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BLUES
Liiga
        
2007 - 2008
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TEAM ROSTER
 # Player A BornBirthplaceHt Wt S  
#34  Ismo Kuoppala (D) 40 1975-03-17 Espoo, FIN1805'11" 82181 L  
#42  Arto Laatikainen (D)   34 1980-05-24 Espoo, FIN1815'11" 83183 L  
 Patrik Lehti (D) 27 1987-10-29 Espoo, FIN1805'11" 90198 R  
#29  Carlo Grünn (LW) 33 1981-04-30 Espoo, FIN1805'11" 88194 L  
#78  Kari Kalto (C) 36 1978-07-07 Espoo, FIN1815'11" 90198 L  
#81  Arto Kuki (C) 39 1976-02-22 Espoo, FIN1906'3" 99218 L  
#24  Jani Lajunen (C) 24 1990-06-16 Espoo, FIN1896'2" 94207 L  
#19  Mikko Lehtonen (RW)  28 1987-04-01 Espoo, FIN1946'4" 92203 R  
#80  Niko Nieminen (RW) 32 1982-06-16 Espoo, FIN1846'0" 85187 R  
#20  Pentti Nöyränen (RW) 31 1983-05-20 Espoo, FIN1795'10" 83183 L  
#57  Tomi Sallinen (C) 26 1989-02-11 Espoo, FIN1856'1" 80176 L  
#80  Jere Sallinen (LW/RW) 24 1990-10-26 Espoo, FIN1836'0" 83183 L  
#12  Joni Töykkälä (C) 31 1984-02-25 Espoo, FIN1836'0" 84185 L  
#39  Ville Viitaluoma (C) 34 1981-02-16 Espoo, FIN1846'0" 89196 L  
#27  Jeffrey Szwez (RW) 33 1981-06-16 Etobicoke, ON, CAN1926'4" 96212 L  
#30  Bernd Brückler (G) 33 1981-09-26 Graz, AUT1866'1" 86190 L  
#31  Antti Härmä (G) 28 1987-01-05 Helsinki, FIN1805'11" 83183 L  
#22  Rami Alanko (D)   39 1975-12-31 Helsinki, FIN1856'1" 84185 R  
#2  Juha Gustafsson (D) 35 1979-04-26 Helsinki, FIN1886'2" 90198 L  
#3  Santeri Heiskanen (D) 38 1977-04-13 Helsinki, FIN1795'10" 77170 R  
#6  Mikael Kurki (D) 28 1987-01-13 Helsinki, FIN1795'10" 85187 L  
#23  Ville Lajunen (D) 27 1988-03-08 Helsinki, FIN1846'0" 84185 R  
#8  Kimmo Pikkarainen (D) 38 1976-12-19 Helsinki, FIN1856'1" 84185 L  
#8  Tomi Karlsson (RW) 35 1980-03-21 Helsinki, FIN1836'0" 86190 R  
#15  Patrik Lostedt (LW) 34 1981-03-19 Helsinki, FIN1805'11" 85187 L  
#11  Roope Ranta (RW) 26 1988-05-23 Helsinki, FIN1725'8" 72159 R  
#10  Matti Uusivirta (C) 30 1985-03-29 Helsinki, FIN1906'3" 88194 R  
#5  Miika Huczkowski (D) 32 1982-08-26 Jyväskylän mlk, FIN1836'0" 89196 L  
#38  Jere Myllyniemi (G) 32 1983-01-24 Kangasala, FIN1856'1" 84185 L  
#40  Jaakko Uhlbäck (LW) 36 1978-08-31 Kuopio, FIN1876'2" 94207 L  
#32  Mika Korhonen (G) 27 1987-08-14 Kuusankoski, FIN1836'0" 81179 R  
#52  Camilo Miettinen (RW/C) 29 1986-03-01 Medellín, COL1775'10" 84185 L  
#44  Ben Eaves (C/RW) 33 1982-03-27 Minneapolis, MN, USA1735'8" 81179 R  
#21  Tero Koskiranta (C) 30 1984-06-18 Paimio, FIN1866'1" 92203 L  
#16  Pasi Tuominen (RW) 40 1974-05-03 Pori, FIN1856'1" 94207 R  
#9  Dale Clarke (D) 37 1978-03-23 Sarnia, ON, CAN1886'2" 86190 R  
#25  Ryan Keller (LW/RW) 31 1984-01-06 Saskatoon, SK, CAN1805'11" 84185 R  
#85  Toni Kähkönen (LW/RW) 28 1986-09-29 Vaasa, FIN1826'0" 85187 L  
#26  Oskar Osala (LW/RW) 27 1987-12-26 Vaasa, FIN1946'4" 104229 L  
#1  Mikko Koskinen (G) 26 1988-07-18 Vantaa, FIN2006'7" 87192 L  
#18  Erkki Rajamäki (LW)   36 1978-10-30 Vantaa, FIN1876'2" 96212 L  
#17  Sami Blomqvist (LW) 24 1990-06-12 Örnsköldsvik, SWE1785'10" 84185 L  
#41  Stefan Öhman (C) 38 1976-05-05 Örnsköldsvik, SWE1815'11" 90198 L  
Position: G:4 D:10 F:24 | Av Age: 24.68 years | Av Ht: 183.84 cm | Av Wt: 87.11 kg | Compare with other teams Compare data to other teams
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TEAM CAPTAINS
 Rami Alanko      Arto Laatikainen      Erkki Rajamäki    
TEAM STAFF
Head Coach Petri Matikainen Team Manager Marko Torenius
Asst. Coach Lauri Marjamäki Dir. of Hockey Operations Jukka Holtari
Goaltending Coach Marko Torenius


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AFFILIATED TEAMS

- Kiekko-Vantaa (Mestis)
- Blues U20 II (Not Active (Finland))
- Blues U20 (Jr. A SM-liiga)
- Blues U18 II (Jr. B SM-sarja)
- Blues U18 (Jr. B SM-sarja)
- Blues U17 (Not Active (Finland))
- Blues U16 II (Jr. C SM-sarja)
- Blues U16 (Jr. C SM-sarja)
FACTS AND EXPERIENCE

League: Liiga
Average Age: 24.68 years
Average Ht: 183.84 cm
Average Wt: 87.11 kg
37 players
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1 players
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Blues experience: 6534 GP
NHL experience: 18 GP
WC experience: 57 GP
SHL experience: 1169 GP
Allsvenskan experience: 562 GP
Liiga experience: 12893 GP
KHL experience: 576 GP
AHL experience: 1300 GP
DEL experience: 230 GP
NLA experience: 181 GP
Full name:  Espoo Blues
Team colours:  Blue + White + Yellow
Town:  Espoo
Founded:  1984


LATEST TRANSACTIONS   Complete transfer coverage
Date Status Player From To Source 
04/09/2015 Transfer Jani Nieminen (G) Blues SaiPa
03/23/2015 Extension Jari Sailio (F) Blues Blues 1 year 
02/24/2015 Extension Veeti Vainio (D) Blues U20 Blues
02/06/2015 Extension Otso Rantakari (D) Blues Blues 1 year 
02/06/2015 Extension Eetu Laurikainen (G) Blues Blues 1 year 
02/06/2015 Extension Peter Tiivola (F) Blues Blues 1 year 
01/31/2015 Transfer Petr Zámorský (D) Blues Örebro
01/27/2015 Loan Iikka Kangasniemi (F) Blues TuTo

ARENA INFORMATION

 
Arena Name: Barona Areena
Location: Espoo
Capacity: 6820
Construction Year: 1999
TEAM HISTORY AND STANDINGS
 Season Team League GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP Rank Postseason
1987 - 1988 Kiekko-Espoo II-divisioona 28 24 2 2 - - 21482 50 1 - 
1988 - 1989 Kiekko-Espoo I-divisioona 44 28 0 16 - - 228177 56 3 -
1989 - 1990 Kiekko-Espoo I-divisioona 44 17 1 26 - - 214229 35 9 -
1990 - 1991 Kiekko-Espoo I-divisioona 44 - - - - - 186166 49 5 -
1991 - 1992 Kiekko-Espoo I-divisioona 44 32 5 7 - - 222121 69 1 Promoted
1992 - 1993 Kiekko-Espoo Liiga 48 12 7 29 - - 122194 31 11 Did not make playoffs
1993 - 1994 Kiekko-Espoo Liiga 48 13 5 30 - - 138197 31 11 Did not make playoffs
1994 - 1995 Kiekko-Espoo Liiga 50 20 4 26 - - 154169 44 7 Quarterfinal loss
1995 - 1996 Kiekko-Espoo Liiga 50 18 6 26 - - 131164 42 9 Did not make playoffs
1996 - 1997 Kiekko-Espoo Liiga 50 25 6 19 - - 154163 51 6 Quarterfinal loss
1997 - 1998 Kiekko-Espoo Liiga 48 20 6 22 - - 153139 46 8 Bronze game loss
1998 - 1999 Blues Liiga 54 21 7 26 - - 146183 49 7 Quarterfinal loss
1999 - 2000 Blues Liiga 54 19 10 25 - - 163165 48 7 Quarterfinal loss
2000 - 2001 Blues Liiga 56 22 8 26 - - 154152 52 9 Did not make playoffs
2001 - 2002 Blues Liiga 56 24 9 23 - - 156171 58 8 Quarterfinal loss
2002 - 2003 Blues Liiga 56 25 16 15 - - 166145 68 4 Quarterfinal loss
2003 - 2004 Blues Liiga 56 18 15 23 - - 134139 56 9 Quarterfinal loss
2004 - 2005 Blues Liiga 56 15 - 30 5 6 139159 61 11 Did not make playoffs
2005 - 2006 Blues Liiga 56 23 - 22 4 7 152135 84 8 Quarterfinal loss
2006 - 2007 Blues Liiga 56 24 - 17 5 10 156135 92 5 Bronze game loss
2007 - 2008 Blues Liiga 56 33 - 12 5 6 165114 115 2 Final loss
2008 - 2009 Blues Liiga 58 28 - 18 4 8 159135 100 2 Bronze game loss
2009 - 2010 Blues Liiga 58 19 - 23 9 7 145155 82 8 Playoffs Qualifier loss
2010 - 2011 Blues Liiga 60 21 - 24 8 7 142151 86 9 Final loss
2011 - 2012 Blues Liiga 60 18 - 23 9 10 148165 82 8 Bronze game loss
2012 - 2013 Blues Liiga 60 21 - 28 6 5 151164 80 12 Did not make playoffs
2013 - 2014 Blues Liiga 60 28 - 26 3 3 137146 93 6 Quarterfinal loss
2014 - 2015 Blues Liiga 60 25 - 21 11 3 166149 100 5 Quarterfinal loss
Currently showing the 30 latest seasons, click to view complete team history (28 seasons total)

RETIRED NUMBERS

- #10 Jere Lehtinen (F) - #33 Timo Hirvonen (F)


STARS AND CULT PLAYERS

- 1961 Timo Blomqvist (D) - 1972 Tero Lehterä (F) - 1977 Esa Pirnes (F)
- 1963 Sergei Pryakhin (F) - 1972 Jan Caloun (F) - 1977 Santeri Heiskanen (D)
- 1964 Christian Ruuttu (F) - 1973 Jere Lehtinen (F) - 1977 Steve Kariya (F)
- 1964 Scott Brower (G) - 1973 Joonas Jääskeläinen (F) - 1978 Erkki Rajamäki (F)
- 1965 Jarmo Myllys (G) - 1973 Kari Haakana (D) - 1980 Arto Laatikainen (D)
- 1968 Peter Ahola (D) - 1973 Timo Hirvonen (F) - 1981 Bernd Brückler (G)
- 1970 Petro Koivunen (F) - 1975 Ladislav Kohn (F) - 1981 Martin Kariya (F)
- 1970 Juha Ikonen (F) - 1975 Frank Banham (F) - 1982 Ben Eaves (F)
- 1971 Jiri Vykoukal (D) - 1975 Rami Alanko (D) - 1986 Toni Kähkönen (F)
- 1971 Kent Manderville (F) - 1976 Nils Ekman (F) - 1987 Mikko Lehtonen (F)
- 1971 Sami Nuutinen (D) - 1976 Mika Oksa (G) - 1987 Tommi Huhtala (F)
- 1972 Juha Ylönen (F) - 1977 Don MacLean (F)


WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
# Player Season Team League GP G A TP PIM
1.   Mike Ribeiro (F) 2014 - 2015 Nashville Predators NHL 82 15 47 62 52
2.   Teemu Elomo (F) 2014 - 2015 UTE MOL Liga 39 20 37 57 111
3.   Juuso Rajala (F) 2014 - 2015 KooKoo Mestis 55 12 45 57 40
4.   Marcus Kristoffersson (F) 2014 - 2015 Guildford Flames EPIHL 43 22 28 50 22
5.   Matti Näätänen (D) 2014 - 2015 Sterzing/Vipiteno Italy 40 20 27 47 14
6.   Frank Banham (F) 2014 - 2015 Székesfehérvár Austria 48 19 27 46 18
7.   Kristian Kuusela (F) 2014 - 2015 Tappara Liiga 60 14 32 46 10
8.   Marco Rosa (F) 2014 - 2015 Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg DEL 52 9 37 46 18
9.   Teemu Rinkinen (F) 2014 - 2015 KooKoo Mestis 50 26 19 45 14
10.   Ryan Vesce (F) 2014 - 2015 Dinamo Minsk KHL 56 17 27 44 32
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FRANCHISE ALL-TIME POINTS
# Player GP G A TP
1.   Petro Koivunen (F) 255 106 143 249
2.   Jarmo Muukkonen (F) 367 113 135 248
3.   Juha Ikonen (F) 358 83 158 241
4.   Tero Lehterä (F) 274 90 119 209
5.   Arto Laatikainen (D) 614 59 145 204
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FRANCHISE ALL-TIME GOALS
# Player GP G A TP
1.   Jarmo Muukkonen (F) 367 113 135 248
2.   Petro Koivunen (F) 255 106 143 249
3.   Ladislav Kohn (F) 254 100 93 193
4.   Joonas Jääskeläinen (F) 336 99 68 167
5.   Tero Lehterä (F) 274 90 119 209
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FRANCHISE ALL-TIME ASSISTS
# Player GP G A TP
1.   Juha Ikonen (F) 358 83 158 241
2.   Arto Laatikainen (D) 614 59 145 204
3.   Petro Koivunen (F) 255 106 143 249
4.   Jarmo Muukkonen (F) 367 113 135 248
5.   Tero Lehterä (F) 274 90 119 209
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FRANCHISE ALL-TIME PIM
# Player GP G TP PIM
1.   Erkki Rajamäki (F) 202 44 73 599
2.   Timo Hirvonen (F) 572 87 177 451
3.   Peter Ahola (D) 223 43 121 424
4.   Arto Laatikainen (D) 614 59 204 423
5.   Kari Haakana (D) 306 13 52 388
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FRANCHISE ALL-TIME GAMES PLAYED
# Player GP G A TP
1.   Arto Laatikainen (D) 614 59 145 204
2.   Timo Hirvonen (F) 572 87 90 177
3.   Robert Salo (D) 399 31 65 96
4.   Jarmo Muukkonen (F) 367 113 135 248
5.   Teemu Sillanpää (D) 365 56 67 123
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FRANCHISE ALL-TIME POINTS PER GAME
# Player GP G TP PPG
1.   Petteri Koskinen (F) 28 28 57 2.036
2.   Marko Virtanen (F) 30 22 39 1.300
3.   Martin Kariya (F) 51 18 61 1.196
4.   Jan Caloun (F) 138 53 152 1.101
5.   Ryan Keller (F) 101 43 99 0.980
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FRANCHISE ALL-TIME POINTS PER SEASON
# Player Season League GP G A TP PIM
1.   Petro Koivunen (F) 1988 - 1989 I-divisioona 39 32 37 69 42
2.   Jan Långbacka (F) 1988 - 1989 I-divisioona 44 19 43 62 26
3.   Martin Kariya (F) 2006 - 2007 Liiga 51 18 43 61 58
4.   Mikko Lempiäinen (F) 1988 - 1989 I-divisioona 39 30 30 60 35
5.   Petro Koivunen (F) 1989 - 1990 I-divisioona 39 25 35 60 30
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FRANCHISE ALL-TIME GOALS PER SEASON
# Player Season League GP G A TP PIM
1.   Petro Koivunen (F) 1988 - 1989 I-divisioona 39 32 37 69 42
2.   Dale McTavish (F) 1999 - 2000 Liiga 53 32 19 51 87
3.   Jere Lehtinen (F) 1991 - 1992 I-divisioona 43 32 17 49 6
4.   Mikko Lempiäinen (F) 1988 - 1989 I-divisioona 39 30 30 60 35
5.   Petteri Koskinen (F) 1986 - 1987 II-divisioona 28 28 29 57 44
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FRANCHISE ALL-TIME ASSISTS PER SEASON
# Player Season League GP G A TP PIM
1.   Kim Hirschovits (F) 2014 - 2015 Liiga 59 13 45 58 46
2.   Jan Långbacka (F) 1988 - 1989 I-divisioona 44 19 43 62 26
3.   Martin Kariya (F) 2006 - 2007 Liiga 51 18 43 61 58
4.   Jan Caloun (F) 2001 - 2002 Liiga 48 15 43 58 49
5.   Petro Koivunen (F) 1988 - 1989 I-divisioona 39 32 37 69 42
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FRANCHISE ALL-TIME PIM PER SEASON
# Player Season League GP G A TP PIM
1.   Timo Willman (D) 2000 - 2001 Liiga 55 3 4 7 155
2.   Jere Karalahti (D) 2010 - 2011 Liiga 53 11 19 30 147
3.   Mikko Koivunoro (F) 1996 - 1997 Liiga 46 6 18 24 132
4.   Erkki Rajamäki (F) 2006 - 2007 Liiga 45 1 3 4 131
5.   Erkki Rajamäki (F) 2008 - 2009 Liiga 31 11 3 14 126
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AVERAGE HEIGHT, WEIGHT, AGE PER SEASON
Season Roster Link Average Height Average Weight Average Age
2015- 2016 View roster 185.76 cm | 6.01 ft 87.33 kg | 193 lbs 24.57 yrs
2014- 2015 View roster 184.76 cm | 6.01 ft 87.80 kg | 194 lbs 24.44 yrs
2013- 2014 View roster 185.06 cm | 6.01 ft 87.63 kg | 193 lbs 23.94 yrs
2012- 2013 View roster 182.88 cm | 6.00 ft 86.26 kg | 190 lbs 24.74 yrs
2011- 2012 View roster 182.27 cm | 6.00 ft 85.12 kg | 188 lbs 24.06 yrs
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PLAYER NATIONALITIES THROUGHOUT HISTORY

298 players 13 players 4 players 1 players 1 players
30 players 10 players 1 players 1 players 1 players
17 players 6 players 1 players 1 players