My childhood hero, a Finnish ice hockey legend and the best hockey player my hometown hockey team has ever had passed away today at the age of 51.
He holds a number of records in the Finnish hockey league. Here’re a few of them:
Most goals: 462
Most hattricks: 39
Most play-off goals: 38
Most goals in a season: 47
He played 668 matches in 17 regular seasons and had 462 goals and 330 passes for a total of 792 points, which is the 2nd highest points of all time. He had 99 matches with 3 points or more. He scored 6 goals against Helsingin Jokerit October 17th 1985.
Thank you for the memories, Java!