Tomi Karhunen

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Tomi Karhunen
Born (1989-10-29) 29 October 1989 (age 30)
Oulu, Finland
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 172 lb (78 kg; 12 st 4 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
NL team
Former teams
SC Bern
Oulun Kärpät
HC Slovan Bratislava
Tappara
Kunlun Red Star
HC Vityaz
HC Ambrì-Piotta
Brynäs IF
Lahti Pelicans
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2009present

Tomi Karhunen (born 29 October 1989) is a Finnish professional ice hockey goaltender. He is currently playing with SC Bern of the Swiss National League (NL).

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Playing career

Karhunen made his SM-liiga debut playing with Oulun Kärpät during the 2010–11 SM-liiga season. [1] At the end of the 2011–12 campaign, he joined HC Slovan Bratislava on loan, helping the team capture the Slovak championship. He won the Finnish SM-liiga title with Kärpät in 2014 and 2015.

In summer 2015, he was transferred to fellow SM-liiga team Tampereen Tappara and won his third straight championship during the 2015-16 season.

He signed with newly founded KHL side Kunlun Red Star from China in July 2016. [2] Seeing limited ice time due competition with Swedish national team goalie Magnus Hellberg, he signed with HC Vityaz Podolsk for the remaining of the 2017–18 season.

Karhunen made 12 appearances with Brynäs IF in the Swedish Hockey League to start the 2018–19 season, posting an impressive 2.27 goals against average before opting to return for a second stint with Kunlun Red Star of the KHL on 4 December 2018. [3]

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References

  1. "Tomi Karhunen - Tappara - SM-LIIGA - Jatkoaika.com - Kaikki jääkiekosta" (in Finnish). Jatkoaika.com. 29 October 1989. Retrieved 29 August 2015.
  2. "Kunlun Red Star: First Press Conference" . Retrieved 8 July 2016.
  3. "Karhunen returns to Red Star". Kontinental Hockey League . 4 December 2018. Retrieved 4 December 2018.