hockey Finland FIN Group B Match #1 1 1984-02-07 FIN 4, AUT 3 0 2 2
1984 Winter 26 Sarajevo Ice Hockey Finland FIN Group B Match #6 1 1984-02-09 FIN 16, NOR 2 0 1 0
1984 Winter 26 Sarajevo Ice Hockey Finland FIN Group B Match #9 2 1984-02-11 CAN 4, FIN 2 0 0 0
1984 Winter 26 Sarajevo Ice Hockey Finland FIN Group B Match #12 2 1984-02-13 TCH 7, FIN 2 0 1 0
1984 Winter 26 Sarajevo Ice Hockey Finland FIN Group B Match #14 1T 1984-02-15 USA 3, FIN 3 0 0 2
1988 Winter 30 Calgary Ice Hockey Finland FIN Final Standings 2 1988-02-13 4 2 2
1988 Winter 30 Calgary Ice Hockey Finland FIN Final Round Match #2 1 1988-02-24 FIN 8, FRG 0 0 0 0
1988 Winter 30 Calgary Ice Hockey Finland FIN Final Round Match #5 2 1988-02-26 TCH 5, FIN 2 1 0 2
1988 Winter 30 Calgary Ice Hockey Finland FIN Final Round Match #9 1 1988-02-28 FIN 2, URS 1 0 1 0
1988 Winter 30 Calgary Ice Hockey Finland FIN Group A Match #3 2 1988-02-14 SUI 2, FIN 1 0 0 0
1988 Winter 30 Calgary Ice Hockey Finland FIN Group A Match #6 1 1988-02-16 FIN 10, FRA 1 0 0 0
1988 Winter 30 Calgary Ice Hockey Finland FIN Group A Match #9 1 1988-02-18 FIN 3, CAN 1 2 0 0
1988 Winter 30 Calgary Ice Hockey Finland FIN Group A Match #10 1T 1988-02-20 SWE 3, FIN 3 0 1 0
1988 Winter 30 Calgary Ice Hockey Finland FIN Group A Match #13 1 1988-02-22 FIN 5, POL 1 1 0 0
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