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Jussi Parkkila
Goaltending Coach

Jussi Parkkila is in his third season as Colorado's goaltending coach after being named to his position on July 7, 2017.

After ranking 30th in team goals-against average prior to Parkkila's arrival, the Avalanche's goaltenders have finished 16th and 15th, respectively, during his two years on the staff. In Parkkila's first season of 2017-18, Colorado ranked seventh in team save percentage (.914) and allowed the seventh-fewest 5-on-5 goals in the league (140).

Prior to joining the Avs, Parkkila, 42, spent 12 seasons coaching goaltenders in Europe, which included a five-year stint in Russia's KHL and two seasons in Finland's top professional league (Liiga). He spent the 2016-17 campaign coaching goalies for the Grazz 99ers in Austria. Prior to that, Parkkila served as goaltending coach in the KHL with Avangard Omsk (2014-15), SKA St. Petersburg (2011-14) and Atlant Mytischi (2010-11).

After three years with the Ilves U-20 team in Finland, Parkkila began his pro coaching career with Yaroslavl Lokomotiv in 2007-08. The Tampere, Finland, native then moved on to coach with Tappara in Finland's top league for two seasons (2008-10).

Jussi resides in his native Finland during the offseason with his wife, Niina, and daughter, Julia.