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Champions Hockey League
Full name Turun Palloseura Team colours Black + White Town Turku, FIN Founded 1922

2001-2002 Roster
# N Player A Born Birthplace HT WT S
GOALTENDERS
#35 Teemu Lassila (G) 39 1983 Helsinki, FIN 6'0" 185 L
#1 Antero Niittymäki (G) 42 1980 Turku, FIN 6'1" 190 L
#19 Fredrik Norrena (G) 48 1973 Pietarsaari, FIN 6'0" 190 L
DEFENSEMEN
#36 Kimmo Eronen (D)   “A” 51 1971 Turku, FIN 5'9" 185 L
#32 Chris Joseph (D) 53 1969 Burnaby, BC, CAN 6'1" 214 R
#42 Pekka Kangasalusta (D) 45 1977 Jurva, FIN 5'9" 203 L
#6 Marko Kauppinen (D) 43 1979 Mikkeli, FIN 5'11" 187 L
#2 Marko Kiprusoff (D) 50 1972 Turku, FIN 6'0" 209 R
#4 Mika Lehtinen (D) 47 1975 Turku, FIN 5'10" 190 L
#3 Petteri Nummelin (D) 49 1972 Turku, FIN 5'10" 194 L
#45 Markku Paukkunen (D) 41 1981 Kuopio, FIN 6'1" 214 L
#33 Pasi Petriläinen (D) 44 1978 Pirkkala, FIN 5'10" 187 L
#12 Markus Seikola (D) 40 1982 Laitila, FIN 6'2" 194 R
FORWARDS
#18 Matti Aho (LW) 39 1983 Halikko, FIN 5'10" 185 L
#30 Mika Alatalo (LW/RW)   “C” 51 1971 Oulu, FIN 6'0" 203 L
#22 Miika Elomo (RW) 45 1977 Turku, FIN 6'0" 181 L
#29 Tommi Hannus (RW/C) 42 1980 Vantaa, FIN 6'0" 190 R
#24 Michael Holmqvist (C) 43 1979 Stockholm, SWE 6'3" 201 L
#10 Ville Immonen (C) 46 1976 Helsinki, FIN 6'5" 227 L
#44 Janne Jokila (LW) 40 1982 Turku, FIN 5'9" 181 L
#26 Mikko Kankaanperä (F) 40 1982 Skellefteå, SWE 5'10" 170 L
#74 Jani Kiviharju (RW)   “A” 47 1974 Turku, FIN 5'8" 170 L
#9 Mikko Koivu (C) 39 1983 Turku, FIN 6'2" 214 L
#15 Matias Metsäranta (RW) 41 1981 Kaarina, FIN 6'1" 205 L
#21 Kai Nurminen (LW) 53 1969 Turku, FIN 6'1" 198 L
#7 Mikko Rautee (C) 43 1979 Kaarina, FIN 5'10" 203 L
#52 Kimmo Rintanen (LW) 49 1973 Rauma, FIN 5'11" 190 L
#72 Peter Schaefer (LW) 45 1977 Yellow Grass, SK, CAN 5'11" 194 L
#44 Rob Shearer (C) 45 1976 Kitchener, ON, CAN 5'9" 187 R
#34 Mika Suoraniemi (LW) 42 1980 Turku, FIN 6'0" 181 L
Tomi Sykkö (F) 39 1983 Turku, FIN 5'10" 181 L
#13 Marco Tuokko (LW) 43 1979 Raisio, FIN 6'1" 198 L
#28 Ville Vahalahti (LW) 44 1977 Parainen, FIN 6'0" 196 L
#53 Petri Varis (RW) 53 1969 Varkaus, FIN 6'1" 209 L
Position: G: 3, D: 9, F: 18 | Av Age: 24.37 years | Av Ht: 6'0" | Av Wt: 194 lbs | Compare with other teams
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Team Facts
Nationalities 30 players
3 players
1 player
Experience TPS: 7 396 GP
NHL: 3 023 GP
WC: 370 GP
OG: 56 GP
SHL: 1 863 GP
HockeyAllsvenskan: 247 GP
Liiga: 11 605 GP
KHL: 94 GP
AHL: 1 331 GP
DEL: 411 GP
Affiliated Team(s) TPS U16 (U16 SM-sarja)
TPS U17 (Not Active (Finland))
TPS U18 (U18 SM-sarja)
TPS U20 (U20 SM-sarja)
Team Captains
Team captaincy history
Arena Information
Arena Name Gatorade Center Location Turku, FIN Capacity 11 820 Construction Year 1990
Games
Date Home Visiting Score League
2022-10-07T15:30:00+0000 TPS KalPa - Liiga
2022-10-01T14:00:00+0000 HIFK TPS 2 - 1 Liiga
2022-09-30T15:30:00+0000 SaiPa TPS 1 - 4 Liiga
2022-09-27T15:30:00+0000 TPS Pelicans 2 - 1 Liiga
2022-09-24T14:00:00+0000 TPS Lukko 2 - 1 (OT) Liiga
2022-09-23T15:30:00+0000 KooKoo TPS 2 - 3 Liiga
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Latest Transactions
DATE STATUS PLAYER TEAM SOURCE
09/29/2022
09/29/2022 Loan Joining Mikael Pyyhtiä (F) Joining from Columbus Blue Jackets
09/21/2022
09/21/2022 Loan Leaving Kasper Koskinen (F) Leaving for TUTO Hockey
09/19/2022
09/19/2022 Confirmed Joining Jasse Ikonen (F) Joining from HC Pustertal
09/05/2022
09/05/2022 Confirmed Joining Kai Kantola (F) Joining from Black Wings Linz
08/08/2022
08/08/2022 Confirmed Joining Teemu Kivihalme (D) Joining from Toronto Marlies
08/08/2022 Confirmed Leaving Jack Rodewald (F) Leaving for Kunlun Red Star
07/29/2022
07/29/2022 Confirmed Leaving Mitch Hults (F) Leaving for HC Bolzano
07/13/2022
07/13/2022 Confirmed Leaving Juraj Slafkovský (F) Leaving for Montréal Canadiens
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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 34 0 14 - - 227 124 68 1.42 1 Final loss
1994-1995 SM-liiga 50 30 3 17 - - 219 149 63 1.26 4 Champion
1995-1996 SM-liiga 50 33 5 12 - - 216 141 71 1.42 2 Final loss
1996-1997 SM-liiga 50 32 7 11 - - 191 105 71 1.42 2 Final loss
1997-1998 SM-liiga 48 30 6 12 - - 162 111 66 1.38 1 Quarterfinal loss
1998-1999 SM-liiga 54 37 7 10 - - 179 107 81 1.50 1 Champion
1999-2000 SM-liiga 54 39 5 10 - - 232 118 83 1.54 1 Champion
2000-2001 SM-liiga 56 36 4 16 - - 186 115 76 1.36 2 Champion
2001-2002 SM-liiga 56 31 6 19 - - 154 111 69 1.23 4 Bronze game loss
2002-2003 SM-liiga 56 24 6 26 - - 138 138 56 1.00 8 Quarterfinal loss
2003-2004 SM-liiga 56 30 15 11 - - 169 112 80 1.43 1 Final loss
2004-2005 SM-liiga 56 22 - 16 8 10 146 142 92 1.64 6 Quarterfinal loss
2005-2006 SM-liiga 56 14 - 23 11 8 119 135 72 1.29 10 Playoffs Qualifier loss
2006-2007 SM-liiga 56 23 - 22 6 5 167 155 86 1.54 7 Playoffs Qualifier loss
2007-2008 SM-liiga 56 18 - 27 2 9 130 164 67 1.20 10 Playoffs Qualifier loss
2008-2009 SM-liiga 58 21 - 27 7 3 133 159 80 1.38 10 Quarterfinal loss
2009-2010 SM-liiga 58 25 - 25 6 2 169 169 89 1.53 6 Champion
2010-2011 SM-liiga 60 12 - 32 8 8 134 186 60 1.00 13 Did not make playoffs
2011-2012 SM-liiga 60 21 - 30 6 3 134 180 78 1.30 10 Playoffs Qualifier loss
2012-2013 SM-liiga 60 12 - 28 8 12 144 181 64 1.07 13 Did not make playoffs
2013-2014 Liiga 60 12 - 31 6 11 135 197 59 0.98 13 Did not make playoffs
2014-2015 Liiga 60 17 - 32 3 8 122 172 65 1.08 13 Did not make playoffs
2015-2016 Liiga 60 23 - 22 6 9 150 152 90 1.50 7 Quarterfinal loss
2016-2017 Liiga 60 30 - 14 8 8 167 123 114 1.90 2 Quarterfinal loss
2017-2018 Liiga 60 30 - 15 7 8 187 147 112 1.87 2 Bronze game loss
2018-2019 Liiga 60 29 - 20 5 6 164 152 103 1.72 4 Quarterfinal loss
2019-2020 Liiga 59 22 - 37 5 8 149 185 69 1.17 11 Did not make playoffs
2020-2021 Liiga 59 27 - 14 7 11 165 140 106 1.80 3 Final loss
2021-2022 Liiga 60 29 - 22 6 3 151 137 102 1.70 4 Final loss
2022-2023 Liiga 9 6 - 3 1 0 24 19 17 1.89 3 -
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Tournament Statistics
Season Tournament GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP P/GP Rank Postseason
1955-1956 Suomen Cup - - - - - - - - - - -
1971-1972 Expolaris Cup 5 1 0 4 - - 14 28 2 0.40 5 -
TuT Pokal 5 3 1 1 - - 23 16 7 1.40 3 -
1976-1977 European Cup 4 2 1 1 - - 20 15 - - Semifinal loss
1989-1990 European Cup 3 2 0 1 - - 12 8 4 1.33 2 Promoted
European Cup 3 1 0 2 - - 9 10 2 0.67 Final group
1990-1991 European Cup 3 3 0 0 - - 11 5 6 2.00 1 Promoted
European Cup 3 2 0 1 - - 11 10 - - Bronze game win
1991-1992 European Cup 3 1 0 2 - - 13 11 2 0.67 3 -
1993-1994 European Cup 3 2 1 0 - - 24 5 5 1.67 1 Promoted
European Cup 3 2 0 1 - - 15 8 4 1.33 1 Champion
1994-1995 European Cup 3 2 1 0 - - 12 4 5 1.67 2 Bronze game win
1995-1996 European Cup 3 0 1 2 - - 9 12 1 0.33 4 -
1996-1997 Euro HL 6 5 1 0 - - 20 6 11 1.83 1 Champion
1997-1998 Euro HL 6 0 - 4 1 1 10 19 3 0.50 4 Did not make playoffs
1999-2000 Euro HL 6 4 - 1 1 0 22 13 14 2.33 2 Bronze game win
2001-2002 Spengler Cup 4 2 - 2 0 0 14 13 4 1.00 3 Did not make playoffs
2002-2003 Spengler Cup 4 1 - 2 0 1 13 16 3 0.75 4 Did not make playoffs
2010-2011 ET 8 4 - 2 1 1 25 25 15 1.88 4 Quarterfinal loss
2011-2012 ET 8 2 - 3 2 1 19 20 11 1.38 4 Did not make playoffs
2012-2013 ET 8 3 - 3 1 1 18 17 12 1.50 4 Did not make playoffs
2013-2014 ET 8 3 - 2 1 2 23 22 13 1.63 2 Did not make playoffs
2014-2015 Champions HL 6 3 - 1 1 1 21 12 12 2.00 2 16th final loss
2015-2016 Champions HL 4 2 - 0 1 1 15 9 9 2.25 1 Quarterfinal loss
2016-2017 Champions HL 4 3 - 0 1 0 15 3 11 2.75 1 16th final loss
2017-2018 Champions HL 6 3 - 3 0 0 12 15 9 1.50 3 Did not make playoffs
2018-2019 Champions HL 6 2 - 4 0 0 15 21 6 1.00 3 Did not make playoffs
2019-2020 Spengler Cup 2 1 - 1 0 0 4 6 3 1.50 2 Semifinal loss
2021-2022 Champions HL 6 1 - 5 0 1 10 16 4 0.67 4 Did not make playoffs
2022-2023 Champions HL 4 2 - 2 0 0 8 14 6 1.50 3 -
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Where are they now?
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Franchise All-Time Points
# Player GP G A TP
1. Reijo Leppänen (F) 429 257 298 555
2. Ville Vahalahti (F) 706 196 274 470
3. Esa Keskinen (F) 349 149 320 469
4. Jukka Vilander (F) 506 249 206 455
5. Kai Nurminen (F) 444 187 174 361
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Franchise All-Time Goals
# Player GP G A TP
1. Reijo Leppänen (F) 429 257 298 555
2. Jukka Vilander (F) 506 249 206 455
3. Ville Vahalahti (F) 706 196 274 470
4. Kai Nurminen (F) 444 187 174 361
5. Timo Nummelin (D) 705 151 156 307
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Franchise All-Time Assists
# Player GP G A TP
1. Esa Keskinen (F) 349 149 320 469
2. Reijo Leppänen (F) 429 257 298 555
3. Ville Vahalahti (F) 706 196 274 470
4. Jukka Vilander (F) 506 249 206 455
5. Hannu Virta (D) 426 63 202 265
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Franchise All-Time PIM
# Player GP G TP PIM
1. Timo Nummelin (D) 705 151 307 506
2. Mikko Eloranta (F) 231 80 160 446
3. Mika Alatalo (F) 431 120 260 416
4. Aki Berg (D) 215 18 67 370
5. Antti Halonen (D) 164 13 38 351
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Franchise All-Time Games played
# Player GP G A TP
1. Ville Vahalahti (F) 706 196 274 470
2. Timo Nummelin (D) 705 151 156 307
3. Rauli Tammelin (F) 568 130 158 288
4. Marko Kiprusoff (D) 526 63 194 257
5. Jukka Vilander (F) 506 249 206 455
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Franchise All-Time Points per Game
# Player GP G TP PPG
1. Martti Jarkko (F) 132 81 213 1.61
2. Lauri Mononen (F) 35 30 51 1.46
3. Arto Javanainen (F) 88 79 122 1.39
4. Mikko Mäkelä (F) 82 42 114 1.39
5. Esa Keskinen (F) 349 149 469 1.34
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Franchise All-Time Points per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Kai Nurminen (F) 1999-2000 SM-liiga 54 41 37 78 1.44 40
2. Reijo Leppänen (F) 1980-1981 SM-liiga 35 31 45 76 2.17 12
3. Saku Koivu (F) 1994-1995 SM-liiga 45 27 47 74 1.64 73
4. Kari Jalonen (F) 1988-1989 SM-liiga 44 18 56 74 1.68 40
5. Martti Jarkko (F) 1980-1981 SM-liiga 36 29 43 72 2.00 35
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Franchise All-Time Goals per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Arto Javanainen (F) 1987-1988 SM-liiga 44 47 20 67 1.52 42
2. Jukka Vilander (F) 1988-1989 SM-liiga 42 43 23 66 1.57 6
3. Kai Nurminen (F) 1999-2000 SM-liiga 54 41 37 78 1.44 40
4. Seppo Repo (F) 1974-1975 SM-sarja 36 37 16 53 1.47 98
5. Reijo Leppänen (F) 1981-1982 SM-liiga 34 33 37 70 2.06 10
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Franchise All-Time Assists per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Kari Jalonen (F) 1988-1989 SM-liiga 44 18 56 74 1.68 40
2. Esa Keskinen (F) 1987-1988 SM-liiga 44 14 55 69 1.57 14
3. Saku Koivu (F) 1994-1995 SM-liiga 45 27 47 74 1.64 73
4. Esa Keskinen (F) 1993-1994 SM-liiga 47 23 47 70 1.49 28
5. Reijo Leppänen (F) 1980-1981 SM-liiga 35 31 45 76 2.17 12
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Franchise All-Time PIM per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Otto Karvinen (F) 2014-2015 Liiga 52 2 6 8 0.15 173
2. Aki Berg (D) 1998-1999 SM-liiga 48 8 7 15 0.31 137
3. Antti Halonen (D) 2008-2009 SM-liiga 55 5 3 8 0.15 128
4. Mikko Eloranta (F) 2008-2009 SM-liiga 48 9 11 20 0.42 122
5. Antti Halonen (D) 2009-2010 SM-liiga 56 6 14 20 0.36 119
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Average Height, Weight, Age per Season
Season Roster Height Weight Age
2022-2023 6'1" 189 lbs 24.23
2021-2022 6'1" 192 lbs 24.43
2020-2021 6'1" 192 lbs 24.97
2019-2020 6'0" 192 lbs 26.88
2018-2019 6'1" 198 lbs 25.80
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