Team Facts
Plays in U20 SM-sarja Full name Oulun Kärpät U20 Team colours Black + Yellow + White Town Oulu, FIN Founded 1974

2012-2013 Roster
# N Player A Born Birthplace HT WT S
GOALTENDERS
#33 Toni Eskelinen (G) 28 1995 Oulu, FIN 6'1" 183 L
#1 Aleksi Hilli (G) 27 1995 Helsinki, FIN 5'10" 172 L
#1 Samuel Jukuri (G) 26 1996 Kiiminki, FIN 6'0" 172 L
#35 Olli Kälkäjä (G) 29 1993 Oulu, FIN 6'4" 176 L
#35 Eetu Saloranta (G) 29 1993 Oulu, FIN 6'0" 172 L
DEFENSEMEN
#16
Anton Alaluusua (D) 29 1993 Luleå, SWE 6'0" 174 L
#20
Vladimír Eminger (D) 30 1992 Most, CZE 6'2" 190 R
#4 Stepan Jenik (D) 29 1993 Praha, CZE 6'0" 201 L
#21 Elias Klytseroff (D/F) 29 1994 Haukipudas, FIN 6'0" 185 L
#24 Hannu Kurikka-Aho (F) 29 1993 Oulu, FIN 5'10" 161 L
#7 Aleksi Mäkelä (D) 29 1993 Kiiminki, FIN 5'11" 185 R
#12 Ville Pokka (D) 28 1994 Tornio, FIN 6'0" 198 R
#10 Janne Pälve (D)   “A” 30 1992 Oulu, FIN 6'2" 185 L
#6 Taneli Ronkainen (D) 27 1995 Kuusamo, FIN 6'0" 174 L
#20 Vili Saarijärvi (D) Arizona Coyotes 25 1997 Rovaniemi, FIN 5'10" 183 R
#28 Taneli Siikaluoma (D) 28 1994 Muhos, FIN 6'0" 179 L
#19 Samuli Tanhua (D) 27 1995 Oulunsalo, FIN 6'3" 187 L
#15 Reko Tornberg (D) 28 1995 Arnsberg, GER 6'0" 185 R
FORWARDS
#19 Sebastian Aho (C/LW) Carolina Hurricanes 25 1997 Rauma, FIN 6'0" 176 L
#11 Sami Anttila (LW/RW) 27 1995 Oulu, FIN 5'7" 174 L
#5 Jarkko Harjula (LW) 28 1994 Sodankylä, FIN 6'2" 187 R
#9 Arttu Heikkinen (LW/RW) 29 1993 Kuhmo, FIN 6'3" 209 L
#20 Joonas Huovinen (C/RW) 28 1994 Oulu, FIN 6'0" 176 R
#20 Antti Kalapudas (C/LW) 26 1996 Oulainen, FIN 6'0" 187 L
#16 Kristian Kangas (RW) 30 1993 Oulu, FIN 6'1" 183 R
#23 Aku Kestilä (C/LW) 28 1994 Pyhäjoki, FIN 5'11" 176 L
#17 Tuomas Komulainen (C/LW) 28 1994 Kuhmo, FIN 5'9" 165 L
#12 Markus Korkiakoski (C/LW) 30 1992 Yli-Ii, FIN 5'11" 170 L
#13 Teemu Korpela (C)   “C” 29 1993 Oulunsalo, FIN 5'10" 185 L
#30 Tomi Körkkö (LW/RW) 31 1991 Oulu, FIN 6'0" 181 L
#2 Ville Leskinen (RW/LW) 28 1994 Oulu, FIN 6'1" 194 R
#27 Arttu Luusuaniemi (F) 28 1994 Rovaniemi, FIN 5'10" 172 R
#8 Saku Mäenalanen (LW/C) Winnipeg Jets 28 1994 Tornio, FIN 6'4" 207 L
#19 Arttu Ruotsalainen (C/W) Buffalo Sabres 25 1997 Oulu, FIN 5'9" 185 L
#14 Balázs Sebök (C/RW) 28 1994 Budapest, HUN 6'1" 194 L
#18 Simon Suoranta (LW/RW) 30 1992 Vaasa, FIN 6'3" 207 L
#3 Sami Suorsa (F)   “A” 29 1993 Oulu, FIN 5'9" 161 L
#26 Mikko Tauriainen (F) 28 1994 Oulu, FIN 5'10" 181 L
#22 Joona Vares (F) 29 1993 Raahe, FIN 6'0" 187 L
Position: G: 5, D: 9, F: 18 | Av Age: 18.41 years | Av Ht: 6'0" | Av Wt: 182 lbs | Compare with other teams
Team Staff
Team staff history
Demographics
Nationality
Team Facts
Nationalities 36 players
2 players
1 player
Experience Kärpät U20: 2 677 GP
NHL: 594 GP
WC: 108 GP
OG: 12 GP
SHL: 53 GP
HockeyAllsvenskan: 24 GP
Liiga: 3 697 GP
KHL: 265 GP
Czechia: 230 GP
AHL: 540 GP
DEL: 135 GP
Affiliated Team(s) Kärpät (Liiga)
Kärpät U16 (U16 SM-sarja)
Kärpät U17 Etelä (U17 Suomi-sarja)
Kärpät U18 (U18 SM-sarja)
Kärpät U20 Akatemia (U20 Mestis)
Laser HT (II-divisioona)
Laser HT Akatemia (III-divisioona)
Team Captains
Team captaincy history
Arena Information
Arena Name Oulun Energia Areena Location Oulu, FIN Capacity 6 614 Construction Year 1974
Games
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Latest Transactions
DATE STATUS PLAYER TEAM SOURCE
01/25/2023
01/25/2023 Confirmed Leaving Ales Cech (D) Leaving for BK Mladá Boleslav
01/18/2023
01/18/2023 Loan Leaving Eero Klintrup (F) Leaving for Hermes
12/30/2022
12/30/2022 Extension Leaving Emil Pieniniemi (D) Leaving for Kärpät
12/30/2022 Extension Leaving Janne Peltonen (D) Leaving for Kärpät
12/30/2022 Extension Leaving Visa Vedenpää (G) Leaving for Kärpät
12/27/2021
12/27/2021 Extension Leaving Niklas Kokko (G) Leaving for Kärpät
12/27/2021 Extension Leaving Arttu Alasiurua (F) Leaving for Kärpät
09/28/2021
09/28/2021 Confirmed Leaving Severi Suutarinen (G) Leaving for Hermes
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Team History and Standings
Season League GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP P/GP Rank Postseason
2000-2001 U20 SM-liiga 44 26 6 12 - - 213 122 58 1.32 1 Bronze game loss
2001-2002 U20 SM-liiga - - - - - - - - - - - -
2002-2003 U20 SM-liiga - - - - - - - - - - - -
2003-2004 U20 SM-liiga 41 20 11 10 1 10 146 94 52 1.27 6 Quarterfinal loss
2004-2005 U20 SM-liiga 39 14 13 12 7 6 138 126 48 1.23 6 Quarterfinal loss
2005-2006 U20 SM-liiga 39 19 2 16 1 2 129 102 44 1.13 4 Final loss
2006-2007 U20 SM-liiga 42 13 6 20 1 2 120 132 36 0.86 10 Did not make playoffs
2007-2008 U20 SM-liiga 42 14 - 19 2 7 132 148 53 1.26 12 Saved in play-out
2008-2009 U20 SM-liiga 42 15 - 19 3 5 149 160 56 1.33 11 Did not make playoffs
U20 SM-liiga 10 6 - 2 2 0 48 31 22 2.20 2 Saved in relegation
2009-2010 U20 SM-liiga 42 24 - 12 3 3 187 125 81 1.93 3 Champion
2010-2011 U20 SM-liiga 42 12 - 23 4 3 146 184 47 1.12 12 -
U20 SM-liiga 10 5 - 4 1 0 46 33 17 1.70 3 Saved in relegation
2011-2012 U20 SM-liiga 48 22 - 20 3 3 165 146 75 1.56 8 Quarterfinal loss
2012-2013 U20 SM-liiga 48 24 - 21 2 1 187 157 77 1.60 4 Quarterfinal loss
2013-2014 U20 SM-liiga 48 25 - 16 6 1 208 157 88 1.83 5 Final loss
2014-2015 U20 SM-liiga 48 27 - 17 3 1 185 126 88 1.83 4 Quarterfinal loss
2015-2016 U20 SM-liiga 50 29 - 11 5 5 212 141 102 2.04 2 Quarterfinal loss
2016-2017 U20 SM-liiga 48 26 - 11 8 3 171 120 97 2.02 2 Bronze game loss
2017-2018 U20 SM-liiga 35 22 - 8 5 0 131 81 76 2.17 3 -
U20 SM-liiga 53 32 - 13 6 2 183 121 110 2.08 2 Final loss
2018-2019 U20 SM-liiga 34 19 - 10 3 2 133 86 65 1.91 4 -
U20 SM-liiga 52 32 - 13 5 2 216 121 108 2.08 1 Champion
2019-2020 U20 SM-liiga 34 28 - 6 2 1 118 60 83 2.44 1 -
U20 SM-liiga 52 37 - 7 4 4 182 106 123 2.37 1 Playoffs Cancelled
2020-2021 U20 SM-sarja 23 15 - 8 0 1 88 56 46 2.00 5 Final group
U20 SM-sarja 23 15 - 8 0 1 88 56 46 2.00 5 Final loss
2021-2022 U20 SM-sarja 19 11 - 6 2 0 72 57 37 1.95 5 -
U20 SM-sarja 45 22 - 18 3 2 142 111 74 1.64 6 Bronze game loss
2022-2023 U20 SM-sarja 23 14 - 6 1 2 76 48 46 2.00 8 -
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Tournament Statistics
Season Tournament GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP P/GP Rank Postseason
2019-2020 JCWC 3 3 - 0 0 0 19 5 9 3.00 1 Bronze game win

Stars and Cult Players

Where are they now?
# Player Season Team League GP G A TP PIM
1. Joonas Huovinen (F) 2022-2023 Capitals Leeuwarden Netherlands2 19 29 20 49 14
2. Turkka Pumpanen (F) 2022-2023 Kuru Hockey III-divisioona 13 26 23 49 6
3. Viljami Marjala (F) 2022-2023 TPS U20 U20 SM-sarja 31 18 30 48 14
4. Sebastian Aho (F) 2022-2023 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 44 23 23 46 22
5. Miro Järvenpää (F) 2022-2023 Lukko U20 U20 SM-sarja 37 15 29 44 12
6. Juuso Heikkilä (F) 2022-2023 KeuPa HT Mestis 34 21 21 42 43
7. Petja Summanen (F) 2022-2023 PEPO II-divisioona 18 17 24 41 6
8. Aleksi Antti-Roiko (F) 2022-2023 Hermes Mestis 33 15 26 41 4
9. Aleksi Matinmikko (D) 2022-2023 Kiekko-Espoo Mestis 36 8 33 41 18
10. Kalle Kariniemi (F) 2022-2023 Näädät III-divisioona 15 17 21 38 2
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Franchise All-Time Points
# Player GP G A TP
1. Sami Anttila (F) 126 73 78 151
2. Radek Koblizek (F) 154 66 68 134
3. Joonas Komulainen (F) 102 52 82 134
4. Tuukka Tieksola (F) 108 45 87 132
5. Heikki Aalto (F) 84 76 51 127
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Franchise All-Time Goals
# Player GP G A TP
1. Heikki Aalto (F) 84 76 51 127
2. Juhamatti Aaltonen (F) 99 76 41 117
3. Sami Anttila (F) 126 73 78 151
4. Pekka Lilleberg (F) 87 70 55 125
5. Radek Koblizek (F) 154 66 68 134
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Franchise All-Time Assists
# Player GP G A TP
1. Tuukka Tieksola (F) 108 45 87 132
2. Joonas Komulainen (F) 102 52 82 134
3. Sami Anttila (F) 126 73 78 151
4. Sakari Manninen (F) 94 39 75 114
5. Sami Pekkala (F) 133 47 69 116
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Franchise All-Time PIM
# Player GP G TP PIM
1. Petri Halme (F) 108 45 76 188
2. Mikko Lehtonen (D) 77 16 47 173
3. Petri Seppänen (D) 123 9 23 166
4. Sami Siltavirta (D) 92 13 37 162
5. Juho Keränen (F) 86 18 45 157
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Franchise All-Time Games played
# Player GP G A TP
1. Reko Tornberg (D) 165 18 44 62
2. Ville Heikkala (F) 156 41 53 94
3. Radek Koblizek (F) 154 66 68 134
4. Taneli Ronkainen (D) 150 10 35 45
5. Niko Kuiri (F) 144 45 58 103
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Franchise All-Time Points per Game
# Player GP G TP PPG
1. Niklas Hagman (F) 4 7 10 2.50
2. Pekka Arbelius (F) 28 28 48 1.71
3. Markku Kiimalainen (F) 7 9 12 1.71
4. Ari Kaikkonen (F) 24 23 40 1.67
5. Mikael Granlund (F) 35 21 57 1.63
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Franchise All-Time Points per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Sami Anttila (F) 2014-2015 U20 SM-liiga 45 29 42 71 1.58 40
2. Aku Kestilä (F) 2014-2015 U20 SM-liiga 48 37 29 66 1.38 10
3. Heikki Aalto (F) 1980-1981 Jr. A SM-sarja 32 35 31 66 2.06 39
4. Sakari Manninen (F) 2011-2012 U20 SM-liiga 46 23 39 62 1.35 14
5. Ville Leskinen (F) 2012-2013 U20 SM-liiga 41 27 34 61 1.49 30
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Franchise All-Time Goals per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Eetu Päkkilä (F) 2018-2019 U20 SM-liiga 52 38 22 60 1.15 4
2. Aku Kestilä (F) 2014-2015 U20 SM-liiga 48 37 29 66 1.38 10
3. Marko Lapinkoski (F) 1987-1988 Jr. A SM-sarja 33 37 20 57 1.73 4
4. Heikki Aalto (F) 1980-1981 Jr. A SM-sarja 32 35 31 66 2.06 39
5. Sami Anttila (F) 2013-2014 U20 SM-liiga 48 34 24 58 1.21 22
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Franchise All-Time Assists per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Tuukka Tieksola (F) 2018-2019 U20 SM-liiga 51 15 45 60 1.18 26
2. Sami Anttila (F) 2014-2015 U20 SM-liiga 45 29 42 71 1.58 40
3. Sakari Manninen (F) 2011-2012 U20 SM-liiga 46 23 39 62 1.35 14
4. Antti Kalapudas (F) 2013-2014 U20 SM-liiga 44 21 38 59 1.34 14
5. Arttu Tuomaala (F) 2020-2021 U20 SM-sarja 36 9 38 47 1.31 8
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Franchise All-Time PIM per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Antti Aarnio (F) 1999-2000 U20 SM-liiga 34 5 4 9 0.26 111
2. Eerik Kantola (F) 2021-2022 U20 SM-sarja 44 13 19 32 0.73 97
3. Miikka Salomäki (F) 2009-2010 U20 SM-liiga 37 18 25 43 1.16 93
4. Petri Halme (F) 1999-2000 U20 SM-liiga 34 17 9 26 0.76 90
5. Sami Meriläinen (F) 1992-1993 U20 SM-liiga 35 8 12 20 0.57 83
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Average Height, Weight, Age per Season
Season Roster Height Weight Age
2022-2023 6'0" 172 lbs 18.65
2021-2022 5'11" 174 lbs 18.25
2020-2021 6'0" 175 lbs 18.06
2019-2020 5'11" 173 lbs 18.13
2018-2019 5'11" 173 lbs 18.24
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