Team Facts

2004-2005 Roster
# N Player A Born Birthplace HT WT S
GOALTENDERS
Sami Heinonen (G) 41 1976 Helsinki, FIN 6'1" 172 R
Tuomo Karjalainen (G) 37 1980 Kajaani, FIN 5'10" 172 L
Timo Kinnunen (G) 39 1979 Turku, FIN 6'1" 205 L
Tuomas Nissinen (G) 34 1983 Kuopio, FIN 6'2" 190 L
Ossi Ojanen (G) 35 1982 Raisio, FIN 6'0" 187 L
Ari Reunanen (G) 34 1984 Huittinen, FIN 5'10" 183 L
Juho Santanen (G) 33 1985 Turku, FIN 5'10" 187 L
Kim Törnström (G) 34 1984 Turku, FIN 5'9" 170 L
DEFENSEMEN
Miikka Koski (D) 35 1982 Kaarina, FIN 6'0" 194 L
Antti Kurki (D) 32 1986 Turku, FIN 5'10" 194 L
Juha Peltonen (D) 40 1977 Turku, FIN 5'11" 196 L
Ville Piekkola (D) 37 1980 Oulunsalo, FIN 5'9" 183 L
Jussi Rantala (D) 41 1976 Laitila, FIN 5'10" 187 L
Jesse Saarinen (D) 41 1977 Turku, FIN 6'0" 207 R
Jouni Saarinen (D) 38 1979 Turku, FIN 5'10" 181 R
Kai Syväsalmi (D) 33 1984 Tampere, FIN 5'10" 170 L
Vikki Tammelin (D) 39 1978 Raisio, FIN 5'8" 203 L
Petri Tähtisalo (D) 37 1981 Turku, FIN 6'0" 207 L
Jouni Vento (D) 51 1966 Rautjärvi, FIN 5'9" 165 R
FORWARDS
Ville Aaltonen (F) 34 1983 Nousiainen, FIN 6'1" 198 L
Oskar Essén (F) 33 1985 Parainen, FIN 6'2" 194 R
Tero Forsell (C)   “A” 41 1976 Turku, FIN 5'10" 185 R
Tuomas Jalava (RW)   “C” 40 1977 Turku, FIN 6'0" 181 L
Jarmo Jokila (LW) 32 1986 Lemu, FIN 5'9" 187 L
Kasperi Kangasniemi (F) 33 1985 Kuopio, FIN 6'0" 205 R
Tobias Kauppinen (C) 33 1984 Naantali, FIN 6'0" 181 R
Tapio Laakso (C) 32 1985 Rymättylä, FIN 6'0" 198 L
Tomi Laurila (F)   “A” 35 1982 Seinäjoki, FIN 6'1" 205 L
Markus Leppänen (F) 36 1981 Turku, FIN 6'0" 183 L
Ville Luoma (C) 38 1980 Jyväskylä, FIN 6'0" 185 L
Jussi Makkonen (C) 33 1985 Turku, FIN 6'4" 201 L
Tuukka Pulliainen (C) 33 1984 Turku, FIN 6'0" 194 L
Timo Salo (LW/RW) 32 1985 Naantali, FIN 5'11" 179 L
Atte Saunamäki (F) 41 1976 Turku, FIN 5'11" 187 L
Jussi Sipponen (F) 37 1980 Naantali, FIN 5'11" 187 L
Tomi Sykkö (F) 35 1983 Turku, FIN 5'10" 181 L
Miikka Tuomainen (LW) 32 1986 Turku, FIN 6'3" 225 L
Markku Vuorisalo (RW) 40 1978 Naantali, FIN 5'11" 185 R
Position: G:4 D:10 F:17 | Av Age: 22.87 years | Av Ht: 5'11" | Av Wt 189 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
05/19/2018
05/19/2018 Confirmed Joining Matt Nickerson (D) Joining from Milton Keynes Lightning
05/19/2018 Confirmed Joining Lassi Kokkala (F) Joining from Stavanger Oilers
05/19/2018 Confirmed Joining Miro Mäkinen (F) Joining from Kiekko-Vantaa
05/19/2018 Confirmed Joining Atte Mäkinen (F) Joining from Kiekko-Vantaa
05/19/2018 Confirmed Joining Samu Lonkila (G) Joining from Minot Minotauros
05/19/2018 Extension Nico Friman (F)
05/19/2018 Extension Juho Mäkelä (F)
05/19/2018 Confirmed Joining Joona Tala (D) Joining from FPS
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Team History and Standings
Season League GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP Rank Postseason
TuTo Hockey
1988-1989 I-divisioona 44 17 2 25 - - 204 233 36 10 -
1989-1990 I-divisioona 44 17 2 25 - - 192 257 36 8 -
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
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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 - - - - - - - - - -
Where are they now?
# Player Season Team League GP G A TP PIM
1. Markus Kankaanranta (F) 2017-2018 Haugesund Seagulls Norway3 26 34 40 74 22
2. Arttu Niskakangas (F) 2017-2018 Narvik Hockey Norway2 32 26 31 57 28
3. Santeri Halme (F) 2017-2018 KK-V II-divisioona 17 20 36 56 31
4. Jarkko Immonen (F) 2017-2018 JYP Liiga 59 13 37 50 14
5. Mikael Potila (F) 2017-2018 Virkiä II-divisioona 25 11 39 50 16
6. Joni Seinelä (F) 2017-2018 HCIK Suomi-sarja 36 30 17 47 24
7. Arttu Reponen (F) 2017-2018 PEPO II-divisioona 22 9 37 46 20
8. Tuomas Muhonen (F) 2017-2018 Viikingit II-divisioona 23 14 31 45 31
9. Oskari Lehtinen (F) 2017-2018 Jokipojat Mestis 49 22 22 44 83
10. Aleksi Sillanpää (F) 2017-2018 Haka II-divisioona 22 21 23 44 20
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Franchise All-Time Points
# Player GP G A TP
1. Tero Forsell (F) 447 149 346 495
2. Aki Keinänen (F) 530 221 216 437
3. Tuukka Pulliainen (F) 428 107 274 381
4. Markku Vuorisalo (F) 449 168 163 331
5. Jari Hirsimäki (F) 225 140 149 289
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Franchise All-Time Goals
# Player GP G A TP
1. Aki Keinänen (F) 530 221 216 437
2. Markku Vuorisalo (F) 449 168 163 331
3. Tero Forsell (F) 447 149 346 495
4. Jari Hirsimäki (F) 225 140 149 289
5. Pekka Virta (F) 252 137 96 233
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Franchise All-Time Assists
# Player GP G A TP
1. Tero Forsell (F) 447 149 346 495
2. Tuukka Pulliainen (F) 428 107 274 381
3. Aki Keinänen (F) 530 221 216 437
4. Jouni Tuominen (F) 326 86 188 274
5. Markku Vuorisalo (F) 449 168 163 331
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Franchise All-Time PIM
# Player GP G TP PIM
1. Aki Keinänen (F) 530 221 437 672
2. Markku Vuorisalo (F) 449 168 331 423
3. Santeri Kilkki (D) 167 14 35 406
4. Atte Saunamäki (F) 384 89 188 394
5. Markus Laine (D) 225 18 82 309
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Franchise All-Time Games played
# Player GP G A TP
1. Aki Keinänen (F) 530 221 216 437
2. Markku Vuorisalo (F) 449 168 163 331
3. Tero Forsell (F) 447 149 346 495
4. Tuukka Pulliainen (F) 428 107 274 381
5. Atte Saunamäki (F) 384 89 99 188
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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. Ville Vahalahti (F) 21 15 33 1.571
3. Julius Vähätalo (F) 2 2 3 1.500
4. Tero Toivola (F) 43 12 64 1.488
5. Kai Nurminen (F) 33 26 46 1.394
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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 46 44 47 91 1.98 44
3. Tero Forsell (F) 2006-2007 Mestis 45 24 47 71 1.58 30
4. Jukka Piirinen (F) 1987-1988 I-divisioona 43 29 41 70 1.63 78
5. Harri Niukkanen (F) 1986-1987 I-divisioona 44 34 31 65 1.48 26
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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 46 44 47 91 1.98 44
3. Jouko Myrrä (F) 1992-1993 I-divisioona 44 39 15 54 1.23 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 Toivola (F) 1992-1993 I-divisioona 43 12 52 64 1.49 84
2. Tero Forsell (F) 2007-2008 Mestis 43 15 50 65 1.51 14
3. Pekka Virta (F) 1993-1994 I-divisioona 46 44 47 91 1.98 44
4. Tero Forsell (F) 2006-2007 Mestis 45 24 47 71 1.58 30
5. Jari Hirsimäki (F) 1987-1988 I-divisioona 43 60 44 104 2.42 33
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Franchise All-Time PIM per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Derek Famulare (F) 2012-2013 Mestis 45 19 18 37 0.82 121
2. Santeri Kilkki (D) 2000-2001 Mestis 42 6 7 13 0.31 115
3. Brad Turner (D) 1994-1995 Liiga 43 3 9 12 0.28 114
4. Santeri Kilkki (D) 1999-2000 I-divisioona 44 1 3 4 0.09 113
5. Atte Saunamäki (F) 1998-1999 I-divisioona 46 3 6 9 0.20 112
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Average Height, Weight, Age per Season
Season Roster Height Weight Age
2018-2019 6'0" 190 lbs 22.73
2017-2018 5'11" 189 lbs 22.90
2016-2017 6'0" 190 lbs 22.60
2015-2016 6'1" 195 lbs 23.35
2014-2015 6'1" 195 lbs 22.05
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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.