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Position Goaltender
Catches Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
187 lb (85 kg/13 st 5 lb)
Allsvenskan Team
F. teams
Malmö Redhawks
NHL
Ottawa Senators
Florida Panthers
SM-liiga
TPS
Nationality 22x20px Finland
Born January 7, 1975 (1975-01-07) (age 42),
Turku, FIN
NHL Draft 58th overall, 1997
Ottawa Senators
Pro career 1993 – present

</div></div> Jani Hurme (born January 7, 1975 in Turku, Finland) is a Finnish professional ice hockey goaltender. He was drafted by the Ottawa Senators in the third round of the 1997 NHL Entry Draft with the 58th overall pick.

After playing three seasons for TPS in Finland's SM-liiga, Hurme made his North American debut in the International Hockey League with the Indianapolis Ice during the 1997–98 season. He played 48 games with the Senators over three seasons before being traded to the Florida Panthers. He appeared in another 28 games with the Panthers during the 2002–03 season.

Hurme was traded to the Atlanta Thrashers, but due to very serious illness he didn't play a single game in Atlanta. Suffering from the crippling effects of hospital infections, Hurme needed over two years to recuperate.

Eventually Hurme returned to the ice, and in the 2005–06 season he played with the Columbia Inferno of the ECHL and Chicago Wolves of the AHL before joining the Portland Pirates, for whom he started sixteen playoff games. Hurme's NHL rights are currently owned by the Anaheim Ducks.

For the 2006–07 season, Hurme returned to Finland and played again for TPS. In the 2007–08 season, he will play for the Malmö Redhawks in Sweden's Tier 2 league, Allsvenskan.

He spends his off-season in Turku, Finland, where he owns a house in the neighbourhood of Hirvensalo.

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Preceded by
Juha Riihijärvi
Winner of the Lasse Oksanen trophy
1996–97
Succeeded by
Raimo Helminen
Preceded by
Ari Sulander
Winner of the Urpo Ylönen trophy
1996–97
Succeeded by
Tim Thomas
Preceded by
Joni Lehto
Winner of the Jarmo Wasama memorial trophy
1995–96
Succeeded by
Olli Jokinen
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