Definitions for "Alpo Suhonen"
Alpo Suhonen (born June 17, 1948 in Valkeakoski, Finland) was the first Europe born NHL head coach in 50 years when he took over the Chicago Blackhawks on May 22, 2000. Along with Ivan Hlinka, they were the first European born head coaches since Johnny Gottselig. He would last less than a year as head coach of the Hawks, as he resigned next spring because of heart problems.