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Finland Riikka Sallinen
a.k.a. "Hanna-Riikka Nieminen, Välilä"
#13 HV71 / SDHL (W) - 18/19
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Database: 891 937 players
Last added: Jan Schippert
Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Vadim Shipachyov 22 13 23 36
2. Philippe Maillet 22 9 17 26
3. Daniel Audette 22 12 13 25
4. Nikita Mikhailis 23 9 15 24
5. Niko Ojamäki 22 15 8 23
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
C
Age
48
Height
5'4" / 163 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
132 lbs / 60 kg
Nation
Shoots
R
Youth Team
Status
Retired
Highlights
3-time European Championship (W) Gold Medal 3
1-time World Championship (W) Silver Medal 1
6-time World Championship (W) Bronze Medal 6
2-time Olympic (W) Bronze Medal 2

Brother: Lasse Nieminen
Sons: Emil Välilä, Elis Välilä

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Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1988-89 EVU SM-sarja (W) 6 19 7 26 2 |
Finland EC (W) 5 9 2 11 2 |
Finland (all) International (W) 5 9 2 11 2 |
1989-90 JYP I-divisioona (W) 4 5 3 8 0 |
Finland WC (W) 5 8 2 10 4 |
Finland (all) International (W) 9 14 2 16 4 |
1991-92 JYP I-divisioona (W) 10 41 3 44 2 |
Finland WC (W) 5 6 2 8 0 |
Finland (all) International (W) 6 8 2 10 0 |
1992-93 SC Lyss Damen LKA 17 50 30 80 0 |
Finland EC (W) 3 2 2 4 0 |
Finland (all) International (W) 3 2 2 4 0 |
1993-94 Shakers SM-sarja (W) 21 73 56 129 8 | Playoffs 5 11 11 22 4
Finland WC (W) 5 4 9 13 4 11 |
Finland (all) International (W) 8 7 12 19 10 |
1994-95 JYP I-divisioona (W) 8 35 13 48 25 |
Finland “A” EC (W) 5 9 14 23 2 |
Finland (all) International (W) 13 20 20 40 4 |
1995-96 KalPa SM-sarja (W) 10 10 8 18 0 |
Finland (all) International (W) 3 2 4 6 0 |
1996-97 JyP HT SM-sarja (W) 24 26 38 64 0 | Playoffs 6 3 5 8 4
Finland WC (W) 5 5 5 10 0 |
Finland (all) International (W) 22 12 14 26 0 |
1997-98 JYP SM-sarja (W) 12 13 8 21 2 | Playoffs 6 2 8 10 0
Finland “A” OG (W) 6 7 5 12 4 14 |
Finland (all) International (W) 22 21 19 40 6 |
1999-00 JYP SM-sarja (W) 2 1 0 1 0 |
2000-01 JyHC “C” SM-sarja (W) 9 10 9 19 6 | Relegation 1 4 2 6 0
2001-02 JyHC SM-sarja (W) 13 10 12 22 2 | Playoffs 2 1 1 2 2
Finland OG (W) 5 0 3 3 2 -2 |
Finland (all) International (W) 16 10 8 18 4 |
2002-03 Limhamn HK Division 1 (W) - - - - - | Playoffs 3 3 3 6 0 2
2003-13 Did not play - - - - - |
2013-14 JYP SM-sarja (W) 13 7 12 19 18 | Playoffs 8 5 11 16 12
Finland OG (W) 6 1 4 5 0 1 |
Finland (all) International (W) 20 5 8 13 6 |
2014-15 JYP “A” SM-sarja (W) 14 12 25 37 8 | Playoffs 7 5 7 12 4
Finland “A” WC (W) 6 0 6 6 0 2 |
Finland (all) International (W) 24 7 15 22 8 |
2015-16 JYP “A” SM-sarja (W) 11 20 19 39 6 | Playoffs 6 5 5 10 2
Finland “A” WC (W) 6 1 5 6 0 -4 |
Finland (all) “A” International (W) 21 5 20 25 2 |
2016-17 HV71 “A” SDHL (W) 23 10 11 21 12 11 | Playoffs 6 3 3 6 4 1
IF Troja-Ljungby Division 1 (W) 1 2 3 5 0 |
Finland “A” WC (W) 6 1 2 3 2 0 |
Finland (all) “A” International (W) 19 3 15 18 6 9 |
2017-18 HV71 “C” SDHL (W) 36 15 32 47 24 17 | Playoffs 2 1 1 2 2 -2
Finland “A” OG (W) 6 4 1 5 0 -2 |
Finland (all) “A” International (W) 26 6 12 18 10 |
2018-19 HV71 “C” SDHL (W) 33 14 37 51 8 26 | Playoffs 4 1 1 2 25 -6
Finland EHT (W) 3 2 1 3 2 2 |
Finland “A” WC (W) 7 0 4 4 8 3 |
Finland (all) International (W) 24 3 11 14 20 |
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2018-19 Finland “A” 4 Nations Cup (W) 2 1 1 2 2 |
Team Staff History
S Team League Role on Team Notes
2012-13 Finland WC (W) Team Manager
2019-20 HV71 SDHL (W) Asst. Coach Hired on December 16
2020-21 HV71 SDHL (W) Asst. Coach
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Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
4 Nations Cup (W) 1 2 1 1 2 1.00 2 - | 0
Division 1 (W) 2 1 2 3 5 5.00 0 - | 1 3 3 3 6 2.00 0 2
EC (W) 3 13 20 18 38 2.92 4 - | 0
EHT (W) 1 3 2 1 3 1.00 2 2 | 0
I-divisioona (W) 3 22 81 19 100 4.55 27 - | 0
International (W) 16 241 134 166 300 1.24 82 9 | 0
LKA 1 17 50 30 80 4.71 0 - | 0
SM-sarja (W) (Naisten Liiga (W)) 11 135 201 194 395 2.93 52 - | 8 41 36 50 86 2.10 28 -
OG (W) 4 23 12 13 25 1.09 6 11 | 0
SDHL (W) 3 92 39 80 119 1.29 44 54 | 3 12 5 5 10 0.83 31 -7
WC (W) 8 45 25 35 60 1.33 18 12 | 0
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Player Connections
Player Period Teams
Tiia Reima (F) 1988-2002 10 Finland, Finland, Finland, Finland (all)
Johanna Ikonen (D) 1988-1998 9 Finland, Finland, Finland, Finland (all), Shakers
Marianne Ihalainen (F) 1988-1998 9 Finland, Finland, Finland, Finland (all)
Päivi Halonen (D) 1988-2002 9 Finland, Finland, Finland (all), Shakers

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DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
06/14/2019
06/14/2019 Confirmed HV71 Retired
04/25/2018
04/25/2018 Extension HV71 HV71
05/30/2016
05/30/2016 Confirmed JYP HV71
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Number 13 retired by JYP

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