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Finland Veli-Matti Savinainen

#19 Tappara / Liiga - 22/23
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GAMES
GP
G
A
TP
+/-
5
1
1
2
+1
10
5
1
6
+3
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Database: 940 009 players
Last added: Deryk Boles
Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Roman Cervenka 8 4 10 14
2. Pierre-Luc Dubois 8 7 5 12
3. Denis Malgin 8 5 7 12
4. Drake Batherson 8 3 8 11
5. David Krejci 8 2 8 10
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
W/C
Age
36
Height
6'0" / 182 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
181 lbs / 82 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Youth Team
Contract
22/23
Highlights
1-time World Championship Gold Medal 1
1-time World Championship Silver Medal 1
4-time Liiga Champion 4

Savinainen is a skilled two-way forward. He has very good puck control, but tends to hang onto it the puck for too long sometimes.
Is valuable on the penalty kill.
- Ulf Andersson, EP (2011)

Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2001-02 Blues U16 U16 SM-sarja 12 11 4 15 18 - | Playoffs 2 0 0 0 0 -
2002-03 Did not play - - - - - - |
2003-04 FoPS U20 U20 I-divisioona 28 9 8 17 45 - |
2004-05 FoPS U20 U20 I-divisioona 12 2 6 8 20 - |
FoPS U20 U20 Suomi-sarja 13 6 7 13 24 - | Playoffs 2 0 3 3 32 -
2005-06 FoPS U20 U20 Suomi-sarja 1 0 2 2 2 - |
FPS Mestis 35 3 3 6 20 -2 |
2006-07 FPS Mestis 44 14 19 33 60 -15 |
2007-08 Ässät SM-liiga 48 4 7 11 52 -3 |
KooKoo Mestis 2 1 1 2 2 3 |
2008-09 Ässät SM-liiga 51 6 19 25 18 10 |
2009-10 Ässät SM-liiga 50 6 7 13 48 -1 |
2010-11 Ässät SM-liiga 55 9 13 22 34 16 | Playoffs 6 0 3 3 0 -2
2011-12 Ässät SM-liiga 60 17 14 31 67 13 | Playoffs 4 1 1 2 2 0
Finland (all) International 5 2 0 2 2 2 |
2012-13 Ässät SM-liiga 46 20 16 36 43 7 | Playoffs 16 4 5 9 10 2
Finland WC 10 3 1 4 4 -3 |
Finland (all) International 13 5 1 6 6 -3 |
2013-14 Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk KHL 49 13 6 19 54 1 |
Finland WC 7 0 0 0 2 -2 |
Finland (all) International 19 2 2 4 2 1 |
2014-15 Leksands IF SHL 24 5 5 10 12 -4 |
Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod KHL 25 2 3 5 4 -8 | Playoffs 4 0 0 0 10 1
Finland (all) International 3 0 0 0 0 -2 |
2015-16 Tappara Liiga 44 7 15 22 18 13 | Playoffs 18 2 2 4 28 -9
2016-17 Tappara “A” Liiga 55 30 26 56 36 15 | Playoffs 17 5 6 11 30 6
Finland WC 10 3 4 7 4 -3 |
Finland (all) International 16 7 5 12 10 -9 |
2017-18 Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk KHL 50 9 8 17 14 -23 |
Finland OG 5 1 1 2 2 -1 |
Finland WC 8 4 4 8 6 10 |
Finland (all) “A” International 28 7 9 16 66 13 |
2018-19 Kunlun Red Star KHL 37 9 9 18 45 -12 |
Finland “A” WC 10 0 5 5 0 2 |
Finland (all) International 14 1 5 6 0 4 |
2019-20 Jokerit KHL 44 11 13 24 27 -4 | Playoffs 6 3 0 3 6 1
Finland (all) International 2 1 0 1 0 2 |
2020-21 Jokerit KHL 52 14 10 24 58 5 | Playoffs 4 0 0 0 2 -2
2021-22 Jokerit KHL 45 5 7 12 23 -5 |
Tappara Liiga 8 3 0 3 29 0 | Playoffs 15 8 2 10 2 5
Finland (all) International 2 0 0 0 0 0 |
2022-23 Tappara Liiga - - - - - - |
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2012-13 Finland EHT 3 2 0 2 2 0 |
2013-14 Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk Nadezhda Cup 6 2 0 2 4 -5 |
Finland EHT 6 0 1 1 0 0 |
2014-15 Finland EHT 1 0 0 0 0 -1 |
2015-16 Tappara Champions HL 8 0 3 3 2 3 |
2016-17 Tappara Champions HL 4 1 0 1 25 1 |
Finland EHT 6 4 1 5 6 -6 |
2017-18 Finland EHT 10 1 2 3 31 0 |
2018-19 Finland EHT 2 1 0 1 0 2 |
2019-20 Finland EHT 2 1 0 1 0 2 |
2020-21 Finland EHT 1 0 0 0 0 0 |
2021-22 Finland EHT 2 0 0 0 0 0 |
Tappara Champions HL 1 0 0 0 0 0 |
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Game Log
Date Team Opp Score G A TP PIM +/- SOG PPG SHG TOI
Liiga
2022-04-28T18:30:00+0300 Tappara vs TPS
2022-04-26T18:30:00+0300 Tappara @ TPS
2022-04-25T18:30:00+0300 Tappara vs TPS
2022-04-23T17:00:00+0300 Tappara @ TPS
2022-04-20T18:30:00+0300 Tappara vs TPS
2022-04-14T18:30:00+0300 Tappara vs KooKoo
2022-04-12T18:30:00+0300 Tappara @ KooKoo
2022-04-11T18:30:00+0300 Tappara vs KooKoo
2022-04-09T17:00:00+0300 Tappara @ KooKoo
2022-04-08T18:30:00+0300 Tappara vs KooKoo
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Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
Champions HL 3 13 1 3 4 0.31 27 4 | 0
EHT 9 33 9 4 13 0.39 39 -3 | 0
International 9 102 25 22 47 0.46 86 8 | 0
KHL 7 302 63 56 119 0.39 225 -46 | 3 14 3 0 3 0.21 18 0
Liiga (SM-liiga) 10 417 102 117 219 0.53 345 70 | 6 76 20 19 39 0.51 72 2
Mestis 3 81 18 23 41 0.51 82 -14 | 0
Nadezhda Cup 1 6 2 0 2 0.33 4 -5 | 0
OG 1 5 1 1 2 0.40 2 -1 | 0
SHL 1 24 5 5 10 0.42 12 -4 | 0
U16 SM-sarja 1 12 11 4 15 1.25 18 - | 1 2 0 0 0 0.00 0 -
U20 I-divisioona 2 40 11 14 25 0.63 65 - | 0
U20 Suomi-sarja 2 14 6 9 15 1.07 26 - | 1 2 0 3 3 1.50 32 -
WC 5 45 10 14 24 0.53 16 4 | 0
Skill Rating

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Speed
15
Shooting Accuracy
15
Acceleration
15
Teamwork
14

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Player Connections
Player Period Teams
Juuso Hietanen (D) 2011-2022 10 Finland, Finland, Finland, Finland (all), Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod
Atte Ohtamaa (D) 2012-2022 9 Finland, Finland, Finland, Finland (all)
Sakari Salminen (F) 2007-2017 8 Finland, Finland, Finland (all), Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod, Ässät
Ville Pokka (D) 2012-2022 8 Finland, Finland, Finland (all)

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Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
05/25/2022
05/25/2022 Extension Tappara Tappara
02/28/2022
02/28/2022 Confirmed Jokerit Tappara
08/10/2021
08/10/2021 Extension Jokerit Jokerit
05/04/2019
05/04/2019 Confirmed Kunlun Red Star Jokerit
05/02/2018
05/02/2018 Confirmed Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk Kunlun Red Star
06/14/2017
06/14/2017 Confirmed Tappara Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk
07/11/2015
07/11/2015 Confirmed Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod Tappara
11/27/2014
11/27/2014 Confirmed Leksands IF Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod
08/30/2014
08/30/2014 Confirmed Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk Leksands IF
07/03/2013
07/03/2013 Confirmed Ässät Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk
11/17/2011
11/17/2011 Extension Ässät Ässät
12/04/2009
12/04/2009 Extension Ässät Ässät
02/09/2009
02/09/2009 Extension Ässät Ässät
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