Team Facts

2022-2023 Roster
# N Player A Born Birthplace HT WT S Ctrct
GOALTENDERS
#1 Vilho Heikkinen (G) 24 1998 Haukipudas, FIN 6'0" 168 L Sep 30
#30 Christian Heljanko (G) 25 1997 Porvoo, FIN 6'0" 168 L 22/23
#23 Paavo Kohonen (G) 19 2003 Joensuu, FIN 6'0" 161 L 22/23
DEFENSEMEN
#90 Tomas Hamara (D) Ottawa Senators 18 2004 Praha, CZE 6'0" 185 L
#61 Casimir Jürgens (D) 27 1994 Helsinki, FIN 6'0" 181 L 22/23
#13 Valtteri Kemiläinen (D) 30 1991 Jyväskylä, FIN 6'0" 192 R 23/24
#26 Kasper Kulonummi (D) Nashville Predators 18 2004 Helsinki, FIN 6'0" 179 R 23/24
#39 Arttu Kärki (D) 17 2004 Viiala, FIN 6'2" 176 L 23/24
#52
Maksim Matushkin (D) 32 1990 Minsk, BLR 5'10" 181 L 22/23
#5 Mikael Seppälä (D) 28 1994 Ylivieska, FIN 6'2" 201 L 22/23
#63 Joni Tuulola (D) 26 1996 Hämeenlinna, FIN 6'3" 185 L 22/23
#14 Antti Virtanen (D) 24 1998 Kittilä, FIN 6'0" 187 L Sep 30
#33 Veli-Matti Vittasmäki (D) 32 1990 Turku, FIN 6'1" 209 L 23/24
FORWARDS
#86 Philip Granath (RW) 19 2002 Asker, NOR 5'7" 159 R 22/23
#74 Jere Henriksson (RW) 21 2001 Oulu, FIN 5'11" 187 L 22/23
#59 Tyler Kelleher (RW) 27 1995 Longmeadow, MA, USA 5'6" 161 R 22/23
#71 Kristian Kuusela (RW/LW) 39 1983 Seinäjoki, FIN 5'9" 185 R 22/23
#21 Jori Lehterä (C) 34 1987 Espoo, FIN 6'2" 212 L 22/23
#22 Oskari Luoto (F) 20 2002 Lempäälä, FIN 6'0" 161 L 22/23
#9 Waltteri Merelä (RW) 24 1998 Ylöjärvi, FIN 6'2" 196 R 23/24
#96 Sami Moilanen (LW/C) 23 1999 Sipoo, FIN 5'9" 181 L 22/23
#20 Niko Ojamäki (RW) 27 1995 Pori, FIN 5'11" 185 R 22/23
#91 Petteri Puhakka (LW/RW) 21 2001 Pyhäjoki, FIN 5'10" 170 L 22/23
#42 Otto Rauhala (C/W) 27 1995 Ylöjärvi, FIN 5'11" 198 L 22/23+1
#31 Topi Rönni (C) Calgary Flames 18 2004 Hausjärvi, FIN 6'2" 181 L 22/23
#19 Veli-Matti Savinainen (W/C) 36 1986 Espoo, FIN 6'0" 181 L 22/23
#27 Kristian Tanus (LW/C) 21 2000 Tampere, FIN 5'8" 159 L 22/23
#11 Patrik Virta (C/RW) 26 1996 Hämeenlinna, FIN 5'10" 181 R 22/23
Position: G: 3, D: 10, F: 15 | Av Age: 25.11 years | Av Ht: 5'11" | Av Wt: 181 lbs | Compare with other teams
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Arena Information
  • Arena Name Nokia Arena
  • Location Tampere, FIN
  • Capacity 13 000
  • Construction Year 2021
Games
Date Home Visiting Score League
2022-04-28T18:30:00+0300 Tappara TPS 1 - 0 Liiga
2022-04-26T18:30:00+0300 TPS Tappara 1 - 0 Liiga
2022-04-25T18:30:00+0300 Tappara TPS 3 - 1 Liiga
2022-04-23T17:00:00+0300 TPS Tappara 1 - 2 (OT) Liiga
2022-04-20T18:30:00+0300 Tappara TPS 2 - 1 Liiga
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Latest Transactions
DATE STATUS PLAYER TEAM SOURCE
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
06/23/2022
06/23/2022 Confirmed Joining Niko Ojamäki (F) Joining from Vityaz Podolsk
06/21/2022
06/21/2022 Confirmed Leaving Charles Bertrand (F) Leaving for ERC Ingolstadt
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Team History and Standings
Season League GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP P/GP Rank Postseason
1955-1956 SM-sarja 8 6 1 1 - - 35 21 13 1.63 2 Bronze game win
1956-1957 SM-sarja 8 6 0 2 - - 33 19 12 1.50 2 Bronze game win
1957-1958 SM-sarja 8 6 1 1 - - 59 22 13 1.63 1 Final loss
1958-1959 SM-sarja 18 14 2 2 - - 77 41 30 1.67 -
1959-1960 SM-sarja 18 11 4 3 - - 91 41 26 1.44 -
1960-1961 SM-sarja 18 13 3 2 - - 106 37 29 1.61 -
1961-1962 SM-sarja 18 12 3 3 - - 81 52 27 1.50 -
1962-1963 SM-sarja 18 13 3 2 - - 99 43 29 1.61 -
1963-1964 SM-sarja 18 14 0 4 - - 99 46 28 1.56 -
1964-1965 SM-sarja 18 4 1 13 - - 49 67 9 0.50 10 -
1965-1966 Suomen sarja 14 12 2 0 - - 129 18 26 1.86 1 Promoted
1966-1967 SM-sarja 22 12 4 6 - - 95 69 28 1.27 4 -
1967-1968 SM-sarja 20 8 1 11 - - 68 81 17 0.85 9 -
1968-1969 SM-sarja 22 10 1 11 - - 73 85 21 0.95 8 -
1969-1970 SM-sarja 22 8 4 10 - - 112 94 20 0.91 7 -
1970-1971 SM-sarja 32 17 5 10 - - 157 94 39 1.22 4 -
1971-1972 SM-sarja 32 16 5 11 - - 127 88 37 1.16 5 -
1972-1973 SM-sarja 36 24 3 9 - - 206 94 51 1.42 -
1973-1974 SM-sarja 36 23 3 10 - - 186 99 49 1.36 -
1974-1975 SM-sarja 36 26 7 3 - - 200 98 59 1.64 -
1975-1976 SM-liiga 36 21 6 9 - - 189 113 48 1.33 2 Final loss
1976-1977 SM-liiga 36 25 5 6 - - 216 110 55 1.53 1 Champion
1977-1978 SM-liiga 36 24 4 8 - - 169 123 52 1.44 1 Final loss
1978-1979 SM-liiga 36 20 5 11 - - 208 153 45 1.25 2 Champion
1979-1980 SM-liiga 36 15 6 15 - - 170 169 36 1.00 5 Did not make playoffs
1980-1981 SM-liiga 36 26 2 8 - - 184 115 54 1.50 1 Final loss
1981-1982 SM-liiga 36 22 5 9 - - 187 121 49 1.36 3 Champion
1982-1983 SM-liiga 36 18 4 14 - - 170 139 40 1.11 5 Bronze game loss
1983-1984 SM-liiga 37 24 3 10 - - 175 117 51 1.38 1 Champion
1984-1985 SM-liiga 36 16 2 18 - - 152 147 34 0.94 6 Did not make playoffs
1985-1986 SM-liiga 36 21 6 9 - - 179 125 48 1.33 1 Champion
1986-1987 SM-liiga 44 24 4 16 - - 203 148 52 1.18 2 Champion
1987-1988 SM-liiga 44 24 6 14 - - 195 147 54 1.23 3 Champion
1988-1989 SM-liiga 44 23 3 18 - - 226 163 49 1.11 4 Bronze game loss
1989-1990 SM-liiga 44 23 5 16 - - 189 164 51 1.16 5 Bronze game win
1990-1991 SM-liiga 44 21 3 20 - - 187 188 45 1.02 6 Quarterfinal loss
1991-1992 SM-liiga 44 12 6 26 - - 154 187 30 0.68 10 Saved in relegation
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 60 31 - 16 9 4 188 120 115 1.92 1 Champion
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 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Stars and Cult Players

Where are they now?
# Player Season Team League GP G A TP PIM
1. David Dvoracek (F) 2022-2023 HC Sparta Praha Czechia - - - - -
2. Jere-Matias Alanen (F) 2022-2023 RoKi Mestis - - - - -
3. Matias Lehtonen (F) 2022-2023 GKS Katowice Poland - - - - -
4. Otto Leskinen (D) 2022-2023 Laval Rocket AHL - - - - -
5. Michal Moravcik (D) 2022-2023 HC Sparta Praha Czechia - - - - -
6. Kyle Platzer (F) 2022-2023 JYP Liiga - - - - -
7. Niko Mikkola (D) 2022-2023 St. Louis Blues NHL - - - - -
8. Sebastian Repo (F) 2022-2023 Lukko Liiga - - - - -
9. Anton Levtchi (F) 2022-2023 Florida Panthers NHL - - - - -
10. Jere Rouhiainen (D) 2022-2023 Grenoble Ligue Magnus - - - - -
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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. 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 5'11" 181 lbs 25.11
2021-2022 6'0" 187 lbs 26.30
2020-2021 6'0" 189 lbs 26.37
2019-2020 5'11" 189 lbs 27.70
2018-2019 6'0" 189 lbs 27.50
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Elite Prospects Notes and Trivia
Tappara is Finnish for battleaxe.