Team Facts
Plays in Mestis
Suomen Cup
Full name Heinolan Peliitat Team colours Red + Black + White Town Heinola, FIN Founded 1969

2022-2023 Roster
# N Player A Born Birthplace HT WT S Ctrct
GOALTENDERS
#70 Markus Ruusu (G) 25 1997 Jyväskylä, FIN 6'2" 176 L
#36 Riku Räihä (G) 21 2001 Tampere, FIN 6'1" 185 R 22/23
#31 Eetu Uotinen (G) 21 2001 Lahti, FIN 5'11" 165 L 22/23
#30 Taavi Volanen (G) 18 2004 Lahti, FIN 5'10" 159 L Junior
DEFENSEMEN
#3 Juuso Arola (D) 23 1999 Lahti, FIN 6'0" 179 L 22/23
#44 Luukas Kallioinen (D) 22 2000 Jyväskylä, FIN 6'0" 181 R 22/23
Onni Käyhkö (D) 20 2002 Vääksy, FIN 6'4" 183 L Junior
#5 Elias Lampi (D) 22 2000 Turku, FIN 6'6" 220 R 22/23
#4 Matias Lentämäki (D) 22 2000 Helsinki, FIN 6'2" 181 L 22/23
#88 Sergei Lisov (D) 22 2000 Lahti, FIN 6'0" 176 L 22/23
#79 Vertti Vuoksiala (D) 25 1997 Hamina, FIN 6'1" 187 L 22/23
#17 Alexander Yakimenko (D) 26 1996 Tallinn, EST 5'11" 203 R 22/23
FORWARDS
#42 Alexander Forslund (C) 21 2001 Kirkkonummi, FIN 5'11" 159 L
#80 Martynas Grinius (F) 21 2001 Vilnius, LTU 6'0" 157 L 22/23
Konsta Hirvonen (C/W) 22 2000 Vantaa, FIN 5'11" 165 L
#75 Konsta Jaakola (F) 25 1997 Helsinki, FIN 5'8" 176 R 22/23
#81 Leevi Kannisto (RW) 24 1998 Hämeenlinna, FIN 6'0" 187 L 22/23
Rasmus Kumpulainen (F) 17 2005 Lahti, FIN 6'2" 192 L Junior
#81 Oskari Kuntonen (F) 20 2002 Lahti, FIN 6'1" 201 L 22/23
#20 Markus Lahtinen (F) 24 1998 Espoo, FIN 5'10" 185 L 22/23
#63 Taneli Lappalainen (F) 24 1998 Jyväskylä, FIN 6'3" 196 L 22/23
#67 Joona Lehtinen (F) 22 2000 Lahti, FIN 6'1" 190 R 22/23
#22 Oscar Lemström (F) 23 1999 Mikkeli, FIN 6'1" 183 L 22/23
Tim Lindfors (RW) 20 2002 Kalmar, SWE 6'1" 185 R
#15 Zoltán Nagy (RW) 25 1997 Budapest, HUN 5'9" 174 R 22/23
#91 Jiri Parviainen (C) 22 2000 Lahti, FIN 5'11" 176 L Try-out
#40 Jesse Pesonen (LW/RW) 22 2000 Savonlinna, FIN 5'10" 181 L 22/23
#8 Miko Rautama (F) 21 2001 Mäntsälä, FIN 5'9" 165 L 22/23
#9 Risto Saarinen (F) 22 2000 Pori, FIN 5'10" 163 R 22/23
#13
Eetu Selänne (C) 25 1997 Coto de Caza, CA, USA 5'10" 170 R Try-out
#50 Niko Somppi (C) 22 2000 Tuusula, FIN 5'10" 183 L 22/23
#10 Kasper Tarvainen (F) 22 2000 Kuopio, FIN 5'11" 179 L 22/23
Leevi Tukiainen (F) 22 2000 Lahti, FIN 6'0" 176 R
#11 Julius Vesaaja (F) 21 2001 Lahti, FIN 6'0" 212 L 22/23
#25 Niklas Virtanen (F) 23 1999 Laitila, FIN 6'0" 187 L 22/23
Position: G: 4, D: 8, F: 23 | Av Age: 22.48 years | Av Ht: 6'0" | Av Wt: 182 lbs | Compare with other teams
Team Staff
Team staff history
Demographics
Nationality
Team Facts
Nationalities 31 players
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Experience Peliitat: 1 092 GP
SHL: 1 GP
HockeyAllsvenskan: 10 GP
Liiga: 268 GP
KHL: 9 GP
Affiliated Team(s) HC Giants (Not Active (Finland))
Pelicans (Liiga)
Pelicans U20 (U20 SM-sarja)
Vierumäki United U20 (Not Active (Finland))
Team Captains
Team captaincy history
Arena Information
Arena Name Versowood Areena Location Heinola, FIN Capacity 2 975 Construction Year 1984
Games
Date Home Visiting Score League
2022-12-10T17:00:00+0200 TUTO Hockey Peliitat - Mestis
2022-12-03T17:00:00+0200 RoKi Peliitat 5 - 0 Mestis
2022-12-02T18:30:00+0200 Hermes Peliitat 5 - 2 Mestis
2022-11-29T18:30:00+0200 Kiekko-Espoo Peliitat 6 - 2 Mestis
2022-11-26T17:00:00+0200 Peliitat IPK 1 - 2 (OT) Mestis
2022-11-24T18:30:00+0200 Peliitat KOOVEE 5 - 6 (SO) Mestis
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Latest Transactions
DATE STATUS PLAYER TEAM SOURCE
12/02/2022
12/02/2022 Confirmed Joining Julius Vesaaja (F) Joining from JoKP
11/24/2022
11/24/2022 Confirmed Joining Oskari Kuntonen (F) Joining from KooKoo U20
11/24/2022 Loan Joining Saku Forsblom (D) Joining from Jukurit
11/24/2022 Loan Joining Niilo Romppanen (D) Joining from Jukurit
11/21/2022
11/21/2022 Loan Joining Markus Ruusu (G) Joining from Jukurit
11/18/2022
11/18/2022 Loan Joining Alexander Forslund (F) Joining from Pelicans
11/15/2022
11/15/2022 Confirmed Joining Jiri Parviainen (F) Joining from IPK
11/14/2022
11/14/2022 Confirmed Leaving Leevi Kannisto (F) Leaving for Kiekko-Vantaa
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Team History and Standings
Season League GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP P/GP Rank Postseason
1968-1969 Suomen sarja 12 2 0 10 - - 34 61 4 0.33 7 -
1969-1970 Maakuntasarja 10 8 1 1 - - 75 29 17 1.70 1 Promoted
1970-1971 Suomen sarja 14 8 1 5 - - 59 55 17 1.21 3 -
1971-1972 Suomen sarja 14 0 0 14 - - 31 136 0 0.00 8 -
1972-1973 Maakuntasarja 14 10 1 3 - - 86 44 21 1.50 2 -
1973-1974 Maakuntasarja 8 6 1 1 - - 66 26 13 1.63 1 -
1974-1975 II-divisioona 20 14 1 5 - - 99 68 29 1.45 2 -
1975-1976 II-divisioona 20 12 2 6 - - 113 82 26 1.30 2 -
1976-1977 II-divisioona - - - - - - - - - - - -
1981-1982 II-divisioona 14 7 5 2 - - 65 47 19 1.36 2 -
1983-1984 I-divisioona 36 12 1 23 - - 150 209 25 0.69 8 -
1984-1985 I-divisioona 44 14 6 24 - - 183 238 35 0.80 8 -
1985-1986 I-divisioona 44 21 1 22 - - 246 227 43 0.98 6 -
1986-1987 I-divisioona 44 4 3 27 - - 131 306 11 0.25 12 Relegated
1988-1989 I-divisioona 44 8 1 35 - - 156 325 17 0.39 11 Bankruptcy
2011-2012 Mestis 46 12 - 26 4 4 103 123 48 1.04 11 Saved in play-out
2012-2013 Mestis 48 19 - 22 3 4 154 159 67 1.40 7 Quarterfinal loss
2013-2014 Mestis 56 14 - 24 7 11 151 193 67 1.20 10 Did not make playoffs
2014-2015 Mestis 56 16 - 31 2 7 150 204 59 1.05 9 Did not make playoffs
2015-2016 Mestis 50 16 - 22 3 9 125 165 64 1.28 9 Did not make playoffs
2016-2017 Mestis 50 19 - 21 5 5 152 164 72 1.44 7 Quarterfinal loss
2017-2018 Mestis 50 9 - 30 7 4 153 219 45 0.90 12 Saved in relegation
2018-2019 Mestis 50 14 - 21 6 9 134 158 63 1.26 11 Saved in relegation
2019-2020 Mestis 50 20 - 30 6 5 150 187 59 1.18 11 Qualification Cancelled
2020-2021 Mestis 31 9 - 17 4 1 92 113 36 1.16 10 Playoffs Qualifier loss
2021-2022 Mestis 52 12 - 26 9 5 132 163 59 1.13 13 Relegation Play
Mestis 10 5 - 2 2 1 47 29 20 2.00 2 Saved in relegation
2022-2023 Mestis 24 5 - 16 1 2 54 84 19 0.79 11 -
Tournament Statistics
Season Tournament GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP P/GP Rank Postseason
1969-1970 Suomen Cup 1 1 - 0 - - 5 0 - - - Qualification
Suomen Cup 1 0 - 1 - - 0 5 - - - First round loss
1970-1971 Suomen Cup - - - - - - - - - - - -
2017-2018 Suomen Cup 2 1 - 1 - - 8 5 - - - 16th final loss
2018-2019 Suomen Cup 6 2 - 3 1 0 20 15 - - - Semifinal loss
2019-2020 Suomen Cup 5 2 - 2 1 0 15 18 8 1.60 - Quarterfinal loss
2021-2022 Suomen Cup 2 1 - 1 0 0 8 8 3 1.50 2 Qualification loss
2022-2023 Suomen Cup - - - - - - - - - - - -
Where are they now?
# Player Season Team League GP G A TP PIM
1. Tatu Vihavainen (F) 2022-2023 Saale Bulls Halle Germany3 20 7 24 31 8
2. Henri Ruotsalainen (F) 2022-2023 Heerenveen Flyers BeNeLiga 15 11 19 30 0
3. Otto Nieminen (F) 2022-2023 Odense Bulldogs Denmark 25 15 14 29 4
4. Janne Seppänen (F) 2022-2023 EV Füssen Germany3 21 8 21 29 16
5. Eetu Elo (F) 2022-2023 Budapest Jégkorong Akadémia HC Erste Liga 19 16 12 28 8
6. Teddy Da Costa (F) 2022-2023 Unia Oswiecim Poland 25 13 14 27 10
7. Eetu-Ville Arkiomaa (F) 2022-2023 Höchstadter EC Germany3 19 8 17 25 26
8. Ville Järveläinen (F) 2022-2023 Bayreuth Tigers DEL2 23 7 18 25 2
9. Joel Kerkkänen (F) 2022-2023 JoKP Mestis 18 9 15 24 4
10. Waltteri Hopponen (F) 2022-2023 Jäähonka II-divisioona 11 7 17 24 4
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Franchise All-Time Points
# Player GP G A TP
1. Steve MacDonald (F) 148 119 107 226
2. Juha Ovaska (F) 151 117 63 180
3. Donald Fraser (F) 88 63 73 136
4. Ville-Matti Koponen (F) 319 26 103 129
5. Christian Silfver (D) 213 40 85 125
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Franchise All-Time Goals
# Player GP G A TP
1. Steve MacDonald (F) 148 119 107 226
2. Juha Ovaska (F) 151 117 63 180
3. Donald Fraser (F) 88 63 73 136
4. Tuukka Rajamäki (F) 221 48 54 102
5. Jukka Maijala (F) 111 42 27 69
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Franchise All-Time Assists
# Player GP G A TP
1. Steve MacDonald (F) 148 119 107 226
2. Ville-Matti Koponen (F) 319 26 103 129
3. Christian Silfver (D) 213 40 85 125
4. Donald Fraser (F) 88 63 73 136
5. Juha Ovaska (F) 151 117 63 180
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Franchise All-Time PIM
# Player GP G TP PIM
1. Ari-Pekka Selin (D) 87 10 28 218
2. Ilari Metsola (D) 170 12 40 212
3. Ville-Veikko Väkeväinen (D) 124 19 63 205
4. Steve MacDonald (F) 148 119 226 203
5. Henri Manninen (F) 138 41 71 195
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Franchise All-Time Games played
# Player GP G A TP
1. Ville-Matti Koponen (F) 319 26 103 129
2. Tuukka Rajamäki (F) 221 48 54 102
3. Christian Silfver (D) 213 40 85 125
4. Henri Ruotsalainen (F) 176 29 54 83
5. Petteri Haveri (D) 172 21 14 35
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Franchise All-Time Points per Game
# Player GP G TP PPG
1. Timo Palmu (F) 17 16 50 2.94
2. Robert Leino (F) 2 1 5 2.50
3. Otto Nieminen (F) 3 5 6 2.00
4. Miika Roine (F) 10 7 17 1.70
5. Teemu Rautiainen (F) 3 4 5 1.67
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Franchise All-Time Points per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Steve MacDonald (F) 1985-1986 I-divisioona 44 39 39 78 1.77 64
2. Donald Fraser (F) 1985-1986 I-divisioona 44 34 34 68 1.55 51
3. Donald Fraser (F) 1984-1985 I-divisioona 44 29 39 68 1.55 50
4. Steve MacDonald (F) 1984-1985 I-divisioona 44 28 27 55 1.25 51
5. Pekka Koskela (F) 1982-1983 II-divisioona 24 25 30 55 2.29 16
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Franchise All-Time Goals per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Steve MacDonald (F) 1985-1986 I-divisioona 44 39 39 78 1.77 64
2. Juha Ovaska (F) 1985-1986 I-divisioona 44 38 16 54 1.23 52
3. Erkki Mäkelä (F) 1984-1985 I-divisioona 41 36 12 48 1.17 32
4. Donald Fraser (F) 1985-1986 I-divisioona 44 34 34 68 1.55 51
5. Steve MacDonald (F) 1982-1983 II-divisioona 24 30 21 51 2.13 46
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Franchise All-Time Assists per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Steve MacDonald (F) 1985-1986 I-divisioona 44 39 39 78 1.77 64
2. Donald Fraser (F) 1984-1985 I-divisioona 44 29 39 68 1.55 50
3. Donald Fraser (F) 1985-1986 I-divisioona 44 34 34 68 1.55 51
4. Timo Palmu (F) 1988-1989 I-divisioona 17 16 34 50 2.94 34
5. Pekka Koskela (F) 1982-1983 II-divisioona 24 25 30 55 2.29 16
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Franchise All-Time PIM per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Ari-Pekka Selin (D) 1984-1985 I-divisioona 44 3 8 11 0.25 124
2. Ville-Veikko Väkeväinen (D) 2014-2015 Mestis 50 10 23 33 0.66 114
3. Lauri Heino (F) 2018-2019 Mestis 41 9 10 19 0.46 98
4. Henri Manninen (F) 2013-2014 Mestis 52 10 9 19 0.37 96
5. Ari-Pekka Selin (D) 1985-1986 I-divisioona 43 7 10 17 0.40 94
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Average Height, Weight, Age per Season
Season Roster Height Weight Age
2022-2023 6'0" 182 lbs 22.48
2021-2022 6'0" 182 lbs 22.23
2020-2021 6'0" 181 lbs 22.52
2019-2020 6'0" 180 lbs 22.31
2018-2019 6'0" 181 lbs 22.90
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