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Finland Mika Pyörälä

#17 Kärpät / Liiga - 21/22
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A
TP
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5
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2
3
+3
10
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2
3
+3
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Database: 916 898 players
Last added: John Almefjord
Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Vadim Shipachyov 48 24 43 67
2. Andrei Kuzmenko 45 20 33 53
3. Corban Knight 47 18 30 48
4. Damir Zhafyarov 47 18 27 45
5. Nikita Mikhailis 47 18 26 44
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
LW/C
Age
40
Height
6'0" / 182 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
179 lbs / 81 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Youth Team
Contract
21/22
Highlights
1-time World Championship Gold Medal 1
2-time World Championship Silver Medal 2
1-time World Championship Bronze Medal 1
5-time SM-liiga Champion 5

Has great versatility, and can play both left wing and center. A two-way forward who is very good off the puck. Was a primarily a checker in the past, but then elevated his offensive game and started scoring points. Good hockey sense and a decent hitter. A team player who always works hard.

Brother-in-law: Pekka Rinne

Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1996-97 Kärpät U16 U16 SM-sarja 32 7 16 23 18 | Playoffs 3 2 0 2 0
1997-98 Kärpät U18 U18 SM-sarja 27 2 4 6 4 |
Finland U17 (all) International-Jr 3 0 0 0 0 |
1998-99 Kärpät U18 U18 SM-sarja 36 10 18 28 12 |
1999-00 Kärpät U20 U20 SM-liiga 40 6 10 16 18 |
2000-01 Kärpät U20 U20 SM-liiga 40 21 35 56 52 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0 0
Kärpät SM-liiga 5 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 9 1 0 1 2 -3
2001-02 Kärpät U20 U20 SM-liiga 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 1 0 2 2 0
Kärpät SM-liiga 51 4 2 6 35 -4 | Playoffs 4 0 1 1 2 -1
2002-03 Kärpät SM-liiga 56 17 11 28 22 7 | Playoffs 15 2 3 5 6 -3
2003-04 Kärpät SM-liiga 53 12 19 31 8 6 | Playoffs 13 0 1 1 0 -1
2004-05 Kärpät SM-liiga 56 9 13 22 18 13 | Playoffs 11 3 1 4 4 10
2005-06 Kärpät SM-liiga 41 13 8 21 10 14 | Playoffs 11 5 6 11 0 5
2006-07 Kärpät SM-liiga 56 28 17 45 30 13 | Playoffs 10 4 2 6 2 6
Finland WC 8 0 1 1 2 0 |
2007-08 Timrå IK Elitserien 46 17 16 33 18 11 | Playoffs 11 6 4 10 0 5
Finland WC 9 0 0 0 0 -3 |
2008-09 Timrå IK Elitserien 55 21 22 43 10 9 | Playoffs 7 2 1 3 6 -4
Finland WC 6 1 1 2 0 1 |
2009-10 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 36 2 2 4 10 -3 |
Adirondack Phantoms “A” AHL 35 8 10 18 10 7 |
2010-11 Frölunda HC Elitserien 48 14 9 23 8 1 |
Finland WC 9 1 2 3 4 5 |
2011-12 Frölunda HC Elitserien 53 22 18 40 12 24 | Playoffs 6 1 2 3 2 -3
Finland WC 9 1 1 2 2 0 |
Finland (all) International 20 1 3 4 4 3 |
2012-13 Amur Khabarovsk KHL 25 5 4 9 4 2 |
Luleå HF Elitserien 32 5 12 17 6 2 | Playoffs 13 1 2 3 8 -3
2013-14 Kärpät “A” Liiga 60 13 23 36 16 10 | Playoffs 16 6 10 16 4 5
Finland (all) International 3 1 0 1 0 0 |
2014-15 Kärpät “A” Liiga 57 15 18 33 28 11 | Playoffs 19 8 6 14 4 -1
2015-16 Kärpät “A” Liiga 49 15 17 32 12 11 | Playoffs 14 5 7 12 12 3
Finland WC 10 1 3 4 0 3 |
Finland (all) International 16 1 3 4 0 4 |
2016-17 Kärpät “A” Liiga 60 26 29 55 20 15 | Playoffs 2 0 1 1 0 -4
Finland WC 10 0 2 2 6 2 |
Finland (all) International 19 3 3 6 6 9 |
2017-18 SC Bern NL 32 4 5 9 16 2 | Playoffs 3 0 1 1 0 -1
Finland OG 5 1 0 1 0 1 |
Finland (all) International 8 1 4 5 0 4 |
2018-19 Kärpät Liiga 45 16 16 32 14 20 |
2019-20 Kärpät Liiga 51 20 25 45 18 35 |
2020-21 Kärpät “C” Liiga 56 12 22 34 32 12 | Playoffs 5 1 3 4 2 -1
2021-22 Kärpät “A” Liiga 33 12 7 19 10 13 |
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2003-04 Finland EHT 6 0 0 0 4 |
2004-05 Kärpät ECC 3 0 2 2 2 1 |
2005-06 Kärpät ECC 3 2 2 4 2 -2 |
Finland EHT 3 0 0 0 2 |
2006-07 Finland EHT 8 1 3 4 0 0 |
2007-08 Finland EHT 6 1 0 1 2 1 |
2008-09 Finland EHT 9 1 2 3 6 -3 |
2010-11 Frölunda HC ET 8 1 1 2 0 |
Finland EHT 7 1 1 2 4 0 |
2011-12 Frölunda HC ET 8 2 4 6 0 | Playoffs 3 1 1 2 2 -1
Finland EHT 6 0 0 0 0 0 |
2012-13 Luleå HF ET 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 3 1 0 1 0
2013-14 Kärpät ET 8 5 1 6 6 |
Finland EHT 3 1 0 1 0 0 |
2014-15 Kärpät “A” Champions HL 12 2 0 2 2 -1 |
2015-16 Kärpät Champions HL 11 5 4 9 4 6 |
Finland EHT 6 0 0 0 0 1 |
2016-17 Kärpät “A” Champions HL 6 1 2 3 0 1 |
Finland EHT 6 2 1 3 0 3 |
2017-18 SC Bern Champions HL 8 2 2 4 0 5 |
SC Bern Swiss Cup 2 1 0 1 0 |
Finland EHT 2 0 4 4 0 3 |
2018-19 Kärpät Champions HL 9 3 0 3 2 -1 |
2019-20 Kärpät Champions HL 4 0 2 2 4 3 |
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Game Log
Date Team Opp Score G A TP PIM +/- SOG PPG SHG TOI
Liiga
Mon 17/01 Kärpät @ Ilves
Sat 15/01 Kärpät @ Lukko
Fri 14/01 Kärpät @ Ässät
Sat 08/01 Kärpät vs Jukurit
Wed 05/01 Kärpät vs Ilves
Thu 30/12 Kärpät @ HPK
Tue 28/12 Kärpät vs Jukurit
Sun 26/12 Kärpät vs JYP
Fri 17/12 Kärpät vs Sport
Mon 13/12 Kärpät @ Ilves
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Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 1 35 8 10 18 0.51 10 7 | 0
Champions HL 6 50 13 10 23 0.46 12 13 | 0
ECC 2 6 2 4 6 1.00 4 -1 | 0
EHT 11 62 7 11 18 0.29 18 5 | 0
ET 4 24 8 6 14 0.58 6 - | 2 6 2 1 3 0.50 2 -1
International 5 66 7 13 20 0.30 10 20 | 0
International-Jr 1 3 0 0 0 0.00 0 - | 0
KHL 1 25 5 4 9 0.36 4 2 | 0
Liiga (SM-liiga) 15 729 212 227 439 0.60 273 176 | 12 129 35 41 76 0.59 38 15
NHL 1 36 2 2 4 0.11 10 -3 | 0
NL 1 32 4 5 9 0.28 16 2 | 1 3 0 1 1 0.33 0 -1
OG 1 5 1 0 1 0.20 0 1 | 0
Elitserien (SHL) 5 234 79 77 156 0.67 54 47 | 4 37 10 9 19 0.51 16 -5
Swiss Cup 1 2 1 0 1 0.50 0 - | 0
U16 SM-sarja 1 32 7 16 23 0.72 18 - | 1 3 2 0 2 0.67 0 -
U18 SM-sarja 2 63 12 22 34 0.54 16 - | 0
U20 SM-liiga (U20 SM-sarja) 3 80 27 45 72 0.90 70 - | 2 3 0 2 2 0.67 0 -
WC 7 61 4 10 14 0.23 14 8 | 0
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Shooting Accuracy
14
Puckhandling
14
Passing
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Player Connections
Player Period Teams
Lasse Kukkonen (D) 1996-2021 21 Finland, Finland, Finland, Finland (all), Finland U17 (all), Kärpät, Kärpät U16, Kärpät U18, Kärpät U20
Topi Jaakola (D) 1999-2017 15 Amur Khabarovsk, Finland, Finland, Finland (all), Kärpät, Kärpät U20
Jussi Jokinen (F) 1999-2021 14 Finland, Finland, Finland (all), Kärpät, Kärpät U20
Juhamatti Aaltonen (F) 2002-2022 13 Bern, Finland, Finland, Finland (all), Kärpät

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Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
03/06/2021
03/06/2021 Extension Kärpät Kärpät
12/18/2018
12/18/2018 Extension Kärpät Kärpät
05/02/2018
05/02/2018 Confirmed SC Bern Kärpät
04/21/2017
04/21/2017 Confirmed Kärpät SC Bern
09/30/2015
09/30/2015 Extension Kärpät Kärpät
04/24/2013
04/24/2013 Confirmed Luleå HF Kärpät
11/16/2012
11/16/2012 Confirmed Amur Khabarovsk Luleå HF
06/05/2012
06/05/2012 Confirmed Frölunda HC Amur Khabarovsk
07/29/2010
07/29/2010 Confirmed Adirondack Phantoms Frölunda HC
07/23/2009
07/23/2009 Confirmed Timrå IK Philadelphia Flyers
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Player Biography and Trivia

Cult/Star player for Kärpät

Career transactions
- 2010-07-30 • Signed to a three-year contract by Frölunda
- 2009-07-14 • Signed to a one-year contract by the Philadelphia Flyers
- 2007-04-24 • Signed to a two-year contract by Timrå
- 2006-02-22 • Signed to a two-year contract extension by Kärpät

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