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Finland Veli-Pekka Ketola

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Database: 904 330 players
Last added: Lucrezia La Sala
Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Felix Maegaard Scheel 23 12 18 30
2. Patrick Bjorkstrand 22 11 17 28
3. Joseph Jonsson 22 12 15 27
4. Mathias Bau Hansen 21 15 11 26
5. Søren Nielsen 23 8 15 23
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
C
Age
73
Height
6'2" / 187 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
238 lbs / 108 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Youth Team
Status
Retired
Highlights
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
Finland “C” CC 5 0 0 0 2 |
1976-77 Winnipeg Jets WHA 64 25 29 54 59 -13 |
Calgary Cowboys WHA 17 4 6 10 2 -17 |
Finland (all) International - - - - - |
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
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Player Connections
Player Period Teams
Antti Heikkilä (D) 1963-1981 14 Karhut, Ässät
Tapio Koskinen (F) 1968-1981 11 Finland, Finland (all), Ässät
Jaakko Honkanen (F) 1963-1978 11 Karhut, Ässät
Anto Virtanen (F) 1963-1974 10 Karhut, Ässät

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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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