Team Facts

2018-2019 Roster
# N Player A Born Birthplace HT WT S Ctrct
Patrik Puistola (F) 17 2001 Tampere, FIN 6'0" 165 L 19/20
Kristian Tanus (C) 17 2000 Tampere, FIN 5'6" 159 L 19/20
Miska Kukkonen (D) 18 2000 Jokioinen, FIN 6'0" 183 R 19/20+1
#15 Toni Utunen (D) 18 2000 Kokkola, FIN 5'11" 170 L 20/21
#96 Sami Moilanen (RW) 19 1999 Sipoo, FIN 5'9" 181 L 19/20+1
#62 Otto Mäkinen (C) 20 1998 Tampere, FIN 6'2" 179 L 18/19+1
#73 Kimmo Rautiainen (G) 20 1998 Savonlinna, FIN 5'10" 159 L 18/19
#68 Joona Luoto (LW/RW) 20 1997 Tampere, FIN 6'3" 192 L 19/20
#56 Juho Rautanen (D) 21 1997 Mäntsälä, FIN 6'0" 183 L 20/21
#30 Christian Heljanko (G) 21 1997 Porvoo, FIN 6'0" 168 L 18/19
#76 Anton Levtchi (LW) 22 1995 Varkaus, FIN 6'0" 185 L 19/20
#70 Matias Lehtonen (RW) 22 1995 Turku, FIN 6'0" 174 L Try-out
#20 Niko Ojamäki (RW) 23 1995 Pori, FIN 5'11" 183 R 18/19
#42 Otto Rauhala (C/W) 23 1995 Ylöjärvi, FIN 5'11" 198 L 20/21
#52 Otso Rantakari (D) 24 1993 Helsinki, FIN 6'0" 185 R 18/19
#26 Jere Karjalainen (RW) 26 1992 Helsinki, FIN 5'9" 176 R 19/20
#13 Valtteri Kemiläinen (D) 26 1991 Jyväskylä, FIN 6'0" 192 R 18/19
#33 Veli-Matti Vittasmäki (D)   “A” 27 1990 Turku, FIN 6'1" 205 L 19/20
#23 Aleksi Elorinne (D) 28 1990 Joensuu, FIN 6'5" 218 L 18/19
#11 Matti Järvinen (C) 28 1989 London, GBR 6'5" 214 L 18/19
#28 Jarkko Malinen (C) 30 1988 Kuopio, FIN 6'2" 185 L 20/21
#44 Jan-Mikael Järvinen (C/LW) 30 1988 Pirkkala, FIN 5'9" 176 L 19/20
#61 Juhani Jasu (C) 30 1988 Eurajoki, FIN 6'0" 194 R 18/19
#67 Tomas Zaborsky (LW) 30 1987 Trencin, SVK 6'0" 196 L 18/19
#71 Kristian Kuusela (RW/LW)   “A” 35 1983 Seinäjoki, FIN 5'9" 185 R 19/20
#18 Tuukka Mäntylä (D) 37 1981 Tampere, FIN 5'7" 183 L 19/20
#32 Niklas Bäckström (G) 40 1978 Helsinki, FIN 6'2" 192 L 18/19
Position: G:3 D:8 F:16 | Av Age: 24.89 years | Av Ht: 6'0" | Av Wt 185 lbs | Compare with other teams

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Arena Information
  • Arena Name Tampereen jäähalli
  • Location Tampere, FIN
  • Capacity 7 300
  • Construction Year 1965
Latest Transactions
DATE STATUS PLAYER TEAM SOURCE
05/31/2018
05/31/2018 Confirmed Leaving Niko Mikkola (D) Leaving for St. Louis Blues
05/24/2018
05/24/2018 Confirmed Leaving Jere-Matias Alanen (F) Leaving for IPK
05/22/2018
05/22/2018 Confirmed Joining Miska Kukkonen (D) Joining from Ilves U20
05/22/2018 Extension Joining Patrik Puistola (F) Joining from Tappara U20
05/22/2018 Extension Joining Kristian Tanus (F) Joining from Tappara U20
05/22/2018 Confirmed Joining Niklas Bäckström (G) Joining from HIFK
05/22/2018 Extension Anton Levtchi (F)
05/20/2018
05/20/2018 Confirmed Leaving Mikko Lehtonen (D) Leaving for HV71
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Team History and Standings
Season League GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP Rank Postseason
1989-1990 Liiga 44 23 5 16 - - 189 164 51 5 Bronze game win
1990-1991 Liiga 44 21 3 20 - - 187 188 45 6 Quarterfinal loss
1991-1992 Liiga 44 12 6 26 - - 154 187 30 10 Saved in relegation
1992-1993 Liiga 48 19 8 21 - - 172 155 46 9 Did not make playoffs
1993-1994 Liiga 48 23 5 20 - - 175 175 51 7 Bronze game loss
1994-1995 Liiga 50 16 4 30 - - 154 221 36 10 Did not make playoffs
1995-1996 Liiga 50 24 7 19 - - 172 161 55 4 Quarterfinal loss
1996-1997 Liiga 50 18 8 24 - - 139 171 44 8 Quarterfinal loss
1997-1998 Liiga 48 22 7 19 - - 157 147 53 5 Quarterfinal loss
1998-1999 Liiga 54 21 6 27 - - 148 196 48 9 Did not make playoffs
1999-2000 Liiga 54 31 8 15 - - 187 148 70 3 Quarterfinal loss
2000-2001 Liiga 56 32 5 19 - - 166 134 69 3 Final loss
2001-2002 Liiga 56 34 9 13 - - 173 109 79 1 Final loss
2002-2003 Liiga 56 29 5 22 - - 156 119 65 5 Champion
2003-2004 Liiga 56 24 9 23 - - 158 145 59 8 Playoffs Qualifier loss
2004-2005 Liiga 56 17 - 25 8 6 151 172 73 9 Quarterfinal loss
2005-2006 Liiga 56 28 - 15 5 8 157 129 102 4 Quarterfinal loss
2006-2007 Liiga 56 28 - 17 3 8 159 130 98 4 Quarterfinal loss
2007-2008 Liiga 56 28 - 16 8 4 185 136 104 4 Bronze game win
2008-2009 Liiga 58 21 - 28 2 7 141 152 74 13 Saved in play-out
2009-2010 Liiga 58 24 - 24 4 6 181 181 86 7 Quarterfinal loss
2010-2011 Liiga 60 17 - 30 7 6 142 181 71 11 Did not make playoffs
2011-2012 Liiga 60 20 - 31 4 5 132 188 73 12 Did not make playoffs
2012-2013 Liiga 60 29 - 17 7 7 178 145 108 2 Final loss
2013-2014 Liiga 60 31 - 14 8 7 168 125 116 2 Final loss
2014-2015 Liiga 60 28 - 17 7 8 155 123 106 2 Final loss
2015-2016 Liiga 60 26 - 14 12 8 177 136 110 3 Champion
2016-2017 Liiga 60 34 - 11 10 5 185 129 127 1 Champion
2017-2018 Liiga 60 25 - 14 14 7 165 130 110 3 Final loss
2018-2019 Liiga - - - - - - - - - - -
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Tournament Statistics
Season Tournament GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP Rank Postseason
1956-1957 Suomen Cup - - - - - - - - - -
1963-1964 Suomen Cup - - - - - - - - - -
1965-1966 Suomen Cup - - - - - - - - - -
1971-1972 Sir William Cup 6 3 0 3 - - 26 20 6 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 Final group
1982-1983 European Cup 2 2 0 0 - - 16 5 - 3 Promoted
European Cup 3 0 2 1 - - 6 12 2 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 1 Promoted
European Cup 3 1 0 2 - - 16 17 2 Final group
2010-2011 ET 8 1 - 5 0 2 16 30 5 8 Did not make playoffs
2011-2012 ET 8 1 - 5 0 2 21 28 10 6 Did not make playoffs
2012-2013 ET 8 4 - 1 2 1 26 16 17 1 Semifinal loss
2013-2014 ET 8 3 - 3 1 1 24 22 12 4 Did not make playoffs
2014-2015 Champions HL 6 3 - 1 0 2 21 16 11 1 16th final loss
2015-2016 Champions HL 4 3 - 0 0 1 16 6 10 1 Eight final loss
2016-2017 Champions HL 4 2 - 2 0 0 7 9 6 2 16th final loss
2017-2018 Champions HL 6 5 - 1 0 0 26 11 15 1 Eight final loss
2018-2019 Champions HL - - - - - - - - - - -

Stars and Cult Players

Where are they now?
# Player Season Team League GP G A TP PIM
1. Aleksander Barkov (F) 2017-2018 Florida Panthers NHL 79 27 51 78 14
2. Patrik Laine (F) 2017-2018 Winnipeg Jets NHL 82 44 26 70 24
3. Toni Kallela (F) 2017-2018 Herning Blue Fox Denmark 50 25 39 64 6
4. John Hughes (F) 2017-2018 EC Salzburg EBEL 51 15 46 61 8
5. Niclas Lucenius (F) 2017-2018 TUTO Hockey Mestis 40 13 39 52 78
6. Mika Niemi (F) 2017-2018 KOOVEE Suomi-sarja 28 14 35 49 18
7. Steve Saviano (F) 2017-2018 Belfast Giants EIHL 54 20 28 48 14
8. Sami Moilanen (F) 2017-2018 Seattle Thunderbirds WHL 50 22 23 45 43
9. Matias Lehtonen (F) 2017-2018 TUTO Hockey Mestis 50 19 26 45 16
10. Rasmus Smedberg (F) 2017-2018 Lukko U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 48 17 27 44 22
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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. Janne Ojanen (F) 876 283 799 678
3. Tuukka Mäntylä (D) 525 47 201 660
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. Jukka Peltola (F) 557 88 144 232
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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 Liiga 35 36 37 73 2.09 72
2. Jori Lehterä (F) 2009-2010 Liiga 57 19 50 69 1.21 58
3. Luciano Borsato (F) 1988-1989 Liiga 44 31 36 67 1.52 69
4. Janne Ojanen (F) 1999-2000 Liiga 53 18 47 65 1.23 54
5. Martti Jarkko (F) 1975-1976 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 Liiga 35 36 37 73 2.09 72
2. Jukka Alkula (F) 1976-1977 Liiga 36 35 28 63 1.75 4
3. Antero Lehtonen (F) 1978-1979 Liiga 36 35 19 54 1.50 43
4. Timo Susi (F) 1988-1989 Liiga 44 32 30 62 1.41 16
5. Luciano Borsato (F) 1988-1989 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 Liiga 57 19 50 69 1.21 58
2. Janne Ojanen (F) 1999-2000 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 Liiga 45 20 44 64 1.42 34
5. Janne Ojanen (F) 2001-2002 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 Liiga 58 4 12 16 0.28 166
2. Josef Boumedienne (D) 1999-2000 Liiga 50 8 24 32 0.64 160
3. Burke Henry (D) 2006-2007 Liiga 52 1 3 4 0.08 151
4. Tuukka Mäntylä (D) 2009-2010 Liiga 47 5 17 22 0.47 145
5. Ville Nieminen (F) 2009-2010 Liiga 50 15 14 29 0.58 142
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Average Height, Weight, Age per Season
Season Roster Height Weight Age
2018-2019 6'0" 185 lbs 24.89
2017-2018 6'0" 190 lbs 24.68
2016-2017 6'0" 191 lbs 26.00
2015-2016 6'0" 191 lbs 26.04
2014-2015 6'0" 188 lbs 26.98
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Elite Prospects Notes and Trivia
Tappara is Finnish for battleaxe.