Risto Pakarinen is a Finnish freelance writer, and an entrepreneur, based in Stockholm, Sweden. His articles have been published in, for example, The Hockey News, nhl.com, SAS‘s in-flight magazine Scanorama, ESPN.com, Fast Company, iihf.com, and numerous Finnish and Swedish magazines.
In May, 2008, he covered the hockey World Championship for the International Ice Hockey Federation’s website at www.iihf.com.
He is also the author of two books of non-fiction: Joukkue vailla vertaa (“A Team Like No Other”), about Finland’s first hockey world championship team, came out in May 2005, and Off The Post: hockey stories from across the world, in November 2007.
A former employer described him as “creative, customer-oriented, committed to his work and the company, loyal and a driving force in projects. We would in particular note his role as an opinion leader among the staff, and his hard work on tasks that were above and beyond the call of duty.“