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Finland Saku Mäenalanen
#8 Kärpät / Liiga - 21/22
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Database: 891 093 players
Last added: Hugo Kraus
Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Matthew Kopperud 8 7 8 15
2. Louis Boudon 8 3 10 13
3. Carter Savoie 6 6 6 12
4. Josh Doan 8 4 8 12
5. Brendan Brisson 6 7 4 11
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
LW/C
Age
27
Height
6'4" / 192 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
207 lbs / 94 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Youth Team
Contract
23/24
Agency
Highlights
1-time U20 WJC Gold Medal 1
1-time World Championship Silver Medal 1
3-time SM-liiga Champion 3
Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2009-10 Kärpät U16 U16 SM-sarja Q 5 4 8 12 2 |
Kärpät U16 U16 SM-sarja 27 12 13 25 32 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0 0
2010-11 Laser HT U18 Jr. B II-divisioona Q 8 14 12 26 10 |
Laser HT U18 U18 II-divisioona 18 13 26 39 10 |
Kärpät U18 U18 SM-sarja 1 0 0 0 2 |
2011-12 Kärpät U18 U18 SM-sarja Q 12 2 7 9 36 |
Kärpät U18 U18 SM-sarja 32 13 29 42 40 | Playoffs 9 7 3 10 2
2012-13 Kärpät U20 U20 SM-liiga 45 23 35 58 43 19 | Playoffs 5 5 2 7 18 1
Finland U19 (all) International-Jr 7 4 1 5 2 -2 |
Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 3 0 0 0 2 0 |
2013-14 Kärpät U20 U20 SM-liiga 5 3 3 6 2 -2 | Playoffs 12 4 4 8 10 -1
Kärpät Liiga 25 4 3 7 0 6 |
Jokipojat Mestis 15 9 6 15 4 9 |
Finland U20 WJC-20 7 7 4 11 0 9 |
Finland U20 (all) International-Jr - - - - - |
2014-15 Kärpät U20 U20 SM-liiga 6 2 6 8 2 -4 |
Kärpät Liiga 20 4 1 5 2 2 | Playoffs 7 0 1 1 0 0
Pelicans Liiga 8 1 0 1 0 -4 |
Hokki Mestis 17 5 8 13 6 3 | Playoffs 10 2 4 6 22 0
2015-16 Kärpät Liiga 46 6 10 16 14 9 | Playoffs 13 3 1 4 6 1
2016-17 Kärpät Liiga 34 11 10 21 6 6 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0 0 -2
2017-18 Kärpät Liiga 59 17 29 46 26 20 | Playoffs 18 5 5 10 16 4
Finland WC 8 2 1 3 8 1 |
Finland (all) International 8 2 1 3 8 1 |
2018-19 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 34 4 4 8 20 0 | Playoffs 9 0 1 1 6 1
Charlotte Checkers AHL 31 7 7 14 8 -14 |
2019-20 Jokerit KHL 26 5 4 9 8 -7 | Playoffs 6 2 3 5 6 4
2020-21 Jokerit KHL 38 4 8 12 48 5 | Playoffs 4 0 0 0 0 -3
Finland WC 10 1 3 4 0 5 |
2021-22 Kärpät “A” Liiga 15 3 13 16 18 5 |
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2013-14 Kärpät ET 3 0 0 0 2 |
2014-15 Kärpät Champions HL 5 0 0 0 2 -1 |
2015-16 Kärpät Champions HL 12 2 1 3 2 1 |
2016-17 Kärpät Champions HL 4 1 3 4 4 4 |
2020-21 Finland EHT 2 0 0 0 0 0 |
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Game Log
Date Team Opp Score G A TP PIM +/- SOG PPG SHG TOI
Liiga
Sat 23/10 Kärpät vs HIFK
Fri 22/10 Kärpät @ Pelicans
Sat 16/10 Kärpät vs HPK
Fri 15/10 Kärpät vs HPK
Sat 09/10 Kärpät vs TPS
Fri 08/10 Kärpät @ HIFK
Wed 06/10 Kärpät @ KooKoo
Sat 02/10 Kärpät vs SaiPa
Wed 29/09 Kärpät vs Sport
Sat 25/09 Kärpät vs KooKoo
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Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 1 31 7 7 14 0.45 8 -14 | 0
Champions HL 3 21 3 4 7 0.33 8 4 | 0
EHT 1 2 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 | 0
ET 1 3 0 0 0 0.00 2 - | 0
International 1 8 2 1 3 0.38 8 1 | 0
International-Jr 2 10 4 1 5 0.50 4 -2 | 0
Jr. B II-divisioona Q 1 8 14 12 26 3.25 10 - | 0
KHL 2 64 9 12 21 0.33 56 -2 | 2 10 2 3 5 0.50 6 1
Liiga 6 207 46 66 112 0.54 66 44 | 4 40 8 7 15 0.38 22 3
Mestis 2 32 14 14 28 0.88 10 12 | 1 10 2 4 6 0.60 22 0
NHL 1 34 4 4 8 0.24 20 0 | 1 9 0 1 1 0.11 6 1
U16 SM-sarja 1 27 12 13 25 0.93 32 - | 1 3 0 0 0 0.00 0 -
U16 SM-sarja Q 1 5 4 8 12 2.40 2 - | 0
U18 II-divisioona 1 18 13 26 39 2.17 10 - | 0
U18 SM-sarja 2 33 13 29 42 1.27 42 - | 1 9 7 3 10 1.11 2 -
U18 SM-sarja Q 1 12 2 7 9 0.75 36 - | 0
U20 SM-liiga (U20 SM-sarja) 3 56 28 44 72 1.29 47 13 | 2 17 9 6 15 0.88 28 0
WC 2 18 3 4 7 0.39 8 6 | 0
WJC-20 1 7 7 4 11 1.57 0 9 | 0
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Speed
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Shooting Accuracy
15
Acceleration
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Player Connections
Player Period Teams
Sami Anttila (F) 2009-2018 9 Finland U20 (all), Kärpät, Kärpät U16, Kärpät U18, Kärpät U20
Taneli Siikaluoma (D) 2009-2018 8 Hokki, Kärpät, Kärpät U16, Kärpät U18, Kärpät U20
Taneli Ronkainen (D) 2011-2022 8 Kärpät, Kärpät U18, Kärpät U20
Aku Kestilä (F) 2010-2018 8 Kärpät, Kärpät U18, Kärpät U20

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Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
06/11/2021
06/11/2021 Confirmed Jokerit Kärpät
09/25/2019
09/25/2019 Confirmed Carolina Hurricanes Jokerit
05/18/2018
05/18/2018 Confirmed Kärpät Carolina Hurricanes
03/01/2017
03/01/2017 Extension Kärpät Kärpät
12/17/2015
12/17/2015 Extension Kärpät Kärpät
02/04/2015
02/04/2015 Extension Kärpät Kärpät
11/12/2014
11/12/2014 Loan Kärpät Hokki
09/24/2014
09/24/2014 Loan Kärpät Pelicans
09/04/2013
09/04/2013 Loan Kärpät Jokipojat
02/05/2013
02/05/2013 Extension Kärpät U20 Kärpät
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Drafted 2016, 2 #54 overall by Sibir Novosibirsk in the KHL Draft

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