Veera Kauppi, the star player of Finland’s women’s floorball national team, has been performing exceptionally well in the Swedish floorball league. She was chosen as the best player in the world in January, and now, a Swedish magazine, The Express, has highlighted a remarkable statistic from her recent performance.
Kauppi, who represents Thorengruppen, has played 18 matches in the Swedish premier league this season, scoring 30+23 points, which places her second on the points exchange, just behind Emelie Wibron who scored 28+27 points.
The Expressen, however, is not just impressed with this season’s performance, but with Kauppi’s continuous point streak. She has scored points in 116 consecutive matches, a streak that has lasted almost five years and four months, or 1,932 days. The magazine describes this achievement as unparalleled.
Kauppi is surprised by this statistic, admitting that she’s not very knowledgeable about such things but finds it fun to hear. In her time with Thorengruppen, she has never missed a point. Her previous game without scoring any points was early in her career, when she scored a career-high of 91 points in 26 games.
In total, Kauppi has only missed points in three of her 124 matches, accumulating 393 points. She can’t explain her point streak, but emphasizes that the most important thing is that her team wins. Her point streak is expected to continue in Sunday’s match against league jumbo Åkersberga.
She acknowledges that the attention on her point streak could add extra pressure, but she usually enjoys it. There are also additional stories about Veera Kauppi’s career and performance that can be read in the related articles.