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Finland Veli-Matti Vittasmäki

#33 Tappara / Liiga - 22/23
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GAMES
GP
G
A
TP
+/-
5
0
0
0
+1
10
0
2
2
+6
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Database: 944 507 players
Last added: Frank Rastelli
Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Lara Stalder 33 34 55 89
2. Sydney Brodt 36 29 27 56
3. Petra Nieminen 34 26 29 55
4. Katerina Mrazova 23 17 37 54
5. Maja Nylén Persson 35 15 32 47
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
D
Age
31
Height
6'1" / 185 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
209 lbs / 95 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Youth Team
Contract
23/24
Agency
Highlights
2-time Liiga Champion 2
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 50 2 12 14 12 12 | Playoffs 15 1 2 3 0 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 +/-
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 10 1 5 6 6 6 |
Finland EHT 2 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 5 35 4 9 13 0.37 12 17 | 0
EHT 5 13 0 3 3 0.23 0 1 | 0
ET 4 31 3 3 5 0.16 28 - | 1 3 0 0 0 0.00 0 -
International 4 15 0 4 4 0.27 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) 14 645 28 91 119 0.18 220 -5 | 7 75 1 10 11 0.15 22 5
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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Teamwork
15
Speed
15
Leadership
14

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Player Connections
Player Period Teams
Niklas Friman (D) 2009-2022 9 Finland, Finland (all), TPS, TPS U20, TUTO Hockey
Markus Palmroth (D) 2006-2014 8 TPS, TPS U18, TPS U20, TUTO Hockey
Mikko Lehtonen (D) 2011-2022 8 Finland, Finland (all), TPS, TUTO Hockey, Tappara
Mikko Laine (F) 2005-2015 8 Finland U20 (all), Suomi U20, TPS, TPS U16, 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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