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Jari Kaarela

Jari Kaarela

BIRTHDATE: August 8, 1958
BIRTHPLACE: Tampere, Finland
Signed as a free agent by Colorado, February 9, 1981. Traded to NY Islanders by Colorado with Mike McEwen for Glenn Resch and Steve Tambellini, March 10, 1981.
Quote of the Day

Because of the way they play and their skill set I don't think they're fourth-line players, so in my mind I'm looking at one of those guys I'll have to move over to the wing.

— Capitals coach Barry Trotz on his four-player battle for second-line center