Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Janne Ojanen
Centre Janne Ojanen was a fine offensive player who played 98 NHL games for the New Jersey Devils between 1988-89 and 1992-93. He was better known as domestic and international player in his native Finland.

Born in Tampere, Finland Ojanen played with his hometown's junior and senior team in 1985-86. That summer he was chosen 45th overall in the NHL Entry Draft but chose to play at home. He excelled with Tampere and played with Finland at the 1987 World Junior Championships when they were awarded the gold medal after Canada was expelled for the infamous brawl with the USSR. Within a short period of time the young pivot also played at the next year's World Junior tourney, the 1987 World Championships, the 1987 Canada Cup and the 1988 Calgary Olympics.

During his NHL rookie season in 1988-89 Ojanen played three games with the Devils but spent most of his time with Utica of the AHL. He scored a respectable 60 points that year then tallied 17 times as a regular with Jersey in 1989-90. Ojanen returned to Tappara in 1990 and played at the 1991 Canada Cup.

The talented Finn played 31 games for the Devils in 1992-93 then returned home a few months later. He scored 46 points in 39 games for Tappara in 1993-94 then played for Finland at the Lillehammer Olympics. Ojanen later played at four consecutive World Championships between 1994 and 1997 as well as the 1996 World Cup. He retired in 1998 after playing a year with the Malmo IF club of Sweden.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1984-85 Whitby Lawmen ON-Jr.A 15 8 6 14 6
1985-86 Tappara Tampere Jr. Fin-Jr. 14 5 12 17 30 5 2 3 5 8
1985-86 Tappara Tampere Finland 3 0 0 0 2
1985-86 Finland EJC-A 5 5 7 12 10
1986-87 Tappara Tampere Finland 40 18 13 31 16 9 4 6 10 2
1986-87 Finland WJC-A 7 3 9 12 6
1986-87 Finland Nat-Tm 6 2 1 3 8
1986-87 Finland WEC-A 8 3 3 6 9
1987-88 Finland Can-Cup 5 0 1 1 0
1987-88 Tappara Tampere Finland 44 21 31 52 30 10 4 4 8 12
1987-88 Finland WJC-A 7 6 5 11 16
1987-88 Finland Olympics 8 2 1 3 4
1987-88 Finland Nat-Tm 13 1 4 5 8
1988-89 New Jersey Devils NHL 3 0 1 1 2 -1
1988-89 Utica Devils AHL 72 23 37 60 10 5 0 3 3 0
1989-90 New Jersey Devils NHL 64 17 13 30 12 -5
1990-91 Tappara Tampere Finland 44 14 33 47 36 3 1 2 3 6
1990-91 Finland Nat-Tm 3 0 2 2 4
1991-92 Finland Can-Cup 6 2 2 4 2
1991-92 Tappara Tampere Finland 44 21 27 48 24
1991-92 Tappara Tampere Finland-Q 4 4 3 7 4
1991-92 New Jersey Devils NHL 3 0 2 2 0
1991-92 Finland Nat-Tm 13 3 2 5 4
1992-93 New Jersey Devils NHL 31 4 9 13 14 -2
1992-93 Cincinnati Cyclones IHL 7 1 8 9 0
1993-94 Tappara Tampere Finland 39 22 24 46 24 10 2 9 11 2
1993-94 Finland Olympics 8 4 2 6 8
1993-94 Finland Nat-Tm 32 9 7 16 36
1993-94 Finland WC-A 8 2 2 4 6
1994-95 Tappara Tampere Finland 50 22 33 55 74
1994-95 HC Lugano Swiss 1 0 1 1 0
1994-95 Finland Nat-Tm 12 4 2 6 4
1994-95 Finland WC-A 8 0 4 4 4
1995-96 Tappara Tampere Finland 45 20 44 64 34 4 2 2 4 2
1995-96 Finland Nat-Tm 13 6 8 14 41
1995-96 Finland WC-A 6 2 0 2 6
1996-97 Finland W-Cup 4 1 1 2 0
1996-97 MIF Redhawks Malmo Sweden 41 10 29 39 28 4 0 1 1 4
1996-97 Finland Nat-Tm 20 6 12 18 20
1996-97 Finland WC-A 7 2 4 6 6
1997-98 MIF Redhawks Malmo Sweden 45 11 22 33 42
1997-98 Finland Nat-Tm 6 2 2 4 4
1998-99 Tappara Tampere Finland 54 14 32 46 30
1999-00 Tappara Tampere Finland 53 18 47 65 54 4 3 7 10 2
2000-01 Tappara Tampere Finland 54 15 26 41 71 10 2 4 6 33
2001-02 Tappara Tampere Finland 54 20 41 61 30 10 2 7 9 6
2001-02 Finland WC-A 9 2 2 4 8 -1
2002-03 Tappara Tampere Finland 56 12 27 39 16 15 2 5 7 4
2003-04 Tappara Tampere Finland 43 11 20 31 49 3 1 0 1 0
2004-05 Tappara Tampere Finland 52 16 13 29 44 8 2 2 4 16
2005-06 Tappara Tampere Finland 47 7 21 28 36 6 1 0 1 8
2006-07 Tappara Tampere Finland 56 12 32 44 38 5 0 1 1 2
2007-08 Tappara Tampere Finland 56 17 35 52 26 11 2 2 4 6
2008-09 Tappara Tampere Finland 24 2 11 13 18
2009-10 Tappara Tampere Finland 18 1 6 7 24 5 0 2 2 4
NHL Totals 98 21 23 44 28 3 0 2 2 0


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