Team Facts
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  • Team colours Blue + White + Yellow
  • Town Espoo, FIN
  • Founded 2016

2017-2018 Roster
# N Player A Born Birthplace HT WT S Ctrct
GOALTENDERS
#30 Mika Norja (G) 33 1984 Lohja, FIN 6'2" 203 L 17/18+1
#31 Nico Vikstén (G) 21 1997 Tampere, FIN 6'0" 190 L 18/19
DEFENSEMEN
#21 Erno Hopponen (D) 21 1996 Helsinki, FIN 6'1" 203 L 17/18
#76 Bernard Isiguzo (D) 18 1999 Helsinki, FIN 5'10" 209 R 18/19
#15 Vili Laitinen (D) 18 1999 Lohja, FIN 5'9" 176 R 17/18
#29 Kai Lehtinen (D) 27 1991 Viiala, FIN 6'0" 185 L 17/18
#58 Sebastian Moberg (D) 22 1996 Espoo, FIN 5'11" 172 L 18/19
#23 Niklas Peltomäki (D) 20 1998 Espoo, FIN 6'2" 187 L 20/21
#4 Santeri Saari (D) 23 1994 Helsinki, FIN 6'4" 216 L 17/18
#3 Jesse Väkelä (D) 22 1995 Vaasa, FIN 6'0" 187 R 17/18
#28 Victor Westermarck (D)   “A” 24 1994 Espoo, FIN 6'2" 203 R 18/19
FORWARDS
#8 Jani Elgbacka (LW/C) 22 1995 Helsinki, FIN 6'1" 194 L 17/18
#91 Juuso Forsström (C/W)   “A” 28 1990 Lohja, FIN 5'9" 165 L 18/19
#44 Kim Hirschovits (C)   “C” 36 1982 Helsinki, FIN 6'1" 194 L 17/18
#26 Waltteri Hopponen (LW/RW) 22 1996 Helsinki, FIN 6'1" 187 L 17/18
#51 Olli Iisakka (LW) 21 1996 Espoo, FIN 6'3" 187 L 18/19
#7 Aleksi Järvinen (RW/LW) 24 1993 Espoo, FIN 5'10" 176 L 17/18+1
#27 Tatu Kanerva (LW) 22 1996 Espoo, FIN 5'11" 190 L 17/18
#81 Matias Nisula (RW/LW) 22 1996 Vantaa, FIN 6'1" 198 R 17/18
#16 Nico Nyberg (F) 24 1993 Espoo, FIN 6'0" 172 L
#9 Joona Puhakka (F) 21 1997 6'0" 183 L Junior
#18 Aleksi Rutanen (LW/RW) 23 1994 Espoo, FIN 6'1" 187 L 19/20+1
#12 Joonas Toivanen (C) 27 1991 Varkaus, FIN 6'2" 203 L 18/19
#20 Oskari Uomala (C) 20 1998 Espoo, FIN 5'9" 157 L 18/19+1
#39 Jiri Veistola (RW/LW)   “A” 30 1988 Vantaa, FIN 5'11" 194 R 17/18
#6 Felix Westermarck (LW/RW) 23 1995 Espoo, FIN 6'1" 203 L 17/18
#72
Jesse Ylönen (RW) 18 1999 Scottsdale, AZ, USA 6'1" 168 R 19/20
Position: G:2 D:9 F:16 | Av Age: 22.41 years | Av Ht: 6'0" | Av Wt 189 lbs | Compare with other teams

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Arena Information
  • Arena Name Espoo Metro Areena
  • Location Espoo, FIN
  • Capacity 6 820
  • Construction Year 1999
Latest Transactions
DATE STATUS PLAYER TEAM SOURCE
05/21/2018
05/21/2018 Confirmed Leaving Bernard Isiguzo (D) Leaving for TPS
05/16/2018
05/16/2018 Confirmed Leaving Oskari Uomala (F) Leaving for Hermes
05/11/2018
05/11/2018 Confirmed Leaving Nico Vikstén (G) Leaving for SaPKo
04/29/2018
04/29/2018 Confirmed Leaving Olli Iisakka (F) Leaving for RoKi
04/25/2018
04/25/2018 Confirmed Leaving Kim Hirschovits (F) Leaving for Unknown
04/22/2018
04/22/2018 Confirmed Leaving Sebastian Moberg (D) Leaving for Hermes
04/15/2018
04/15/2018 Confirmed Leaving Aleksi Rutanen (F) Leaving for JYP
04/10/2018
04/10/2018 Confirmed Leaving Jesse Ylönen (F) Leaving for Pelicans
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Team History and Standings
Season League GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP Rank Postseason
2016-2017 Mestis 50 20 - 18 5 7 132 138 77 5 Bronze game win
2017-2018 Mestis 50 18 - 23 6 3 141 147 69 9 Did not make playoffs
Where are they now?
# Player Season Team League GP G A TP PIM
1. Emil Oksanen (F) 2017-2018 Regina Pats WHL 58 16 32 48 24
2. Markus Piispanen (F) 2017-2018 HDD Jesenice AlpsHL 40 11 33 44 28
3. Valtteri Lipiäinen (F) 2017-2018 Peliitat Mestis 50 11 29 40 32
4. Janne Kivilahti (F) 2017-2018 Kiekko-Vantaa Mestis 50 19 20 39 16
5. Juha Tarkkanen (D) 2017-2018 Kiekko-Vantaa Mestis 50 7 24 31 32
6. Nikke Kettukangas (D) 2017-2018 Hunters Suomi-sarja 34 11 18 29 74
7. Jere Laine (F) 2017-2018 Ketterä Mestis 45 13 14 27 40
8. Niklas Tikkinen (D) 2017-2018 VEU Feldkirch AlpsHL 38 7 15 22 8
9. Nicolas Wuolle (F) 2017-2018 Joukkue IF III-divisioona 8 7 7 14 2
10. Markus Piispanen (F) 2017-2018 HDD Jesenice Slovenia 7 4 10 14 4
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Franchise All-Time Points
# Player GP G A TP
1. Aleksi Järvinen (F) 100 24 41 65
2. Jiri Veistola (F) 95 28 22 50
3. Jimi Santala (D) 72 7 36 43
4. Markus Piispanen (F) 46 14 20 34
5. Aleksi Rutanen (F) 50 15 17 32
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Franchise All-Time Goals
# Player GP G A TP
1. Jiri Veistola (F) 95 28 22 50
2. Aleksi Järvinen (F) 100 24 41 65
3. Aleksi Rutanen (F) 50 15 17 32
4. Markus Piispanen (F) 46 14 20 34
5. Janne Kivilahti (F) 47 14 17 31
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Franchise All-Time Assists
# Player GP G A TP
1. Aleksi Järvinen (F) 100 24 41 65
2. Jimi Santala (D) 72 7 36 43
3. Juuso Forsström (F) 45 5 27 32
4. Jiri Veistola (F) 95 28 22 50
5. Victor Westermarck (D) 100 10 22 32
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Franchise All-Time PIM
# Player GP G TP PIM
1. Jiri Veistola (F) 95 28 50 140
2. Jesse Väkelä (D) 56 2 9 77
3. Jani Elgbacka (F) 92 8 24 73
4. Victor Westermarck (D) 100 10 32 60
5. Waltteri Hopponen (F) 46 5 19 42
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Franchise All-Time Games played
# Player GP G A TP
1. Aleksi Järvinen (F) 100 24 41 65
2. Victor Westermarck (D) 100 10 22 32
3. Jiri Veistola (F) 95 28 22 50
4. Jani Elgbacka (F) 92 8 16 24
5. Olli Iisakka (F) 86 13 10 23
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Franchise All-Time Points per Game
# Player GP G TP PPG
1. Markus Piispanen (F) 46 14 34 0.739
2. Juuso Forsström (F) 45 5 32 0.711
3. Kim Hirschovits (F) 32 2 22 0.688
4. Janne Kivilahti (F) 47 14 31 0.660
5. Aleksi Järvinen (F) 100 24 65 0.650
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Franchise All-Time Points per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Aleksi Järvinen (F) 2017-2018 Mestis 50 14 21 35 0.70 10
2. Markus Piispanen (F) 2016-2017 Mestis 46 14 20 34 0.74 12
3. Aleksi Rutanen (F) 2017-2018 Mestis 50 15 17 32 0.64 14
4. Juuso Forsström (F) 2017-2018 Mestis 45 5 27 32 0.71 34
5. Janne Kivilahti (F) 2016-2017 Mestis 47 14 17 31 0.66 12
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Franchise All-Time Goals per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Aleksi Rutanen (F) 2017-2018 Mestis 50 15 17 32 0.64 14
2. Jiri Veistola (F) 2016-2017 Mestis 47 15 11 26 0.55 106
3. Aleksi Järvinen (F) 2017-2018 Mestis 50 14 21 35 0.70 10
4. Markus Piispanen (F) 2016-2017 Mestis 46 14 20 34 0.74 12
5. Janne Kivilahti (F) 2016-2017 Mestis 47 14 17 31 0.66 12
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Franchise All-Time Assists per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Juuso Forsström (F) 2017-2018 Mestis 45 5 27 32 0.71 34
2. Jimi Santala (D) 2016-2017 Mestis 44 4 24 28 0.64 24
3. Aleksi Järvinen (F) 2017-2018 Mestis 50 14 21 35 0.70 10
4. Markus Piispanen (F) 2016-2017 Mestis 46 14 20 34 0.74 12
5. Aleksi Järvinen (F) 2016-2017 Mestis 50 10 20 30 0.60 14
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Franchise All-Time PIM per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Jiri Veistola (F) 2016-2017 Mestis 47 15 11 26 0.55 106
2. Jani Elgbacka (F) 2017-2018 Mestis 45 3 8 11 0.24 55
3. Jesse Väkelä (D) 2017-2018 Mestis 37 2 2 4 0.11 49
4. Victor Westermarck (D) 2016-2017 Mestis 50 3 9 12 0.24 44
5. Waltteri Hopponen (F) 2017-2018 Mestis 46 5 14 19 0.41 42
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Average Height, Weight, Age per Season
Season Roster Height Weight Age
2017-2018 6'0" 189 lbs 22.41
2016-2017 6'0" 186 lbs 22.15
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History

Espoo United was founded in 2016. It was founded by Jussi Salonoja as a successor to bankrupt Liiga team Blues. The team operated in Mestis for two seasons between 2016 and 2018, after, like its predecessor, the team was declared bankrupt. The team aspired to make Liiga in the near future. The team also operated a women's hockey team as well as basketball teams for men and women. The women's teams ceased their operations under the Espoo United name after one season. At its best, the team achieved bronze in its inaugural season in Mestis.