Team Facts

1996-1997 Roster
# N Player A Born Birthplace HT WT S
GOALTENDERS
Petteri Kokki (G) 43 1976 Kouvola, FIN 5'9" 159 L
Ville Salminen (G) 41 1978 Seinäjoki, FIN 5'10" 165 L
Sami Salokangas (G) 46 1973 Vaasa, FIN 5'11" 168 L
DEFENSEMEN
Antti Boman (D) 45 1974 Pori, FIN 6'2" 209 L
Tero Hellström (D) 45 1973 Aura, FIN 5'11" 187 L
Juha Kuusisaari (D) 48 1971 Kuopio, FIN 5'9" 181 L
Jari Laihi (D) 45 1974 Laitila, FIN 6'2" 198 L
Mikko Leminen (D) - - 6'0" 218 L
Ville Leminen (D) 41 1978 Turku, FIN 6'0" 198 L
Tero Luoma (D) 42 1977 Lapua, FIN 6'0" 198 L
Kai Ortio (D)   “C” 54 1965 Turku, FIN 6'1" 207 L
Kimmo Paakki (D) 41 1977 Turku, FIN 5'10" 198 L
Teppo Rumpunen (D) 42 1977 Raisio, FIN 5'10" 172 L
Niklas Sundström (D) 43 1976 Kemiö, FIN 6'0" 176 L
Jonni Talas (D) 43 1976 Turku, FIN 6'2" 196 L
Petri Tuomisto (D) 48 1971 Pori, FIN 6'2" 196 L
FORWARDS
Tero Forsell (C) 42 1976 Turku, FIN 5'10" 185 R
Miika Heinonen (RW) 41 1978 Turku, FIN 5'10" 181 L
Timo Hurskainen (F) 42 1977 Turku, FIN 6'3" 220 L
Kristian Johansson (F) 42 1977 Turku, FIN 5'10" 170 L
Aki Karppinen (LW) 42 1977 Oulu, FIN 5'11" 236 L
Jouko Myrrä (LW) 50 1969 Tampere, FIN 5'9" 183 L
Mikko Piiponen (C) - - 5'10" 198 -
Timo Pärssinen (LW/RW) 42 1977 Lohja, FIN 5'10" 181 L
Mertsi Raitanen (C) 45 1973 Turku, FIN 5'8" 181 L
Jussi Ranta (F) 43 1976 Paimio, FIN 5'9" 187 R
Mikko Rautee (C) 40 1979 Kaarina, FIN 5'10" 203 L
Marko Saarenlaita (F) 46 1973 Turku, FIN 5'10" 231 L
Tommi Salonen (F) 44 1974 Turku, FIN 5'10" 165 R
Atte Saunamäki (F) 43 1976 Turku, FIN 5'11" 187 L
Kari Syväsalmi (RW) 45 1973 Pori, FIN 5'10" 176 R
Jani Tuominen (F) 45 1974 Turku, FIN 5'9" 170 L
Jouni Tuominen (C) 55 1964 Turku, FIN 6'1" 203 L
Aki Uusikartano (C) 42 1977 Lieto, FIN 6'1" 179 L
Marko Viherlaakso (F) 41 1978 Turku, FIN 6'0" 192 L
Antti Virtanen (RW) 42 1977 Turku, FIN 5'9" 157 R
Markku Vuorisalo (RW) 41 1978 Naantali, FIN 5'11" 185 R
Position: G:3 D:8 F:17 | Av Age: 22.3 years | Av Ht: 5'11" | Av Wt 187 lbs | Compare with other teams

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Arena Information
  • Arena Name Marli Areena
  • Location Turku, FIN
  • Capacity 2 875
  • Construction Year 2006
Latest Transactions
DATE STATUS PLAYER TEAM SOURCE
10/17/2019
10/17/2019 Loan Joining Kalle Valtola (D) Joining from KooKoo
10/15/2019
10/15/2019 Confirmed Joining Vili-Jesper Koivula (F) Joining from KOOVEE
10/14/2019
10/14/2019 Confirmed Leaving Jonne Virtanen (F) Leaving for Herning Blue Fox
10/11/2019
10/11/2019 Confirmed Leaving Joel Janatuinen (F) Leaving for TPS
10/11/2019 Loan Leaving Timi Lehti (D) Leaving for FPS
10/11/2019 Loan Leaving Ville Nieminen (F) Leaving for FPS
10/08/2019
10/08/2019 Loan Leaving Veeti Vuorio (F) Leaving for FPS
10/02/2019
10/02/2019 Loan Leaving Eetu Salmela (D) Leaving for FPS
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Team History and Standings
Season League GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP Rank Postseason
TuTo Hockey
1990-1991 I-divisioona 44 - - - - - 200 224 38 8 -
1991-1992 I-divisioona 44 18 5 21 - - 154 180 41 7 -
1992-1993 I-divisioona 44 - - - - - 200 152 58 2 -
1993-1994 I-divisioona 46 - - - - - 237 165 70 1 Promoted
1994-1995 Liiga 50 18 0 32 - - 152 227 36 11 Did not make playoffs
1995-1996 Liiga 50 12 6 32 - - 140 204 30 12 Relegated
1996-1997 I-divisioona 44 19 3 22 - - 182 156 41 8 Did not make playoffs
1997-1998 I-divisioona 44 18 8 18 - - 151 156 44 5 Qualification loss
1998-1999 I-divisioona 48 17 5 26 - - 158 182 39 6 Qualification loss
1999-2000 I-divisioona 48 26 3 19 - - 152 151 55 4 Qualification loss
2000-2001 Mestis 44 27 8 9 - - 201 126 62 1 Final loss
2001-2002 Mestis 44 21 5 18 - - 172 137 49 5 Quarterfinal loss
2002-2003 Mestis 44 18 4 21 - 1 158 160 41 9 Did not make playoffs
2003-2004 Mestis 45 13 6 23 0 3 121 162 35 11 Saved in relegation
2004-2005 Mestis 44 16 6 17 1 4 123 131 44 6 Bronze game win
2005-2006 Mestis 45 24 5 16 - - 157 123 55 3 Bronze game win
2006-2007 Mestis 45 29 3 9 2 2 171 93 67 2 Bronze game loss
2007-2008 Mestis 45 33 - 7 1 4 214 93 105 1 Champion
2008-2009 Mestis 45 23 - 16 3 3 156 110 78 5 Bronze game loss
2009-2010 Mestis 45 21 - 16 3 5 153 145 74 6 Quarterfinal loss
2010-2011 Mestis 49 13 - 31 0 0 137 185 44 12 Saved in relegation
TUTO Hockey
2011-2012 Mestis 46 16 - 20 6 4 132 150 64 6 Quarterfinal loss
2012-2013 Mestis 48 24 - 13 6 5 161 128 89 2 Bronze game win
2013-2014 Mestis 56 28 - 12 12 4 181 129 112 1 Bronze game win
2014-2015 Mestis 56 28 - 20 7 1 177 143 99 3 Bronze game loss
2015-2016 Mestis 50 17 - 18 9 6 148 149 75 7 Quarterfinal loss
2016-2017 Mestis 50 28 - 17 3 2 167 114 92 2 Bronze game loss
2017-2018 Mestis 50 21 - 17 4 8 166 129 79 5 Final loss
2018-2019 Mestis 50 20 - 18 8 4 151 130 80 5 Bronze game win
2019-2020 Mestis 8 4 - 4 1 0 25 22 11 6 -
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Tournament Statistics
Season Tournament GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP Rank Postseason
TuTo
1971-1972 Toronto Cup 4 1 0 3 - - 17 26 2 6 -
TUTO Hockey
2017-2018 Suomen Cup 5 5 - 0 - - 21 5 - Champion
2018-2019 Suomen Cup 2 1 - 0 0 1 13 5 - Relegated
2019-2020 Suomen Cup - - - - - - - - - - -
Where are they now?
# Player Season Team League GP G A TP PIM
1. Olli Valtola (F) 2019-2020 TPS U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 11 10 8 18 16
2. Samu Pitkänen (F) 2019-2020 Kopla II-divisioona 4 5 13 18 4
3. Jere Heino (D) 2019-2020 KOOVEE U20 Jr. A Mestis 11 3 13 16 6
4. Rasmus Kulmala (F) 2019-2020 Ferencvárosi TC Erste Liga 13 8 6 14 -
5. Tomi Wilenius (F) 2019-2020 EK Zell am See AlpsHL 7 7 7 14 6
6. Eetu-Ville Arkiomaa (F) 2019-2020 SC Riessersee Germany3 7 1 11 12 6
7. Filip Vasas (F) 2019-2020 Bratislava Capitals Slovakia2 12 5 6 11 2
8. Mikko Lehtonen (D) 2019-2020 Jokerit KHL 15 5 6 11 14
9. Atte Mäkinen (F) 2019-2020 Hermes Mestis 7 3 8 11 18
10. Jarkko Immonen (F) 2019-2020 JYP Liiga 13 5 5 10 4
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Franchise All-Time Points
# Player GP G A TP
1. Tero Forsell (F) 502 165 377 542
2. Aki Keinänen (F) 636 252 257 509
3. Tuukka Pulliainen (F) 510 120 332 452
4. Markku Vuorisalo (F) 515 190 185 375
5. Jari Hirsimäki (F) 231 141 152 293
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Franchise All-Time Goals
# Player GP G A TP
1. Aki Keinänen (F) 636 252 257 509
2. Markku Vuorisalo (F) 515 190 185 375
3. Tero Forsell (F) 502 165 377 542
4. Jari Hirsimäki (F) 231 141 152 293
5. Pekka Virta (F) 258 140 99 239
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Franchise All-Time Assists
# Player GP G A TP
1. Tero Forsell (F) 502 165 377 542
2. Tuukka Pulliainen (F) 510 120 332 452
3. Aki Keinänen (F) 636 252 257 509
4. Jouni Tuominen (F) 344 90 199 289
5. Markku Vuorisalo (F) 515 190 185 375
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Franchise All-Time PIM
# Player GP G TP PIM
1. Aki Keinänen (F) 636 252 509 758
2. Markku Vuorisalo (F) 515 190 375 514
3. Santeri Kilkki (D) 192 16 41 440
4. Atte Saunamäki (F) 432 105 217 426
5. Mikke Levo (D) 121 11 35 339
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Franchise All-Time Games played
# Player GP G A TP
1. Aki Keinänen (F) 636 252 257 509
2. Markku Vuorisalo (F) 515 190 185 375
3. Tuukka Pulliainen (F) 510 120 332 452
4. Tero Forsell (F) 502 165 377 542
5. Atte Saunamäki (F) 432 105 112 217
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Franchise All-Time Points per Game
# Player GP G TP PPG
1. Tommi Leinonen (D) 1 0 3 3.000
2. Joel Janatuinen (F) 3 5 6 2.000
3. Ville Vahalahti (F) 21 15 33 1.571
4. Julius Vähätalo (F) 2 2 3 1.500
5. Tero Toivola (F) 49 15 69 1.408
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Franchise All-Time Points per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Jari Hirsimäki (F) 1987-1988 I-divisioona 43 60 44 104 2.42 33
2. Pekka Virta (F) 1993-1994 I-divisioona 52 47 50 97 1.87 48
3. Tero Forsell (F) 2007-2008 Mestis 54 20 61 81 1.50 16
4. Tero Forsell (F) 2006-2007 Mestis 52 26 51 77 1.48 32
5. Jouni Virpiö (F) 2007-2008 Mestis 56 35 40 75 1.34 20
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Franchise All-Time Goals per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Jari Hirsimäki (F) 1987-1988 I-divisioona 43 60 44 104 2.42 33
2. Pekka Virta (F) 1993-1994 I-divisioona 52 47 50 97 1.87 48
3. Jouko Myrrä (F) 1992-1993 I-divisioona 50 42 16 58 1.16 4
4. Pekka Virta (F) 1990-1991 I-divisioona 44 38 12 50 1.14 32
5. Juha Virtanen (F) 1985-1986 I-divisioona 44 37 16 53 1.20 34
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Franchise All-Time Assists per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Tero Forsell (F) 2007-2008 Mestis 54 20 61 81 1.50 16
2. Tero Toivola (F) 1992-1993 I-divisioona 49 15 54 69 1.41 86
3. Tero Forsell (F) 2006-2007 Mestis 52 26 51 77 1.48 32
4. Pekka Virta (F) 1993-1994 I-divisioona 52 47 50 97 1.87 48
5. Tuukka Pulliainen (F) 2013-2014 Mestis 59 18 49 67 1.14 54
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Franchise All-Time PIM per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Matt Nickerson (D) 2018-2019 Mestis 42 1 8 9 0.21 213
2. Mikke Levo (D) 2018-2019 Mestis 49 8 15 23 0.47 199
3. Mikke Levo (D) 2017-2018 Mestis 66 3 7 10 0.15 136
4. Derek Famulare (F) 2012-2013 Mestis 56 24 22 46 0.82 133
5. Juha-Matti Rautajoki (F) 2013-2014 Mestis 49 4 8 12 0.24 131
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Average Height, Weight, Age per Season
Season Roster Height Weight Age
2019-2020 6'0" 188 lbs 22.41
2018-2019 6'0" 188 lbs 23.46
2017-2018 6'0" 189 lbs 24.05
2016-2017 6'0" 189 lbs 24.03
2015-2016 6'1" 195 lbs 24.59
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Elite Prospects Notes and Trivia
History

The club was founded in 1929 as Turun Toverit. In 1946 the club formed an ice hockey team, which started to play competitively in 1950. In 1988 the team adopted the name TuTo Hockey, while the team is commonly known simply as TuTo. The team name echoes its origins as a team founded by left-leaning moderate social democrats.

From 1965 to 1975 the team played in SM-sarja and enjoyed moderate success in the late 1960s. in 1975 the team placed last in SM-sarja and was thus relegated to newly formed I-divisioona. However, the team never participated in I-divisioona and sold its players to its local rival TPS. The team continued playing in lower divisions.

In 1983 TuTo was promoted to I-divisioona. After playing for over ten seasons in I-divisioona, TuTo, coached by Juhani Tamminen, was promoted to SM-liiga in 1994. Team's tenure in SM-liiga was, however, rather short-lived as the team was relegated back to I-divisioona only after two seasons in SM-liiga.

In 2000 I-divisioona was renamed to Mestis due to the closure of SM-liiga, which prevented promotion and relegation between the two leagues. During the decade, TuTo both endured relegation in 2004 and was crowned the league champion in 2008.

After peaking in 2008, the core of the team dispersed to other teams as the top players were signed by SM-liiga teams. Furthermore, during the triumphant 2007-08 season, the team board had a disagreement regarding the development and ownership of the team, which led to the resignation of two board members, including the team chairman. Subsequently, one of the key actors behind the team's success, coach Ismo Lehkonen announced that he would not continue as the team coach in 2008-09. Lehkonen returned to coach the team in 2013-14.

TuTo has traditionally been a rival team to TPS. However, due to the teams playing on different levels, TuTo has loaned some of its rival's players at times. In 2009 the teams entered into an affiliation agreement, which displeased some of the fans.

In 2011, after a troublesome season, the team ownership changed, capital was infused and a new chairman was elected. The team ownership change once more in 2014.

Behind the name

The original name of the team was Turun Toverit, shortened to TuTo. The word 'Toverit', comrades in English, echoes working class roots.

Team colours and jerseys

The team colours of TuTo are white, blue and red. The team has traditionally worn jerseys with a TUTO wordmark instead of a team logo in front of the jersey, but this changed in 2011 when the team adopted its current logo. Since season 1999-00 the team has worn jerseys that are very similar to the New York Rangers jerseys in design and colors. For a long time TUTO played its home games in white jerseys, unlike the other teams in Mestis, but this changed when TUTO started to use the team logo on the jerseys.