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  • Plays in Liiga
  • Full name Vaasan Sport
  • Team colours Black + Red + Black
  • Town Vaasa, FIN
  • Founded 1939

2021-2022 Roster
# N Player A Born Birthplace HT WT S Ctrct
GOALTENDERS
Juho Helander (G) 19 2002 Seinäjoki, FIN 6'0" 187 L Junior
#32 Niko Hovinen (G) 33 1988 Helsinki, FIN 6'7" 225 L 22/23
#60 Rasmus Reijola (G) 28 1992 Vantaa, FIN 6'3" 205 L 21/22
DEFENSEMEN
#26 Shaun Heshka (D) 36 1985 Melville, SK, CAN 6'1" 209 R 21/22
#52 Valtteri Hietanen (D) 28 1992 Virrat, FIN 6'1" 212 L 21/22
#57 Emil Johansson (D) 25 1996 Växjö, SWE 6'0" 192 L 21/22
#7 Aleksi Mäkelä (D) 28 1993 Kiiminki, FIN 5'11" 185 R 21/22
#36 Juho Tommila (D) 28 1993 Lappi Tl, FIN 6'0" 183 R 21/22
#22 Olli Vanttaja (D) 22 1999 Oulu, FIN 6'0" 165 L 22/23
#8 Valtteri Viljanen (D)   “A” 27 1994 Pori, FIN 5'8" 163 R 21/22
#28 Victor Westermarck (D) 27 1994 Espoo, FIN 6'2" 203 R 21/22
FORWARDS
#23 Turo Asplund (C) 36 1985 Jyväskylä, FIN 5'11" 207 L 21/22
#18 Henrik Eriksson (LW) 31 1990 Västerhaninge, SWE 6'0" 214 L 21/22+1
#21 Santeri Haarala (LW/RW) 21 2000 Vaasa, FIN 5'9" 176 L 21/22
#63 Lari Heikkinen (LW) 21 2000 Oulu, FIN 5'10" 187 L 21/22
#25 Axel Holmström (C) 25 1996 Arvidsjaur, SWE 6'1" 212 L 21/22
#71 Michael Keränen (W/C) 31 1990 Stockholm, SWE 6'1" 192 L 21/22
#72 Joni Nikko (LW/RW) 27 1994 Vaasa, FIN 6'2" 209 L 21/22+1
#16 Jesse Paukku (LW) 27 1994 Joensuu, FIN 6'0" 183 L 22/23
#13 Erik Riska (C/LW)   “C” 32 1989 Pietarsaari, FIN 6'2" 203 L 21/22
#24 Filip Riska (C) 36 1985 Pietarsaari, FIN 6'0" 201 L 21/22
#17 Sebastian Stålberg (RW)   “A” 31 1990 Lerum, SWE 6'1" 185 R 22/23
#20 Roope Talaja (LW) 33 1988 Kuopio, FIN 5'11" 194 L 21/22
#5 Olavi Vauhkonen (RW/LW) 32 1989 Helsinki, FIN 6'4" 240 R 21/22
#92 Aaro Vidgren (RW) 24 1997 Lohja, FIN 6'2" 192 L 21/22
#3 Jonne Virtanen (C/W)   “A” 33 1988 Turku, FIN 6'6" 260 L 21/22
#55 Teemu Väyrynen (LW) 24 1997 Joensuu, FIN 5'10" 170 L 21/22+1
Position: G: 3, D: 8, F: 16 | Av Age: 28.33 years | Av Ht: 6'1" | Av Wt: 198 lbs | Compare with other teams
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Arena Information
  • Arena Name Vaasan Sähkö Areena
  • Location Vaasa, FIN
  • Capacity 4 448
  • Construction Year 1971
Latest Transactions
DATE STATUS PLAYER TEAM SOURCE
09/28/2021
09/28/2021 Confirmed Leaving Nicholas Canade (D) Leaving for RoKi
09/27/2021
09/27/2021 Confirmed Leaving Atte Tolvanen (G) Leaving for EC Salzburg
09/17/2021
09/17/2021 Confirmed Leaving Stuart Percy (D) Leaving for Motor Ceske Budejovice
09/03/2021
09/03/2021 Confirmed Leaving Juho Liuksiala (F) Leaving for KOOVEE
08/23/2021
08/23/2021 Confirmed Leaving Niclas Lucenius (F) Leaving for Krefeld Pinguine
08/09/2021
08/09/2021 Confirmed Leaving Mika Partanen (F) Leaving for Vålerenga
08/09/2021 Confirmed Joining Joni Nikko (F) Joining from SaiPa
07/27/2021
07/27/2021 Confirmed Leaving Simon Suoranta (F) Leaving for Nottingham Panthers
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Team History and Standings
Season League GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP P/GP Rank Postseason
1991-1992 I-divisioona 44 4 2 38 - - 125 308 10 0.23 12 Relegated
1992-1993 II-divisioona 32 24 0 8 - - 197 106 48 1.50 - -
1993-1994 II-divisioona 36 21 0 15 - - 187 135 42 1.17 - -
1994-1995 II-divisioona 14 10 1 3 - - 71 45 21 1.50 2 -
1995-1996 II-divisioona 36 32 1 3 - - 292 80 65 1.81 1 Qualification loss
1997-1998 I-divisioona 44 17 6 21 - - 119 148 40 0.91 8 Did not make playoffs
1998-1999 I-divisioona 48 30 4 14 - - 153 119 64 1.33 3 Qualification loss
1999-2000 I-divisioona 48 31 5 12 - - 190 118 67 1.40 2 Qualification loss
2000-2001 Mestis 44 21 5 18 - - 153 129 47 1.07 5 Bronze game loss
2001-2002 Mestis 44 23 8 13 - - 154 106 55 1.25 4 Bronze game loss
2002-2003 Mestis 44 21 3 17 - 3 150 129 48 1.09 5 Bronze game loss
2003-2004 Mestis 45 23 3 15 2 2 151 124 55 1.22 4 Quarterfinal loss
2004-2005 Mestis 44 23 7 14 1 - 153 108 54 1.23 4 Final loss
2005-2006 Mestis 45 26 4 15 - - 172 106 58 1.29 2 Final loss
2006-2007 Mestis 45 30 6 9 - - 195 105 68 1.51 1 Bronze game win
2007-2008 Mestis 45 23 - 17 2 3 193 139 76 1.69 6 Quarterfinal loss
2008-2009 Mestis 45 25 - 13 5 2 145 104 87 1.93 2 Champion
2009-2010 Mestis 45 22 - 16 3 4 152 120 76 1.69 4 Quarterfinal loss
2010-2011 Mestis 49 22 - 19 5 5 139 133 79 1.61 3 Champion
2011-2012 Mestis 46 24 - 10 4 8 154 104 88 1.91 3 Champion
2012-2013 Mestis 48 23 - 18 5 2 147 127 81 1.69 3 Quarterfinal loss
2013-2014 Mestis 56 27 - 12 11 6 195 161 109 1.95 2 Quarterfinal loss
2014-2015 Liiga 60 15 - 35 5 5 121 185 60 1.00 14 Did not make playoffs
2015-2016 Liiga 60 20 - 24 7 9 153 156 83 1.38 10 Playoffs Qualifier loss
2016-2017 Liiga 60 16 - 28 5 11 128 169 69 1.15 14 Did not make playoffs
2017-2018 Liiga 60 12 - 33 7 8 153 206 58 0.97 15 Did not make playoffs
2018-2019 Liiga 60 17 - 24 11 8 182 205 81 1.35 11 Did not make playoffs
2019-2020 Liiga 59 15 - 44 4 8 129 191 49 0.83 15 Did not make playoffs
2020-2021 Liiga 54 19 - 23 6 6 123 140 75 1.39 10 First round loss
2021-2022 Liiga 6 4 - 2 0 0 17 16 12 2.00 3 -
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Tournament Statistics
Season Tournament GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP P/GP Rank Postseason
1969-1970 Suomen Cup 1 1 - 0 - - 10 0 - 0.00 - Qualification
Suomen Cup 2 1 - 1 - - 6 3 - 0.00 - -
1970-1971 Suomen Cup - - - - - - - - - - -
Suomen Cup - - - - - - - - - - -
1975-1976 Expolaris Cup 4 1 0 3 - - 12 21 2 0.50 4 -
2012-2013 Continental Cup 3 1 - 1 1 0 19 9 5 1.67 2 -
Where are they now?
# Player Season Team League GP G A TP PIM
1. Chris DeSousa (F) 2021-2022 Grizzlys Wolfsburg DEL 7 6 3 9 10
2. Jens Östman (F) 2021-2022 HighSticks HT III-divisioona 1 5 3 8 2
3. Mika Partanen (F) 2021-2022 Vålerenga Norway 6 5 2 7 2
4. Ville Rajala (F) 2021-2022 KISE Suomen Cup 4 3 4 7 0
5. Olli Palola (F) 2021-2022 HIFK Liiga 6 2 5 7 4
6. Tommi Taimi (D) 2021-2022 Vålerenga Norway 6 1 6 7 4
7. Markus Piispanen (F) 2021-2022 Virkiä Suomen Cup 4 0 7 7 2
8. Juho Liuksiala (F) 2021-2022 KOOVEE Suomen Cup 3 5 1 6 0
9. Tomi Tuomisto (F) 2021-2022 KHT II-divisioona 2 3 3 6 0
10. Eetu Mäki (F) 2021-2022 SaPKo Suomen Cup 4 2 4 6 2
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Franchise All-Time Points
# Player GP G A TP
1. Håkan Hjerpe (F) 378 345 297 642
2. Jari Kiviniemi (F) 509 179 226 405
3. Markus Jämsä (F) 445 191 207 398
4. Timo Salomaa (F) 310 187 192 379
5. Vesa Myllyaho (F) 521 147 215 370
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Franchise All-Time Goals
# Player GP G A TP
1. Håkan Hjerpe (F) 378 345 297 642
2. Markus Jämsä (F) 445 191 207 398
3. Timo Salomaa (F) 310 187 192 379
4. Jari Kiviniemi (F) 509 179 226 405
5. Kaj-Ove Ahlmark (F) 355 161 144 305
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Franchise All-Time Assists
# Player GP G A TP
1. Håkan Hjerpe (F) 378 345 297 642
2. Patrik Westerback (F) 291 77 254 331
3. Jari Kiviniemi (F) 509 179 226 405
4. Vesa Myllyaho (F) 521 147 215 370
5. Markus Jämsä (F) 445 191 207 398
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Franchise All-Time PIM
# Player GP G TP PIM
1. Jari Kiviniemi (F) 509 179 405 825
2. Markus Jämsä (F) 445 191 398 591
3. Patrik Westerback (F) 291 77 331 558
4. Heikki Autio (D) 431 38 103 477
5. Erik Riska (F) 540 65 147 442
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Franchise All-Time Games played
# Player GP G A TP
1. Erik Riska (F) 540 65 82 147
2. Mikael Hallbäck (D) 529 61 126 187
3. Vesa Myllyaho (F) 521 147 215 370
4. Jari Kiviniemi (F) 509 179 226 405
5. Ari Gröndahl (D) 451 45 74 119
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Franchise All-Time Points per Game
# Player GP G TP PPG
1. Ulf Slotte (F) 18 31 43 2.389
2. Jesse Virtanen (D) 1 0 2 2.000
3. Jukka Alkula (F) 9 12 17 1.889
4. Joni Rautavuori (F) 128 81 221 1.727
5. Kari Teräväinen (F) 185 160 318 1.719
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Franchise All-Time Points per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Håkan Hjerpe (F) 1988-1989 I-divisioona 44 54 45 99 2.25 52
2. Håkan Hjerpe (F) 1976-1977 I-divisioona 36 64 25 89 2.47 46
3. Håkan Hjerpe (F) 1986-1987 I-divisioona 44 44 43 87 1.98 53
4. Håkan Hjerpe (F) 1987-1988 I-divisioona 44 38 46 84 1.91 46
5. Pekka Lehmus (F) 1995-1996 II-divisioona 35 33 51 84 2.40 22
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Franchise All-Time Goals per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Håkan Hjerpe (F) 1976-1977 I-divisioona 36 64 25 89 2.47 46
2. Håkan Hjerpe (F) 1977-1978 I-divisioona 36 55 24 79 2.19 67
3. Håkan Hjerpe (F) 1988-1989 I-divisioona 44 54 45 99 2.25 52
4. Håkan Hjerpe (F) 1986-1987 I-divisioona 44 44 43 87 1.98 53
5. Börje Eriksson (F) 1980-1981 I-divisioona 36 42 31 73 2.03 20
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Franchise All-Time Assists per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Pekka Lehmus (F) 1995-1996 II-divisioona 35 33 51 84 2.40 22
2. Joni Rautavuori (F) 1995-1996 II-divisioona 36 28 51 79 2.19 30
3. Juho-Tuomas Appel (F) 2007-2008 Mestis 45 7 47 54 1.20 39
4. Håkan Hjerpe (F) 1987-1988 I-divisioona 44 38 46 84 1.91 46
5. Håkan Hjerpe (F) 1988-1989 I-divisioona 44 54 45 99 2.25 52
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Franchise All-Time PIM per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Markus Kankaanperä (D) 2016-2017 Liiga 56 1 7 8 0.14 158
2. Jari Kiviniemi (F) 1996-1997 II-divisioona 30 20 32 52 1.73 138
3. Mike Brennan (D) 2014-2015 Liiga 51 7 7 14 0.27 129
4. Teemu Viemerö (D) 1996-1997 II-divisioona 28 5 14 19 0.68 126
5. David Saunders (F) 1989-1990 I-divisioona 37 28 18 46 1.24 115
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Average Height, Weight, Age per Season
Season Roster Height Weight Age
2021-2022 6'1" 198 lbs 28.33
2020-2021 6'1" 197 lbs 28.87
2019-2020 6'0" 191 lbs 27.10
2018-2019 6'0" 194 lbs 26.09
2017-2018 6'0" 194 lbs 26.10
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