|Janne Juhani Ojanen
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 200 pounds
Born: 4.9.68 Tampere, Finland
|How he arrived: Via Entry Draft
How he left: Returned to Tappara Tampere (FNL) after the 89-90 season
How he returned: Returned from Tappara Tampere for the 1992 playoffs
How he left again: Returned to Tappara Tampere for good after the 92-93 season
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
While Ojanen did not play in the NHL for that long, he did have a long and successful career for himself playing for
Tappara Tampere since he broke in. He had some size, but was best known for using his offensive skill more.
He would join the Devils organization after a very busy 87-88 season between playing for Tappara and representing
Finland in the World Juniors, the Olympics, and the Canada Cup. He saw 3 games for New Jersey, but many more
with Utica, scoring 60 points that year. He followed that season up with making the New Jersey team, however,
scoring only 30 points.
He would return to Tappara for 2 seasons, but made his return to the Devils for the playoffs after the SM-Liiga's season
had concluded. He played one more season in North America before returning to Tappara, save 2 seasons playing for
Malmo in Sweden, for the rest of his career, which ended in 2010.
He had represented Finland internationally frequently until 2002, and was constantly among the top scorers in the SM-
Liiga, culminated when he became the league's all-time leading scorer in November, 2009.
From what I could gather, thanks to Google Translate, Ojanen has turned to coaching in his homeland. I'd offer more
detail if I felt that it was doing a good job of translating Finnish.
|Entry Draft: 1986 Third Round Pick (45th overall) by the
New Jersey Devils
|Playoff Statistics with the Franchise