Kari Jalonen (b. January 6, 1960 in Oulu, Finland) is a former professional ice hockey center. He played parts of two seasons at the NHL level, with the Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers, but is best known for his time in SM-liiga and with the Finnish national team.
Jalonen represented Finland internationally on nine occasions, including with the silver-medal winning 1980 World Juniors team and the bronze-medal winning 1986 World Championship team.
After his Playing Career, Jalonen has made himself a career in coaching.
Jalonen will start as the Head Coach of HIFK in 2008–09 SM-liiga season. Jalonen played for HIFK during his playing career.