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Born March 29, 1969(1969-03-29),
Turku, FIN
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
198 lb (90 kg; 14 st 2 lb)
Position Left Winger
Shoots Left
SM-liiga team
F. teams
Herlev Hornets
NHL Draft 193rd overall, 1996
Los Angeles Kings
Career 1992 – present

Kai Nurminen (born March 29, 1969, in Turku, Finland) is a retired Finnish ice hockey forward, who last played with Herlev Hornets in the Danish Oddset Ligaen.


Nurminen started his ice hockey career playing for TPS in SM-liiga. He has also played for two seasons in the Swedish Elitserien. In 1996 he was contracted by Los Angeles Kings in NHL. After only one season in NHL with 67 matches played (scoring 16 goals and 11 assists) he returned to Scandinavia. In the 2000–01 season, he played two games for the Minnesota Wild and was registered for one goal.

In his career, he has also played for HPK and Jokerit in SM-liiga; HC Davos in Nationalliga A; and Frölunda HC and HV71 in Elitserien.

Nurminen became 2-times Finnish champion. He also won Europeon Champions Cup in 1993 with TPS.

Kai Nurminen scored 7 goals in 12 games on World championships. He scored 243 goals in SM-Liiga. In season 1999–2000 he played 64 games and scored 46 goals in SM-Liiga.

To the End of his career played between 16 December 2008 by Herlev Hornets, before with team mate Mika Alatalo retires.

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