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Finland Pekka Saarenheimo

#57 Pelicans / Liiga - 14/15
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Database: 903 715 players
Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Guillaume Leclerc 21 9 22 31
2. T.J. Brennan 23 11 16 27
3. Anthony Luciani 20 11 14 25
4. Brian Lebler 22 13 11 24
5. Nicolai Meyer 20 10 13 23
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
C
Age
39
Height
5'11" / 180 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
190 lbs / 86 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Youth Team
Status
Retired
Highlights
1-time U18 WJC Gold Medal 1
1-time U20 WJC Bronze Medal 1
2-time SM-liiga Champion 2

A center with a good two-way game. A good penalty-killer. Excellent work ethic. (Matias Strozyk)

Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1996-97 Finland U15 (all) International-Jr 3 2 2 4 0 |
1997-98 Kärpät U16 U16 SM-sarja Q 9 10 7 17 18 |
Kärpät U16 U16 SM-sarja 20 26 15 41 10 |
Finland U16 (all) International-Jr 10 7 1 8 2 |
1998-99 Kärpät U18 U18 SM-sarja 33 18 14 32 30 |
1999-00 Kärpät U18 U18 SM-sarja 9 12 7 19 10 | Playoffs 6 10 1 11 2
Kärpät U20 U20 SM-liiga 32 8 11 19 46 |
Finland U18 WJC-18 7 1 1 2 0 1 |
2000-01 Kärpät U20 U20 SM-liiga 39 27 22 49 28 | Playoffs 6 1 0 1 0
Kärpät SM-liiga 7 0 1 1 0 -2 | Playoffs 4 0 0 0 0 0
Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 4 1 1 2 0 |
2001-02 Kärpät U20 U20 SM-liiga 19 9 12 21 8 | Playoffs 2 1 2 3 2
Kärpät SM-liiga 27 2 4 6 4 6 | Playoffs 4 0 0 0 2 0
Jukurit Mestis 7 3 0 3 0 2 |
Finland U20 WJC-20 7 1 0 1 0 1 |
Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 12 2 0 2 0 |
2002-03 Kärpät SM-liiga 56 7 8 15 28 1 | Playoffs 15 4 2 6 2 3
2003-04 Kärpät SM-liiga 52 9 13 22 42 9 | Playoffs 15 0 2 2 24 -1
2004-05 Kärpät SM-liiga 56 15 20 35 22 23 | Playoffs 12 1 3 4 2 -1
2005-06 Kärpät SM-liiga 50 12 8 20 26 3 | Playoffs 9 0 1 1 6 -2
2006-07 Lukko “A” SM-liiga 54 19 27 46 64 -5 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0 0 -1
2007-08 Lukko “A” SM-liiga 54 10 23 33 56 3 | Playoffs 3 1 0 1 0 1
2008-09 Lukko “A” SM-liiga 58 20 23 43 89 -2 | Relegation 5 2 1 3 6 2
2009-10 Kärpät SM-liiga 49 4 8 12 28 -6 | Playoffs 9 0 2 2 6 0
2010-11 Södertälje SK Elitserien 22 0 3 3 6 -6 |
Tingsryds AIF HockeyAllsvenskan 3 0 0 0 4 -2 |
2011-12 Kärpät SM-liiga 54 4 7 11 32 0 | Playoffs 9 0 2 2 2 3
2012-13 Pelicans SM-liiga 53 6 15 21 34 -8 |
2013-14 Pelicans Liiga 56 11 17 28 38 13 | Playoffs 8 1 0 1 0 -2
2014-15 Pelicans Liiga 32 3 5 8 20 -4 |
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2004-05 Kärpät ECC 3 0 1 1 2 -1 |
2005-06 Kärpät ECC 3 0 0 0 2 0 |
2006-07 Finland EHT 9 0 0 0 6 -3 |
2011-12 Kärpät ET 8 1 0 1 2 |
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Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
ECC 2 6 0 1 1 0.17 4 -1 | 0
EHT 1 9 0 0 0 0.00 6 -3 | 0
ET 1 8 1 0 1 0.13 2 - | 0
HockeyAllsvenskan 1 3 0 0 0 0.00 4 -2 | 0
International-Jr 4 29 12 4 16 0.55 2 - | 0
Liiga (SM-liiga) 14 658 122 179 301 0.46 483 31 | 12 96 9 13 22 0.23 50 2
Mestis 1 7 3 0 3 0.43 0 2 | 0
Elitserien (SHL) 1 22 0 3 3 0.14 6 -6 | 0
U16 SM-sarja 1 20 26 15 41 2.05 10 - | 0
U16 SM-sarja Q 1 9 10 7 17 1.89 18 - | 0
U18 SM-sarja 2 42 30 21 51 1.21 40 - | 1 6 10 1 11 1.83 2 -
U20 SM-liiga (U20 SM-sarja) 3 90 44 45 89 0.99 82 - | 2 8 2 2 4 0.50 2 -
WJC-18 1 7 1 1 2 0.29 0 1 | 0
WJC-20 1 7 1 0 1 0.14 0 1 | 0
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Player Connections
Player Period Teams
Juha-Pekka Haataja (F) 1997-2012 12 Finland, Finland U16 (all), Finland U20 (all), Kärpät, Kärpät U16, Kärpät U18, Kärpät U20, Lukko
Antti Ylönen (D) 1999-2014 10 Kärpät, Kärpät U18, Kärpät U20, Pelicans
Jari Viuhkola (F) 1999-2012 10 Finland, Kärpät, Kärpät U20
Mika Pyörälä (F) 1998-2007 9 Finland, Kärpät, Kärpät U18, Kärpät U20

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Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
03/13/2015
03/13/2015 Confirmed Pelicans Retired
03/26/2013
03/26/2013 Extension Pelicans Pelicans
11/03/2012
11/03/2012 Extension Pelicans Pelicans
09/24/2012
09/24/2012 Confirmed Kärpät Pelicans
01/03/2011
01/03/2011 Loan Södertälje SK Tingsryds AIF
08/09/2010
08/09/2010 Loan Kärpät Södertälje SK
04/22/2009
04/22/2009 Confirmed Lukko Kärpät
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