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

2015-2016 Roster
# N Player A Born Birthplace HT WT S
GOALTENDERS
#60 Mika Järvinen (G) 33 1988 Hattula, FIN 5'10" 187 L
#35 Leevi Laakso (G) 24 1998 Kuopio, FIN 5'10" 179 L
#1 Timo Niemi (G) 30 1992 Kaustinen, FIN 6'1" 187 L
DEFENSEMEN
#4 Mike Brennan (D) 36 1986 Smithtown, NY, USA 6'0" 190 R
#81 Ari Gröndahl (D) 33 1989 Helsinki, FIN 6'5" 223 R
#34 Aleksi Laakso (D) 32 1990 Seinäjoki, FIN 6'0" 176 L
#18 Esa Lehikoinen (D) 36 1986 Joensuu, FIN 5'11" 196 L
#41 Oskari Manninen (D) 31 1991 Vantaa, FIN 5'11" 187 L
#5 Jake Newton (D) 34 1988 San Jacinto, CA, USA 6'3" 205 L
#77 Niko Peltola (D) 32 1990 Huittinen, FIN 6'2" 201 L
#48 Mikko Pukka (D)   “C” 40 1982 Suodenniemi, FIN 6'1" 207 L
#74 Robin Salo (D) New York Islanders 23 1998 Espoo, FIN 6'1" 187 L
FORWARDS
#3 Charles Bertrand (RW/LW) 31 1991 Paris, FRA 6'1" 207 R
#39 Sami Blomqvist (RW/LW) 32 1990 Örnsköldsvik, SWE 5'10" 185 L
#44
Teddy Da Costa (C/W) 36 1986 Melun, FRA 5'11" 187 R
#23 Jarkko Immonen (C) 38 1984 Kouvola, FIN 5'11" 190 L
#22 Otto Karvinen (LW/RW) 32 1990 Vantaa, FIN 6'2" 187 L
#28 Samuli Kivimäki (RW) 34 1988 Vaasa, FIN 6'2" 203 R
#25 Joel Kiviranta (LW) Dallas Stars 26 1996 Vantaa, FIN 5'11" 181 L
#82 Henrik Koivisto (C/LW) 32 1990 Kerava, FIN 5'11" 161 L
#36 Lassi Kokkala (C) 33 1989 Turku, FIN 6'2" 209 L
#30 Joonas Komulainen (C/LW)   “A” 32 1990 Kuhmo, FIN 5'5" 174 L
#33 Tero Koskiranta (C/LW) 38 1984 Paimio, FIN 6'1" 203 L
#21 Tomi Körkkö (LW/RW) 31 1991 Oulu, FIN 6'0" 181 L
#12 Ville Leskinen (RW/LW) 28 1994 Oulu, FIN 6'1" 194 R
#2 Niclas Lucenius (C/W) 33 1989 Turku, FIN 6'0" 203 L
#7 Miikka Männikkö (RW) 43 1979 Tampere, FIN 5'7" 172 R
#40 Aleksi Nikko (LW) 25 1997 Vaasa, FIN 6'2" 207 L
#55 Ville Rajala (LW) 33 1989 Utajärvi, FIN 6'2" 201 L
#18 Aleksi Rekonen (W/C) 29 1993 Helsinki, FIN 5'11" 194 L
#13 Erik Riska (C/LW)   “A” 33 1989 Pietarsaari, FIN 6'2" 203 L
#44 Gabriel Spilar (RW/LW) 41 1980 Kosice, SVK 5'10" 194 R
#40 Niklas Sundfors (C) 27 1995 Pietarsaari, FIN 5'11" 187 L
#38 Teemu Tallberg (LW/RW) 31 1991 Helsinki, FIN 6'1" 198 L
#26 Tommi Tikka (C/LW) 27 1995 Helsinki, FIN 6'3" 198 L
#91 Tuomas Vänttinen (C/W)   “A” 39 1983 Savonlinna, FIN 5'9" 203 R
#6 Felix Westermarck (LW/RW) 27 1995 Espoo, FIN 6'1" 203 L
Position: G: 3, D: 9, F: 21 | Av Age: 26.76 years | Av Ht: 6'0" | Av Wt: 193 lbs | Compare with other teams
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Team Facts
Nationalities 32 players
2 players
2 players
1 player
Experience Sport: 4 158 GP
NHL: 114 GP
WC: 106 GP
SHL: 218 GP
HockeyAllsvenskan: 322 GP
Liiga: 11 026 GP
KHL: 146 GP
Czechia: 211 GP
AHL: 495 GP
DEL: 117 GP
Affiliated Team(s) Hermes (Mestis)
Hokki (Mestis)
Sport U18 (U18 SM-sarja)
Sport U20 (U20 SM-sarja)
Team Captains
Team captaincy history
Arena Information
Arena Name Vaasan Sähkö Areena Location Vaasa, FIN Capacity 4 448 Construction Year 1971
Games
Date Home Visiting Score League
2022-10-05T15:30:00+0000 Sport HPK - Liiga
2022-10-01T14:00:00+0000 Jukurit Sport 0 - 3 Liiga
2022-09-30T15:30:00+0000 KalPa Sport 4 - 3 (SO) Liiga
2022-09-28T15:30:00+0000 HIFK Sport 4 - 3 (OT) Liiga
2022-09-23T15:30:00+0000 Sport KalPa 2 - 1 Liiga
2022-09-21T15:30:00+0000 Sport Kärpät 1 - 4 Liiga
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Latest Transactions
DATE STATUS PLAYER TEAM SOURCE
09/12/2022
09/12/2022 Confirmed Joining Miro Nalli (F) Joining from Ilves
09/10/2022
09/10/2022 Confirmed Leaving Olavi Vauhkonen (F) Leaving for HC La Chaux-de-Fonds
08/01/2022
08/01/2022 Confirmed Joining Juuso Pulli (D) Joining from Ilves
07/19/2022
07/19/2022 Confirmed Leaving Aleksi Mäkelä (D) Leaving for Ritten/Renon
06/17/2022
06/17/2022 Confirmed Joining Janne Keränen (F) Joining from HK Dukla Michalovce
06/01/2022
06/01/2022 Confirmed Leaving Michael Keränen (F) Leaving for Bietigheim Steelers
05/09/2022
05/09/2022 Extension Emil Johansson (D)
04/25/2022
04/25/2022 Confirmed Leaving Aaro Vidgren (F) Leaving for JYP
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Team History and Standings
Season League GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP P/GP Rank Postseason
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 59 18 - 26 8 7 120 155 77 1.31 12 Did not make playoffs
2022-2023 Liiga 8 3 - 5 0 2 17 20 11 1.38 11 -
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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 - - - Qualification
Suomen Cup 2 1 - 1 - - 6 3 - - - -
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. Jure Povse (F) 2022-2023 Sport U20 U20 SM-sarja 10 2 9 11 8
2. Damien Fleury (F) 2022-2023 Grenoble Ligue Magnus 6 4 5 9 4
3. Santeri Haarala (F) 2022-2023 Unterland AlpsHL 5 3 6 9 6
4. Michal Kristof (F) 2022-2023 Admiral Vladivostok KHL 13 2 7 9 8
5. Eero Elo (F) 2022-2023 HC Thurgau SL 7 4 4 8 2
6. Aleksi Rekonen (F) 2022-2023 HC Plzeň Czechia 7 4 4 8 2
7. Kelsey Tessier (F) 2022-2023 Rouen Ligue Magnus 6 4 2 6 0
8. Ville Leskinen (F) 2022-2023 Kärpät Liiga 6 3 3 6 0
9. Tobias Åkerman (D) 2022-2023 Muik Hockey Suomi-sarja 6 2 4 6 2
10. Tommi Taimi (D) 2022-2023 Vålerenga Norway 7 2 4 6 0
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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) 589 67 152 462
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Franchise All-Time Games played
# Player GP G A TP
1. Erik Riska (F) 589 67 85 152
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 2.39
2. Jesse Virtanen (D) 1 0 2 2.00
3. Jukka Alkula (F) 9 12 17 1.89
4. Joni Rautavuori (F) 128 81 221 1.73
5. Kari Teräväinen (F) 185 160 318 1.72
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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 0.28 129
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
2022-2023 6'1" 192 lbs 28.35
2021-2022 6'1" 198 lbs 28.87
2020-2021 6'1" 198 lbs 28.87
2019-2020 6'0" 191 lbs 27.10
2018-2019 6'0" 194 lbs 26.09
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