Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Ilkka Sinisalo
Growing up in Finland, Ilkka Sinisalo played hokey in and for his home country until making the jump to the NHL in 1981. Along the way he played in the World Junior Championships, IIHF World and European Championships and Canada Cup before signing as a free agent with the Philadelphia Flyers.

He would play with the Flyers for nine seasons, along the way having two seasons where he scored seventy plus points and helping the team get to the Stanley Cup finals in both 1985 and 1987. Sinisalo would leave Philadelphia in 1990 signing as a free agent with the Minnesota North Stars only to be traded towards the end of the season to the LA Kings. He would finish his career in the NHL as a King in the 1991-92 season.

Sinisalo moved back to Finland where he would play from 1992 to 1996, when he would hang up his skates for good.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1976-77 PiTa Pitajanmaki Finland-2 35 22 16 38 8
1977-78 HIFK Helsinki Finland 36 9 3 12 18
1977-78 Finland WJC-A 6 1 7 8 4
1978-79 HIFK Helsinki Finland 30 6 4 10 16 6 4 1 5 2
1979-80 HIFK Helsinki Finland 35 16 9 25 16 7 1 3 4 4
1980-81 HIFK Helsinki Finland 36 27 17 44 14 6 5 3 8 4
1980-81 Finland WEC-A 5 0 1 1 4
1981-82 Finland Can-Cup 5 1 0 1 6
1981-82 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 66 15 22 37 22 +18 4 0 2 2 0
1981-82 Finland WEC-A 5 1 1 2 6
1982-83 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 61 21 29 50 16 +18 3 1 1 2 0
1982-83 Finland WEC-A 8 0 2 2 4
1983-84 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 73 29 17 46 29 +22 2 2 0 2 0
1984-85 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 70 36 37 73 16 +32 19 6 1 7 0
1985-86 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 74 39 37 76 31 +17 5 2 2 4 2
1986-87 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 42 10 21 31 8 +14 18 5 1 6 4
1987-88 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 68 25 17 42 30 +2 7 4 2 6 0
1988-89 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 13 1 6 7 2 +6 8 1 1 2 0
1989-90 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 59 23 23 46 26 +6
1990-91 Minnesota North Stars Fr-Tour 3 1 1 2 2
1990-91 Minnesota North Stars NHL 46 5 12 17 24 -10
1990-91 Los Angeles Kings NHL 7 0 0 0 2 +4 2 0 1 1 0
1991-92 Los Angeles Kings NHL 3 0 1 1 2 0
1991-92 Phoenix Roadrunners IHL 42 19 21 40 32
1992-93 HPK Hameenlinna Finland 46 13 16 29 55 12 2 3 5 8
1993-94 Karpat Oulu Finland-2 28 27 15 42 20
1993-94 Ilves Tampere Finland 12 1 6 7 10 4 1 0 1 6
1994-95 Ilves Tampere Finland 30 2 7 9 45
1994-95 Kiekko-Espoo Finland 16 7 7 14 6 4 0 3 3 4
1995-96 Kiekko-Espoo Finland 44 7 12 19 36
NHL Totals 582 204 222 426 208 68 21 11 32 6


Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, February 14, 1981. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, July 3, 1990. Traded to Los Angeles by Minnesota for Los Angeles' 8th round pick (Michael Burkett) in 1991 NHL Draft, March 5, 1991.
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