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Finland Veli-Matti Vittasmäki
#33 Tappara / Liiga - 21/22
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Last added: Avery Walsh
Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Alexis D'Aoust - - - -
2. Guillaume Beaudoin - - - -
3. Olivier Archambault - - - -
4. Mathieu Gagnon - - - -
5. Mathieu Brodeur - - - -
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
D
Age
31
Height
6'1" / 186 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
205 lbs / 93 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Youth Team
Contract
23/24
Agency
Highlights
1-time SM-liiga Champion 1
Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2005-06 TPS U16 U16 SM-sarja Q 11 1 8 9 4 |
TPS U16 U16 SM-sarja 10 0 0 0 2 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0 2
Finland U16 (all) International-Jr 3 1 0 1 0 |
2006-07 TPS U18 U18 SM-sarja 32 1 5 6 18 |
2007-08 TPS U18 U18 SM-sarja 7 1 3 4 12 |
TPS U20 U20 SM-liiga 41 1 6 7 20 -7 | Relegation 8 0 1 1 2 -4
Finland U18 WJC-18 6 0 0 0 6 3 |
Finland U18 (all) International-Jr 14 1 0 1 8 |
2008-09 TPS U20 U20 SM-liiga 26 4 10 14 52 6 | Playoffs 12 0 5 5 10 -5
TPS SM-liiga 32 0 1 1 4 -6 |
Suomi U20 Mestis 6 0 0 0 6 1 |
Finland U20 WJC-20 6 0 1 1 0 2 |
2009-10 TPS U20 U20 SM-liiga 4 0 3 3 2 3 |
TPS SM-liiga 34 0 4 4 24 4 | Playoffs 15 0 2 2 6 0
TuTo Hockey Mestis 11 2 3 5 2 0 |
Suomi U20 Mestis 6 0 2 2 4 2 |
Finland U20 WJC-20 6 0 1 1 2 -2 |
Finland U20 (all) “A” International-Jr 15 0 4 4 14 |
2010-11 TPS SM-liiga 56 2 5 7 20 -9 |
2011-12 TPS SM-liiga 59 1 2 3 36 -21 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0 0 -2
2012-13 TPS “A” SM-liiga 60 3 5 8 28 2 |
2013-14 TPS Liiga 55 0 7 7 22 -25 |
2014-15 TPS Liiga 15 1 0 1 6 -3 |
TUTO Hockey Mestis 1 0 0 0 0 1 |
KalPa Liiga 28 1 3 4 4 4 | Playoffs 6 0 1 1 0 0
2015-16 Ilves Liiga 60 5 16 21 24 0 |
2016-17 Ilves “A” Liiga 38 2 5 7 10 10 | Playoffs 10 0 1 1 6 -1
Finland (all) International 7 0 3 3 0 4 |
2017-18 Tappara “A” Liiga 53 4 9 13 18 15 | Playoffs 16 0 3 3 2 3
2018-19 Tappara “A” Liiga 46 5 7 12 2 8 | Playoffs 11 0 1 1 8 0
Finland (all) International 2 0 0 0 0 1 |
2019-20 Tappara “A” Liiga 59 2 15 17 10 4 |
Finland (all) International 4 0 1 1 0 0 |
2020-21 Severstal Cherepovets KHL 55 0 6 6 6 -1 | Playoffs 5 0 0 0 2 1
2021-22 Tappara Liiga 3 0 2 2 0 2 |
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2010-11 TPS ET 8 0 1 1 4 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0 0
2011-12 TPS ET 7 0 1 1 8 |
2012-13 TPS ET 8 1 1 1 8 |
2013-14 TPS ET 8 2 0 2 8 |
2014-15 TPS Champions HL 2 0 0 0 0 0 |
2016-17 Finland EHT 3 0 2 2 0 2 |
2017-18 Tappara Champions HL 8 2 2 4 2 0 |
2018-19 Tappara Champions HL 8 1 2 3 0 8 |
Finland EHT 2 0 0 0 0 1 |
2019-20 Tappara Champions HL 7 0 0 0 4 3 |
Finland EHT 4 0 1 1 0 0 |
2020-21 Finland EHT 2 0 0 0 0 -2 |
2021-22 Tappara Champions HL 4 0 4 4 4 3 |
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Game Log
Date Team Opp Score G A TP PIM +/- SOG PPG SHG TOI
Liiga
Thu 16/09 Tappara vs Ilves
Sat 11/09 Tappara @ Sport
Fri 10/09 Tappara @ HPK
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Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
Champions HL 5 29 3 8 11 0.38 10 14 | 0
EHT 4 11 0 3 3 0.27 0 1 | 0
ET 4 31 3 3 5 0.16 28 - | 1 3 0 0 0 0.00 0 -
International 3 13 0 4 4 0.31 0 5 | 0
International-Jr 3 32 2 4 6 0.19 22 - | 0
KHL 1 55 0 6 6 0.11 6 -1 | 1 5 0 0 0 0.00 2 1
Liiga (SM-liiga) 13 598 26 81 107 0.18 208 -15 | 6 60 0 8 8 0.13 22 0
Mestis 3 24 2 5 7 0.29 12 4 | 0
U16 SM-sarja 1 10 0 0 0 0.00 2 - | 1 2 0 0 0 0.00 2 -
U16 SM-sarja Q 1 11 1 8 9 0.82 4 - | 0
U18 SM-sarja 2 39 2 8 10 0.26 30 - | 0
U20 SM-liiga (U20 SM-sarja) 3 71 5 19 24 0.34 74 2 | 2 20 0 6 6 0.30 12 -9
WJC-18 1 6 0 0 0 0.00 6 3 | 0
WJC-20 2 12 0 2 2 0.17 2 0 | 0
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Strength
16
Teamwork
15
Speed
15
Leadership
14

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Player Connections
Player Period Teams
Markus Palmroth (D) 2006-2014 8 TPS, TPS U18, TPS U20, TUTO Hockey
Mikko Laine (F) 2005-2015 8 Finland U20 (all), Suomi U20, TPS, TPS U16, TPS U18, TPS U20, TUTO Hockey
Niklas Friman (D) 2009-2021 8 Finland (EHT), Finland (all), TPS, TPS U20, TUTO Hockey
Topi Taavitsainen (F) 2006-2015 7 TPS, TPS U18, TPS U20, TUTO Hockey

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Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
05/19/2021
05/19/2021 Confirmed Severstal Cherepovets Tappara
05/01/2020
05/01/2020 Confirmed Tappara Severstal Cherepovets
12/23/2019
12/23/2019 Extension Tappara Tappara
05/29/2017
05/29/2017 Confirmed Ilves Tappara
11/04/2015
11/04/2015 Extension Ilves Ilves
05/02/2015
05/02/2015 Confirmed TPS Ilves
12/26/2014
12/26/2014 Loan TPS KalPa
10/21/2014
10/21/2014 Loan TPS TUTO Hockey
05/05/2014
05/05/2014 Extension TPS TPS
11/28/2012
11/28/2012 Extension TPS TPS
03/10/2011
03/10/2011 Extension TPS TPS
01/21/2010
01/21/2010 Extension TPS TPS
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Player Biography and Trivia

Career transactions:
- 2011-03-10 • Signed to a two-year contract by TPS
- 2010-01-21 • Signed to a one-year contract by TPS
- 2008-10-08 • Signed to a two-year contract by TPS
- 2008 • Signed to a one-year contract by TPS

Memorable dates
- 2011-01-15 • Scored first Liiga goal (assisted by T.Suominen and M.Virtala), vs. Pelicans(N.Hovinen)
- 2009-12-26 • Selected to U20 World Junior Championship roster
- 2008-12-16 • Selected to U20 World Junior Championship roster
- 2008-09-13 • Made Liiga debut against Jokerit
- 2008-03-31 • Selected to U18 World Junior Championship roster

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