(born April 10, 1962 in Tampere
), nicknamed "Taisto", is a retired Finnish ice hockey goaltender
Tammi is one of the few Finnish ice hockey players to have three or more Olympic
medals. He was the "Ironman" of the Finnish SM-liiga
, awarded to the player who plays the most consecutive games, and has been inducted into the Finnish Hockey Hall of Fame
. Although Tammi was a top Finnish goaltender, he was never drafted by an NHL
Tammi started his career in the 1980-1981 season when he played for the Tampereen Ilves
A-Junior team. Tammi also dressed for three SM-Liiga games, but he did not play until the following year when he played in four games. In 1982-1983 he played 25 games during the regular season, winning the Rookie of the Year
award. Tammi went on to play in Ilves for a total of 15 Seasons (1980-1995). After Ilves, Tammi played in TuTo
during the 1995-1996 season.
In 1996 Tammi moved to Germany and played for the Frankfurt Lions
, a Deutsche Eishockey Liga
team. Tammi played three seasons for the Lions, retiring after the 1998-99 season.
In addition to his SM-Liiga career, Tammi also had an International career. Tammi was part of Team Finland in total of seven Ice Hockey World Championships
, four Winter Olympics
and two Canada Cup
. Tammi played a total of 213 International games and had one assist.
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