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Finland Veli-Pekka Ketola

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Database: 995 287 players
Last added: Raphaël Neukomm
Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Loren Gabel 13 14 10 24
2. Brittany Howard 14 15 8 23
3. Kennedy Marchment 15 14 8 22
4. Jillian Dempsey 15 9 9 18
5. Taylor Girard 15 5 12 17
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
C
Age
74
Height
6'2" / 187 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
238 lbs / 108 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Youth Team
Status
Retired
Highlights
2-time Liiga All-Star Team 2
1-time Liiga Most Points (Veli-Pekka Ketola Trophy) 1
1-time WHA Avco World Trophy 1
Team Staff profile of Veli-Pekka Ketola also available
Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1963-64 Karhut SM-sarja 2 0 0 0 0 - |
1964-65 Karhut SM-sarja 18 4 1 5 2 - |
1965-66 Karhut SM-sarja 19 8 3 11 12 - |
1966-67 Karhut SM-sarja 22 15 10 25 30 - |
1967-68 Ässät SM-sarja 20 12 13 25 16 - |
Finland OG 8 3 3 6 10 - |
1968-69 Ässät SM-sarja 20 15 9 24 22 - |
Finland (all) International - - - - - - |
Finland WC 8 0 2 2 2 - |
1969-70 Jokerit SM-sarja 22 25 12 37 26 - |
Finland WC 10 4 3 7 32 - |
1970-71 Ässät SM-sarja 31 25 17 42 31 - |
Finland WC 6 5 1 6 4 - |
1971-72 Ässät SM-sarja 32 16 14 30 25 - |
Finland OG 6 1 3 4 7 - |
Finland WC 9 4 3 7 4 - |
1972-73 Ässät SM-sarja 36 25 16 41 74 - |
Finland “C” WC 10 2 2 4 12 - |
1973-74 Ässät SM-sarja 35 23 21 44 44 - |
Finland “C” WC 10 7 3 10 4 - |
1974-75 Winnipeg Jets WHA 74 23 28 51 25 - |
1975-76 Winnipeg Jets WHA 80 32 36 68 32 -4 | Playoffs 13 7 5 12 2 7
1976-77 Winnipeg Jets WHA 64 25 29 54 59 -13 |
Calgary Cowboys WHA 17 4 6 10 2 -17 |
Finland (all) International - - - - - - |
Finland “C” CC 5 0 0 0 2 - |
1977-78 Ässät SM-liiga 36 27 29 56 59 31 | Playoffs 9 10 10 20 22 -
1978-79 Ässät “C” SM-liiga 36 23 49 72 66 49 | Playoffs 8 1 6 7 30 -
1979-80 Ässät “C” SM-liiga 36 22 38 60 61 33 | Playoffs 7 3 7 10 40 -
1980-81 Ässät “C” SM-liiga 36 23 39 62 61 27 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0 2 -
1981-82 Colorado Rockies NHL 44 9 5 14 4 -17 |
Finland “C” CC 5 0 0 0 6 - |
1982-83 KalPa I-divisioona 6 4 8 12 6 - |
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1976-77 Winnipeg Jets Izvestia Trophy - 0 1 1 0 - |
Team Staff History
S Team League Role on Team Notes
1993-94 Ässät SM-liiga Head Coach
1994-95 Ässät SM-liiga GM/Head Coach
1995-96 Ässät SM-liiga GM/Head Coach
1996-97 Ässät SM-liiga General Manager
Ässät SM-liiga Head Coach Until 1996-09-27
1997-98 Ässät SM-liiga General Manager
1998-99 Ässät SM-liiga General Manager
Ässät SM-liiga Head Coach Replaced Esko Nokelainen on March 1
1999-00 Ässät SM-liiga General Manager
2003-04 Black Wings Linz EBEL Head Coach Replaced by Stanislav Barda midseason
2013-14 Ässät Liiga Team Consultant
2014-15 Ässät Liiga Team Consultant
Finland U20 WJC-20 Team Manager
Finland U20 (all) International-Jr Team Manager
2015-16 Finland U20 WJC-20 Team Manager
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Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
CC 2 10 0 0 0 0.00 8 - | 0
I-divisioona 1 6 4 8 12 2.00 6 - | 0
International 2 - - - - - - - | 0
Izvestia Trophy 1 - 0 1 1 - 0 - | 0
SM-liiga (Liiga) 4 144 95 155 250 1.74 247 140 | 4 26 14 23 37 1.42 94 -
NHL 1 44 9 5 14 0.32 4 -17 | 0
OG 2 14 4 6 10 0.71 17 - | 0
SM-sarja 11 257 168 116 284 1.11 282 - | 0
WC 6 53 22 14 36 0.68 58 - | 0
WHA 3 235 84 99 183 0.78 118 -34 | 1 13 7 5 12 0.92 2 7
* Some data is missing to provide a correct summary.
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Player Connections
Player Period Teams
Antti Heikkilä (D) 1963-1981 14 Karhut, Ässät
Jaakko Honkanen (F) 1963-1978 11 Karhut, Ässät
Anto Virtanen (F) 1963-1974 10 Karhut, Ässät
Tapio Koskinen (F) 1968-1981 10 Finland, Finland (all), Ässät
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Player Biography and Trivia

Number 13 retired by Ässät

Cult/Star player for Finland

Cult/Star player for Winnipeg Jets

Cult/Star player for Ässät

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