Pro Prospect Team

Get to know our team of ice hockey experts – We are here for you!

SAMI KAARTINEN

Head of coaching

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  • Skill, technique, strength & conditioning coach
  • Pro Prospect director of testing & analysis
  • MSc Health Sciences, Sports and Exercise Medicine
  • Youth ice hockey coach
  • Former professional ice hockey player

Sami is the brain at our team. He has studied skating more than probably anyone in the whole hockey world. Doctoral thesis is underway. Analyzing players day and night.

“In Pro Prospect I use my expertise for skill, technique, strength and conditioning coaching. My passion is to develop players to find their strengths in ice hockey and help them to move forward in their careers.”

EETU QVIST

Head skill and technique coach

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  • Skill, technique, strength & conditioning coach
  • Pro Prospect director of camp operations
  • Studies in Sports and Exercise Medicine
  • Youth ice hockey coach
  • Former professional ice hockey player

Eetu is the organizer and keeps things going. There is no detail that is too small for him. Perfectionist with positive view.

“In my work as a coach I have seen how many factors affect player’s daily performance level. In Pro Prospect I support individuals widely and offer useful tools to help the players to develop. My main focus is at on-ice actions.”

MARKKU PAUKKUNEN

Development coach

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  • Skill, technique, strength & conditioning coach
  • Sport Instructor
  • Specialized for children and youth coaching
  • Former professional ice hockey player

Markku is a many-sided specialist. Skill coach, off-ice coach and youth expert. He always has a pedagogic view to his coaching.

“With my expertise and experience I can offer young athletes the ability to learn the skills required at the top level in ice hockey. In Pro Prospect my key role is to support young people’s individual growth as athletes and hockey players.”

MARJA QVIST

Athlete Well-being Expert

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  • Athlete well-being coach
  • Yoga instructor
  • MSc Health Sciences
  • MSc Social Sciences
  • Former professional race walker

Marja brings female power to our team. She helps players to perform and reach their top. She is a thoughtful expert at her field.

“In Pro Prospect my focus is to find the key aspects of overall well-being. I support each player to get out all the physical and mental potential they have.”

JARI PUUSTINEN

Sports Physiotherapist

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  • Naprapath D.N.
  • BSc Sports and Exercise Medicine
  • Sports Massage Therapist
  • Pro Prospect director of rehabilitation and functional screening

Jari is a respected specialist with a long background from ice hockey. He has worked several years with top athletes all around the world.  

“In Pro Prospect I share my knowledge from injury prevention, performance enhancement and rehabilitation with scientifically proven technologies which are used by elite athletes in the world of sport.”

JARI VALKONEN

Massage therapist

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  • Pro Prospect director of injury prevention

Jari brings life experience to our team. He has a long working history with professional athletes from different sports. He always finds best possible solutions for each individual.

“In Pro Prospect I use and share all the knowledge and experience, which I have learned in more than 20 years while working with the world-class athletes from different sports, to guarantee optimal development for the players during Pro Prospect camps.”