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Finland Markus Kankaanperä

#12 HC Bolzano / ICEHL - 21/22
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Last added: Rylan Hicks
Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Calum Ritchie 5 4 6 10
2. Brayden Yager 5 5 4 9
3. Otto Stenberg 5 5 4 9
4. Ethan Gauthier 5 6 1 7
5. Zach Benson 5 2 5 7
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
D
Age
42
Height
6'2" / 187 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
214 lbs / 97 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Youth Team
Contract
21/22
Agency
Highlights
1-time U18 EJC Silver Medal 1
2-time Liiga Champion 2

A defensively reliable defenseman with good size. Kankaanperä plays an aggressive game and has good timing in his physical play. He can chip in the offensive zone as well. Prone to taking penalties and lacks in mobility.

Father: Ari Kankaanperä
Brothers: Mikko Kankaanperä, Samuli Kankaanperä
Uncle: Risto Kankaanperä
Cousin: Tapio Sammalkangas

Team Staff profile of Markus Kankaanperä also available
Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1995-96 JYP U16 U16 SM-sarja 25 5 6 11 34 - |
JYP U18 U18 SM-sarja 9 1 1 2 4 - |
Finland U16 (all) International-Jr 3 2 0 2 2 - |
1996-97 JYP U18 U18 SM-sarja 33 3 5 8 83 - |
Finland U17 WHC-17 3 0 0 0 8 - |
Finland U17 (all) International-Jr 10 0 0 0 10 - |
1997-98 JYP U18 U18 SM-sarja 13 4 10 14 18 - | Playoffs 5 3 2 5 6 -
JYP U20 U20 SM-liiga 32 0 0 0 2 - |
Finland U18 EJC-18 6 0 1 1 8 - |
Finland U18 (all) International-Jr 24 1 2 3 18 - |
1998-99 JYP U20 U20 SM-liiga 1 0 0 0 4 - |
JYP SM-liiga 50 0 2 2 85 -3 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0 0 0
Finland U20 WJC-20 6 0 0 0 6 - |
Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 17 1 0 1 10 - |
1999-00 JYP U20 U20 SM-liiga 3 1 1 2 2 - | Playoffs 3 0 1 1 6 -
JYP SM-liiga 47 0 5 5 87 -5 |
Finland U20 WJC-20 7 0 2 2 8 -5 |
Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 16 0 4 4 18 - |
2000-01 JYP SM-liiga 53 5 4 9 60 -12 |
2001-02 HPK SM-liiga 51 4 3 7 80 13 | Playoffs 8 0 0 0 10 0
2002-03 Jokerit SM-liiga 52 1 4 5 94 8 | Playoffs 10 1 2 3 6 4
2003-04 Jokerit SM-liiga 55 6 6 12 101 12 | Playoffs 8 1 1 2 8 3
2004-05 Jokerit SM-liiga 51 0 3 3 71 8 | Playoffs 7 0 3 3 6 0
2005-06 Jokerit SM-liiga 53 5 5 10 182 -3 |
2006-07 Jokerit SM-liiga 49 9 7 16 136 15 | Playoffs 10 0 1 1 6 1
2007-08 Brynäs IF Elitserien 45 2 4 6 114 -6 | Kvalserien SHL 3 0 0 0 2 0
2008-09 HIFK SM-liiga 57 4 16 20 110 -2 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0 6 -1
2009-10 HIFK SM-liiga 55 2 12 14 137 10 | Playoffs 6 0 1 1 6 -1
2010-11 HIFK SM-liiga 58 1 10 11 145 14 | Playoffs 15 0 4 4 28 4
2011-12 HIFK SM-liiga 29 0 4 4 71 15 | Playoffs 4 0 0 0 8 -2
2012-13 Tappara “A” SM-liiga 58 4 12 16 166 21 | Playoffs 15 0 1 1 8 -3
2013-14 Tappara “A” Liiga 58 5 4 9 72 0 | Playoffs 18 2 1 3 20 3
2014-15 Tappara “A” Liiga 52 4 10 14 97 12 | Playoffs 20 1 3 4 24 0
2015-16 Tappara “A” Liiga 49 1 6 7 88 7 | Playoffs 18 1 1 2 6 -2
2016-17 Sport “C” Liiga 56 1 7 8 158 -4 |
2017-18 Sport “C” Liiga 17 1 2 3 33 -5 |
HIFK Liiga 23 0 4 4 30 9 | Playoffs 12 1 0 1 8 0
2018-19 HIFK Liiga 45 1 6 7 70 -12 | Playoffs 10 0 0 0 10 1
2019-20 HIFK Liiga 6 0 0 0 6 2 |
Löwen Frankfurt DEL2 6 0 3 3 14 3 |
2020-21 JoKP Mestis 9 1 5 6 31 2 |
HPK Liiga 30 1 0 1 50 0 |
2021-22 Dundee Stars “A” EIHL 30 1 5 6 57 -9 |
HC Bolzano ICEHL 1 0 0 0 0 -1 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0 0 -2
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2003-04 Jokerit Spengler Cup 4 1 0 1 8 0 |
Finland EHT 3 0 0 0 0 - |
2007-08 Finland EHT 3 0 0 0 4 -1 |
2010-11 HIFK ET 6 1 3 4 55 - |
2011-12 HIFK ET 6 0 2 2 18 - |
2012-13 Tappara “A” ET 7 0 0 0 6 - | Playoffs 2 0 0 0 8 -
2013-14 Tappara ET 8 0 0 0 4 - |
2014-15 Tappara “A” Champions HL 8 0 0 0 31 -3 |
2015-16 Tappara “A” Champions HL 8 1 1 2 29 2 |
2018-19 HIFK Champions HL 6 1 1 2 2 1 |
2021-22 Dundee Stars EIHL Cup 6 0 0 0 6 0 |
Team Staff History
S Team League Role on Team Notes
2021-22 Dundee Stars EIHL Player-Asst. Coach
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Game Log
Date Team Opp Score G A TP PIM +/- SOG PPG SHG TOI
Liiga
2021-04-13T18:30:00+0300 HPK vs SaiPa
2021-04-06T18:30:00+0300 HPK vs Tappara
2021-04-03T17:00:00+0300 HPK vs Jukurit
2021-04-01T18:30:00+0300 HPK @ Kärpät
2021-03-30T18:30:00+0300 HPK vs TPS
2021-03-26T17:30:00+0100 HPK vs KooKoo
2021-03-24T17:30:00+0100 HPK @ Tappara
2021-03-16T17:30:00+0100 HPK @ JYP
2021-03-13T16:00:00+0100 HPK vs Kärpät
2021-03-11T17:30:00+0100 HPK @ JYP
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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 22 2 2 4 0.18 62 0 | 0
DEL2 1 6 0 3 3 0.50 14 3 | 0
EHT 2 6 0 0 0 0.00 4 -1 | 0
EIHL 1 30 1 5 6 0.20 57 -9 | 0
EIHL Cup 1 6 0 0 0 0.00 6 0 | 0
EJC-18 1 6 0 1 1 0.17 8 - | 0
ET 4 27 1 5 6 0.22 83 - | 1 2 0 0 0 0.00 8 -
ICEHL 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 -1 | 1 2 0 0 0 0.00 0 -2
International-Jr 5 70 4 6 10 0.14 58 - | 0
Liiga (SM-liiga) 22 1 054 55 132 187 0.18 2 129 100 | 16 166 7 18 25 0.15 160 7
Mestis 1 9 1 5 6 0.67 31 2 | 0
Elitserien (SHL) 1 45 2 4 6 0.13 114 -6 | 1 3 0 0 0 0.00 2 0
Spengler Cup 1 4 1 0 1 0.25 8 0 | 0
U16 SM-sarja 1 25 5 6 11 0.44 34 - | 0
U18 SM-sarja 3 55 8 16 24 0.44 105 - | 1 5 3 2 5 1.00 6 -
U20 SM-liiga (U20 SM-sarja) 3 36 1 1 2 0.06 8 - | 1 3 0 1 1 0.33 6 -
WHC-17 1 3 0 0 0 0.00 8 - | 0
WJC-20 2 13 0 2 2 0.15 14 -5 | 0
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Skill Rating

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Strength
15
Hitting
15
Teamwork
14
Shot Blocking
14

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Player Connections
Player Period Teams
Tomek Valtonen (F) 1995-2007 10 Finland, Finland U16 (all), Finland U17, Finland U17 (all), Finland U18 (all), Finland U20, Finland U20 (all), Jokerit
Jussi Pesonen (F) 1995-2009 9 Finland U20 (all), HIFK, JYP, JYP U18, JYP U20, Jokerit
Jukka Voutilainen (F) 1995-2014 8 Finland, Finland U16 (all), Finland U17 (all), Finland U18 (all), Finland U20 (all), Jokerit, Tappara
Pekka Saravo (D) 1998-2016 7 Finland, Finland U20 (all), Tappara

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Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
04/27/2022
04/27/2022 Confirmed HC Bolzano Unknown
02/23/2022
02/23/2022 Confirmed Dundee Stars HC Bolzano
09/06/2021
09/06/2021 Confirmed HPK Dundee Stars
01/12/2021
01/12/2021 Confirmed JoKP HPK
10/27/2020
10/27/2020 Confirmed Löwen Frankfurt JoKP
02/11/2020
02/11/2020 Confirmed HIFK Löwen Frankfurt
02/13/2019
02/13/2019 Extension HIFK HIFK
05/03/2018
05/03/2018 Extension HIFK HIFK
01/03/2018
01/03/2018 Confirmed Sport HIFK
05/03/2016
05/03/2016 Confirmed Tappara Sport
05/20/2015
05/20/2015 Extension Tappara Tappara
05/20/2014
05/20/2014 Extension Tappara Tappara
05/02/2012
05/02/2012 Confirmed HIFK Tappara
01/20/2010
01/20/2010 Extension HIFK HIFK
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