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Champions Hockey League
Full name Tampereen Tappara Team colours Blue + Orange + White Town Tampere, FIN Founded 1955

2005-2006 Roster
# N Player A Born Birthplace HT WT S
GOALTENDERS
#34 Mika Lehto (G) 43 1979 Vammala, FIN 5'11" 181 L
#1 Teemu Seppänen (G) 35 1986 Suomussalmi, FIN 5'5" 181 L
#58 Pekka Tuokkola (G) 38 1983 Alavus, FIN 6'1" 201 L
DEFENSEMEN
#55 Janne Grönvall (D)   “A” 49 1973 Rauma, FIN 6'3" 198 L
#20 Jussi Halme (D) 42 1980 Nokia, FIN 6'0" 181 L
#40 Greg Hawgood (D) 54 1968 Edmonton, AB, CAN 5'10" 203 L
#6 Marko Kauppinen (D) 43 1979 Mikkeli, FIN 5'11" 187 L
#5 Matti Koistinen (D) 36 1986 Outokumpu, FIN 6'0" 203 L
#15 Antti Kähönen (D) 37 1985 Tampere, FIN 5'11" 205 R
#18 Tuukka Mäntylä (D)   “A” 41 1981 Tampere, FIN 5'7" 187 L
#9 Ville Mäntymaa (D) 37 1985 Seinäjoki, FIN 6'3" 205 R
#21 Pasi Puistola (D) 44 1978 Tampere, FIN 6'0" 174 L
#23 Mikko Pukka (D) 40 1982 Suodenniemi, FIN 6'1" 207 L
#5 Anssi Salmela (D) 38 1984 Nokia, FIN 6'0" 190 L
#4 Brian White (D) 46 1976 Winchester, MA, USA 6'1" 198 R
FORWARDS
#44 Quinn Hancock (C) 45 1977 Rock Creek, BC, CAN 6'1" 187 R
#27 Petri Kontiola (C) 37 1984 Seinäjoki, FIN 6'0" 198 R
#92 Teemu Laine (LW) 40 1982 Helsinki, FIN 6'0" 203 L
#28 Marko Mäkinen (RW) 45 1977 Turku, FIN 6'5" 254 R
#17 Teemu Nurmi (RW/C) 37 1985 Tampere, FIN 6'1" 201 R
#8 Janne Ojanen (C)   “C” 54 1968 Tampere, FIN 6'2" 203 L
#24 Marko Ojanen (LW) 49 1973 Helsinki, FIN 5'10" 179 L
#22 Jarkko Pyymäki (LW) 40 1982 Nokia, FIN 6'0" 190 L
#15 Ilpo Salmivirta (LW) 38 1983 Mänttä, FIN 6'2" 196 L
#20 Mike Stutzel (LW) 43 1979 Victoria, BC, CAN 6'2" 214 L
#12 Joni Töykkälä (C) 38 1984 Espoo, FIN 6'0" 185 L
#38 Sami Venäläinen (RW) 40 1981 Kangasala, FIN 5'11" 196 R
#37 Timo Vertala (LW) 44 1978 Jyväskylä, FIN 6'0" 194 L
#18 Mika Viinanen (W/C) 43 1979 Kaarina, FIN 6'1" 187 L
#33 Teemu Virkkunen (LW) 43 1979 Haukipudas, FIN 6'0" 176 L
#41
Stefan Öhman (C) 46 1976 Örnsköldsvik, SWE 5'11" 198 L
Position: G: 2, D: 11, F: 16 | Av Age: 26.45 years | Av Ht: 6'0" | Av Wt: 195 lbs | Compare with other teams
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Team Facts
Nationalities 26 players
3 players
1 player
1 player
Experience Tappara: 6 904 GP
NHL: 707 GP
WC: 225 GP
OG: 27 GP
SHL: 1 694 GP
HockeyAllsvenskan: 360 GP
Liiga: 12 597 GP
KHL: 1 134 GP
Czechia: 2 GP
AHL: 1 510 GP
DEL: 214 GP
Affiliated Team(s) Tappara U16 (U16 SM-sarja)
Tappara U17 (Not Active (Finland))
Tappara U18 (U18 SM-sarja)
Tappara U20 (U20 SM-sarja)
Team Captains
Team captaincy history
Arena Information
Arena Name Nokia Arena Location Tampere, FIN Capacity 13 000 Construction Year 2021
Games
Date Home Visiting Score League
2022-09-28T15:30:00+0000 Tappara KooKoo - Liiga
2022-09-24T14:00:00+0000 Tappara Jukurit 4 - 1 Liiga
2022-09-23T15:30:00+0000 Ilves Tappara 3 - 0 Liiga
2022-09-21T15:30:00+0000 Tappara HPK 3 - 4 (OT) Liiga
2022-09-17T14:00:00+0000 Kärpät Tappara 3 - 0 Liiga
2022-09-15T15:30:00+0000 Tappara HIFK 5 - 2 Liiga
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Latest Transactions
DATE STATUS PLAYER TEAM SOURCE
08/29/2022
08/29/2022 Confirmed Leaving Tomas Hamara (D) Leaving for Kitchener Rangers
08/18/2022
08/18/2022 Confirmed Joining Ben Thomas (D) Joining from Växjö Lakers HC
07/26/2022
07/26/2022 Confirmed Leaving Saku Salminen (D) Leaving for Pelicans
07/22/2022
07/22/2022 Confirmed Joining Maksim Matushkin (D) Joining from HC Sparta Praha
07/22/2022 Confirmed Joining Vilho Heikkinen (G) Joining from RoKi
07/15/2022
07/15/2022 Confirmed Leaving Tomas Hamara (D) Leaving for Ottawa Senators
07/06/2022
07/06/2022 Confirmed Leaving Janis Kalnins (G) Leaving for Amur Khabarovsk
07/05/2022
07/05/2022 Confirmed Leaving Brady Austin (D) Leaving for Kölner Haie
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Team History and Standings
Season League GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP P/GP Rank Postseason
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 60 31 - 16 9 4 188 120 115 1.92 1 Champion
2022-2023 Liiga 6 3 - 3 0 1 15 14 10 1.67 5 -
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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 - - 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 - - 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 - - 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 - - 8 Semifinal loss
1986-1987 European Cup 4 2 0 2 - - 30 15 - - 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 -
2022-2023 Champions HL 4 3 - 1 0 1 12 6 10 2.50 2 -

Stars and Cult Players

Where are they now?
# Player Season Team League GP G A TP PIM
1. Tomas Zaborsky (F) 2022-2023 HK Poprad Slovakia 4 5 2 7 0
2. Petri Kontiola (F) 2022-2023 Ilves Liiga 6 2 5 7 0
3. Henrik Tömmernes (D) 2022-2023 Genève-Servette HC NL 5 3 3 6 0
4. Tyler Morley (F) 2022-2023 Grizzlys Wolfsburg Champions HL 4 2 4 6 4
5. Mikko Lehtonen (D) 2022-2023 ZSC Lions Champions HL 4 1 5 6 0
6. Hannu Kuru (F) 2022-2023 HK 32 Liptovsky Mikulas Slovakia 4 0 6 6 2
7. Martin Røymark (F) 2022-2023 Vålerenga Norway 6 3 2 5 0
8. Michael Spacek (F) 2022-2023 HC Ambrì-Piotta NL 5 2 3 5 0
9. Matti Järvinen (F) 2022-2023 HPK Liiga 6 2 3 5 0
10. Patrik Puistola (F) 2022-2023 Jukurit Liiga 6 1 4 5 0
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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. Kristian Kuusela (F) 475 126 267 393
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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. Jukka Peltola (F) 634 103 162 265
5. Pekka Laksola (D) 621 119 266 385
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Franchise All-Time Points per Game
# Player GP G TP PPG
1. Theo Fleury (F) 10 8 17 1.70
2. Luciano Borsato (F) 44 31 67 1.52
3. Martti Jarkko (F) 250 192 362 1.45
4. Henry Åkervall (D) 7 7 10 1.43
5. Timo Ahlqvist (F) 120 110 156 1.30
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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
2022-2023 6'0" 181 lbs 25.10
2021-2022 6'0" 187 lbs 26.38
2020-2021 6'0" 189 lbs 26.47
2019-2020 5'11" 189 lbs 27.72
2018-2019 6'0" 189 lbs 27.56
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Elite Prospects Notes and Trivia
Tappara is Finnish for battleaxe.