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Team Facts
  • Plays in Liiga
  • Full name Lahden Pelicans
  • Team colours Teal + Black + White
  • Town Lahti, FIN
  • Founded 1996

2020-2021 Roster
# N Player A Born Birthplace HT WT S Ctrct
GOALTENDERS
#32 Patrik Bartosak (G) 27 1993 Koprivnice, CZE 6'1" 194 L 20/21
#70 Jasper Patrikainen (G) 20 2000 Lahti, FIN 6'1" 176 L 20/21
#41 Atte Tolvanen (G) 26 1994 Vihti, FIN 6'0" 187 L 20/21
DEFENSEMEN
#25 Niclas Almari (D)   22 1998 Espoo, FIN 6'1" 181 L
#63 Julius Bergman (D) 25 1995 Stockholm, SWE 6'1" 205 R 21/22
#6 Julius Honka (D) 25 1995 Jyväskylä, FIN 5'11" 185 R
#7 Joonas Jalvanti (D)   “A” 32 1988 Lahti, FIN 6'0" 196 L 21/22
#61 Casimir Jürgens (D)   “A” 25 1994 Helsinki, FIN 5'11" 181 L 20/21
#56 Oskari Laaksonen (D) 21 1999 Tampere, FIN 6'2" 165 R
#77 Alex Lindroos (D) 25 1995 Helsinki, FIN 6'4" 223 L 21/22
#28 Matias Rajaniemi (D) 18 2002 Lahti, FIN 6'4" 205 L 21/22
#5 Topias Vilén (D) 17 2003 Lahti, FIN 6'0" 185 L 21/22
FORWARDS
#24 Hannes Björninen (C/W)   “C” 25 1995 Lahti, FIN 6'1" 190 L 20/21
#65 Rudolf Cerveny (W/C) 31 1989 Ceske Budejovice, CZE 6'0" 187 L 20/21
#10 Frank Gymer (C) 24 1996 Helsinki, FIN 5'10" 170 L 20/21
#67 Aleks Haatanen (LW) 20 2000 Vantaa, FIN 5'9" 179 R 20/21+1
#12 Sakke Hämäläinen (F) 22 1998 Heinola, FIN 5'9" 161 L 20/21+1
#4 Iikka Kangasniemi (LW/RW) 25 1995 Oulu, FIN 5'7" 154 L 20/21
#19 Ryan Lasch (RW) 33 1987 Lake Forest, CA, USA 5'7" 157 R Indef.
#9 Waltteri Merelä (F) 22 1998 Ylöjärvi, FIN 6'2" 196 R 20/21
#42 Otto Nieminen (LW/RW) 24 1996 Somero, FIN 5'9" 192 L 20/21
#18 Miika Roine (LW/RW) 28 1991 Jyväskylä, FIN 5'11" 176 L 21/22
#8 Miro-Pekka Saarelainen (RW/LW) 26 1994 Vantaa, FIN 5'10" 176 R 20/21
#16 Otto Somppi (C) 22 1998 Helsinki, FIN 6'2" 192 L
#20
Jonatan Tanus (LW/C) 25 1995 Kuopio, FIN 5'9" 190 L 20/21
#95 Artturi Toivola (C) 22 1998 Jyväskylä, FIN 5'11" 170 L 20/21
#89 Antti Tyrväinen (LW/RW) 31 1989 Seinäjoki, FIN 5'11" 196 L 21/22
#72
Jesse Ylönen (RW) 21 1999 Scottsdale, AZ, USA 6'1" 172 R
Position: G: 3, D: 9, F: 16 | Av Age: 24.43 years | Av Ht: 6'0" | Av Wt: 184 lbs | Compare with other teams

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Arena Information
  • Arena Name Isku Areena
  • Location Lahti, FIN
  • Capacity 5 534
  • Construction Year 1973
Latest Transactions
DATE STATUS PLAYER TEAM SOURCE
11/17/2020
11/17/2020 Confirmed Leaving Elias Ulander (D) Leaving for Kiekko-Vantaa
11/02/2020
11/02/2020 Loan Joining Julius Honka (D) Joining from Dallas Stars
09/27/2020
09/27/2020 Confirmed Joining Ryan Lasch (F) Joining from Frölunda HC
09/22/2020
09/22/2020 Loan Leaving Leevi Tukiainen (F) Leaving for Peliitat
09/21/2020
09/21/2020 Loan Joining Oskari Laaksonen (D) Joining from Buffalo Sabres
09/21/2020 Loan Joining Otto Somppi (F) Joining from Tampa Bay Lightning
09/16/2020
09/16/2020 Loan Joining Jesse Ylönen (F) Joining from Montréal Canadiens
09/16/2020 Loan Joining Niclas Almari (D) Joining from Pittsburgh Penguins
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Team History and Standings
Season League GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP Rank Postseason
Hockey Reipas
1991-1992 SM-liiga 44 12 6 26 - - 142 202 30 11 Did not make playoffs
Reipas Lahti
1992-1993 SM-liiga 48 6 3 39 - - 125 260 15 12 Saved in relegation
1993-1994 SM-liiga 48 6 2 40 - - 119 280 14 12 Relegated
1994-1995 I-divisioona 46 18 6 22 - - 155 201 42 8 Did not make playoffs
1995-1996 I-divisioona 44 24 2 18 - - 175 136 50 6 Quarterfinal loss
Pelicans
1996-1997 I-divisioona 44 26 3 15 - - 168 119 55 3 Qualification loss
1997-1998 I-divisioona 44 23 4 17 - - 155 147 50 4 Qualification loss
1998-1999 I-divisioona 48 30 7 11 - - 178 109 67 2 Promoted
1999-2000 SM-liiga 54 8 8 38 - - 108 197 24 12 Saved in relegation
2000-2001 SM-liiga 56 22 11 23 - - 170 164 55 7 Quarterfinal loss
2001-2002 SM-liiga 56 27 10 19 - - 157 152 68 5 Quarterfinal loss
2002-2003 SM-liiga 56 15 2 39 - - 120 182 36 12 Did not make playoffs
2003-2004 SM-liiga 56 7 12 37 - - 110 227 27 13 Did not make playoffs
2004-2005 SM-liiga 56 7 - 36 3 10 100 230 37 13 Did not make playoffs
2005-2006 SM-liiga 56 18 - 29 4 5 125 171 67 12 Did not make playoffs
2006-2007 SM-liiga 56 19 - 24 7 6 147 151 77 10 Quarterfinal loss
2007-2008 SM-liiga 56 28 - 19 5 4 176 142 98 6 Quarterfinal loss
2008-2009 SM-liiga 58 22 - 27 5 4 149 145 80 9 Quarterfinal loss
2009-2010 SM-liiga 58 18 - 27 6 7 166 197 73 12 Did not make playoffs
2010-2011 SM-liiga 60 17 - 37 2 4 133 180 59 14 Saved in relegation
2011-2012 SM-liiga 60 30 - 18 9 3 213 155 111 2 Final loss
2012-2013 SM-liiga 60 22 - 28 7 3 163 180 83 11 Did not make playoffs
2013-2014 Liiga 60 25 - 24 6 5 156 155 92 8 Quarterfinal loss
2014-2015 Liiga 60 16 - 30 6 8 125 166 68 12 Did not make playoffs
2015-2016 Liiga 60 24 - 25 4 7 145 171 87 9 Quarterfinal loss
2016-2017 Liiga 60 23 - 21 8 8 157 150 93 6 Quarterfinal loss
2017-2018 Liiga 60 20 - 24 7 9 165 175 83 10 Playoffs Qualifier loss
2018-2019 Liiga 60 30 - 19 3 8 199 154 104 3 Quarterfinal loss
2019-2020 Liiga 59 19 - 40 7 4 120 201 54 14 Did not make playoffs
2020-2021 Liiga 19 12 - 7 2 1 59 52 35 3 -
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Tournament Statistics
Season Tournament GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP Rank Postseason
Lahden Reipas
1965-1966 Suomen Cup - - - - - - - - - -
1970-1971 Suomen Cup - - - - - - - - - - -
Pelicans
2019-2020 Champions HL 6 2 - 4 1 2 16 20 7 4 Did not make playoffs
Where are they now?
# Player Season Team League GP G A TP PIM
1. Tomi Purmola (F) 2020-2021 Pelicans U20 U20 SM-sarja 25 15 13 28 20
2. Aleksi Rekonen (F) 2020-2021 BIK Karlskoga HockeyAllsvenskan 21 7 13 20 10
3. János Hári (F) 2020-2021 Fehérvár AV19 ICEHL 16 7 12 19 4
4. Joonas Alanne (F) 2020-2021 RoKi Mestis 15 11 7 18 6
5. Oliwer Kaski (D) 2020-2021 Avangard Omsk KHL 30 7 11 18 2
6. Borna Rendulic (F) 2020-2021 Örebro HK SHL 18 8 9 17 33
7. Juuso Jämsen (F) 2020-2021 Peliitat Mestis 19 9 7 16 4
8. Justin Hodgman (F) 2020-2021 Ferencvárosi TC Erste Liga 12 6 10 16 -
9. Aapo Ahola (D) 2020-2021 IPK Mestis 17 5 11 16 4
10. Patrik Satosaari (D) 2020-2021 Pelicans U20 U20 SM-sarja 25 3 13 16 14
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Franchise All-Time Points
# Player GP G A TP
1. Erkki Laine (F) 401 260 151 411
2. Hannu Koskinen (F) 422 144 245 389
3. Harri Toivanen (F) 378 204 146 350
4. Erkki Mäkelä (F) 391 197 112 309
5. Vili Sopanen (F) 429 123 172 295
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Franchise All-Time Goals
# Player GP G A TP
1. Erkki Laine (F) 401 260 151 411
2. Harri Toivanen (F) 378 204 146 350
3. Erkki Mäkelä (F) 391 197 112 309
4. Hannu Koskinen (F) 422 144 245 389
5. Sami Wikström (F) 401 127 155 282
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Franchise All-Time Assists
# Player GP G A TP
1. Hannu Koskinen (F) 422 144 245 389
2. Jan Latvala (D) 725 72 215 287
3. Marko Jantunen (F) 367 95 174 269
4. Vili Sopanen (F) 429 123 172 295
5. Sami Wikström (F) 401 127 155 282
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Franchise All-Time PIM
# Player GP G TP PIM
1. Kari Sihvonen (F) 366 34 85 759
2. Antti Tyrväinen (F) 286 61 121 513
3. Sami Helenius (D) 177 4 12 495
4. Taavi Vartiainen (F) 271 20 53 448
5. Jari Parviainen (D) 346 33 86 389
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Franchise All-Time Games played
# Player GP G A TP
1. Jan Latvala (D) 725 72 215 287
2. Toni Koivunen (F) 477 45 149 194
3. Jussi-Antti Reimari (D) 433 43 79 122
4. Marko Pöyhönen (D) 433 34 84 118
5. Erik Kakko (D) 432 35 67 102
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Franchise All-Time Points per Game
# Player GP G TP PPG
1. Craig Hamelin (F) 40 34 61 1.525
2. Pertti Arvaja (F) 55 36 83 1.509
3. Sean Avery (F) 2 3 3 1.500
4. Mika Nieminen (F) 87 66 125 1.437
5. Oldrich Valek (F) 86 77 122 1.419
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Franchise All-Time Points per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Matti Hagman (F) 1989-1990 I-divisioona 44 18 47 65 1.48 4
2. Oldrich Valek (F) 1989-1990 I-divisioona 28 47 16 63 2.25 58
3. Mika Nieminen (F) 1986-1987 I-divisioona 44 31 32 63 1.43 34
4. Mika Nieminen (F) 1985-1986 I-divisioona 43 35 27 62 1.44 67
5. Ryan Lasch (F) 2011-2012 SM-liiga 59 24 38 62 1.05 26
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Franchise All-Time Goals per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Oldrich Valek (F) 1989-1990 I-divisioona 28 47 16 63 2.25 58
2. Erkki Laine (F) 1982-1983 SM-liiga 36 41 15 56 1.56 27
3. Erkki Laine (F) 1975-1976 I-divisioona 36 40 7 47 1.31 29
4. Mika Nieminen (F) 1985-1986 I-divisioona 43 35 27 62 1.44 67
5. Erkki Mäkelä (F) 1988-1989 I-divisioona 44 35 11 46 1.05 34
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Franchise All-Time Assists per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Matti Hagman (F) 1989-1990 I-divisioona 44 18 47 65 1.48 4
2. Matias Loppi (F) 2007-2008 SM-liiga 55 18 40 58 1.05 20
3. Jari Multanen (F) 1994-1995 I-divisioona 39 16 39 55 1.41 54
4. Justin Hodgman (F) 2011-2012 SM-liiga 59 14 39 53 0.90 123
5. Ryan Lasch (F) 2011-2012 SM-liiga 59 24 38 62 1.05 26
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Franchise All-Time PIM per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Antti Tyrväinen (F) 2010-2011 SM-liiga 52 14 9 23 0.44 186
2. Sami Helenius (D) 2009-2010 SM-liiga 34 0 2 2 0.06 172
3. Ben Blood (D) 2015-2016 Liiga 32 1 7 8 0.25 160
4. Tuukka Mäkelä (D) 2007-2008 SM-liiga 53 1 3 4 0.08 158
5. Kari Sihvonen (F) 2007-2008 SM-liiga 41 2 8 10 0.24 152
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Average Height, Weight, Age per Season
Season Roster Height Weight Age
2020-2021 6'0" 184 lbs 24.43
2019-2020 6'0" 186 lbs 24.58
2018-2019 6'0" 186 lbs 25.09
2017-2018 6'0" 186 lbs 25.03
2016-2017 6'1" 193 lbs 26.47
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Elite Prospects Notes and Trivia
Team names:

- Viipurin Reipas (1891 - 1964)
- Lahden Reipas (1964 - 1975)
- Kiekkoreipas (1975 - 1989)
- Hockey Reipas (1989 - 1992)
- Reipas Lahti (1992 - 1996)
- Pelicans (1996 -)

Club Reipas was originally found in year 1891 Vyborg which was part of Finland that time. First club was for gymnastics but later it had also teams in football, bandy and ice hockey. Vyborg's Reipas won the first ever Finnish Ice Hockey Championship title in 1928 After second world war the city of Vyborg was ceded to Soviet Union. Team Vyborg's Reipas relocated with finnish refugees to city of Lahti 1944. Even though the team was located in Lahti it was still called Vyborg's Reipas until it was renamed Lahti's Reipas 1964. After couple "Reipas" name changes the team was renamed to Lahti Pelicans before the 1996-97 season.