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Plays in Liiga
Champions Hockey League
Full name Tampereen Ilves Team colours Green + Yellow + White Town Tampere, FIN Founded 1931

2019-2020 Roster
# N Player A Born Birthplace HT WT S
GOALTENDERS
#1 Lukas Dostal (G) Anaheim Ducks 22 2000 Brno, CZE 6'2" 192 L
#31 Ville Kolppanen (G) 30 1992 Vaasa, FIN 6'1" 192 L
#38 Eetu Mäkiniemi (G) San Jose Sharks 23 1999 Vantaa, FIN 6'2" 183 L
DEFENSEMEN
#23 Aleksi Elorinne (D) 33 1990 Joensuu, FIN 6'5" 218 L
#8 Santeri Hatakka (D) San Jose Sharks 22 2001 Riihimäki, FIN 6'1" 192 L
#5 Oskari Laaksonen (D) Dallas Stars 23 1999 Tampere, FIN 6'1" 183 R
#40 Elias Laitamäki (D) 22 2000 Seinäjoki, FIN 6'2" 207 L
#18 Kalle Maalahti (D) 31 1991 Lappeenranta, FIN 5'10" 198 L
#52 Nikolas Matinpalo (D) 24 1998 Espoo, FIN 6'3" 207 R
#57 Jarkko Parikka (D) 25 1997 Imatra, FIN 6'0" 187 L
#70 Niko Peltola (D) 32 1990 Huittinen, FIN 6'2" 201 L
#26 Mikko Pukka (D) 40 1982 Suodenniemi, FIN 6'1" 207 L
#61 Tuomas Salmela (D) 27 1995 Tornio, FIN 6'2" 187 L
#33 Lassi Thomson (D) Ottawa Senators 22 2000 Tampere, FIN 6'0" 190 R
FORWARDS
#17 Erik Ahopelto (C) 26 1996 Tampere, FIN 6'1" 176 L
#48 Joose Antonen (RW/LW) 27 1995 Tampere, FIN 6'2" 185 R
#15 Topias Haapanen (LW) 24 1998 Pirkkala, FIN 6'1" 185 L
#82 Jasse Ikonen (W/C) 32 1990 Kuopio, FIN 6'0" 190 L
#32 Joona Ikonen (RW) 24 1998 Tampere, FIN 5'10" 163 R
#21 Roby Järventie (LW) Ottawa Senators 20 2002 Tampere, FIN 6'2" 214 L
#62 Robert Leino (C)   “A” 29 1993 Hämeenlinna, FIN 6'0" 183 R
#75 Teemu Lepaus (LW) 29 1993 Tampere, FIN 6'0" 174 L
#72 Matias Maccelli (LW) Arizona Coyotes 22 2000 Turku, FIN 5'11" 165 L
#81 Ville Meskanen (RW) 27 1995 Tampere, FIN 6'1" 181 R
#63 Panu Mieho (C/LW)   “A” 28 1995 Helsinki, FIN 6'1" 185 L
#27 Miro Nalli (LW) 24 1999 Sahalahti, FIN 6'2" 181 L
#28 Eetu Päkkilä (LW) 23 1999 Oulu, FIN 6'0" 172 L
#19 Teemu Rautiainen (LW/RW)   “A” 30 1992 Nurmijärvi, FIN 5'7" 165 L
#22 Arttu Ruotsalainen (C/W) Buffalo Sabres 25 1997 Oulu, FIN 5'9" 185 L
#25 Antti Saarela (C/W) Chicago Blackhawks 21 2001 Laitila, FIN 5'11" 183 L
#26 Janne Seppänen (C/RW) 27 1995 Porvoo, FIN 5'8" 159 R
#10 Eemeli Suomi (C/LW)   “C” 27 1995 Tampere, FIN 5'10" 183 L
#50 Samuli Vainionpää (F/D) 23 1999 Kangasala, FIN 6'3" 207 L
Position: G: 3, D: 9, F: 17 | Av Age: 23.03 years | Av Ht: 6'0" | Av Wt: 186 lbs | Compare with other teams
Team Staff
Team staff history
Demographics
Nationality
Team Facts
Nationalities 32 players
1 player
Experience Ilves: 4 461 GP
NHL: 130 GP
WC: 11 GP
SHL: 276 GP
HockeyAllsvenskan: 126 GP
Liiga: 7 944 GP
KHL: 80 GP
Czechia: 2 GP
AHL: 703 GP
DEL: 45 GP
Affiliated Team(s) Ilves U16 (U16 SM-sarja)
Ilves U17 (U17 Ylempi)
Ilves U18 (U18 SM-sarja)
Ilves U20 (U20 SM-sarja)
KOOVEE (Mestis)
KOOVEE U20 (U20 SM-sarja)
Team Captains
Team captaincy history
Arena Information
Arena Name Nokia Arena Location Tampere, FIN Capacity 13 000 Construction Year 2021
Games
Date Home Visiting Score League
2023-02-08T16:30:00+0000 KalPa Ilves - Liiga
2023-02-04T15:00:00+0000 Ilves Jukurit 1 - 3 Liiga
2023-02-03T16:30:00+0000 HPK Ilves 4 - 2 Liiga
2023-02-01T16:30:00+0000 Ilves TPS 0 - 2 Liiga
2023-01-28T15:00:00+0000 Ässät Ilves 2 - 0 Liiga
2023-01-27T16:30:00+0000 Tappara Ilves 3 - 4 Liiga
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Latest Transactions
DATE STATUS PLAYER TEAM SOURCE
02/02/2023
02/02/2023 Extension Santeri Virtanen (F)
02/02/2023 Extension Eemeli Suomi (F)
01/20/2023
01/20/2023 Loan Joining Jarno Koskiranta (F) Joining from SaiPa
01/20/2023 Loan Leaving Emil Järventie (F) Leaving for SaiPa
01/18/2023
01/18/2023 Loan Joining Filip Westerlund (D) Joining from HV71
01/12/2023
01/12/2023 Confirmed Leaving Panu Mieho (F) Leaving for Timrå IK
12/14/2022
12/14/2022 Extension Les Lancaster (D)
12/01/2022
12/01/2022 Confirmed Leaving Joonas Oden (F) Leaving for SaiPa
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Team History and Standings
Season League GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP P/GP Rank Postseason
1993-1994 SM-liiga 48 21 9 18 - - 153 144 51 1.06 6 Quarterfinal loss
1994-1995 SM-liiga 50 12 5 33 - - 152 196 29 0.58 12 Saved in relegation
1995-1996 SM-liiga 50 18 7 25 - - 153 183 43 0.86 8 Did not make playoffs
1996-1997 SM-liiga 50 26 7 17 - - 183 147 59 1.18 4 Bronze game loss
1997-1998 SM-liiga 48 27 6 15 - - 184 138 60 1.25 3 Final loss
1998-1999 SM-liiga 54 30 0 24 - - 180 143 60 1.11 5 Quarterfinal loss
1999-2000 SM-liiga 54 19 9 26 - - 151 190 47 0.87 8 Quarterfinal loss
2000-2001 SM-liiga 56 24 11 21 - - 147 146 59 1.05 5 Bronze game win
2001-2002 SM-liiga 56 22 12 22 - - 155 161 58 1.04 7 Quarterfinal loss
2002-2003 SM-liiga 56 10 4 42 - - 111 211 29 0.52 13 Did not make playoffs
2003-2004 SM-liiga 56 24 12 20 - - 159 148 65 1.16 6 Quarterfinal loss
2004-2005 SM-liiga 56 22 - 20 6 8 164 179 86 1.54 7 Quarterfinal loss
2005-2006 SM-liiga 56 23 - 19 9 5 144 139 92 1.64 6 Quarterfinal loss
2006-2007 SM-liiga 56 21 - 24 6 5 139 147 80 1.43 9 Quarterfinal loss
2007-2008 SM-liiga 56 24 - 22 8 2 161 164 90 1.61 8 Quarterfinal loss
2008-2009 SM-liiga 58 22 - 27 7 2 150 166 82 1.41 8 Playoffs Qualifier loss
2009-2010 SM-liiga 58 17 - 34 0 7 155 191 58 1.00 14 Saved in relegation
2010-2011 SM-liiga 60 21 - 28 7 4 161 192 81 1.35 10 Quarterfinal loss
2011-2012 SM-liiga 60 10 - 32 8 10 140 199 56 0.93 14 Saved in relegation
2012-2013 SM-liiga 60 13 - 35 6 6 113 187 57 0.95 14 Saved in relegation
2013-2014 Liiga 60 24 - 27 3 6 144 146 84 1.40 11 Did not make playoffs
2014-2015 Liiga 60 24 - 25 5 6 150 161 88 1.47 10 Playoffs Qualifier loss
2015-2016 Liiga 60 16 - 34 5 5 124 163 63 1.05 14 Did not make playoffs
2016-2017 Liiga 60 21 - 26 6 7 143 146 82 1.37 10 Quarterfinal loss
2017-2018 Liiga 60 21 - 26 5 8 162 190 81 1.35 11 Did not make playoffs
2018-2019 Liiga 60 23 - 23 8 6 169 170 91 1.52 8 Quarterfinal loss
2019-2020 Liiga 59 38 - 21 6 6 182 133 114 1.93 4 Playoffs Cancelled
2020-2021 Liiga 53 25 - 18 3 7 161 142 88 1.66 8 Quarterfinal loss
2021-2022 Liiga 60 28 - 15 10 7 191 168 111 1.85 3 Bronze game win
2022-2023 Liiga 46 23 - 15 4 4 134 101 81 1.76 4 -
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Tournament Statistics
Season Tournament GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP P/GP Rank Postseason
1954-1955 Suomen Cup - - - - - - - - - - -
1957-1958 Suomen Cup - - - - - - - - - - -
1966-1967 European Cup 14 10 1 3 - - 85 49 - - Final loss
1968-1969 Suomen Cup - - - - - - - - - - -
1969-1970 Stjärncupen 5 1 1 3 - - 18 21 3 0.60 5 -
Suomen Cup 2 1 - 0 0 1 12 12 - - - -
1970-1971 Stjärncupen 5 1 1 3 - - 15 25 3 0.60 5 -
Suomen Cup - - - - - - - - - - -
1971-1972 Sir William Cup 6 3 0 3 - - 19 28 6 1.00 5 -
1972-1973 Spengler Cup 4 2 1 1 - - 20 11 5 1.25 3 No playoffs held
SovSport Cup 4 0 0 4 - - 10 39 0 0.00 5 -
European Cup 0 0 0 0 - - 0 0 - - 10 Eighth Final Loss
1974-1975 Pohjola Cup 6 3 0 3 - - 19 33 6 1.00 3 -
1985-1986 European Cup 0 0 0 0 - - 0 0 - - 11 Semifinal loss
1997-1998 Continental Cup 3 1 0 2 - - 14 13 2 0.67 3 -
1998-1999 Euro HL 6 4 - 2 0 0 26 16 12 2.00 1 Bronze game loss
2006-2007 Continental Cup 3 1 - 2 0 0 8 8 3 1.00 3 Final group
2022-2023 Champions HL 6 1 - 3 1 1 12 14 6 1.00 4 -
Where are they now?
# Player Season Team League GP G A TP PIM
1. Juuso Rajala (F) 2022-2023 Crocodiles Hamburg Germany3 43 17 45 62 12
2. Joonas Riekkinen (F) 2022-2023 EXA IceFighters Leipzig Germany3 47 17 41 58 32
3. Roberts Jekimovs (F) 2022-2023 HK Kurbads Estonia 18 23 30 53 14
4. Janne Seppänen (F) 2022-2023 EV Füssen Germany3 39 20 31 51 20
5. Roope Hintz (F) 2022-2023 Dallas Stars NHL 43 20 26 46 14
6. Tomi Wilenius (F) 2022-2023 EK Zell am See AlpsHL 33 18 23 41 12
7. Jere Helenius (F) 2022-2023 EV Füssen Germany3 35 20 17 37 14
8. Valtteri Järviluoma (F) 2022-2023 Shakers III-divisioona 12 16 20 36 4
9. Tommi Huhtala (F) 2022-2023 Kiekko-Espoo Mestis 33 14 22 36 18
10. Roope Nikkilä (F) 2022-2023 Heerenveen Flyers BeNeLiga 20 18 17 35 8
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Franchise All-Time Points
# Player GP G A TP
1. Raimo Helminen (F) 750 161 419 580
2. Jorma Peltonen (F) 313 235 281 516
3. Lasse Oksanen (F) 477 268 230 498
4. Risto Jalo (F) 414 178 305 483
5. Juha Järvenpää (F) 503 197 190 387
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Franchise All-Time Goals
# Player GP G A TP
1. Lasse Oksanen (F) 477 268 230 498
2. Jorma Peltonen (F) 313 235 281 516
3. Pekka Leimu (F) 260 204 83 287
4. Reijo Hakanen (F) 274 200 93 293
5. Juha Järvenpää (F) 503 197 190 387
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Franchise All-Time Assists
# Player GP G A TP
1. Raimo Helminen (F) 750 161 419 580
2. Risto Jalo (F) 414 178 305 483
3. Jorma Peltonen (F) 313 235 281 516
4. Lasse Oksanen (F) 477 268 230 498
5. Juha Järvenpää (F) 503 197 190 387
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Franchise All-Time PIM
# Player GP G TP PIM
1. Timo Peltomaa (F) 490 89 217 677
2. Raimo Helminen (F) 750 161 580 628
3. Hannu Henriksson (D) 455 53 127 503
4. Juha Hautamaa (F) 312 81 179 435
5. Martti Järventie (D) 407 31 109 395
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Franchise All-Time Games played
# Player GP G A TP
1. Raimo Helminen (F) 750 161 419 580
2. Vesa Viitakoski (F) 513 185 145 330
3. Juha Järvenpää (F) 503 197 190 387
4. Timo Peltomaa (F) 490 89 128 217
5. Pasi Määttänen (F) 478 114 138 252
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Franchise All-Time Points per Game
# Player GP G TP PPG
1. Harry Honkanen (F) 1 0 3 3.00
2. Jorma Salmi (F) 62 76 132 2.13
3. Teppo Rastio (F) 21 24 43 2.05
4. Mikko Pukka (D) 1 0 2 2.00
5. Kalle Havulinna (F) 62 80 119 1.92
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Franchise All-Time Points per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Raimo Summanen (F) 1988-1989 SM-liiga 44 35 46 81 1.84 22
2. Raimo Summanen (F) 1989-1990 SM-liiga 40 39 31 70 1.75 42
3. Dale Derkatch (F) 1988-1989 SM-liiga 44 36 30 66 1.50 49
4. Jorma Peltonen (F) 1971-1972 SM-sarja 31 28 35 63 2.03 12
5. Pekka Järvelä (F) 1988-1989 SM-liiga 40 17 46 63 1.58 34
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Franchise All-Time Goals per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Raimo Summanen (F) 1982-1983 SM-liiga 36 45 15 60 1.67 36
2. Raimo Summanen (F) 1989-1990 SM-liiga 40 39 31 70 1.75 42
3. Dale Derkatch (F) 1988-1989 SM-liiga 44 36 30 66 1.50 49
4. Jordy Douglas (F) 1985-1986 SM-liiga 36 36 13 49 1.36 51
5. Pekka Leimu (F) 1968-1969 SM-sarja 22 36 6 42 1.91 28
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Franchise All-Time Assists per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Raimo Summanen (F) 1988-1989 SM-liiga 44 35 46 81 1.84 22
2. Pekka Järvelä (F) 1988-1989 SM-liiga 40 17 46 63 1.58 34
3. Mika Nieminen (F) 1990-1991 SM-liiga 44 20 42 62 1.41 20
4. Jorma Peltonen (F) 1969-1970 SM-sarja 21 18 41 59 2.81 13
5. Risto Jalo (F) 1989-1990 SM-liiga 43 18 41 59 1.37 36
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Franchise All-Time PIM per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Kristian Kudroc (D) 2006-2007 SM-liiga 37 7 7 14 0.38 174
2. Sami Helenius (D) 2004-2005 SM-liiga 53 0 0 0 0.00 162
3. Matt Nickerson (D) 2008-2009 SM-liiga 40 1 1 2 0.05 156
4. Timo Willman (D) 1998-1999 SM-liiga 49 2 1 3 0.06 155
5. Matt Smith (D) 2000-2001 SM-liiga 55 4 5 9 0.16 154
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Average Height, Weight, Age per Season
Season Roster Height Weight Age
2022-2023 6'1" 190 lbs 24.15
2021-2022 6'1" 189 lbs 25.03
2020-2021 6'0" 188 lbs 23.82
2019-2020 6'0" 186 lbs 23.03
2018-2019 6'1" 189 lbs 24.55
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