Team Facts

1965-1966 Roster
# N Player A Born Birthplace HT WT S
NOT SPECIFIED
Pekka Lahtela 73 1946 Turku, FIN - - -
Seppo Wikström 72 1947 Turku, FIN - - -
GOALTENDERS
Timo Nurminen (G) 71 1948 Turku, FIN - - -
Urpo Ylönen (G) 76 1943 Käkisalmi, FIN 5'8" 165 L
DEFENSEMEN
Seppo Lindström (D) 78 1941 Turku, FIN 5'11" 187 L
Hannu Luojola (D) 73 1946 Turku, FIN 5'9" 174 L
Hannu Niittoaho (D) 73 1946 Lieto, FIN 5'11" 201 L
Seppo Parikka (D) 74 1945 Turku, FIN - - -
Osmo Veijalainen (D) 70 1949 Turku, FIN - - -
FORWARDS
Kari Johansson (F) 72 1947 Turku, FIN 5'11" 174 L
Henry Leppä (F) 72 1947 Turku, FIN 5'11" 163 L
Martti Salonen (F) 77 1942 Hämeenlinna, FIN - - R
Voitto Soini (F) 81 1938 Koivisto, FIN - - -
Kari Torkkel (F) 72 1947 Turku, FIN 5'9" 163 -
Risto Vainio (F) 71 1948 Turku, FIN - - -
Pentti Vihanto (F) 77 1942 Turku, FIN - - -
Position: G:2 D:4 F:7 :2 | Av Age: 21.13 years | Av Ht: 5'10" | Av Wt 175 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
12/03/2019
12/03/2019 Confirmed Joining Kalle Kaijomaa (D) Joining from No team
11/22/2019
11/22/2019 Loan Joining Hannu Kuru (F) Joining from TPS
11/15/2019
11/15/2019 Confirmed Leaving Jere Rouhiainen (D) Leaving for Tappara
11/11/2019
11/11/2019 Loan Leaving Henry Mäntylä (D) Leaving for IPK
11/09/2019
11/09/2019 Confirmed Joining Kimmo Rautiainen (G) Joining from No team
10/28/2019
10/28/2019 Loan Joining Niko Seppälä (D) Joining from HIFK
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
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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 22 13 - 9 3 1 87 70 37 5 -
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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. Tomi Wilenius (F) 2019-2020 EK Zell am See AlpsHL 20 18 20 38 10
2. Eetu-Ville Arkiomaa (F) 2019-2020 SC Riessersee Germany3 20 10 25 35 12
3. Olli Valtola (F) 2019-2020 TPS U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 27 12 22 34 22
4. Samu Pitkänen (F) 2019-2020 Kopla II-divisioona 10 11 23 34 8
5. Otto Lehtonen (F) 2019-2020 VG-62 II-divisioona 13 8 21 29 8
6. Markus Kankaanranta (F) 2019-2020 Luja HT II-divisioona 12 16 11 27 4
7. Rasmus Kulmala (F) 2019-2020 Ferencvárosi TC Erste Liga 22 14 13 27 -
8. Miikka Lehtonen (F) 2019-2020 RNK Hoci II-divisioona 12 13 13 26 2
9. Kristian Tikka (F) 2019-2020 FPS Suomi-sarja 20 11 15 26 28
10. Jere Laine (F) 2019-2020 Wolf II-divisioona 12 12 12 24 28
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Franchise All-Time Points
# Player GP G A TP
1. Jukka Seppo (F) 7 4 4 8
2. Risto Siltanen (D) 7 4 3 7
3. Tommi Pullola (F) 7 2 4 6
4. Mikko Peltonen (F) 6 5 0 5
5. Aki Keinänen (F) 5 3 2 5
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Franchise All-Time Goals
# Player GP G A TP
1. Mikko Peltonen (F) 6 5 0 5
2. Jukka Seppo (F) 7 4 4 8
3. Risto Siltanen (D) 7 4 3 7
4. Aki Keinänen (F) 5 3 2 5
5. Matti-Pekka Pelkonen (D) 5 3 1 4
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Franchise All-Time Assists
# Player GP G A TP
1. Jukka Seppo (F) 7 4 4 8
2. Tommi Pullola (F) 7 2 4 6
3. Tuukka Pulliainen (F) 6 1 4 5
4. Vesa Karjalainen (F) 7 1 4 5
5. Jouni Tuominen (F) 7 1 4 5
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Franchise All-Time PIM
# Player GP G TP PIM
1. Tommi Pullola (F) 7 2 6 40
2. Jyri Vähänikkilä (D) 2 0 0 25
3. Matti-Pekka Pelkonen (D) 5 3 4 18
4. Jukka Seppo (F) 7 4 8 12
5. Sami Leinonen (D) 7 0 2 12
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Franchise All-Time Games played
# Player GP G A TP
1. Matti Aho (F) 11 1 2 3
2. Jukka Seppo (F) 7 4 4 8
3. Risto Siltanen (D) 7 4 3 7
4. Tommi Pullola (F) 7 2 4 6
5. Vesa Karjalainen (F) 7 1 4 5
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Franchise All-Time Points per Game
# Player GP G TP PPG
1. Janne Jokila (F) 2 1 3 1.500
2. Ilkka Heikkinen (D) 2 1 3 1.500
3. Jukka Seppo (F) 7 4 8 1.143
4. Risto Siltanen (D) 7 4 7 1.000
5. Aki Keinänen (F) 5 3 5 1.000
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Franchise All-Time Points per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Jukka Seppo (F) 1995-1996 Liiga 7 4 4 8 1.14 12
2. Risto Siltanen (D) 1995-1996 Liiga 7 4 3 7 1.00 10
3. Tommi Pullola (F) 1995-1996 Liiga 7 2 4 6 0.86 40
4. Mikko Peltonen (F) 2003-2004 Mestis 6 5 0 5 0.83 4
5. Aki Keinänen (F) 2010-2011 Mestis 5 3 2 5 1.00 0
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Franchise All-Time Goals per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Mikko Peltonen (F) 2003-2004 Mestis 6 5 0 5 0.83 4
2. Jukka Seppo (F) 1995-1996 Liiga 7 4 4 8 1.14 12
3. Risto Siltanen (D) 1995-1996 Liiga 7 4 3 7 1.00 10
4. Aki Keinänen (F) 2010-2011 Mestis 5 3 2 5 1.00 0
5. Matti-Pekka Pelkonen (D) 2010-2011 Mestis 5 3 1 4 0.80 18
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Franchise All-Time Assists per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Jukka Seppo (F) 1995-1996 Liiga 7 4 4 8 1.14 12
2. Tommi Pullola (F) 1995-1996 Liiga 7 2 4 6 0.86 40
3. Tuukka Pulliainen (F) 2003-2004 Mestis 6 1 4 5 0.83 2
4. Vesa Karjalainen (F) 1995-1996 Liiga 7 1 4 5 0.71 0
5. Jouni Tuominen (F) 1995-1996 Liiga 7 1 4 5 0.71 2
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Franchise All-Time PIM per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Tommi Pullola (F) 1995-1996 Liiga 7 2 4 6 0.86 40
2. Jyri Vähänikkilä (D) 2010-2011 Mestis 2 0 0 0 0.00 25
3. Matti-Pekka Pelkonen (D) 2010-2011 Mestis 5 3 1 4 0.80 18
4. Jukka Seppo (F) 1995-1996 Liiga 7 4 4 8 1.14 12
5. Sami Leinonen (D) 1995-1996 Liiga 7 0 2 2 0.29 12
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Average Height, Weight, Age per Season
Season Roster Height Weight Age
2019-2020 6'0" 188 lbs 23.07
2018-2019 6'0" 189 lbs 23.51
2017-2018 6'0" 189 lbs 24.11
2016-2017 6'0" 189 lbs 24.10
2015-2016 6'1" 195 lbs 24.71
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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.