Team Facts
  • Plays in Liiga
  • Full name Kalevan Pallo
  • Team colours Black + Yellow
  • Town Kuopio, FIN
  • Founded 1929

1987-1988 Roster
# N Player A Born Birthplace HT WT S
GOALTENDERS
#30 Ari Hilli (G) 51 1968 Oulu, FIN 5'9" 161 L
#1 Jari Paavola (G) 59 1960 Turku, FIN 5'8" 170 -
DEFENSEMEN
#6 Jari Järvinen (D) 58 1960 Viiala, FIN 5'11" 181 R
#5 Petteri Kaartinen (D) 52 1967 Helsinki, FIN 6'0" 203 -
#3 Timo Kulonen (D) 51 1967 Forssa, FIN 6'4" 229 R
#32 Petteri Lehto (D)   “C” 58 1961 Turku, FIN 6'0" 185 L
#12 Ari-Pekka Lehtonen (D) 55 1964 Tampere, FIN 6'2" 196 -
#2 Heikki Nyyssönen (D) 50 1969 Kuopio, FIN 5'10" 152 -
#14 Veli-Pekka Pekkarinen (D) 49 1969 Kuopio, FIN 5'10" 187 L
#29 Ari Suutari (D) 54 1965 Lappeenranta, FIN 5'9" 187 -
#37 Mikko Tavi (D) 50 1969 Helsinki, FIN 6'1" 190 L
#16 Esa Välioja (D) 60 1958 Borås, SWE - - -
FORWARDS
#26 Tero Arkiomaa (RW) 51 1968 Helsinki, FIN 6'2" 198 L
#20 Guy Benoit (F) 54 1965 St-Hyacinthe, QC, CAN 5'9" 168 L
#9 Bruce Eakin (C) 56 1962 Winnipeg, MB, CAN 6'0" 198 L
#88
Wayne Groulx (C) 54 1965 Welland, ON, CAN 5'9" 181 R
#10 Jukka Holtari (F) 57 1961 Heinola, FIN 5'10" 174 L
#18 Jari Härkälä (F) 57 1962 Pori, FIN 6'1" 183 -
#17 Janne Kekäläinen (LW) 48 1970 Kuopio, FIN - - L
#25 Mikko Laaksonen (C) 52 1967 Forssa, FIN 5'9" 176 R
#15 Jari Pulliainen (LW) 54 1965 Joensuu, FIN 6'0" 203 R
#27 Jouni Rinne (F) 63 1956 Rauma, FIN 5'10" 185 L
#23
Pierre Rioux (LW) 57 1962 Québec, QC, CAN 5'11" 165 L
#13 Vesa Savolainen (F) 51 1968 Helsinki, FIN 5'11" 187 L
#19 Jari Suvinen (F) 58 1960 Varkaus, FIN 6'0" 183 -
#11 Kenth Vesterlund (F) 54 1965 Vaasa, FIN 5'10" 172 -
Position: G:2 D:9 F:14 | Av Age: 23.52 years | Av Ht: 5'11" | Av Wt 184 lbs | Compare with other teams

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Arena Information
  • Arena Name Olvi Areena
  • Location Kuopio, FIN
  • Capacity 5 224
  • Construction Year 1979
Latest Transactions
DATE STATUS PLAYER TEAM SOURCE
07/31/2019
07/31/2019 Confirmed Leaving Ilkka Pikkarainen (F) Leaving for Storhamar
07/21/2019
07/21/2019 Rumour Leaving Denis Godla (G) Leaving for HC Slovan Bratislava
07/09/2019
07/09/2019 Confirmed Joining Jussi Timonen (D) Joining from Schwenninger Wild Wings
06/19/2019
06/19/2019 Confirmed Joining Janne Keränen (F) Joining from Lukko
06/14/2019
06/14/2019 Confirmed Joining Matti Järvinen (F) Joining from Tappara
06/03/2019
06/03/2019 Confirmed Leaving Jaakko Rissanen (F) Leaving for Linköping HC
05/30/2019
05/30/2019 Confirmed Leaving Eetu Luostarinen (F) Leaving for Carolina Hurricanes
05/16/2019
05/16/2019 Confirmed Joining Mikko Virtanen (F) Joining from KooKoo
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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 24 4 16 - - 174 170 52 2 Final loss
1991-1992 Liiga 44 18 9 17 - - 167 182 45 7 Did not make playoffs
1992-1993 Liiga 48 15 5 26 - - 159 185 39 10 Did not make playoffs
1993-1994 Liiga 48 16 5 27 - - 143 170 37 10 Did not make playoffs
1994-1995 Liiga 50 17 8 25 - - 154 195 42 8 Quarterfinal loss
1995-1996 Liiga 50 13 10 27 - - 126 162 36 11 Did not make playoffs
1996-1997 Liiga 50 8 5 37 - - 116 228 21 12 Saved in relegation
1997-1998 Liiga 48 6 4 38 - - 91 201 16 12 Saved in relegation
1998-1999 Liiga 54 9 6 39 - - 95 187 24 12 Relegated
1999-2000 Suomi-sarja 34 14 3 17 - - 132 128 31 5 Did not make playoffs
2000-2001 Suomi-sarja 34 27 3 4 - - 158 81 57 1 Champion | Promoted
2001-2002 Mestis 44 17 10 17 - - 154 130 46 6 Bronze game win
2002-2003 Mestis 44 25 4 13 - 2 156 128 56 4 Quarterfinal loss
2003-2004 Mestis 45 26 6 10 2 1 168 91 63 2 Champion
2004-2005 Mestis 44 34 5 5 2 - 182 75 75 1 Champion | Promoted
2005-2006 Liiga 56 6 - 41 5 4 112 237 32 14 Did not make playoffs
2006-2007 Liiga 56 12 - 34 5 5 130 208 51 14 Saved in relegation
2007-2008 Liiga 56 13 - 35 5 3 128 179 52 13 Did not make playoffs
2008-2009 Liiga 58 28 - 20 3 7 153 138 97 6 Bronze game win
2009-2010 Liiga 58 31 - 16 5 6 164 135 109 2 Bronze game loss
2010-2011 Liiga 60 26 - 23 9 2 150 141 98 5 Quarterfinal loss
2011-2012 Liiga 60 34 - 16 3 7 180 139 115 1 Quarterfinal loss
2012-2013 Liiga 60 24 - 20 9 7 172 145 97 5 Quarterfinal loss
2013-2014 Liiga 60 12 - 36 3 9 101 172 51 14 Did not make playoffs
2014-2015 Liiga 60 25 - 21 8 6 134 115 97 6 Quarterfinal loss
2015-2016 Liiga 60 21 - 22 10 7 129 127 90 8 Playoffs Qualifier loss
2016-2017 Liiga 60 28 - 13 9 10 168 140 112 3 Final loss
2017-2018 Liiga 60 26 - 20 7 7 144 136 99 6 Quarterfinal loss
2018-2019 Liiga 60 18 - 27 7 8 153 186 76 12 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
2011-2012 ET 8 3 - 2 0 3 19 21 12 4 Did not make playoffs
2012-2013 ET 8 1 - 4 1 2 21 29 7 8 Did not make playoffs
2013-2014 ET 8 2 - 5 0 1 17 28 7 7 Did not make playoffs
2014-2015 Champions HL 6 2 - 3 0 1 11 15 7 3 Did not make playoffs
2015-2016 Champions HL 4 1 - 2 1 0 6 13 5 3 Did not make playoffs
2016-2017 Champions HL 4 2 - 2 0 0 7 8 6 2 Eight final loss
2017-2018 Champions HL 6 3 - 2 0 1 25 22 10 3 Did not make playoffs
2018-2019 Spengler Cup 2 1 - 0 1 0 4 1 5 1 Champion
Where are they now?
# Player Season Team League GP G A TP PIM
1. Matias Myttynen (F) 2019-2020 Jokerit KHL - - - - -
2. Mathew Maione (D) 2019-2020 Kunlun Red Star KHL - - - - -
3. Simo-Pekka Riikola (D) 2019-2020 SaiPa Liiga - - - - -
4. Henri Ikonen (F) 2019-2020 Jokerit KHL - - - - -
5. Janne Katosalmi (F) 2019-2020 IPK Mestis - - - - -
6. Juuso Nevalainen (F) 2019-2020 IPK Mestis - - - - -
7. David Printz (D) 2019-2020 Frölunda HC SHL - - - - -
8. Tomas Kurka (F) 2019-2020 Rostock Piranhas Germany3 - - - - -
9. Jarkko Malinen (F) 2019-2020 Tappara Liiga - - - - -
10. Jesse Mankinen (F) 2019-2020 Pelicans Liiga - - - - -
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Franchise All-Time Points
# Player GP G A TP
1. Sami Kapanen (F) 49 18 17 35
2. Kalle Kerman (F) 49 16 11 27
3. Aki Korhonen (F) 29 10 10 20
4. Tatu Miettinen (F) 28 6 14 20
5. Marko Ahosilta (F) 27 12 6 18
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Franchise All-Time Goals
# Player GP G A TP
1. Sami Kapanen (F) 49 18 17 35
2. Kalle Kerman (F) 49 16 11 27
3. Marko Ahosilta (F) 27 12 6 18
4. Aki Korhonen (F) 29 10 10 20
5. Jari Pulliainen (F) 16 9 7 16
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Franchise All-Time Assists
# Player GP G A TP
1. Sami Kapanen (F) 49 18 17 35
2. Tatu Miettinen (F) 28 6 14 20
3. Ville Hämäläinen (F) 19 2 14 16
4. Balázs Sebök (F) 25 0 12 12
5. Kalle Kerman (F) 49 16 11 27
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Franchise All-Time PIM
# Player GP G TP PIM
1. Samuli Suhonen (D) 32 2 9 61
2. Peter Slanina (D) 14 1 5 55
3. Tuomo Litmanen (F) 13 1 5 47
4. Tapio Laakso (F) 32 4 9 45
5. Iiro Pakarinen (F) 26 6 8 45
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Franchise All-Time Games played
# Player GP G A TP
1. Jussi Timonen (D) 63 2 9 11
2. Tommi Jokinen (F) 54 6 8 14
3. Jyri Junnila (F) 50 6 5 11
4. Sami Kapanen (F) 49 18 17 35
5. Kalle Kerman (F) 49 16 11 27
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Franchise All-Time Points per Game
# Player GP G TP PPG
1. Antti Kerälä (F) 3 2 4 1.333
2. Kimmo Timonen (D) 8 3 10 1.250
3. Kasper Kenig (F) 9 5 11 1.222
4. Sami Salonen (F) 11 6 13 1.182
5. Jouni Rinne (F) 7 3 8 1.143
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Franchise All-Time Points per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Kalle Kerman (F) 2000-2001 Suomi-sarja 10 9 5 14 1.40 4
2. Sami Salonen (F) 2003-2004 Mestis 11 6 7 13 1.18 4
3. Sami Kapanen (F) 2009-2010 Liiga 13 6 7 13 1.00 0
4. Janne Keränen (F) 2016-2017 Liiga 18 6 6 12 0.67 4
5. Kasper Kenig (F) 2004-2005 Mestis 9 5 6 11 1.22 2
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Franchise All-Time Goals per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Kalle Kerman (F) 2000-2001 Suomi-sarja 10 9 5 14 1.40 4
2. Marko Ahosilta (F) 2003-2004 Mestis 11 7 2 9 0.82 12
3. Sami Salonen (F) 2003-2004 Mestis 11 6 7 13 1.18 4
4. Sami Kapanen (F) 2009-2010 Liiga 13 6 7 13 1.00 0
5. Janne Keränen (F) 2016-2017 Liiga 18 6 6 12 0.67 4
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Franchise All-Time Assists per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Sami Salonen (F) 2003-2004 Mestis 11 6 7 13 1.18 4
2. Sami Kapanen (F) 2009-2010 Liiga 13 6 7 13 1.00 0
3. Tatu Miettinen (F) 2000-2001 Suomi-sarja 4 4 7 11 2.75 2
4. Kimmo Timonen (D) 2004-2005 Mestis 8 3 7 10 1.25 4
5. Aki Korhonen (F) 2003-2004 Mestis 11 3 7 10 0.91 4
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Franchise All-Time PIM per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Peter Slanina (D) 1990-1991 Liiga 8 1 4 5 0.63 51
2. Iiro Pakarinen (F) 2010-2011 Liiga 7 1 0 1 0.14 37
3. Tuomo Litmanen (F) 2002-2003 Mestis 4 0 0 0 0.00 37
4. Jussi Pesonen (F) 2010-2011 Liiga 7 1 4 5 0.71 35
5. Pasi Hirvonen (D) 2010-2011 Liiga 3 0 0 0 0.00 34
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Average Height, Weight, Age per Season
Season Roster Height Weight Age
2019-2020 6'0" 184 lbs 24.09
2018-2019 6'0" 187 lbs 25.94
2017-2018 6'0" 190 lbs 25.40
2016-2017 6'0" 189 lbs 25.06
2015-2016 6'0" 186 lbs 25.00
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