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

2013-2014 Roster
# N Player A Born Birthplace HT WT S
GOALTENDERS
#35 Niklas Kekki (G) 26 1993 Pori, FIN 5'10" 172 L
#34 Juuso Riksman (G) 42 1977 Helsinki, FIN 6'1" 190 L
#29 Rasmus Rinne (G) 29 1990 Hyvinkää, FIN 6'5" 209 L
DEFENSEMEN
#25 Colby Cohen (D) 30 1989 Villanova, PA, USA 6'3" 216 R
#44 Danny Groulx (D) 38 1981 LaSalle, QC, CAN 6'0" 203 L
#7 Aleksi Laine (D) 24 1995 Pori, FIN 6'2" 176 L
#39 Petteri Lindbohm (D) 25 1993 Helsinki, FIN 6'3" 209 L
#24 Miko Malkamäki (D) 31 1988 Kokkola, FIN 6'1" 183 L
#58 Jyri Marttinen (D)   “A” 36 1982 Jyväskylä, FIN 6'0" 194 L
#9 Valtteri Parikka (D) 24 1994 Järvenpää, FIN 6'0" 187 L
#63 Patrik Parkkonen (D) 26 1993 Porvoo, FIN 5'9" 187 L
#22 Alexander Ribbenstrand (D) 32 1987 Stockholm, SWE 6'0" 198 L
#47 Tapio Sammalkangas (D)   “A” 39 1980 Tampere, FIN 5'11" 205 L
#33 Tommi Taimi (D) 28 1990 Pori, FIN 5'11" 190 R
#52 Ville Uusitalo (D)   “C” 40 1979 Espoo, FIN 5'11" 174 L
FORWARDS
#21 Ville Ahlgren (RW) 25 1993 Pori, FIN 5'9" 176 L
#81 Eero Elo (LW/RW) 29 1990 Rauma, FIN 6'4" 203 R
#10 Niklas Hagman (LW/RW)   “A” 39 1979 Espoo, FIN 6'0" 205 L
#93 Henri Heino (C) 33 1986 Lahti, FIN 5'11" 198 L
#11 Tuomas Huhtanen (LW/RW) 32 1987 Noormarkku, FIN 6'1" 207 L
#8 Ziga Jeglic (W/C) 31 1988 Kranj, SLO 6'1" 176 R
#28 Kamil Kreps (C/RW) 34 1984 Litomerice, CZE 6'2" 209 R
#82 Juho Lammikko (C/LW) 23 1996 Noormarkku, FIN 6'2" 192 L
#45 Oskari Lehtinen (LW) 25 1994 Turku, FIN 6'1" 198 R
#14 Sami Lähteenmäki (C/W) 29 1989 Loppi, FIN 6'1" 194 L
#53 Sami Mutanen (LW) 34 1984 Joensuu, FIN 6'0" 205 L
#31 Mika Niemi (C) 31 1988 Pori, FIN 6'1" 192 L
#20 Niko Ojamäki (RW) 24 1995 Pori, FIN 5'11" 183 R
#49 Tuomas Pihlman (LW/RW) 36 1982 Espoo, FIN 6'2" 218 L
#72 Severi Sillanpää (C) 31 1988 Pori, FIN 6'0" 179 L
#16 Austin Smith (RW) 30 1988 Dallas, TX, USA 5'11" 181 R
#80 Christian Söderström (LW/C) 38 1980 Sundsvall, SWE 6'0" 192 L
#84 Dragan Umicevic (RW) 34 1984 Dubica, BIH 6'1" 207 R
Position: G:3 D:10 F:17 | Av Age: 26.67 years | Av Ht: 6'0" | Av Wt 195 lbs | Compare with other teams

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Arena Information
  • Arena Name Isomäki Areena
  • Location Pori, FIN
  • Capacity 6 443
  • Construction Year 1964
Latest Transactions
DATE STATUS PLAYER TEAM SOURCE
07/05/2019
07/05/2019 Confirmed Leaving Jussi Makkonen (F) Leaving for GKS Katowice
06/12/2019
06/12/2019 Confirmed Leaving Mikael Saha (F) Leaving for Kiekko-Vantaa
06/10/2019
06/10/2019 Loan Joining Daniil Tarasov (G) Joining from Columbus Blue Jackets
06/04/2019
06/04/2019 Confirmed Leaving Sakari Salminen (F) Leaving for Örebro HK
06/03/2019
06/03/2019 Confirmed Joining Tyson Spink (F) Joining from Örebro HK
06/03/2019 Confirmed Joining Tylor Spink (F) Joining from Örebro HK
05/31/2019
05/31/2019 Confirmed Leaving Henri Kiviaho (G) Leaving for IPK
05/30/2019
05/30/2019 Confirmed Leaving Aki Juusela (F) Leaving for HK Dukla Michalovce
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Team History and Standings
Season League GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP Rank Postseason
1990-1991 Liiga 44 20 3 21 - - 182 191 43 8 Did not make playoffs
1991-1992 Liiga 44 23 3 18 - - 170 171 49 5 Bronze game loss
1992-1993 Liiga 48 22 8 18 - - 180 152 52 7 Bronze game loss
1993-1994 Liiga 48 25 7 16 - - 185 148 57 2 Quarterfinal loss
1994-1995 Liiga 50 20 11 19 - - 164 166 51 6 Bronze game win
1995-1996 Liiga 50 22 5 23 - - 140 160 49 7 Quarterfinal loss
1996-1997 Liiga 50 19 10 21 - - 171 182 48 7 Quarterfinal loss
1997-1998 Liiga 48 20 8 20 - - 163 156 48 7 Quarterfinal loss
1998-1999 Liiga 54 20 6 28 - - 152 178 46 10 Did not make playoffs
1999-2000 Liiga 54 14 9 31 - - 171 217 37 11 Did not make playoffs
2000-2001 Liiga 56 11 8 37 - - 141 228 30 13 Did not make playoffs
2001-2002 Liiga 56 13 10 33 - - 133 191 40 11 Did not make playoffs
2002-2003 Liiga 56 19 8 29 - - 125 154 50 10 Did not make playoffs
2003-2004 Liiga 56 17 12 27 - - 140 186 50 11 Did not make playoffs
2004-2005 Liiga 56 15 - 27 8 6 140 178 67 10 Playoffs Qualifier loss
2005-2006 Liiga 56 27 - 19 6 4 145 123 97 5 Final loss
2006-2007 Liiga 56 15 - 35 3 3 133 199 54 13 Did not make playoffs
2007-2008 Liiga 56 10 - 38 2 6 111 208 40 14 Did not make playoffs
2008-2009 Liiga 58 21 - 29 4 4 131 188 75 12 Saved in relegation
2009-2010 Liiga 58 18 - 29 7 4 151 170 72 13 Did not make playoffs
2010-2011 Liiga 60 30 - 12 11 7 176 132 119 2 Quarterfinal loss
2011-2012 Liiga 60 31 - 20 4 5 189 150 106 5 Quarterfinal loss
2012-2013 Liiga 60 27 - 20 8 5 160 130 102 4 Champion
2013-2014 Liiga 60 16 - 32 7 5 134 177 67 12 Did not make playoffs
2014-2015 Liiga 60 23 - 22 6 9 151 143 90 9 Playoffs Qualifier loss
2015-2016 Liiga 60 20 - 28 5 7 143 162 77 12 Did not make playoffs
2016-2017 Liiga 60 24 - 25 7 4 128 142 90 8 Playoffs Qualifier loss
2017-2018 Liiga 60 23 - 25 7 5 163 177 88 8 Quarterfinal loss
2018-2019 Liiga 60 9 - 38 7 6 117 199 47 15 Did not make playoffs
2019-2020 Liiga - - - - - - - - - - -
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Tournament Statistics
Season Tournament GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP 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 5 Did not make playoffs
European Cup 0 0 0 0 - - 0 0 - 10 Eight final loss
Expolaris Cup 5 0 0 5 - - 14 27 0 7 -
1978-1979 European Cup 1 1 0 0 - - 7 2 - 3 Promoted
European Cup 3 1 0 2 - - 9 22 2 Final group
Where are they now?
# Player Season Team League GP G A TP PIM
1. Johan Fransson (D) 2019-2020 Leksands IF SHL - - - - -
2. Tommi Huhtala (F) 2019-2020 Adler Mannheim DEL - - - - -
3. John Lammers (F) 2019-2020 HC Innsbruck EBEL - - - - -
4. Philip McRae (F) 2019-2020 Orli Znojmo EBEL - - - - -
5. Borna Rendulic (F) 2019-2020 Adler Mannheim DEL - - - - -
6. Mikko Vainonen (D) 2019-2020 Dornbirner EC EBEL - - - - -
7. Kasperi Nuto (F) 2019-2020 Karhu HT Suomi-sarja - - - - -
8. Juuso Walli (D) 2019-2020 SaPKo Mestis - - - - -
9. Eemeli Takala (F) 2019-2020 Ässät U20 Jr. A SM-liiga - - - - -
10. Jussi Makkonen (F) 2019-2020 GKS Katowice Poland - - - - -
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Franchise All-Time Points
# Player GP G A TP
1. Erik Rasmussen (F) 13 4 5 9
2. Matti Kuparinen (F) 14 3 6 9
3. Ari Santanen (F) 5 6 2 8
4. Sakari Salminen (F) 13 5 3 8
5. Timo Saarikoski (F) 5 2 6 8
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Franchise All-Time Goals
# Player GP G A TP
1. Ari Santanen (F) 5 6 2 8
2. Sakari Salminen (F) 13 5 3 8
3. Erik Rasmussen (F) 13 4 5 9
4. Tommi Huhtala (F) 14 4 2 6
5. Matti Kuparinen (F) 14 3 6 9
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Franchise All-Time Assists
# Player GP G A TP
1. Matti Kuparinen (F) 14 3 6 9
2. Timo Saarikoski (F) 5 2 6 8
3. Erik Rasmussen (F) 13 4 5 9
4. Ville Uusitalo (D) 11 1 5 6
5. Derek Damon (F) 13 3 4 7
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Franchise All-Time PIM
# Player GP G TP PIM
1. Derek Damon (F) 13 3 7 41
2. Mikko Palomäki (D) 10 0 0 41
3. Erik Rasmussen (F) 13 4 9 38
4. Markku Tähtinen (F) 14 1 5 18
5. Mauri Eivola (F) 3 0 2 18
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Franchise All-Time Games played
# Player GP G A TP
1. Matti Kuparinen (F) 14 3 6 9
2. Severi Sillanpää (F) 14 3 4 7
3. Tommi Huhtala (F) 14 4 2 6
4. Tapio Sammalkangas (D) 14 3 3 6
5. Markku Tähtinen (F) 14 1 4 5
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Franchise All-Time Points per Game
# Player GP G TP PPG
1. Ari Santanen (F) 5 6 8 1.600
2. Timo Saarikoski (F) 5 2 8 1.600
3. Kari Makkonen (F) 5 0 4 0.800
4. Erik Rasmussen (F) 13 4 9 0.692
5. Mauri Eivola (F) 3 0 2 0.667
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Franchise All-Time Points per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Erik Rasmussen (F) 2008-2009 Liiga 13 4 5 9 0.69 38
2. Matti Kuparinen (F) 2008-2009 Liiga 14 3 6 9 0.64 6
3. Ari Santanen (F) 1988-1989 Liiga 5 6 2 8 1.60 4
4. Sakari Salminen (F) 2008-2009 Liiga 13 5 3 8 0.62 4
5. Timo Saarikoski (F) 1988-1989 Liiga 5 2 6 8 1.60 2
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Franchise All-Time Goals per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Ari Santanen (F) 1988-1989 Liiga 5 6 2 8 1.60 4
2. Sakari Salminen (F) 2008-2009 Liiga 13 5 3 8 0.62 4
3. Erik Rasmussen (F) 2008-2009 Liiga 13 4 5 9 0.69 38
4. Tommi Huhtala (F) 2008-2009 Liiga 14 4 2 6 0.43 2
5. Matti Kuparinen (F) 2008-2009 Liiga 14 3 6 9 0.64 6
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Franchise All-Time Assists per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Matti Kuparinen (F) 2008-2009 Liiga 14 3 6 9 0.64 6
2. Timo Saarikoski (F) 1988-1989 Liiga 5 2 6 8 1.60 2
3. Erik Rasmussen (F) 2008-2009 Liiga 13 4 5 9 0.69 38
4. Ville Uusitalo (D) 2008-2009 Liiga 11 1 5 6 0.55 2
5. Derek Damon (F) 2008-2009 Liiga 13 3 4 7 0.54 41
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Franchise All-Time PIM per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Derek Damon (F) 2008-2009 Liiga 13 3 4 7 0.54 41
2. Mikko Palomäki (D) 2008-2009 Liiga 10 0 0 0 0.00 41
3. Erik Rasmussen (F) 2008-2009 Liiga 13 4 5 9 0.69 38
4. Markku Tähtinen (F) 2008-2009 Liiga 14 1 4 5 0.36 18
5. Mauri Eivola (F) 1988-1989 Liiga 3 0 2 2 0.67 18
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Average Height, Weight, Age per Season
Season Roster Height Weight Age
2019-2020 6'0" 185 lbs 23.71
2018-2019 6'0" 186 lbs 25.97
2017-2018 6'1" 193 lbs 26.50
2016-2017 6'0" 190 lbs 25.93
2015-2016 6'0" 193 lbs 26.59
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