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Kari Makkonen

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Height  1.84 m
Playing career  1974–1991
Weight  84 kg
Name  Kari Makkonen
Position  Forward, Winger
Role  Ice hockey player

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Born  January 20, 1955 (age 60) Harjavalta, FIN (1955-01-20)
NHL Draft  194th overall, 1975 New York Islanders
Played for  Liiga, Assat, National Hockey League, Edmonton Oilers

Kari Makkonen (born January 20, 1955 in Harjavalta, Finland) is a retired professional ice hockey player who played in the SM-liiga for Ässät.


Playing career

Kari Makkonen played his entire SM-liiga career for Pori based team Ässät.

Makkonen also played in National Hockey League for one season. His team was Edmonton Oilers.

Makkonen retired from playing in 1991 and He was inducted into the Finnish Hockey Hall of Fame in 1995.

Coaching career

Makkonen coached his first seasons as coach in the Finnish Lower Divisions for Seinäjoki HT and Kotkan Titaanit.

Makkonen's first SM-liiga coaching job came when he coached Ässät for a short period. Makkonen also was employed by Lukko for some time before he was employed by Tappara as an assistant coach for Jukka Rautakorpi

Makkonen was the assistant coach in Tappara for several years, winning the SM-liiga Championships in 2003 and finishing second in 2001 and 2002.

Makkonen was in 2007-09 the head coach of Mestis team Jukurit, which is a top contender in the second highest level of ice hockey in Finland.


Kari Makkonen Wikipedia