|6 ft 2 in (0 m)|
178 lb (81 kg)
|Born||February 28 1980,|
|Pro Career||2001 – present|
After playing junior hockey with Lukko Rauma, including three SM-liiga games as a backup, Tarkki studied at the Northern Michigan University and played four years of college hockey, being named the top goalie in the NCAA in 2005. After college hockey he spent a year in the minor leagues before returning to Finland to replace the injured Andy Chiodo as the Kärpät Oulu starting goaltender.
On December 9, 2006, Tuomas Tarkki made SM-liiga history by facing his younger brother, Iiro Tarkki, who was in goal for SaiPa. This was the first time in the league that two brothers had played against each other in goal. Tuomas made 31 saves and registered a shutout while Iiro, five years his junior, allowed four goals on 20 shots.
Career statistics[edit | edit source]
Regular season[edit | edit source]
|2001–02||Northern Michigan University||NCAA||4||2||1||0||145||6||0||2.48||91.4%|
|2002–03||Northern Michigan University||NCAA||6||2||1||0||244||11||0||2.70||88.7%|
|2003–04||Northern Michigan University||NCAA||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||--||--|
|2004–05||Northern Michigan University||NCAA||34||20||8||5||1974||68||3||2.07||93.0%|
International play[edit | edit source]
Tarkki made his debut on the Finnish national team on December 15, 2007, in the Channel One Cup on the Euro Hockey Tour, playing one game against the Czech Republic. Tarkki had a dismal game, allowing five goals on 23 shots.
Statistics[edit | edit source]
Awards[edit | edit source]
- 2006-07 Urpo Ylönen trophy (top Goaltender - SM-liiga)
- 2007-08 Urpo Ylönen trophy
- 2007-08 Jari Kurri trophy (top player in playoffs - SM-liiga
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|Winner of the Urpo Ylönen trophy