Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jukka Porvari
Jukka Porvari was born January 19, 1954 in Tampere, Finland. A member of Finland's 1974 World Junior team, and a four time member of it's World European Championship team (1977-78-79-81), Porvari spent eight seasons in Finland as a member of Tappara Tampere before signing as a free agent with the Colorado Rockies in the summer of 1981.

A three time Finnish First Team All-Star (1978-80-81), Porvari spent time with Finland's National Team, competed in the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid and was a member of Finland's 1981 Canada Cup team prior to joining the NHL in 1981-82. In his first season in the NHL, Porvari played in 31 games with the Rockies while playing a handful of games with the Central Hockey League's Fort Worth Texans.

Porvari had his rights transferred to New Jersey after Colorado's franchise relocated in the summer of 1982. During the 1982-83 season, Porvari played in only eight games with New Jersey and only eleven with the CHL's Wichita Wind before leaving the NHL midway through the season.

After only a year and half in North America, Porvari joined KAC Klagenfurt in Austria with whom he finished the 1982-83 season before returning to his homeland the following year.

Porvari played three seasons with TPS Turku in Finland before retiring at the end of the 1985-86 season.

Throughout his career, Jukka Porvari played in 39 NHL games, scoring three goals while adding nine assists for 12 points.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1973-74 Finland WJC-A 5 1 1 2 0
1974-75 Tappara Tampere Finland 36 7 9 16 2
1975-76 Tappara Tampere Finland 36 10 10 20 4 4 0 2 2 4
1976-77 Tappara Tampere Finland 36 17 16 33 20 6 3 5 8 5
1976-77 Finland WEC-A 10 3 4 7 2
1977-78 Tappara Tampere Finland 26 11 7 18 18 8 1 1 2 16
1977-78 Finland WEC-A 10 2 1 3 8
1978-79 Tappara Tampere Finland 35 20 22 42 38 10 9 4 13 0
1978-79 Finland WEC-A 8 4 1 5 8
1979-80 Tappara Tampere Finland 31 19 15 34 36
1979-80 Finland Nat-Tm 19 9 6 15 10
1979-80 Finland Olympics 7 7 4 11 4
1980-81 Tappara Tampere Finland 36 14 18 32 22 8 4 6 10 6
1980-81 Finland WEC-A 8 3 0 3 8
1981-82 Finland Can-Cup 5 1 1 2 0
1981-82 Colorado Rockies NHL 31 2 6 8 0 -22
1981-82 Fort Worth Texans CHL 2 0 0 0 0
1982-83 New Jersey Devils NHL 8 1 3 4 4 -1
1982-83 Wichita Wind CHL 11 2 3 5 0
1982-83 Klagenfurter AC Austria 14 13 10 23 18
1983-84 TPS Turku Finland 37 18 8 26 16 10 5 1 6 4
1984-85 TPS Turku Finland 36 27 16 43 26 10 7 2 9 12
1985-86 TPS Turku Finland 36 9 8 17 10 7 0 3 3 0
1986-87 TuTo Turku Finland-2 29 14 22 36 18
1987-88 TuTo Turku Finland-2 40 11 18 29 80
1988-89 Kiekko-67 Turku Finland-3 36 34 44 78 26
1989-90 Kiekko-67 Turku Finland-2 29 16 18 34 22
1990-91 Kiekko-67 Turku Finland-2 3 0 0 0 4
NHL Totals 39 3 9 12 4


Finnish First All-Star Team (1978, 1980, 1981) Signed as a free agent by Colorado, July 8, 1981. Transferred to New Jersey after Colorado franchise relocated, June 30, 1982.
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