|International Won a silver medal as a member of the Finnish team at the 1979 European Junior Championships ... Two years later he won another silver medal at the 1981 World Junior Championships ... He won bronze at the 1982 World Juniors ... Made his senior National Team debut at the 1983 World Championships at the age of 20 ... Also played at the 1984 Sarajevo Olympics, the 1983, 1985 and 1991 World Championships and the 1987 Canada Cup ... Played two games for Finland at the 1996 World Cup of Hockey.
Career Minnesota's fifth choice, 97th overall, in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft ... Signed with the North Stars prior to the 1985-86 season ... Spent the majority of his first season in North America with Springfield of the American Hockey League ... Became a regular goaltender with the North Stars in 1986-87 ... Played four years in Minnesota before being traded to Edmonton in the middle of 1990-91 season ... In six years in the NHL, he saw action in 142 games (37-71-14) with a goals-against average of 3.90 ... Came back to Finland in the summer of 1991 and rejoined his original club, Assat Pori ... He had spent seven seasons with Assat before joining Minnesota ... His last season before travelling to North America, 1984-85, saw him earn a berth on the Finnish All-Star Team and win the league's Best Goaltender award ... Won four medals in the Finnish championships, all with Assat: silver in 1979, 1980 and 1984, bronze in 1995 ... Has remained with Assat since returning from North America ... Named the Best Goaltender of the Finnish League in 1993-94 ... Played in all 48 games without being replaced.