Team Facts
  • Plays in Liiga
  • Full name Mikkelin Jukurit
  • Team colours Blue + Yellow + Red
  • Town Mikkeli, FIN
  • Founded 1970

2015-2016 Roster
# N Player A Born Birthplace HT WT S
GOALTENDERS
#30 Juhana Aho (G) 25 1993 Jyväskylä, FIN 5'10" 163 L
#35 Christian Heljanko (G) 21 1997 Porvoo, FIN 6'0" 168 L
#35 Joonas Kilpeläinen (G) 21 1997 Pieksämäki, FIN 6'3" 176 L
#35 Juuso Liikanen (G) 23 1994 Mikkeli, FIN 5'7" 154 L
#1 Mika Norja (G) 33 1984 Lohja, FIN 6'2" 203 L
#35 Pele-Niklas Volanen (G) 22 1996 Mäntyharju, FIN 5'10" 154 L
DEFENSEMEN
#3 Sami Jekunen (D) 23 1995 Pieksämäki, FIN 6'0" 176 L
#10 Marko Kauppinen (D)   “C” 39 1979 Mikkeli, FIN 5'11" 187 L
#27 Saku Kinnunen (D/F) 23 1995 Kuhmo, FIN 5'10" 190 L
#36 Jarno Pavén (D) 25 1993 Turku, FIN 5'9" 161 R
#5 Samuli Piipponen (D) 25 1993 Helsinki, FIN 6'4" 201 L
#2 Teemu Suhonen (D/F) 29 1989 Kuopio, FIN 5'9" 172 L
#6 Ilkka Vaarasuo (D)   “A” 35 1983 Iisalmi, FIN 6'2" 198 L
#4 Joonas Valkonen (D) 25 1993 Vantaa, FIN 6'2" 198 L
#20 Vilho Virmavirta (D) 23 1994 Valkeakoski, FIN 6'3" 198 R
FORWARDS
#17 Frank Gymer (C) 22 1996 Helsinki, FIN 5'10" 170 L
#16 Teemu Henritius (RW/C) 25 1993 Helsinki, FIN 5'11" 176 L
#28 Timo Hiltunen (LW) 25 1992 Kuopio, FIN 5'10" 176 R
#25 Joonas Kalliola (LW/RW) 27 1991 Rauma, FIN 6'3" 209 L
#17 Eetu Koski (C) 26 1992 Uusikaupunki, FIN 5'11" 187 L
#23 Niko Laakkonen (LW/RW)   “A” 30 1988 Varkaus, FIN 5'10" 187 L
#12 Atte Mäkinen (LW/RW) 22 1996 Vantaa, FIN 5'10" 176 L
#18 Miro Mäkinen (C) 22 1996 Vantaa, FIN 5'11" 172 L
#15 Pentti Nöyränen (RW) 35 1983 Espoo, FIN 5'10" 183 L
#26 Oula Palve (C)   “A” 26 1992 Keuruu, FIN 6'0" 183 L
#11 Roope Ranta (RW) 30 1988 Helsinki, FIN 5'8" 159 R
#13 Erno Ripatti (C) 23 1995 Ristiina, FIN 6'2" 190 L
#19 Joonas Sammalmaa (LW) 27 1991 Kokkola, FIN 5'8" 165 R
#8 Eljas Suoknuuti (F) 24 1994 Hollola, FIN 6'3" 205 R
#9 Jaakko Turtiainen (RW/LW) 27 1991 Helsinki, FIN 6'0" 190 L
#29 Teemu Turunen (LW/RW) 22 1995 Helsinki, FIN 5'10" 176 L
#14 Tatu Vihavainen (LW) 22 1995 Savonlinna, FIN 6'2" 170 L
Position: G:6 D:8 F:16 | Av Age: 24.07 years | Av Ht: 5'11" | Av Wt 181 lbs | Compare with other teams

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Arena Information
  • Arena Name Ikioma Areena
  • Location Mikkeli
  • Capacity 4 487
  • Construction Year 1982
Latest Transactions
DATE STATUS PLAYER TEAM SOURCE
09/18/2018
09/18/2018 Loan Leaving Aku Alho (D) Leaving for Ketterä
07/27/2018
07/27/2018 Confirmed Leaving Ilmari Pitkänen (F) Leaving for HIFK
05/28/2018
05/28/2018 Confirmed Joining Janne Tavi (F) Joining from KalPa
05/15/2018
05/15/2018 Confirmed Joining Henri Nikkanen (F) Joining from JYP U20
04/30/2018
04/30/2018 Confirmed Joining Aleksi Salonen (D) Joining from Tappara
04/16/2018
04/16/2018 Confirmed Leaving Keni Karalahti (D) Leaving for Pelicans
03/27/2018
03/27/2018 Extension Joining Aku Alho (D) Joining from Jukurit U20
03/26/2018
03/26/2018 Confirmed Joining Joona Jääskeläinen (F) Joining from Ketterä
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Team History and Standings
Season League GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP Rank Postseason
1990-1991 II-divisioona - - - - - - - - - - -
1991-1992 II-divisioona 36 11 6 19 - - 151 177 28 6 Did not make playoffs
1992-1993 II-divisioona - - - - - - - - - - -
1993-1994 II-divisioona - - - - - - - - - - -
1994-1995 II-divisioona - - - - - - - - - - -
1995-1996 II-divisioona 32 26 3 3 - - 268 104 55 1 -
1996-1997 II-divisioona - - - - - - - - - - -
1997-1998 II-divisioona 18 9 0 9 - - 100 100 18 5 -
II-divisioona 12 6 0 6 - - 69 65 18 3 No playoffs held
1998-1999 II-divisioona 16 13 1 2 - - 99 37 27 1 -
1999-2000 Suomi-sarja 34 27 3 4 - - 156 66 57 1 Champion | Promoted
2000-2001 Mestis 44 30 1 13 - - 183 100 61 2 Champion
2001-2002 Mestis 44 26 10 8 - - 185 114 66 1 Champion
2002-2003 Mestis 44 33 2 7 - 2 166 86 70 1 Champion
2003-2004 Mestis 45 26 6 8 1 4 148 89 64 1 Final loss
2004-2005 Mestis 44 28 8 8 3 - 140 59 67 2 Bronze game loss
2005-2006 Mestis 45 29 5 11 - - 173 102 63 1 Champion
2006-2007 Mestis 45 29 6 10 - - 198 110 65 3 Final loss
2007-2008 Mestis 45 23 - 13 6 3 134 101 84 3 Bronze game win
2008-2009 Mestis 45 19 - 18 2 6 126 119 67 9 Did not make playoffs
2009-2010 Mestis 45 18 - 18 4 5 127 128 67 8 Quarterfinal loss
2010-2011 Mestis 49 29 - 9 8 3 187 108 106 1 Final loss
2011-2012 Mestis 46 25 - 9 7 5 164 107 94 1 Bronze game loss
2012-2013 Mestis 48 28 - 12 3 5 150 106 95 1 Champion
2013-2014 Mestis 56 17 - 18 9 12 151 151 81 7 Final loss
2014-2015 Mestis 56 33 - 15 5 3 173 111 112 1 Champion
2015-2016 Mestis 50 34 - 6 4 6 207 109 118 1 Champion
2016-2017 Liiga 60 20 - 28 4 8 128 141 76 11 Did not make playoffs
2017-2018 Liiga 60 16 - 30 5 9 133 170 67 13 Did not make playoffs
2018-2019 Liiga 1 0 - 0 1 0 4 3 2 5 -
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Tournament Statistics
Season Tournament GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP Rank Postseason
2001-2002 Continental Cup 3 2 0 1 - - 10 5 4 1 Promoted
Continental Cup 3 2 1 0 - - 12 5 5 1 Promoted
Continental Cup 2 0 0 2 - - 6 10 0 4 Bronze game loss
2002-2003 Continental Cup 3 2 0 1 - - 6 5 4 1 Promoted
Continental Cup 3 2 0 1 - - 9 7 4 2 -
2003-2004 Continental Cup 3 2 1 0 - - 8 2 5 1 Promoted
Continental Cup 3 0 0 3 - - 6 14 0 4 -
Where are they now?
# Player Season Team League GP G A TP PIM
1. Jesse Rohtla (F) 2018-2019 KH GKS Katowice Poland 15 8 10 18 14
2. Roope Ranta (F) 2018-2019 Heilbronner Falken DEL2 11 11 6 17 4
3. Oula Palve (F) 2018-2019 TPS Liiga 11 9 5 14 27
4. Joonas Kemppainen (F) 2018-2019 Salavat Yulaev Ufa KHL 19 7 6 13 31
5. Jaakko Turtiainen (F) 2018-2019 Dunaújvárosi Acélbikák Erste Liga 12 7 5 12 4
6. Sakari Salminen (F) 2018-2019 Ässät Liiga 13 6 6 12 8
7. Niklas Tikkinen (D) 2018-2019 Herlev Eagles Denmark 11 1 11 12 6
8. Oskari Hakomäki (F) 2018-2019 Jeppis II-divisioona 3 6 5 11 6
9. Timo Hiltunen (F) 2018-2019 Vienna Capitals II Erste Liga 12 6 5 11 12
10. Jarkko Malinen (F) 2018-2019 Tappara Liiga 13 6 5 11 0
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Franchise All-Time Points
# Player GP G A TP
1. Lasse Kanerva (F) 419 240 212 452
2. Petri Lehtonen (F) 353 121 229 350
3. Antti Laakso (F) 353 114 201 315
4. Mikko Hakkarainen (F) 336 69 160 229
5. Tuomo Jormakka (F) 397 88 108 196
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Franchise All-Time Goals
# Player GP G A TP
1. Lasse Kanerva (F) 419 240 212 452
2. Petri Lehtonen (F) 353 121 229 350
3. Antti Laakso (F) 353 114 201 315
4. Tuomo Jormakka (F) 397 88 108 196
5. Timo Härkönen (F) 118 86 94 180
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Franchise All-Time Assists
# Player GP G A TP
1. Petri Lehtonen (F) 353 121 229 350
2. Lasse Kanerva (F) 419 240 212 452
3. Antti Laakso (F) 353 114 201 315
4. Mikko Hakkarainen (F) 336 69 160 229
5. Turo Asplund (F) 295 68 113 181
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Franchise All-Time PIM
# Player GP G TP PIM
1. Ilkka Vaarasuo (D) 339 20 73 285
2. Esa Hämäläinen (D) 292 17 40 269
3. Mikko Hakkarainen (F) 336 69 229 256
4. Antti Laakso (F) 353 114 315 254
5. Lasse Kanerva (F) 419 240 452 244
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Franchise All-Time Games played
# Player GP G A TP
1. Lasse Kanerva (F) 419 240 212 452
2. Ilkka Kallioinen (D) 402 40 111 151
3. Tuomo Jormakka (F) 397 88 108 196
4. Petri Lehtonen (F) 353 121 229 350
5. Antti Laakso (F) 353 114 201 315
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Franchise All-Time Points per Game
# Player GP G TP PPG
1. Roope Talaja (F) 1 2 3 3.000
2. Chuck Marshall (F) 14 21 32 2.286
3. Lauri Kukkasniemi (F) 75 73 150 2.000
4. Petr Pohl (F) 1 0 2 2.000
5. Risto Reivilä (F) 28 34 55 1.964
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Franchise All-Time Points per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Lasse Kanerva (F) 1996-1997 II-divisioona 35 41 36 77 2.20 26
2. Lauri Kukkasniemi (F) 1995-1996 II-divisioona 32 43 32 75 2.34 8
3. Oula Palve (F) 2015-2016 Mestis 43 32 39 71 1.65 22
4. Juha Ikonen (F) 1989-1990 II-divisioona 35 22 43 65 1.86 44
5. Jari Tapper (F) 1991-1992 II-divisioona 36 36 27 63 1.75 44
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Franchise All-Time Goals per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Lauri Kukkasniemi (F) 1995-1996 II-divisioona 32 43 32 75 2.34 8
2. Lasse Kanerva (F) 1996-1997 II-divisioona 35 41 36 77 2.20 26
3. Jari Tapper (F) 1991-1992 II-divisioona 36 36 27 63 1.75 44
4. Risto Reivilä (F) 1986-1987 II-divisioona 28 34 21 55 1.96 26
5. Oula Palve (F) 2015-2016 Mestis 43 32 39 71 1.65 22
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Franchise All-Time Assists per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Toni Jalo (F) 2013-2014 Mestis 56 6 45 51 0.91 10
2. Juha Ikonen (F) 1989-1990 II-divisioona 35 22 43 65 1.86 44
3. Saku Tukiainen (D) 1995-1996 II-divisioona 30 16 40 56 1.87 16
4. Oula Palve (F) 2015-2016 Mestis 43 32 39 71 1.65 22
5. Roope Ranta (F) 2015-2016 Mestis 49 23 38 61 1.24 28
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Franchise All-Time PIM per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Lauri Kinos (D) 2006-2007 Mestis 45 17 16 33 0.73 123
2. Simo Pulkki (D) 2009-2010 Mestis 34 1 6 7 0.21 116
3. Joonas Kalliola (F) 2015-2016 Mestis 42 11 9 20 0.48 102
4. Patrik Lostedt (F) 2013-2014 Mestis 46 3 1 4 0.09 98
5. Esa Hämäläinen (D) 2005-2006 Mestis 36 2 5 7 0.19 92
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Average Height, Weight, Age per Season
Season Roster Height Weight Age
2018-2019 6'0" 189 lbs 25.88
2017-2018 6'0" 190 lbs 26.61
2016-2017 6'0" 190 lbs 27.78
2015-2016 5'11" 181 lbs 24.07
2014-2015 6'0" 190 lbs 25.28
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Elite Prospects Notes and Trivia
Behind the name

The team name is likely derived from 'jukuripää', which is used to describe a stubborn person or an animal.