Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Jari Paavola

1 NHL Game

February 3, 1982 Buffalo Sabres vs Boston Bruins. 2-5 loss.

   In the 1980 World Juniors tournament Jari Paavola was named top goaltender as he helped Team Finland capture a silver medal. He caught the attention of NHL teams and was drafted by the Sabres that summer.

   When Jacques Cloutier suffered a broken collar bone early February, 1982 the Sabres were forced to recall Finnish netminder Jari Paavola from the Flint Generals. Paavola served as Don Edwards' backup.

  • Wore #30 with Buffalo Sabres

Career Stats from
Born  -- Turku, Finland 
Height 5.09 -- Weight 165
Selected by Buffalo Sabres round 7 #146 overall 1980 NHL Entry Draft
RS ScoringRS Goalie StatsPO Scoring
1976-77TPS TurkuSM-liiga500
1977-78TPS TurkuSM-liiga1005000.00170.773
1979-80TPS TurkuSM-liiga120043003.583730.897---
1980-81Rochester AmericansAHL2514136098404.3231526180.863---
1981-82Rochester AmericansAHL30014112105.16120---
1981-82Flint GeneralsIHL2001196003.03---
1981-82Cape Cod BuccaneersACHL130280848003.56---
1982-83Flint GeneralsIHL1500---
1986-87KalPa KuopioSM-liiga4400---
1987-88KalPa KuopioSM-liiga4400
1988-89KalPa KuopioSM-liiga4400200

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