Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Raimo Summanen
Raimo Summanen played for Finland in numerous international tournaments over his 14-year career as a player. He was drafted in the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in 1982 and made his debut for the team in the 1983-84 season. Before heading to the NHL, Summanen played in the World Junior Championships in 1982 where he won a bronze medal. He also played at the World Championships as well as the 1984 Olympic Winter Games.

Although Summanen was a part of the Oilers team that went on to win their first Stanley Cup in 1984, his name does not appear on the Cup. Summanen spent the majority of the next season in Edmonton before being traded to the Canucks in 1987. That year he returned to the international scene by being apart of the Finish team at the 1987 World Championships and the next year's Canada Cup.

His NHL career came to an end in the 1987-88 season as he played only nine games and spent the majority of the year in the AHL and IHL. From there, Summanen went back home to Finland to play and again represented his country over the next seven years, collecting several medals including a gold at the 1995 World Championships before calling it a career that same year.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1979-80 JyP Jyvaskyla Finland-2 31 22 12 34 16
1980-81 JyP Jyvaskyla Jr. Fin-Jr. 9 12 12 24 4
1980-81 JyP Jyvaskyla Finland-2 35 15 18 33 24
1981-82 Kiekkoreipas Lahti Jr. Fin-Jr. 1 3 2 5 0
1981-82 Kiekkoreipas Lahti Finland 36 15 6 21 17 2 2 0 2 0
1981-82 Finland WJC-A 7 7 9 16 0
1982-83 Ilves Tampere Finland 36 45 15 60 36 8 7 3 10 2
1982-83 Finland WEC-A 9 0 3 3 0
1983-84 Olympia Finland 8 4 4 8 8
1983-84 Ilves Tampere Finland 37 28 19 47 26 1 0 0 0 0
1983-84 Finland Olympics 6 4 6 10 4
1983-84 Edmonton Oilers NHL 2 1 4 5 2 +4 5 1 4 5 0
1984-85 Edmonton Oilers NHL 9 0 4 4 0 -1
1984-85 Nova Scotia Oilers AHL 66 20 33 53 2 5 1 2 3 0
1985-86 Edmonton Oilers NHL 73 19 18 37 16 +7 5 1 1 2 0
1986-87 Edmonton Oilers NHL 48 10 7 17 15 -1
1986-87 Vancouver Canucks NHL 10 4 4 8 0 -1
1986-87 Finland WEC-A 10 2 0 2 2
1987-88 Finland Can-Cup 5 1 1 2 0
1987-88 Vancouver Canucks NHL 9 2 3 5 2 -4
1987-88 Fredericton Express AHL 20 7 15 22 38
1987-88 Flint Spirits IHL 7 1 1 2 0
1988-89 Ilves Tampere Finland 44 35 46 81 22 5 4 3 7 6
1989-90 Ilves Tampere Finland 40 39 31 70 42 9 3 4 7 8
1989-90 Finland WEC-A 10 5 3 8 10
1990-91 HPK Hameenlinna Finland 39 25 30 55 67 8 6 2 8 20
1990-91 Finland WEC-A 10 1 1 2 6
1991-92 Finland Can-Cup 6 0 1 1 0
1991-92 Ilves Tampere Finland 26 13 9 22 94
1991-92 Finland Olympics 8 2 0 2 6
1992-93 TPS Turku Finland 47 17 20 37 50 10 8 8 16 26
1993-94 SC Bern Swiss 10 5 13 18 24
1993-94 Jokerit Helsinki Finland 25 9 3 12 44
1994-95 TPS Turku Finland 47 23 26 49 53 12 7 4 11 29
NHL Totals 151 36 40 76 35 10 2 5 7 0


Finnish First All-Star Team (1983, 1984, 1989, 1990) Traded to Vancouver by Edmonton for Moe Lemay, March 10, 1987.
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