Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Hannu Jarvenpaa
Right-winger Hannu Jarvanpaa played briefly with the Winnipeg Jets in the late 1980s. In a career that lasted a decade-and-half, he was a well-known domestic and international player for Finland.

Born in Ilves, Finland, Jarvenpaa played with Karpat Oulu for five seasons from 1981 to 1986. In 1982 he scored eight points in seven games for his country at the World Junior Championships and was on hand in 1983 when the team finished sixth at the tourney.

Jarvenpaa became a regular in the Karpat line-up and moved up the Finnish national team playing at the 1985 and 1986 World Championships. In 1986 he was selected 71st overall by the Winnipeg Jets in the NHL Entry Draft after re-entering the pool. He was originally picked by the Montreal Canadiens 145th overall in 1982.

Jarvenpaa joined Winnipeg in 1986-87 and enjoyed an excellent pre-season. The reality of the NHL hit hard as he endured a scoring drought that saw him score only once in 19 games. In his 20th game of the season Jarvenpaa was knocked out for the year when Edmonton blueliner Craig Muni caught him in the knee with an open ice hit. The next year he scored 17 points in 41 games and played in a career-high 53 matches in 1988-89. Following the end of the regular season he met up with the Finnish team at the World Championships where they placed fourth.

Jarvenpaa settled into a successful career in the Finnish league and with the national team. He played two years with Lukko Rauma, spent a year with the Swedish Club Leksands, then returned to Finland to play a year with Jokerit Helsinki and two with Keikoo-Espoo Espoo before retiring in 1995.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1979-80 Karpat Oulu Jr. Fin-Jr. 10 8 1 9 17 5 2 3 5 18
1980-81 Karpat Oulu Jr. Fin-Jr. 31 26 21 47 40 4 4 1 5 4
1980-81 Finland EJC-A 5 2 1 3 4
1981-82 Karpat Oulu Jr. Fin-Jr. 17 19 18 37 46
1981-82 Karpat Oulu Finland 14 11 2 13 18 3 1 1 2 4
1981-82 Finland WJC-A 7 4 4 8 6
1982-83 Karpat Oulu Finland 34 15 8 23 56
1982-83 Karpat Oulu Finland-Q 5 3 1 4 10
1982-83 Finland WJC-A 6 0 1 1 4
1983-84 Karpat Oulu Jr. Fin-Jr. 4 4 4 8 28
1983-84 Olympia Finland 4 1 0 1 4
1983-84 Karpat Oulu Finland 37 15 13 28 46 10 3 3 6 10
1984-85 Karpat Oulu Finland 34 12 12 24 45 7 2 2 4 2
1984-85 Finland WEC-A 9 1 5 6 6
1985-86 Karpat Oulu Finland 36 26 9 35 48 5 5 2 7 12
1985-86 Finland WEC-A 9 5 4 9 12
1986-87 Winnipeg Jets NHL 20 1 8 9 8 -4
1987-88 Winnipeg Jets NHL 41 6 11 17 34 0
1987-88 Moncton Hawks AHL 5 3 1 4 2
1988-89 Winnipeg Jets NHL 53 4 7 11 41 -14
1988-89 Moncton Hawks AHL 4 1 0 1 0
1988-89 Finland WEC-A 7 2 1 3 4
1989-90 Lukko Rauma Finland 38 12 15 27 48
1990-91 Lukko Rauma Finland 43 27 18 45 54
1990-91 Lukko Rauma Finland-Q 4 2 2 4 4
1990-91 Finland WEC-A 9 2 2 4 22
1991-92 Finland Can-Cup 6 0 1 1 4
1991-92 Leksands IF Sweden 22 4 4 8 28
1991-92 Leksands IF Sweden-Q 18 2 8 10 16 11 1 3 4 12
1991-92 Finland Olympics 8 5 6 11 14
1991-92 Finland WC-A 8 1 3 4 14
1992-93 Jokerit Helsinki Finland 44 6 8 14 36 3 0 1 1 0
1993-94 Kiekko-Espoo Finland 44 15 16 31 40
1994-95 Kiekko-Espoo Finland 45 9 6 15 20 4 0 0 0 2
NHL Totals 114 11 26 37 83


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