Vi är mycket glada att presentera målvakten Antti Karjalainen klar för spel i Boden Hockey!
Antti har spelat med KeuPa HT, LeKi och Hokki i den finska andraligan Mestis, samt med Lukko och HPK i Finlands motsvarighet till SHL, Liiga. Med HPK blev han så sent som 2019 finsk mästare. Han kommer senast från spel i Extraliga, vilket är Slovakiens motsvarighet till SHL, där han hamnade i topp i målvaktsligan.
– Vi är väldigt glada över att vi har fått en så meriterad målvakt. Alla vi har pratat med har bara haft gott att säga om Antti, säger Urban Åström, Sportgruppen.
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Här nedan kan du läsa en intervju med Antti.
Tell us, who is Antti Karjalainen off ice?
As a person I’m positive and disciplined in everything I do. In free time I love to go for fishing (never done fishing in Sweden yet ) and spend time in nature. I’m interested in many things like nutrition, well-being, real estate and I like to read and study new things besides my university of applied sciences studies. Biggest values for me are health, family and my great passion for hockey.
How would you describe yourself as a hockey goaltender?
I have active hands and I read the game well. I’m a competitive goalie who battles in net and finds the pucks through the traffic.
Tell us about your career up til this point.
I have seen a lot of great places and organizations during my career. I have played in Liiga a few years and first men’s games I played in Finnish second league ”Mestis” in 2015. First time I played abroad was when I was 18 years old in Red Bull Salzburg. It was growing me as a player and as a human, same as moving from home when I was still fourteen years old when I moved to Tampere.
What is your best hockey memory in your career so far?
Liiga Champion in 2019.
What do you know about Hockeyettan in general and about Boden Hockey in particular?
I know it’s a league with many teams but high competitive level because many teams has a target to move up to Allsvenskan. I heard Boden Hockey is a great organization and Boden as a town is a real hockey town.
What are your expectations for coming season?
I want to give the team chance to win in every game and enjoy playing ice hockey hopefully in front of audience.
Ett lag – En stad – En dröm