Team Facts

2021-2022 Roster
# N Player A Born Birthplace HT WT S Ctrct
GOALTENDERS
#30 Christian Heljanko (G) 24 1997 Porvoo, FIN 6'0" 168 L 21/22
#23 Paavo Kohonen (G) 18 2003 Joensuu, FIN 6'0" 161 L 22/23
#1 Kari Piiroinen (G) 20 2001 Helsinki, FIN 6'2" 176 L 21/22
DEFENSEMEN
#57 Brady Austin (D) 28 1993 Bobcaygeon, ON, CAN 6'4" 231 L 21/22
#90 Tomas Hamara (D) 17 2004 Praha, CZE 6'0" 185 L 23/24
#61 Casimir Jürgens (D) 27 1994 Helsinki, FIN 5'11" 181 L 22/23
#72 Santtu Kinnunen (D) Florida Panthers 22 1999 Lahti, FIN 6'3" 154 R 21/22
#52 Otso Rantakari (D) 28 1993 Helsinki, FIN 6'0" 190 R 21/22
#50 Saku Salminen (D) 22 1999 Tampere, FIN 6'0" 194 L 21/22
#5 Mikael Seppälä (D) 27 1994 Ylivieska, FIN 6'2" 201 L 22/23
#63 Joni Tuulola (D) 26 1996 Hämeenlinna, FIN 6'3" 181 L 22/23
#33 Veli-Matti Vittasmäki (D) 31 1990 Turku, FIN 6'1" 205 L 23/24
FORWARDS
#9 Charles Bertrand (RW/LW) 30 1991 Paris, FRA 6'1" 201 R 22/23
#74 Jere Henriksson (RW) 20 2001 Oulu, FIN 5'11" 187 L 21/22
#71 Kristian Kuusela (RW/LW)   “A” 38 1983 Seinäjoki, FIN 5'9" 185 R 22/23
#76 Anton Levtchi (LW) 26 1995 Varkaus, FIN 6'0" 185 L 23/24
#68 Joona Luoto (LW/RW) 24 1997 Tampere, FIN 6'3" 201 L 21/22
#19 Waltteri Merelä (RW) 23 1998 Ylöjärvi, FIN 6'2" 196 R 22/23
#96 Sami Moilanen (LW/C) 22 1999 Sipoo, FIN 5'9" 181 L 22/23
#86 Tyler Morley (C) 30 1991 Burnaby, BC, CAN 5'8" 179 L 21/22
#81 Jukka Peltola (W/C)   “A” 34 1987 Tampere, FIN 6'0" 181 L 21/22
#88 Kyle Platzer (C) 26 1995 Waterloo, ON, CAN 6'0" 181 R 21/22
#91 Petteri Puhakka (LW/RW) 20 2001 Pyhäjoki, FIN 5'10" 170 L 21/22
#42 Otto Rauhala (C/W)   “C” 26 1995 Ylöjärvi, FIN 5'11" 198 L 22/23+1
#92 Samuel Salonen (LW) 21 2000 Vantaa, FIN 6'4" 198 L 21/22
#27 Kristian Tanus (LW/C) 21 2000 Tampere, FIN 5'8" 159 L 22/23
#11 Patrik Virta (C/RW)   “A” 25 1996 Hämeenlinna, FIN 5'10" 181 R 22/23
Position: G: 3, D: 9, F: 15 | Av Age: 25.04 years | Av Ht: 6'0" | Av Wt: 186 lbs | Compare with other teams
Team Staff
Team staff history
Team Facts
Team Captains
Team captaincy history
Arena Information
  • Arena Name Nokia Arena
  • Location Tampere
  • Capacity 13 000
  • Construction Year 2021
Games
Date Home Visiting Score League
2022-01-21T15:00:00+0200 JYP Tappara - Liiga
2022-01-18T17:00:00+0200 Tappara Sport 7 - 1 Liiga
2022-01-14T17:00:00+0200 HIFK Tappara 4 - 3 Liiga
2022-01-13T17:00:00+0200 SaiPa Tappara 3 - 4 Liiga
2022-01-08T17:00:00+0200 Tappara HPK 2 - 1 (OT) Liiga
2021-12-30T18:30:00+0200 KooKoo Tappara 0 - 3 Liiga
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Latest Transactions
DATE STATUS PLAYER TEAM SOURCE
12/29/2021
12/29/2021 Loan Leaving Saku Salminen (D) Leaving for KOOVEE
11/30/2021
11/30/2021 Loan Leaving Samuel Salonen (F) Leaving for Lukko
11/25/2021
11/25/2021 Loan Leaving Saku Salminen (D) Leaving for Kiekko-Vantaa
10/16/2021
10/16/2021 Loan Joining Saku Salmela (D) Joining from Kiekko-Espoo
10/14/2021
10/14/2021 Loan Leaving Kari Piiroinen (G) Leaving for KOOVEE
10/09/2021
10/09/2021 Confirmed Leaving Lassi Vanhatalo (F) Leaving for Sport
10/08/2021
10/08/2021 Confirmed Joining Joona Luoto (F) Joining from Manitoba Moose
09/30/2021
09/30/2021 Loan Leaving Lassi Vanhatalo (F) Leaving for KOOVEE
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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 SM-liiga 48 19 8 21 - - 172 155 46 0.96 9 Did not make playoffs
1993-1994 SM-liiga 48 23 5 20 - - 175 175 51 1.06 7 Bronze game loss
1994-1995 SM-liiga 50 16 4 30 - - 154 221 36 0.72 10 Did not make playoffs
1995-1996 SM-liiga 50 24 7 19 - - 172 161 55 1.10 4 Quarterfinal loss
1996-1997 SM-liiga 50 18 8 24 - - 139 171 44 0.88 8 Quarterfinal loss
1997-1998 SM-liiga 48 22 7 19 - - 157 147 53 1.10 5 Quarterfinal loss
1998-1999 SM-liiga 54 21 6 27 - - 148 196 48 0.89 9 Did not make playoffs
1999-2000 SM-liiga 54 31 8 15 - - 187 148 70 1.30 3 Quarterfinal loss
2000-2001 SM-liiga 56 32 5 19 - - 166 134 69 1.23 3 Final loss
2001-2002 SM-liiga 56 34 9 13 - - 173 109 79 1.41 1 Final loss
2002-2003 SM-liiga 56 29 5 22 - - 156 119 65 1.16 5 Champion
2003-2004 SM-liiga 56 24 9 23 - - 158 145 59 1.05 8 Playoffs Qualifier loss
2004-2005 SM-liiga 56 17 - 25 8 6 151 172 73 1.30 9 Quarterfinal loss
2005-2006 SM-liiga 56 28 - 15 5 8 157 129 102 1.82 4 Quarterfinal loss
2006-2007 SM-liiga 56 28 - 17 3 8 159 130 98 1.75 4 Quarterfinal loss
2007-2008 SM-liiga 56 28 - 16 8 4 185 136 104 1.86 4 Bronze game win
2008-2009 SM-liiga 58 21 - 28 2 7 141 152 74 1.28 13 Saved in play-out
2009-2010 SM-liiga 58 24 - 24 4 6 181 181 86 1.48 7 Quarterfinal loss
2010-2011 SM-liiga 60 17 - 30 7 6 142 181 71 1.18 11 Did not make playoffs
2011-2012 SM-liiga 60 20 - 31 4 5 132 188 73 1.22 12 Did not make playoffs
2012-2013 SM-liiga 60 29 - 17 7 7 178 145 108 1.80 2 Final loss
2013-2014 Liiga 60 31 - 14 8 7 168 125 116 1.93 2 Final loss
2014-2015 Liiga 60 28 - 17 7 8 155 123 106 1.77 2 Final loss
2015-2016 Liiga 60 26 - 14 12 8 177 136 110 1.83 3 Champion
2016-2017 Liiga 60 34 - 11 10 5 185 129 127 2.12 1 Champion
2017-2018 Liiga 60 25 - 14 14 7 165 130 110 1.83 3 Final loss
2018-2019 Liiga 60 32 - 19 3 6 177 150 108 1.80 2 Bronze game win
2019-2020 Liiga 60 41 - 19 11 7 188 128 119 1.98 3 Playoffs Cancelled
2020-2021 Liiga 59 26 - 20 8 5 171 151 99 1.68 4 Bronze game loss
2021-2022 Liiga 36 18 - 12 4 2 115 77 64 1.78 3 -
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Tournament Statistics
Season Tournament GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP P/GP Rank Postseason
1956-1957 Suomen Cup - - - - - - - - - -
1963-1964 Suomen Cup - - - - - - - - - -
1965-1966 Suomen Cup - - - - - - - - - -
1970-1971 Suomen Cup - - - - - - - - - - -
1971-1972 Sir William Cup 6 3 0 3 - - 26 20 6 1.00 3 -
1975-1976 European Cup 4 3 0 0 0 1 12 9 - 0.00 Semifinal loss
1977-1978 European Cup 0 0 0 0 - - 0 0 - 9 16th final loss
1979-1980 European Cup 2 2 0 0 - - 16 11 - 0.00 2 Promoted
European Cup 3 2 0 1 - - 23 13 4 1.33 Final group
1982-1983 European Cup 2 2 0 0 - - 16 5 - 0.00 3 Promoted
European Cup 3 0 2 1 - - 6 12 2 0.67 Final group
1984-1985 European Cup 4 2 0 2 - - 36 19 - 0.00 8 Semifinal loss
1986-1987 European Cup 4 2 0 2 - - 30 15 - 0.00 8 Semifinal loss
1987-1988 European Cup 3 3 0 0 - - 21 4 6 2.00 1 Promoted
European Cup 3 1 0 2 - - 16 17 2 0.67 Final group
2010-2011 ET 8 1 - 5 0 2 16 30 5 0.63 8 Did not make playoffs
2011-2012 ET 8 1 - 5 0 2 21 28 10 1.25 6 Did not make playoffs
2012-2013 ET 8 4 - 1 2 1 26 16 17 2.13 1 Semifinal loss
2013-2014 ET 8 3 - 3 1 1 24 22 12 1.50 4 Did not make playoffs
2014-2015 Champions HL 6 3 - 1 0 2 21 16 11 1.83 1 16th final loss
2015-2016 Champions HL 4 3 - 0 0 1 16 6 10 2.50 1 Eighth Final Loss
2016-2017 Champions HL 4 2 - 2 0 0 7 9 6 1.50 2 16th final loss
2017-2018 Champions HL 6 5 - 1 0 0 26 11 15 2.50 1 Eighth Final Loss
2018-2019 Champions HL 6 4 - 0 1 1 29 12 15 2.50 1 Eighth Final Loss
2019-2020 Champions HL 6 4 - 2 0 0 21 11 12 2.00 2 Eighth Final Loss
2021-2022 Champions HL 6 5 - 1 2 0 25 18 13 2.17 1 -

Stars and Cult Players

Where are they now?
# Player Season Team League GP G A TP PIM
1. Henrik Tömmernes (D) 2021-2022 Genève-Servette HC NL 36 8 37 45 22
2. Niko Ojamäki (F) 2021-2022 Vityaz Podolsk KHL 48 29 14 43 6
3. Teddy Da Costa (F) 2021-2022 Unia Oswiecim Poland 28 13 29 42 22
4. Nick Bailen (D) 2021-2022 Traktor Chelyabinsk KHL 49 6 36 42 53
5. Jori Lehterä (F) 2021-2022 Spartak Moskva KHL 45 10 29 39 21
6. John Hughes (F) 2021-2022 Villacher SV ICEHL 31 13 23 36 14
7. Elmeri Kaksonen (F) 2021-2022 Ketterä Mestis 25 17 17 34 10
8. Jiri Smejkal (F) 2021-2022 Pelicans Liiga 28 17 14 31 14
9. Rasmus Kulmala (F) 2021-2022 Ferencvárosi TC Erste Liga 26 16 15 31 6
10. Michael Spacek (F) 2021-2022 Frölunda HC SHL 31 6 24 30 31
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Franchise All-Time Points
# Player GP G A TP
1. Janne Ojanen (F) 876 283 516 799
2. Timo Susi (F) 545 293 241 534
3. Erkki Lehtonen (F) 477 206 302 508
4. Timo Jutila (D) 553 122 306 428
5. Alexander Barkov (F) 518 135 281 416
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Franchise All-Time Goals
# Player GP G A TP
1. Timo Susi (F) 545 293 241 534
2. Janne Ojanen (F) 876 283 516 799
3. Jukka Alkula (F) 336 212 155 367
4. Erkki Lehtonen (F) 477 206 302 508
5. Pertti Koivulahti (F) 463 199 204 403
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Franchise All-Time Assists
# Player GP G A TP
1. Janne Ojanen (F) 876 283 516 799
2. Timo Jutila (D) 553 122 306 428
3. Erkki Lehtonen (F) 477 206 302 508
4. Alexander Barkov (F) 518 135 281 416
5. Pekka Laksola (D) 621 119 266 385
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Franchise All-Time PIM
# Player GP G TP PIM
1. Janne Grönvall (D) 654 57 181 798
2. Tuukka Mäntylä (D) 621 50 221 757
3. Janne Ojanen (F) 876 283 799 678
4. Timo Jutila (D) 553 122 428 651
5. Ville Nieminen (F) 312 90 194 631
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Franchise All-Time Games played
# Player GP G A TP
1. Janne Ojanen (F) 876 283 516 799
2. Pekka Saravo (D) 702 50 78 128
3. Janne Grönvall (D) 654 57 124 181
4. Pekka Laksola (D) 621 119 266 385
5. Tuukka Mäntylä (D) 621 50 171 221
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Franchise All-Time Points per Game
# Player GP G TP PPG
1. Theo Fleury (F) 10 8 17 1.700
2. Luciano Borsato (F) 44 31 67 1.523
3. Martti Jarkko (F) 250 192 362 1.448
4. Henry Åkervall (D) 7 7 10 1.429
5. Timo Ahlqvist (F) 120 110 156 1.300
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Franchise All-Time Points per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Martti Jarkko (F) 1976-1977 SM-liiga 35 36 37 73 2.09 72
2. Jori Lehterä (F) 2009-2010 SM-liiga 57 19 50 69 1.21 58
3. Luciano Borsato (F) 1988-1989 SM-liiga 44 31 36 67 1.52 69
4. Janne Ojanen (F) 1999-2000 SM-liiga 53 18 47 65 1.23 54
5. Martti Jarkko (F) 1975-1976 SM-liiga 35 26 38 64 1.83 64
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Franchise All-Time Goals per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Martti Jarkko (F) 1976-1977 SM-liiga 35 36 37 73 2.09 72
2. Jukka Alkula (F) 1976-1977 SM-liiga 36 35 28 63 1.75 4
3. Antero Lehtonen (F) 1978-1979 SM-liiga 36 35 19 54 1.50 43
4. Timo Susi (F) 1988-1989 SM-liiga 44 32 30 62 1.41 16
5. Luciano Borsato (F) 1988-1989 SM-liiga 44 31 36 67 1.52 69
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Franchise All-Time Assists per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Jori Lehterä (F) 2009-2010 SM-liiga 57 19 50 69 1.21 58
2. Janne Ojanen (F) 1999-2000 SM-liiga 53 18 47 65 1.23 54
3. Henrik Haapala (F) 2016-2017 Liiga 51 15 45 60 1.18 18
4. Janne Ojanen (F) 1995-1996 SM-liiga 45 20 44 64 1.42 34
5. Janne Ojanen (F) 2001-2002 SM-liiga 54 20 41 61 1.13 30
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Franchise All-Time PIM per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Markus Kankaanperä (D) 2012-2013 SM-liiga 58 4 12 16 0.28 166
2. Josef Boumedienne (D) 1999-2000 SM-liiga 50 8 24 32 0.64 160
3. Burke Henry (D) 2006-2007 SM-liiga 52 1 3 4 0.08 151
4. Tuukka Mäntylä (D) 2009-2010 SM-liiga 47 5 17 22 0.47 145
5. Ville Nieminen (F) 2009-2010 SM-liiga 50 15 14 29 0.58 142
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Average Height, Weight, Age per Season
Season Roster Height Weight Age
2021-2022 6'0" 186 lbs 25.04
2020-2021 6'0" 188 lbs 25.77
2019-2020 5'11" 189 lbs 26.93
2018-2019 6'0" 189 lbs 26.80
2017-2018 6'0" 191 lbs 25.15
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Elite Prospects Notes and Trivia
Tappara is Finnish for battleaxe.