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Jere Karalahti

Jere Karalahti  #8

Defenseman
NUMBER: 8 BIRTHDATE: March 25, 1975
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Helsinki, Finland
WEIGHT: 210 DRAFTED: LAK / 1993 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 6th   (146th overall)
WC-A All-Star Team (1998, 1999) Traded to Nashville by Los Angeles with Los Angeles' 4th choice (Teemu Lassila) in 2003 Entry Draft for Cliff Ronning, March 16, 2002. Missed entire 2002-03 season after being suspended by NHL for violating league substance abuse policy, September 8, 2002. Signed as a free agent by HIFK Helsinki (Finland), March 27, 2003.
Quote of the Day

That's today's game. That's one of the things you have to deal with when you're a championship team. Guys are going to earn more money based on their performance and what they've achieved, [and] deservedly so. [Saad] falls into that category.

— Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville on Brandon Saad, who was traded by Chicago to the Columbus Blue Jackets this offseason