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Sami Kapanen

Born:June 14, 1973Draft:1995 Whalers #87 Overall
Hometown:Vantaa, FINPosition:LW
Known For:Speedy wingerShoots:Left
National Team:Finland

Sami Hannu Antero Kapanen (born 14 June 1973) is a former Finnish professional ice hockey coach and former player. He played 12 NHL seasons for the Hartford Whalers, Carolina Hurricanes, and Philadelphia Flyers. He is the majority owner of KalPa in the Finnish league. Kapanen’s son, Kasperi Kapanen, is a member of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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Sami Kapanen, Carolina Hurricanes (Getty Images North America)

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Achievements

  • U17 WHC Gold Medal 1989-1990
  • SM-liiga Silver Medal 1990-1991
  • U18 EJC Bronze Medal 1990-1991
  • Olympic Bronze Medal 1993-1994
  • SM-liiga All-Star Team 1993-1994
  • SM-liiga Player of the Month (January) 1993-1994
  • World Championship Silver Medal 1993-1994
  • World Championship Gold Medal 1994-1995
  • Olympic Bronze Medal 1997-1998
  • World Championship Silver Medal 1997-1998
  • NHL All-Star Game 1999-2000
  • Finnish Player of the Year 2000-2001
  • World Championship All-Star Team 2000-2001
  • World Championship Best Forward 2000-2001
  • World Championship Most Goals (7) 2000-2001
  • World Championship Silver Medal 2000-2001
  • Finnish Player of the Year 2001-2002
  • Finland2 (Mestis) Champion 2004-2005
  • Finland2 (Mestis) Player of the Month (December) 2004-2005
  • Finland2 (Mestis) to SM-Liiga Promotion (KalPa) 2004-2005
  • SM-liiga All-Star Team 2008-2009
  • SM-liiga Bronze Medal 2008-2009
  • SM-liiga Gentleman of the Year 2008-2009
  • SM-liiga Player of the Month (October) 2008-2009
  • SM-liiga All-Star Team 2009-2010
  • Finnish Hockey Hall of Fame (Jääkiekkoleijona) (#224) 2014-2015
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