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

2020-2021 Roster
# N Player A Born Birthplace HT WT S Ctrct
GOALTENDERS
#88 Sami Aittokallio (G) 28 1992 Tampere, FIN 6'2" 190 L 20/21
#30 Linus Söderström (G) 24 1996 Stockholm, SWE 6'4" 196 L 20/21
DEFENSEMEN
#55 Andreas Borgman (D) 25 1995 Stockholm, SWE 6'0" 205 L
#26 Kasper Kotkansalo (D) 21 1998 Espoo, FIN 6'3" 198 L 20/21
#25 Aleksi Matinmikko (D) 20 2000 Oulu, FIN 5'11" 187 R 20/21+1
#29 Markus Niemeläinen (D) 22 1998 Kuopio, FIN 6'5" 203 L
#28 Niklas Peltomäki (D) 22 1998 Espoo, FIN 6'3" 181 L 20/21
#7 Jakob Stenqvist (D) 22 1998 Mora, SWE 6'2" 179 R 20/21
#6 Olli Vainio (D)   “A” 26 1994 Tampere, FIN 6'1" 181 R 20/21
#15 Aleksi Varttinen (D) 23 1997 Eura, FIN 5'10" 187 L 20/21
#91 Teemu Vuorisalo (D) 25 1995 Pori, FIN 5'11" 179 R 20/21
#3 Juuso Walli (D) 24 1996 Tampere, FIN 6'5" 234 L Try-out
FORWARDS
#21 Niklas Appelgren (RW/LW)   “C” 30 1990 Kouvola, FIN 6'2" 205 L 20/21
#22 Roni Hirvonen (C) 18 2002 Espoo, FIN 5'9" 170 L 20/21
#97 Jouka Juhola (LW/RW) 23 1997 Harjavalta, FIN 6'0" 205 L 20/21
#20 Lenni Killinen (RW/LW) 20 2000 Espoo, FIN 6'2" 196 L 20/21
#16 Niko Kivelä (LW/RW) 25 1995 Helsinki, FIN 6'1" 190 L 20/21+1
#73 Otto Kivenmäki (C) 20 2000 Pori, FIN 5'9" 172 L 20/21
#93 Jesperi Kotkaniemi (C) 20 2000 Pori, FIN 6'2" 194 L
#56 Lauri Kulmala (C) 21 1999 Porvoo, FIN 6'2" 196 L 20/21
#9 Tommi Laakso (F) 23 1997 Helsinki, FIN 6'3" 212 L 20/21
#67 Jasper Lindsten (LW/RW) 26 1994 Salo, FIN 6'0" 183 L 20/21+1
#39 Nick Merkley (RW/C) 23 1997 Calgary, AB, CAN 5'10" 194 R
#72 Nicolai Meyer (LW/RW) 27 1993 Frederikshavn, DEN 5'10" 181 L 20/21
#14 Atte Mäkinen (LW/RW) 24 1996 Vantaa, FIN 5'10" 185 L 20/21
#10 Miro Mäkinen (C) 24 1996 Vantaa, FIN 5'10" 187 L 20/21
#31 Mika Niemi (C)   “A” 32 1988 Pori, FIN 6'1" 192 L 20/21
#50 Valtteri Pihlajamäki (RW) 24 1996 Kiikoinen, FIN 5'10" 209 R 21/22
#74 Peter Tiivola (C)   “A” 27 1993 Helsinki, FIN 6'4" 203 L 20/21
#40 Sebastian Wännström (RW) 29 1991 Gävle, SWE 6'1" 183 R 20/21
Position: G: 2, D: 10, F: 18 | Av Age: 23.93 years | Av Ht: 6'1" | Av Wt: 193 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
10/16/2020
10/16/2020 Loan Joining Jesperi Kotkaniemi (F) Joining from Montréal Canadiens
10/09/2020
10/09/2020 Confirmed Leaving Andreas Borgman (D) Leaving for Tampa Bay Lightning
10/02/2020
10/02/2020 Confirmed Leaving Toni Henttonen (F) Leaving for IPK
09/16/2020
09/16/2020 Confirmed Joining Sebastian Wännström (F) Joining from Leksands IF
09/15/2020
09/15/2020 Confirmed Joining Mika Niemi (F) Joining from Jokerit
09/14/2020
09/14/2020 Confirmed Leaving Jyri Marttinen (D) Leaving for Pelikaanit
09/09/2020
09/09/2020 Confirmed Joining Nicolai Meyer (F) Joining from Malmö Redhawks
09/01/2020
09/01/2020 Confirmed Joining Andreas Borgman (D) Joining from San Antonio Rampage
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Team History and Standings
Season League GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP Rank Postseason
1991-1992 SM-liiga 44 23 3 18 - - 170 171 49 5 Bronze game loss
1992-1993 SM-liiga 48 22 8 18 - - 180 152 52 7 Bronze game loss
1993-1994 SM-liiga 48 25 7 16 - - 185 148 57 2 Quarterfinal loss
1994-1995 SM-liiga 50 20 11 19 - - 164 166 51 6 Bronze game win
1995-1996 SM-liiga 50 22 5 23 - - 140 160 49 7 Quarterfinal loss
1996-1997 SM-liiga 50 19 10 21 - - 171 182 48 7 Quarterfinal loss
1997-1998 SM-liiga 48 20 8 20 - - 163 156 48 7 Quarterfinal loss
1998-1999 SM-liiga 54 20 6 28 - - 152 178 46 10 Did not make playoffs
1999-2000 SM-liiga 54 14 9 31 - - 171 217 37 11 Did not make playoffs
2000-2001 SM-liiga 56 11 8 37 - - 141 228 30 13 Did not make playoffs
2001-2002 SM-liiga 56 13 10 33 - - 133 191 40 11 Did not make playoffs
2002-2003 SM-liiga 56 19 8 29 - - 125 154 50 10 Did not make playoffs
2003-2004 SM-liiga 56 17 12 27 - - 140 186 50 11 Did not make playoffs
2004-2005 SM-liiga 56 15 - 27 8 6 140 178 67 10 Playoffs Qualifier loss
2005-2006 SM-liiga 56 27 - 19 6 4 145 123 97 5 Final loss
2006-2007 SM-liiga 56 15 - 35 3 3 133 199 54 13 Did not make playoffs
2007-2008 SM-liiga 56 10 - 38 2 6 111 208 40 14 Did not make playoffs
2008-2009 SM-liiga 58 21 - 29 4 4 131 188 75 12 Saved in relegation
2009-2010 SM-liiga 58 18 - 29 7 4 151 170 72 13 Did not make playoffs
2010-2011 SM-liiga 60 30 - 12 11 7 176 132 119 2 Quarterfinal loss
2011-2012 SM-liiga 60 31 - 20 4 5 189 150 106 5 Quarterfinal loss
2012-2013 SM-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 59 24 - 35 4 8 141 170 76 9 Playoffs Cancelled
2020-2021 Liiga 7 4 - 3 1 2 21 20 13 3 -
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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. Borna Rendulic (F) 2020-2021 Örebro HK SHL 8 6 5 11 6
2. Dragan Umicevic (F) 2020-2021 Black Wings 1992 ICEHL 7 3 7 10 2
3. Kasperi Nuto (F) 2020-2021 Karhu HT Suomi-sarja 6 2 7 9 12
4. Veli-Matti Savinainen (F) 2020-2021 Jokerit KHL 13 5 3 8 30
5. Aleksi Rekonen (F) 2020-2021 BIK Karlskoga HockeyAllsvenskan 7 3 5 8 8
6. Juho Lammikko (F) 2020-2021 Metallurg Magnitogorsk KHL 15 5 2 7 4
7. Eemeli Takala (F) 2020-2021 Hermes Mestis 7 4 3 7 6
8. Joonas Kemppainen (F) 2020-2021 SKA St. Petersburg KHL 14 3 4 7 6
9. Aleksi Saarela (F) 2020-2021 Lukko Liiga 6 6 0 6 0
10. Matias Varttinen (F) 2020-2021 Ketterä Mestis 6 5 1 6 2
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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. Mark Jooris (F) 69 41 99 1.435
2. Veli-Pekka Ketola (F) 318 211 456 1.434
3. Christian Ruuttu (F) 105 47 139 1.324
4. Arto Javanainen (F) 610 439 760 1.246
5. Vladimir Vujtek (F) 50 27 58 1.160
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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
2020-2021 6'1" 193 lbs 23.93
2019-2020 6'0" 188 lbs 25.34
2018-2019 6'0" 189 lbs 26.17
2017-2018 6'1" 194 lbs 26.63
2016-2017 6'0" 190 lbs 26.10
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