Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jari Torkki
Finnish born left winger Jari Torkki was a late draft pick of the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1983 Entry Draft, but didn't come to North America until 1988. Torkki had seven seasons in Finland under his belt as well as World Junior, World Championships and an Olympic appearance to his credit when he crossed the ocean to join the Blackhawks organization.

Torkki spent the bulk of the 1988-89 campaign in the minors with the Saginaw Hawks but he was summoned to the Windy City for a four game stint. Torkki managed to bulge the twine during his brief audition for his only NHL point. After spending all of the 1989-90 season in the International Hockey League Torkki elected to return to Finland to continue his career.

Torkki spent the next six seasons with Lukko Rauma, the club team he played for before his NHL experience. In 1996 Torkki headed to Germany and joined the Rosenheim Star Bulls. He finished in the top five in goal scoring on the club for both of his campaigns with the club. Torkki's final season came in 1998-99 and it was spent in Italy with Merano. After chipping in 13 goals and 28 points, good for sixth on the team, Jari Torkki retired from hockey.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1981-82 Lukko Rauma Jr. Fin-Jr. 8 15 10 25 10
1981-82 Lukko Rauma Finland 1 0 0 0 0
1981-82 Finland EJC-A 5 1 3 4 2
1982-83 Lukko Rauma Jr. Fin-Jr. 7 8 6 14 24
1982-83 Lukko Rauma Finland 34 13 17 30 34
1982-83 Finland EJC-A 5 6 1 7 10
1983-84 Lukko Rauma Jr. Fin-Jr. 1 3 0 3 2
1983-84 Lukko Rauma Finland-2 36 41 25 66 70 8 9 1 10 10
1983-84 Finland WJC-A 7 4 2 6 8
1984-85 Lukko Rauma Finland 36 25 21 46 40
1984-85 Finland WJC-A 7 5 4 9 8
1985-86 Lukko Rauma Jr. Fin-Jr. 1 0 1 1 0
1985-86 Lukko Rauma Finland 32 22 18 40 40
1986-87 Lukko Rauma Finland 44 27 8 35 42
1986-87 Finland WEC-A 10 5 2 7 12
1987-88 Lukko Rauma Finland 43 23 24 47 54 8 4 3 7 12
1987-88 Finland Olympics 4 1 0 1 2
1988-89 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 4 1 0 1 0 -2
1988-89 Saginaw Hawks IHL 72 30 42 72 22 6 2 1 3 4
1989-90 Indianapolis Ice IHL 66 25 29 54 50 11 5 2 7 8
1990-91 Lukko Rauma Finland 44 23 26 49 52
1990-91 Lukko Rauma Finland-Q 4 0 2 2 6
1991-92 Lukko Rauma Finland 44 16 19 35 34 2 0 0 0 4
1992-93 Lukko Rauma Finland 48 17 14 31 38 3 1 0 1 0
1993-94 Lukko Rauma Finland 46 14 18 32 22 9 4 1 5 8
1994-95 Lukko Rauma Finland 33 14 30 44 48 9 2 0 2 4
1995-96 Lukko Rauma Finland 48 16 20 36 50 8 0 1 1 10
1996-97 Star Bulls Rosenheim Germany 47 17 17 34 80 3 0 1 1 6
1997-98 Star Bulls Rosenheim Germany 41 10 14 24 20
1998-99 HC Merano Alpenliga 27 7 7 14 18
1998-99 HC Merano Italy 16 11 12 23 10 9 2 3 5 4
1999-00 HC Junior Milano Vipers France 21 11 24 35 38
2000-01 HC Milano Italy 18 14 13 27 16 10 7 15 22 12
2001-02 HC Merano Italy 11 8 2 10 2
2001-02 Bracknell Bees Britain 10 1 1 2 2
NHL Totals 4 1 0 1 0


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