Team Facts
Plays in Liiga Full name Porin Ässät Team colours Red + Black + White Town Pori, FIN Founded 1967

2022-2023 Roster
# N Player A Born Birthplace HT WT S Ctrct
GOALTENDERS
#40 Romi Huunonen (G) 21 2001 Laitila, FIN 6'1" 194 L 22/23
#35 Rasmus Korhonen (G) Arizona Coyotes 20 2002 Oulu, FIN 6'5" 203 L 22/23
#41 Niklas Rubin (G) 26 1995 Kungsbacka, SWE 6'0" 203 L 22/23
DEFENSEMEN
#34 Aleksi Heimosalmi (D) Carolina Hurricanes 19 2003 Pori, FIN 5'11" 170 R
#38 Verneri Hellman (D) 19 2003 Pori, FIN 6'3" 212 L 22/23
#90 Aleksi Laakso (D) 32 1990 Seinäjoki, FIN 6'0" 176 L 22/23
#33 Nikolas Matinpalo (D) 24 1998 Espoo, FIN 6'3" 207 R 22/23
#3 Ian McCoshen (D) 27 1995 Anaheim, CA, USA 6'3" 218 L 22/23
#37 Rami Määttä (D) 20 2002 Oulu, FIN 5'11" 181 L 23/24
#65 Markus Phillips (D) 23 1999 Port Perry, ON, CAN 6'0" 201 L 22/23
#57 Roni Sevänen (D) 27 1995 Eura, FIN 6'0" 196 L 22/23
#49 Valtteri Viirret (D) 19 2003 Ylivieska, FIN 5'8" 187 L 24/25
#28 Eemeli Virtanen (D) 20 2002 Pori, FIN 6'0" 203 L 22/23+1
FORWARDS
#21 Niklas Appelgren (C/LW)   “A” 32 1990 Kouvola, FIN 6'2" 209 L 22/23
#26 Derek Barach (C) 27 1995 Glenmont, NY, USA 5'8" 165 R 22/23
#73 Eemil Erholtz (RW/LW) 22 2000 Mikkeli, FIN 5'11" 176 R 23/24+1
#23 Will Graber (C) 26 1996 Broomfield, CO, USA 6'5" 190 R 22/23+1
#29 Lenni Hämeenaho (F) 18 2004 Kajaani, FIN 6'0" 174 R 24/25
#6 Jesse Joensuu (LW)   “C” 35 1987 Pori, FIN 6'4" 214 L 23/24
#19 Patrik Juhola (C) 18 2003 Ylöjärvi, FIN 6'3" 205 L 24/25
#44 Jan-Mikael Järvinen (C/LW)   “A” 34 1988 Pirkkala, FIN 5'9" 176 L 23/24
#15 Valtteri Karnaranta (LW) 20 2002 Oulu, FIN 5'9" 159 L 23/24
#16 Feetu Knihti (C) 19 2003 Kiukainen, FIN 6'0" 179 L 23/24
#87 Kalle Myllymaa (C) 20 2002 Pori, FIN 5'10" 176 L 23/24
#39 Eero Niemi (RW) 20 2002 Pori, FIN 6'0" 205 L 22/23
#72 Joachim Rohdin (RW) 31 1991 Gävle, SWE 6'0" 203 R 22/23
#82
Alexander Ruuttu (C/W)   “A” 29 1992 Chicago, IL, USA 6'2" 196 R 22/23
#20 Roope Talaja (LW) 34 1988 Kuopio, FIN 5'11" 194 L 23/24
#71
Dominic Turgeon (C) 26 1996 Pointe-Claire, QC, CAN 6'2" 203 L 22/23
#61 Leevi Viitala (RW) 21 2001 Pomarkku, FIN 5'11" 198 R 23/24
#10 Jami Virtanen (LW/RW) 22 2000 Pori, FIN 6'0" 192 R 22/23
Position: G: 3, D: 10, F: 18 | Av Age: 24.23 years | Av Ht: 6'0" | Av Wt: 192 lbs | Compare with other teams
Team Staff
Team staff history
Demographics
Nationality
Team Facts
Nationalities 24 players
4 players
2 players
1 player
Experience Ässät: 1 565 GP
NHL: 198 GP
WC: 9 GP
SHL: 669 GP
HockeyAllsvenskan: 178 GP
Liiga: 3 766 GP
KHL: 405 GP
AHL: 984 GP
DEL: 52 GP
Affiliated Team(s) Karhu HT (Not Active (Finland))
Ässät U16 (U16 SM-sarja)
Ässät U16 II (Finnish Juniors)
Ässät U17 (U17 II-divisioona)
Ässät U18 (U18 SM-sarja)
Ässät U20 (U20 SM-sarja)
Team Captains
Team captaincy history
Arena Information
Arena Name Isomäki Areena Location Pori, FIN Capacity 6 443 Construction Year 1964
Games
Date Home Visiting Score League
2022-12-08T16:30:00+0000 HPK Ässät - Liiga
2022-12-03T15:00:00+0000 Ässät Lukko 3 - 2 (OT) Liiga
2022-12-01T16:30:00+0000 Sport Ässät 5 - 1 Liiga
2022-11-30T16:30:00+0000 Ässät SaiPa 5 - 1 Liiga
2022-11-26T15:00:00+0000 KalPa Ässät 3 - 2 Liiga
2022-11-23T16:30:00+0000 Ässät Pelicans 1 - 3 Liiga
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Latest Transactions
DATE STATUS PLAYER TEAM SOURCE
08/31/2022
08/31/2022 Extension Eemil Erholtz (F)
08/16/2022
08/16/2022 Loan Leaving Samuli Aaltonen (F) Leaving for FPS
08/15/2022
08/15/2022 Confirmed Joining Ian McCoshen (D) Joining from Henderson Silver Knights
08/12/2022
08/12/2022 Confirmed Joining Dominic Turgeon (F) Joining from Iowa Wild
08/10/2022
08/10/2022 Confirmed Joining Markus Phillips (D) Joining from Manitoba Moose
08/01/2022
08/01/2022 Confirmed Joining Joachim Rohdin (F) Joining from Jukurit
07/29/2022
07/29/2022 Confirmed Leaving Jarno Kärki (F) Leaving for GC Küsnacht Lions
07/13/2022
07/13/2022 Confirmed Leaving Nick Moutrey (F) Leaving for Rungsted Seier Capital
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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 25 7 16 - - 185 148 57 1.19 2 Quarterfinal loss
1994-1995 SM-liiga 50 20 11 19 - - 164 166 51 1.02 6 Bronze game win
1995-1996 SM-liiga 50 22 5 23 - - 140 160 49 0.98 7 Quarterfinal loss
1996-1997 SM-liiga 50 19 10 21 - - 171 182 48 0.96 7 Quarterfinal loss
1997-1998 SM-liiga 48 20 8 20 - - 163 156 48 1.00 7 Quarterfinal loss
1998-1999 SM-liiga 54 20 6 28 - - 152 178 46 0.85 10 Did not make playoffs
1999-2000 SM-liiga 54 14 9 31 - - 171 217 37 0.69 11 Did not make playoffs
2000-2001 SM-liiga 56 11 8 37 - - 141 228 30 0.54 13 Did not make playoffs
2001-2002 SM-liiga 56 13 10 33 - - 133 191 40 0.71 11 Did not make playoffs
2002-2003 SM-liiga 56 19 8 29 - - 125 154 50 0.89 10 Did not make playoffs
2003-2004 SM-liiga 56 17 12 27 - - 140 186 50 0.89 11 Did not make playoffs
2004-2005 SM-liiga 56 15 - 27 8 6 140 178 67 1.20 10 Playoffs Qualifier loss
2005-2006 SM-liiga 56 27 - 19 6 4 145 123 97 1.73 5 Final loss
2006-2007 SM-liiga 56 15 - 35 3 3 133 199 54 0.96 13 Did not make playoffs
2007-2008 SM-liiga 56 10 - 38 2 6 111 208 40 0.71 14 Did not make playoffs
2008-2009 SM-liiga 58 21 - 29 4 4 131 188 75 1.29 12 Saved in relegation
2009-2010 SM-liiga 58 18 - 29 7 4 151 170 72 1.24 13 Did not make playoffs
2010-2011 SM-liiga 60 30 - 12 11 7 176 132 119 1.98 2 Quarterfinal loss
2011-2012 SM-liiga 60 31 - 20 4 5 189 150 106 1.77 5 Quarterfinal loss
2012-2013 SM-liiga 60 27 - 20 8 5 160 130 102 1.70 4 Champion
2013-2014 Liiga 60 16 - 32 7 5 134 177 67 1.12 12 Did not make playoffs
2014-2015 Liiga 60 23 - 22 6 9 151 143 90 1.50 9 Playoffs Qualifier loss
2015-2016 Liiga 60 20 - 28 5 7 143 162 77 1.28 12 Did not make playoffs
2016-2017 Liiga 60 24 - 25 7 4 128 142 90 1.50 8 Playoffs Qualifier loss
2017-2018 Liiga 60 23 - 25 7 5 163 177 88 1.47 8 Quarterfinal loss
2018-2019 Liiga 60 9 - 38 7 6 117 199 47 0.78 15 Did not make playoffs
2019-2020 Liiga 59 24 - 35 4 8 141 170 76 1.29 9 Playoffs Cancelled
2020-2021 Liiga 58 15 - 28 6 9 150 193 66 1.14 12 Did not make playoffs
2021-2022 Liiga 60 11 - 36 7 6 127 181 53 0.88 15 Did not make playoffs
2022-2023 Liiga 28 11 - 13 1 3 61 69 38 1.36 8 -
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Tournament Statistics
Season Tournament GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP P/GP Rank Postseason
1965-1966 European Cup 4 1 1 2 - - 10 15 - - 5 Quarterfinal loss
1966-1967 Suomen Cup - - - - - - - - - - -
1967-1968 European Cup 6 5 0 1 - - 33 18 - - 5 Quarterfinal loss
1969-1970 Suomen Cup 3 3 - 0 - - 24 6 - - - Semifinal loss
1970-1971 Suomen Cup - - - - - - - - - - - -
1971-1972 SovSport Cup 4 0 0 4 - - 5 30 0 0.00 5 Did not make playoffs
European Cup 0 0 0 0 - - 0 0 - - 10 Eighth Final Loss
Expolaris Cup 5 0 0 5 - - 14 27 0 0.00 7 -
1978-1979 European Cup 1 1 0 0 - - 7 2 - - 3 Promoted
European Cup 3 1 0 2 - - 9 22 2 0.67 Final group
Where are they now?
# Player Season Team League GP G A TP PIM
1. Matias Varttinen (F) 2022-2023 Saale Bulls Halle Germany3 18 16 16 32 6
2. Mika Halava (F) 2022-2023 Malax IF II-divisioona 11 14 17 31 12
3. Jarno Kärki (F) 2022-2023 GC Küsnacht Lions SL 27 12 14 26 8
4. Sebastian Aho (F) 2022-2023 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 25 10 16 26 18
5. Tommi Huhtala (F) 2022-2023 Kiekko-Espoo Mestis 20 10 15 25 12
6. Aleksi Matinmikko (D) 2022-2023 Kiekko-Espoo Mestis 22 5 20 25 14
7. Aleksi Saarela (F) 2022-2023 SCL Tigers NL 27 14 9 23 4
8. Eero Elo (F) 2022-2023 HC Thurgau SL 25 9 14 23 8
9. Aleksi Rekonen (F) 2022-2023 HC Plzeň Czechia 25 9 11 20 4
10. Nick Merkley (F) 2022-2023 Dinamo Minsk KHL 37 9 11 20 55
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Franchise All-Time Points
# Player GP G A TP
1. Arto Javanainen (F) 610 439 321 760
2. Kari Makkonen (F) 609 317 342 659
3. Tapio Levo (D) 620 232 258 490
4. Veli-Pekka Ketola (F) 318 211 245 456
5. Jari Korpisalo (F) 575 213 231 444
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Franchise All-Time Goals
# Player GP G A TP
1. Arto Javanainen (F) 610 439 321 760
2. Kari Makkonen (F) 609 317 342 659
3. Tapio Levo (D) 620 232 258 490
4. Jari Korpisalo (F) 575 213 231 444
5. Veli-Pekka Ketola (F) 318 211 245 456
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Franchise All-Time Assists
# Player GP G A TP
1. Kari Makkonen (F) 609 317 342 659
2. Arto Javanainen (F) 610 439 321 760
3. Tapio Levo (D) 620 232 258 490
4. Veli-Pekka Ketola (F) 318 211 245 456
5. Marko Kivenmäki (F) 451 108 232 340
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Franchise All-Time PIM
# Player GP G TP PIM
1. Pasi Peltonen (D) 827 69 234 1402
2. Jari Korpisalo (F) 575 213 444 891
3. Jari Levonen (F) 502 138 253 775
4. Tapio Sammalkangas (D) 492 26 80 679
5. Tapio Levo (D) 620 232 490 591
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Franchise All-Time Games played
# Player GP G A TP
1. Pasi Peltonen (D) 827 69 165 234
2. Tapio Levo (D) 620 232 258 490
3. Harry Nikander (D) 616 57 105 162
4. Arto Javanainen (F) 610 439 321 760
5. Kari Makkonen (F) 609 317 342 659
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Franchise All-Time Points per Game
# Player GP G TP PPG
1. Veli-Pekka Ketola (F) 318 211 456 1.43
2. Mark Jooris (F) 69 41 99 1.43
3. Christian Ruuttu (F) 105 47 139 1.32
4. Arto Javanainen (F) 610 439 760 1.25
5. Vladimir Vujtek (F) 50 27 58 1.16
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Franchise All-Time Points per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Arto Heiskanen (F) 1989-1990 I-divisioona 44 58 52 110 2.50 12
2. Arto Javanainen (F) 1989-1990 I-divisioona 36 59 39 98 2.72 30
3. Kari Makkonen (F) 1989-1990 I-divisioona 44 31 52 83 1.89 18
4. Aleksejs Frolikovs (F) 1989-1990 I-divisioona 43 28 53 81 1.88 12
5. Tapio Levo (D) 1989-1990 I-divisioona 44 32 47 79 1.80 33
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Franchise All-Time Goals per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Arto Javanainen (F) 1989-1990 I-divisioona 36 59 39 98 2.72 30
2. Arto Heiskanen (F) 1989-1990 I-divisioona 44 58 52 110 2.50 12
3. Arto Javanainen (F) 1985-1986 SM-liiga 36 44 27 71 1.97 26
4. Arto Javanainen (F) 1980-1981 SM-liiga 36 37 27 64 1.78 40
5. Jari Levonen (F) 1989-1990 I-divisioona 43 37 26 63 1.47 86
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Franchise All-Time Assists per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Aleksejs Frolikovs (F) 1989-1990 I-divisioona 43 28 53 81 1.88 12
2. Arto Heiskanen (F) 1989-1990 I-divisioona 44 58 52 110 2.50 12
3. Kari Makkonen (F) 1989-1990 I-divisioona 44 31 52 83 1.89 18
4. Veli-Pekka Ketola (F) 1978-1979 SM-liiga 36 23 49 72 2.00 66
5. Tapio Levo (D) 1989-1990 I-divisioona 44 32 47 79 1.80 33
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Franchise All-Time PIM per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Matt Nickerson (D) 2005-2006 SM-liiga 36 5 8 13 0.36 236
2. Ben Blood (D) 2017-2018 Liiga 57 3 7 10 0.18 207
3. Pauli Levokari (D) 2004-2005 SM-liiga 49 2 2 4 0.08 181
4. Pasi Peltonen (D) 2006-2007 SM-liiga 54 7 19 26 0.48 179
5. Jyri Marttinen (D) 2013-2014 Liiga 56 4 7 11 0.20 160
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Average Height, Weight, Age per Season
Season Roster Height Weight Age
2022-2023 6'0" 192 lbs 24.23
2021-2022 6'1" 191 lbs 24.91
2020-2021 6'1" 192 lbs 25.44
2019-2020 6'0" 188 lbs 25.34
2018-2019 6'0" 190 lbs 26.19
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