Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Arto Javanainen
Right-winger Arto Javanainen was an experienced player in Finland and internationally when he joined the Pittsburgh Penguins for 14 games in 1984-85. He was a gifted offensive player who didn't mind driving to the net or battling for position around the goal.

The native of Pori, Finland played his first of 16 years with the local Assat club in 1975-76. While appearing for this team he topped the Finnish league in goals scored in 1980-81, 1985-86, and 1990-91. He also won the league scoring title in 1985-86 with 71 points in 36 games.

Javanainen was on hand to represent Finland at three consecutive World Junior Championships between 1977 and 1979. He averaged a point per game in 19 matches and helped the Finns to two fourth place finishes. The gifted forward graduated to the full national team in 1981 and scored a goal at the second Canada Cup. He also played at the 1982 and 1983 World Championships.

Originally selected by the Montreal Canadiens in 1983, Javanainen re-entered the pool and was chosen 85th overall in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft by Pittsburgh. He joined his new team the next season as it began a rebuilding process on the shoulders of Mario Lemieux. He scored five points in 14 games for the Pens but was sent down to Baltimore of the AHL where he registered 55 points in 59 games. Following his brief stay in North America, Javanainen returned to Finland and excelled at Assat Porat and also scored 32 goals in 44 games for TPS Turku. He brought his successful career to a close in 1994. Javanainen was a respected player in his home country and was voted on to the Finnish first all-star team in 1982, 1986, 1987, and 1988.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1975-76 Assat Pori Jr. Fin-Jr. 29 10 3 13 41
1975-76 Assat Pori Finland 27 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0
1976-77 Assat Pori Jr. Fin-Jr. 4 3 1 4 16
1976-77 Assat Pori Finland 34 9 5 14 8
1976-77 Finland WJC-A 7 4 2 6 4
1976-77 Finland EJC-A
1977-78 Assat Pori Jr. Fin-Jr. 13 13 7 20 12
1977-78 Assat Pori Finland 35 8 8 16 0 9 5 4 9 5
1977-78 Finland WJC-A 6 1 7 8 6
1978-79 Assat Pori Finland 36 31 18 49 36 8 7 4 11 7
1978-79 Assat Pori Jr. Fin-Jr. 1 1 0 1 7
1978-79 Finland Nat-Tm 1 1 0 1 0
1978-79 Finland WJC-A 6 2 3 5 0
1979-80 Assat Pori Finland 36 28 29 57 48 7 7 2 9 10
1979-80 Assat Pori Jr. Fin-Jr. 1 1 1 2 6
1979-80 Finland Nat-Tm 5 1 0 1 0
1980-81 Assat Pori Finland 36 37 27 64 40 2 1 0 1 2
1980-81 Finland Nat-Tm 6 0 0 0 0
1981-82 Finland Can-Cup 5 1 0 1 2
1981-82 Assat Pori Finland 36 29 27 56 50 9 5 4 9 8
1981-82 Finland Nat-Tm 10 5 0 5 8
1981-82 Finland WEC-A 5 2 1 3 4
1982-83 Assat Pori Finland 36 28 23 51 56
1982-83 Finland Nat-Tm 13 4 2 6 24
1982-83 Finland WEC-A 10 1 2 3 8
1983-84 Olympia Finland 6 3 5 8 4
1983-84 Assat Pori Finland 37 37 25 62 66 9 4 2 6 10
1983-84 Finland Nat-Tm 13 4 1 5 12
1983-84 Finland Olympics 5 2 3 5 4
1984-85 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 14 4 1 5 2 +1
1984-85 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 59 26 29 55 15 15 5 4 9 2
1985-86 Assat Pori Finland 36 44 27 71 26
1985-86 Finland Nat-Tm 9 1 2 3 2
1986-87 Assat Pori Finland 44 37 24 61 80
1987-88 TPS Turku Finland 44 47 20 67 42
1988-89 TPS Turku Finland 44 32 23 55 38 6 5 3 8 2
1989-90 Assat Pori Finland-2 36 59 39 98 30 3 2 1 3 6
1990-91 Assat Pori Finland 44 35 18 53 38
1991-92 Assat Pori Finland 44 20 14 34 22 8 1 2 3 8
1992-93 Assat Pori Finland 45 17 17 34 26 8 2 3 5 8
1993-94 Assat Pori Finland 48 22 19 41 46 5 1 0 1 4
1994-95 Rungsted IK Denmark 23 33 18 51 6 6 3 1 4 0
NHL Totals 14 4 1 5 2


Finnish First All-Star Team (1982, 1986, 1987, 1988)
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