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Hannu Virta

Ханну Вирта
  • Position: right defender
  • Player status: coach
  • Gender: male
  • Nationality: Finland
  • Birth date: 22.03.1963 (59 years)
  • Birth place: Turku, Finland
  • Height: 181 cm / 5' 11"
  • Weight: 82 kg / 181 lbs
  • Shoots: left
  • Draft 1: Buffalo Sabres, year: 1981, round: 2, position: 38
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  • Trivia:

    All-Star Team (EJC 81, EC 93-94, EHL 96-97)
    Rookie of the Year (SM-liiga 81-82)
    Best Defenceman of Team Finland (WJC 82)
    Best Defenceman (SM-liiga 86-87, 88-89, 89-90, 90-91)
    Lynces Academici Defenceman Award (SM-liiga 88-89, 90-91)
    Best Player (SM-liiga 87-88)
    Best +/- (SM-liiga playoffs 90-91)
    Best player of Team Finland (WC 96) [with Sami Kapanen and Nieminen]
    President’s Trophy (1996)
    NHL (BUF): 245/25/101/66 [PO: 17/1/3/6]
    Jääkiekkoleijona #133

    Number #23 frozen by TPS Turku

Coach stats
Season Team League Pos LPos W L D
2017-18Salavat Yulayev UfaKHLAssistant Coach
2016-17JokeritKHLAssistant Coach
2015-16JokeritKHLAssistant Coach
2014-15JokeritKHLAssistant Coach
2013-14FinlandWorld ChampionshipAssistant Coach2.
 Leavel reached: Final
2013-14JokeritLiiga (Play-off)Assistant Coach
2013-14JokeritEuropean TrophyAssistant Coach
2013-14JokeritLiigaAssistant Coach
2013-14FinlandOlympicsAssistant Coach3.
 Leavel reached: Bronze medal
2012-13JokeritSM-liiga (Play-off)Assistant Coach
2012-13JokeritSM-liigaAssistant Coach
2011-12JokeritSM-liigaAssistant Coach
2010-11JokeritSM-liigaAssistant Coach
2008-09HC LuganoNLAHead Coach
2008-09TPS TurkuSM-liigaHead Coach
 Left: 27.10.2008 | Reason of leaving: fired
2007-08TPS TurkuSM-liigaHead Coach
2006-07FinlandWorld ChampionshipAssistant Coach2.630
 Leavel reached: silver medalists
2006-07TPS TurkuSM-liigaAssistant Coach
2005-06FinlandOlympicsAssistant Coach2.710
 Leavel reached: silver medalists
2005-06TPS TurkuSM-liigaAssistant Coach
2004-05Espoo BluesSM-liigaHead Coach
 Left: 16.10.2004 | Reason of leaving: fired
2003-04Espoo BluesSM-liigaHead Coach
 Hired: 22.10.2003
2002-03TPS TurkuSM-liigaAssistant Coach
2001-02TPS TurkuSM-liigaAssistant Coach
2000-01TPS TurkuSM-liigaAssistant Coach
1999-00TPS TurkuSM-liigaAssistant Coach
1998-99TPS TurkuSM-liigaAssistant Coach
Player national stats
Season Team League # GP G A P PIM +/-
1996-97FinlandWorld Championship803341
1995-96FinlandWorld Cup of Hockey410160
1995-96FinlandWorld Championship606648
1994-95FinlandWorld Championship711282
1993-94FinlandWorld Championship8145616
1990-91FinlandWorld Championship70224
1988-89FinlandWorld Championship10358613
1986-87FinlandCanada Cup50110
1986-87FinlandWorld Championship80444
1981-82FinlandWJC (U20)71784
1980-81FinlandEJC (U18)53140
Player club stats
Season Team League # GP G A P PIM +/-
1997-98ZSC LionsNLA38320238-1
1996-97TPS TurkuSM-liiga (Play-off)1201166
1996-97TPS TurkuSM-liiga48714212430
1996-97TPS TurkuEHL (Play-off)413407
1996-97TPS TurkuEHL502227
1995-96Grasshopper Club ZürichNLB111780
1995-96Grasshopper Club ZürichNLB3512263810
1994-95Grasshopper Club ZürichNLB (Play-off)1158138
1994-95Grasshopper Club ZürichNLB3612183014
1993-94TPS TurkuContinental Cup421303
1993-94TPS TurkuSM-liiga (Play-off)1003365
1993-94TPS TurkuSM-liiga47317201814
1992-93TPS TurkuSM-liiga (Play-off)12224141
1992-93TPS TurkuSM-liiga3911819189
1991-92TPS TurkuSM-liiga (Play-off)314503
1991-92TPS TurkuSM-liiga4362228325
1990-91TPS TurkuContinental Cup20110
1990-91TPS TurkuSM-liiga (Play-off)942649
1990-91TPS TurkuSM-liiga4341620407
1989-90TPS TurkuContinental Cup31012
1989-90TPS TurkuSM-liiga (Play-off)9066105
1989-90TPS TurkuSM-liiga41719261424
1988-89TPS TurkuSM-liiga (Play-off)10178010
1988-89TPS TurkuSM-liiga437253230
1987-88TPS TurkuSM-liiga4410283820
1986-87TPS TurkuSM-liiga (Play-off)50332-5
1986-87TPS TurkuSM-liiga411330432027
1985-86Buffalo SabresNHL475232816
1984-85Buffalo SabresNHL511232416
1983-84Buffalo SabresNHL (Play-off)30002
1983-84Buffalo SabresNHL706303612
1982-83Buffalo SabresNHL (Play-off)101234
1982-83Buffalo SabresNHL7413243718
1981-82Buffalo SabresNHL (Play-off)40110
1981-82Buffalo SabresNHL30114
1980-81TPS TurkuSM-liiga (Play-off)71122
1980-81TPS TurkuSM-liiga36512176
1980-81TPS TurkuJr. A SM-Liiga (U20, Play-off)5
1980-81TPS TurkuJr. A SM-Liiga (U20)2922224455
1980-81TPS TurkuSM-liiga (Play-off)40114
1980-81TPS TurkuSM-liiga10110
1979-80TPS TurkuJr. A SM-Liiga (U20, Play-off)52350
1979-80TPS TurkuJr. A SM-Liiga (U20)26138216
Note: All games might not be included
select season
Date League Teams Score G A PIM +/-
Jan. 30 2016
| 3rd place
Nov. 06 2015
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