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Finland Mika Pyörälä

#17 Kärpät / Liiga - 21/22
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Database: 996 348 players
Last added: Hans Albinsson
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
LW/C
Age
41
Height
6'0" / 182 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
179 lbs / 81 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Youth Team
Status
Retired
Highlights
1-time World Championship Gold Medal 1
1-time Liiga Golden Helmet 1
2-time World Championship Silver Medal 2
1-time World Championship Bronze Medal 1
1-time Liiga Best Player of Regular Season (Lasse Oksanen Award) 1
5-time Liiga Champion 5

Great versatility, could play both left wing and center. A two-way forward who was 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 worked hard.

Brother-in-law: Pekka Rinne

Team Staff profile of Mika Pyörälä also available
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 53 16 12 28 14 11 | Playoffs 7 1 1 2 4 -1
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 |
Team Staff History
S Team League Role on Team Notes
2022-23 Finland U20 (all) International-Jr Asst. Coach (Finland U20 II) 5-Nations Tournament 9.-13.11.2022
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Game Log
Date Team Opp Score G A TP PIM +/- SOG PPG SHG TOI
Liiga
2022-04-06T18:30:00+0300 Kärpät @ Ilves
2022-04-05T18:30:00+0300 Kärpät vs Ilves
2022-04-02T17:00:00+0300 Kärpät @ Ilves
2022-04-01T18:30:00+0300 Kärpät vs Ilves
2022-03-30T18:30:00+0300 Kärpät @ Ilves
2022-03-28T18:30:00+0300 Kärpät vs Ilves
2022-03-27T16:00:00+0300 Kärpät @ Ilves
2022-03-22T17:30:00+0100 Kärpät vs KooKoo
2022-03-20T15:00:00+0100 Kärpät @ TPS
2022-03-18T17:30:00+0100 Kärpät @ Tappara
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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) 15 749 216 232 448 0.60 277 174 | 13 136 36 42 78 0.57 42 14
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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Player Connections
Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
04/07/2022
04/07/2022 Confirmed Kärpät Retired
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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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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