At a glance

1 Apr 1960 Oulu, Finland
Reksa
173 cm / 79 kg 5'8'' / 173 pounds
Male

Reijo Ruotsalainen, who is considered to be one of the best Finnish defenders, began his hockey career in 1975 with Kärpät Oulu and played there until 1981. He won a Finnish title with them in 1981 and in 1980 and 1981 he was named as the best defenseman of the SM-liiga. In 1981 Ruotsalainen joined the New York Rangers and played there until 1986 when he joined the Edmonton Oilers. In 1987 he played on a Stanley Cup champion with the Oilers. After his Stanley Cup victory Ruotsalainen returned to Europe and played one season in Sweden with HV71 and...

Reijo in numbers

1
Olympics
Olympics
1
medals
Gold medal: Silver medal:1 Bronze medal:
  • Calgary
    Calgary 1988
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Calgary
    Calgary 1988
    • 2 Silver medal
      Ice Hockey
      Ice Hockey