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Finland Tapio Sammalkangas

#74 Tappara / Liiga - 16/17
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Database: 918 985 players
Last added: Julie Blake
Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Andrew Poturalski 32 19 29 48
2. T.J. Tynan 25 6 33 39
3. Stefan Noesen 30 18 19 37
4. Martin Frk 26 18 18 36
5. Michael Mersch 35 18 18 36
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
D
Age
41
Height
5'11" / 180 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
205 lbs / 93 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Youth Team
Status
Retired
Agency
Highlights
2-time SM-liiga Champion 2

Father: Timo Sammalkangas
Cousin: Samuli Kankaanperä, Markus Kankaanperä

Team Staff profile of Tapio Sammalkangas also available
Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1994-95 Ilves U16 U16 SM-sarja 29 7 6 13 38 |
1995-96 Ilves U16 U16 SM-sarja 23 1 5 6 62 |
Ilves U18 U18 SM-sarja 1 0 0 0 0 |
Finland U16 (all) International-Jr 3 0 0 0 0 |
1996-97 Ilves U18 U18 SM-sarja 34 6 3 9 79 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0 37
Finland U17 (all) International-Jr 4 2 1 3 2 |
1997-98 Ilves U18 U18 SM-sarja 4 0 1 1 4 |
Ilves U20 U20 SM-liiga 16 1 1 2 22 | Relegation 14 3 5 8 20
Ilves SM-liiga 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0 0 0
Finland U18 EJC-18 6 1 0 1 8 |
Finland U18 (all) International-Jr 17 1 2 3 30 |
1998-99 Ilves U20 U20 SM-liiga 30 4 7 11 64 | Playoffs 9 0 1 1 8
Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 3 0 0 0 12 |
1999-00 Ilves U20 U20 SM-liiga 9 1 2 3 55 |
Ilves SM-liiga 47 0 3 3 56 -15 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0 0 2
Finland U20 (all) “C” International-Jr 20 1 2 3 55 |
Finland U20 WJC-20 7 0 0 0 35 1 |
2000-01 Ilves U20 U20 SM-liiga 1 0 0 0 0 |
Ilves SM-liiga 54 3 4 7 34 -6 | Playoffs 9 1 0 1 4 1
2001-02 Ässät SM-liiga 52 5 10 15 70 -18 |
2002-03 Ilves SM-liiga 51 0 1 1 22 -24 |
2003-04 Fresno Falcons ECHL 70 1 18 19 84 |
2004-05 AaB Ishockey Denmark 29 2 5 7 46 | Playoffs 16 1 1 2 31
2005-06 AaB Ishockey Denmark 36 4 11 15 65 | Playoffs 17 3 6 9 50
2006-07 Ässät SM-liiga 49 9 4 13 98 -18 |
2007-08 Ässät SM-liiga 49 1 6 7 42 -24 |
2008-09 Ässät SM-liiga 55 2 4 6 116 4 | Relegation 14 3 3 6 14 6
2009-10 Ässät SM-liiga 24 1 0 1 16 -4 |
LeKi Mestis 4 0 0 0 6 0 |
2010-11 Ässät SM-liiga 48 2 6 8 77 2 | Playoffs 6 0 0 0 6 -3
2011-12 Ässät “A” SM-liiga 55 3 8 11 71 14 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0 27 -2
2012-13 Ässät “A” SM-liiga 56 1 8 9 38 17 | Playoffs 16 1 1 2 6 3
2013-14 Ässät “A” Liiga 24 1 3 4 41 -7 |
2014-15 Ässät “A” Liiga 38 1 2 3 63 1 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0 2 -3
2015-16 Ässät Liiga 42 0 3 3 47 3 |
2016-17 Tappara Liiga 27 1 2 3 12 2 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0 0 0
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2016-17 Tappara Champions HL 5 0 0 0 4 0 |
Team Staff History
S Team League Role on Team Notes
2018-19 Ässät Liiga Mental Coach
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Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
Champions HL 1 5 0 0 0 0.00 4 0 | 0
Denmark 2 65 6 16 22 0.34 111 - | 2 33 4 7 11 0.33 81 -
ECHL 1 70 1 18 19 0.27 84 - | 0
EJC-18 1 6 1 0 1 0.17 8 - | 0
International-Jr 5 47 4 5 9 0.19 99 - | 0
Liiga (SM-liiga) 16 671 30 64 94 0.14 803 -73 | 9 56 5 4 9 0.16 59 4
Mestis 1 4 0 0 0 0.00 6 0 | 0
U16 SM-sarja 2 52 8 11 19 0.37 100 - | 0
U18 SM-sarja 3 39 6 4 10 0.26 83 - | 1 3 0 0 0 0.00 37 -
U20 SM-liiga (U20 SM-sarja) 4 56 6 10 16 0.29 141 - | 2 23 3 6 9 0.39 28 -
WJC-20 1 7 0 0 0 0.00 35 1 | 0
Career Highlights
Season
Awards by season
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Player Connections
Player Period Teams
Ville Uusitalo (D) 2008-2016 8 Ässät
Ville Hirvonen (F) 1994-2007 8 Finland U16 (all), Finland U17 (all), Finland U18, Finland U18 (all), Finland U20 (all), Ilves, Ilves U16, Ilves U18, Ilves U20, Ässät
Veli-Matti Savinainen (F) 2007-2017 7 Tappara, Ässät
Tuomas Huhtanen (F) 2006-2015 7 Ässät

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DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
07/30/2017
07/30/2017 Confirmed Tappara Retired
05/12/2016
05/12/2016 Confirmed Ässät Tappara
09/05/2013
09/05/2013 Extension Ässät Ässät
12/21/2011
12/21/2011 Extension Ässät Ässät
12/22/2010
12/22/2010 Extension Ässät Ässät
03/20/2009
03/20/2009 Extension Ässät Ässät
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