Pauli Levokari
Born April 7, 1978 (1978-04-07) (age 32),

Luvia, FIN



6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)

226 lb (103 kg; 16 st 2 lb)

Position Defence
Shoots Left
SM-liiga team

F. teams


Ässät Jokerit HIFK Lukko

NHL Draft 257th overall, 2002

Atlanta Thrashers

Playing career 1996–present

Pauli Levokari (born April 7, 1978 in Luvia) is a Finnish professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for SaiPa in the Finnish SM-liiga.

Levokari began his career at Ässät his hometown team where he played from 1996 to 2001. He then moved to Jokerit and then HIFK where he recorded then-career high stats of three goals and five assists for eight points in just 21 games.

He was drafted 257th overall by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft and signed with the organisation. He played six games for the AHL's Chicago Wolves and six games in the ECHL for the Greenville Grrrowl before being traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets with fellow Finn Tomi Kallio for another Finn Petteri Nummelin and Chris Nielsen. He spent the rest of the 2002–03 season with the Syracuse Crunch, playing 45 games and scoring four goals and six assists for ten points, his most productive to date. He continued to play for Syracuse until he was traded once more, moving to the Pittsburgh Penguins for fellow minor-league player Brendan Buckley. He finished the season with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and had a short playoff run with the team before returning to Finland.

In 2004 he returned to Ässät for one season before moving to Lukko. In 2006, he signed for SaiPa and remains a member of the team.

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