Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Marko Jantunen
Marko Jantunen was a playmaking centre who joined the Calgary Flames briefly in 1996-97. He was an experienced international player who excelled in both the Finnish and Swedish elite leagues.

Born in Lahti, Finland, Jantunen played his native country's domestic league with Reipas Vipuri. In 1991, he represented Finland when it placed fifth at the World Junior Championships. Later that year he was chosen 239th overall in the NHL Entry Draft by the Calgary Flames. Jantunen opted to remain in Europe and played with TPS Turku before heading for Sweden to compete for Vastra Frolunda.

Jantunen decided to take a shot at the NHL in 1996-97. He managed to play only three games for Calgary but adjusted well in the AHL with Saint John, averaging a point per game. Still, his heart was in Europe, and he returned to Vastra Frolunda before the season was over. Jantunen played in the World Championships for the only time in 1997 when Team Finland ended up fifth. After playing one more year with Vastra Frolunda in 1997-98, he joined the Farjestads club where he played through the 2000-01 season.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1987-88 Kiekkoreipas Lahti Jr. Fin-Jr. 21 11 16 27 34
1988-89 Kiekkoreipas Lahti Jr. Fin-Jr. 15 4 10 14 30
1988-89 Finland EJC-A 6 3 4 7 6
1989-90 PvUK Lahti Jr. Fin-Jr. 8 4 9 13 6
1989-90 Hockey-Reipas Lahti Jr. Fin-Jr. 10 6 7 13 44
1989-90 Hockey-Reipas Lahti Finland-2 31 11 19 30 20 4 1 2 3 6
1990-91 Hockey-Reipas Lahti Jr. Fin-Jr. 1 0 4 4 0
1990-91 Hockey-Reipas Lahti Finland 39 9 20 29 20
1990-91 Finland WJC-A 7 3 10 13 12
1991-92 Hockey-Reipas Lahti Finland 42 10 14 24 46
1992-93 KalPa Kuopio Finland 48 21 27 48 63
1993-94 TPS Turku Finland 48 29 29 58 22 11 2 6 8 12
1993-94 Finland Nat-Tm 5 0 0 0 2
1994-95 Vastra Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 22 15 8 23 22
1994-95 Vastra Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden-Q 18 14 16 30 20 5 4 4 8 6
1994-95 Finland Nat-Tm 17 3 4 7 12
1995-96 Vastra Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 40 17 14 31 64 13 8 8 16 10
1995-96 Finland Nat-Tm 8 4 1 5 12
1996-97 Vastra Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 13 4 7 11 16 3 2 0 2 16
1996-97 Calgary Flames NHL 3 0 0 0 0 -1
1996-97 Saint John Flames AHL 23 8 16 24 18
1996-97 Finland WC-A 8 1 0 1 6
1997-98 Vastra Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 43 14 20 34 61 7 1 2 3 2
1998-99 Vastra Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 47 12 21 33 57 4 4 0 4 4
1999-00 Farjestads BK Karlstad Sweden 50 18 18 36 36 7 0 2 2 8
2000-01 Farjestads BK Karlstad Sweden 48 20 16 36 60 14 4 5 9 40
2001-02 Farjestads BK Karlstad Sweden 50 12 5 17 32 10 3 6 9 2
2002-03 Farjestads BK Karlstad Sweden 50 10 24 34 42 14 3 1 4 6
2003-04 Jokerit Helsinki Finland 51 19 21 40 18 5 0 0 0 2
2004-05 Jokerit Helsinki Finland 56 16 24 40 20 12 6 7 13 2
2005-06 Jokerit Helsinki Finland 16 3 5 8 14
2005-06 Timra IK Sweden 11 2 4 6 4
2006-07 Pelicans Lahti Finland 56 12 29 41 30 6 1 2 3 2
2007-08 Pelicans Lahti Finland 56 18 24 42 30 6 6 3 9 0
2008-09 Pelicans Lahti Finland 53 16 29 45 40 10 2 2 4 2
2009-10 Pelicans Lahti Finland 54 15 22 37 40
NHL Totals 3 0 0 0 0


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