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

1991-1992 Roster
# N Player A Born Birthplace HT WT S
GOALTENDERS
#30 Timo Järvinen (G) 46 1973 Kuopio, FIN 5'7" 161 L
#16 Kimmo Kapanen (G) 44 1974 Vantaa, FIN 6'0" 181 L
#1 Pasi Kuivalainen (G) 47 1972 Kuopio, FIN 5'11" 172 L
#31 Mika Rautio (G) 51 1968 Helsinki, FIN 5'9" 181 L
DEFENSEMEN
#7 Erik Hämäläinen (D)   “C” 54 1965 Rauma, FIN 6'2" 198 L
#25 Lauri Jäntti (D) 46 1973 6'0" 174 L
#6 Jari Järvinen (D) 58 1960 Viiala, FIN 5'11" 181 R
#2 Petteri Leskinen (D) 48 1971 Kuopio, FIN 5'8" 168 -
#14 Veli-Pekka Pekkarinen (D) 49 1969 Kuopio, FIN 5'10" 187 L
#28 Vesa Ruotsalainen (D) 53 1966 Imatra, FIN 5'11" 194 L
#4 Peter Slanina (D) 59 1959 Banská Bystrica, SVK 6'1" 212 -
#3 Kimmo Timonen (D) 44 1975 Kuopio, FIN 5'10" 196 L
#5 Antti Tirkkonen (D) 48 1971 Savonlinna, FIN 6'1" 231 L
#8 Juha Tuohimaa (D) 63 1956 Oulu, FIN 6'1" 187 -
#26 Antti Tuomenoksa (D) 52 1967 Lappeenranta, FIN 6'0" 185 L
FORWARDS
#23 Jari Hämäläinen (LW) 59 1960 Kerimäki, FIN 5'11" 170 L
#13 Jari Härkälä (F) 57 1962 Pori, FIN 6'1" 183 -
#10 Juha Jokiharju (RW) 51 1968 Tampere, FIN 5'8" 185 L
#24 Sami Kapanen (LW) 46 1973 Vantaa, FIN 5'10" 181 L
#17 Janne Kekäläinen (LW) 48 1970 Kuopio, FIN - - L
#21 Jarmo Kekäläinen (LW) 53 1966 Tampere, FIN 5'11" 176 L
#18 Pasi Kemppainen (C) 46 1973 Kuopio, FIN 5'9" 161 L
#19 Jari Laukkanen (F) 52 1967 Helsinki, FIN 5'10" 179 L
#29 Tommi Pohja (LW) 55 1964 Tampere, FIN 5'11" 187 L
#15 Juha Pomell (F) 48 1971 Kuopio, FIN 5'10" 181 -
#15 Seppo Rajpar (F) 45 1973 Kuopio, FIN 5'11" 183 L
#16 Jani Rautio (RW) 48 1971 Kuopio, FIN 6'1" 190 R
#20 Darius Rusnak (F)   “A” 59 1959 Ruzomberok, SVK 6'1" 179 L
#22 Pekka Tirkkonen (C)   “A” 51 1968 Savonlinna, FIN 6'2" 214 L
Viktor Tyumenev (LW) 1957 Moskva, RUS 6'0" 190 L
#11 Kenth Vesterlund (F) 54 1965 Vaasa, FIN 5'10" 172 -
Position: G:3 D:8 F:14 | Av Age: 25.2 years | Av Ht: 5'11" | Av Wt 186 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. Juha Tarkkanen (D) 2019-2020 Anglet France - - - - -
2. Kasperi Kapanen (F) 2019-2020 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL - - - - -
3. Tatu Kokkola (F) 2019-2020 Jokipojat Mestis - - - - -
4. David Printz (D) 2019-2020 Frölunda HC SHL - - - - -
5. Tomas Kurka (F) 2019-2020 Rostock Piranhas Germany3 - - - - -
6. Jarkko Malinen (F) 2019-2020 Tappara Liiga - - - - -
7. Matias Myttynen (F) 2019-2020 Jokerit KHL - - - - -
8. Ville Hyvärinen (D) 2019-2020 Jukurit Liiga - - - - -
9. Artturi Lehkonen (F) 2019-2020 Montréal Canadiens NHL - - - - -
10. Heikki Liedes (F) 2019-2020 Lukko Liiga - - - - -
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Franchise All-Time Points
# Player GP G A TP
1. Jouni Rinne (F) 246 157 229 386
2. Sami Kapanen (F) 363 112 148 260
3. Jari Järvinen (D) 501 113 142 255
4. Matti Jokinen (F) 211 114 128 242
5. Tuomas Kiiskinen (F) 346 78 156 234
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Franchise All-Time Goals
# Player GP G A TP
1. Jouni Rinne (F) 246 157 229 386
2. Ossi Hyppönen (F) 83 118 60 178
3. Matti Jokinen (F) 211 114 128 242
4. Jukka Holtari (F) 249 114 100 214
5. Jari Järvinen (D) 501 113 142 255
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Franchise All-Time Assists
# Player GP G A TP
1. Jouni Rinne (F) 246 157 229 386
2. Tuomas Kiiskinen (F) 346 78 156 234
3. Sami Kapanen (F) 363 112 148 260
4. Jari Järvinen (D) 501 113 142 255
5. Matti Jokinen (F) 211 114 128 242
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Franchise All-Time PIM
# Player GP G TP PIM
1. Matti Jokinen (F) 211 114 242 345
2. Janne Jalasvaara (D) 245 34 91 317
3. Samuli Suhonen (D) 241 42 154 315
4. Aki Korhonen (F) 266 66 136 295
5. Sami Simonen (F) 272 33 77 290
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Franchise All-Time Games played
# Player GP G A TP
1. Jari Järvinen (D) 501 113 142 255
2. Jussi Timonen (D) 445 18 77 95
3. Jyri Junnila (F) 415 45 70 115
4. Tommi Jokinen (F) 413 54 71 125
5. Sami Kapanen (F) 363 112 148 260
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Franchise All-Time Points per Game
# Player GP G TP PPG
1. Pekka Sartjärvi (F) 9 18 32 3.556
2. Juha Rajala (F) 22 43 74 3.364
3. Ossi Hyppönen (F) 83 118 178 2.145
4. Veli-Pekka Ketola (F) 6 4 12 2.000
5. Jan Jasko (F) 1 1 2 2.000
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Franchise All-Time Points per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Wayne Thompson (F) 1985-1986 I-divisioona 44 58 45 103 2.34 20
2. Jouni Rinne (F) 1984-1985 I-divisioona 40 36 60 96 2.40 30
3. Jouni Rinne (F) 1985-1986 I-divisioona 42 37 45 82 1.95 19
4. Juha Rajala (F) 1981-1982 II-divisioona 22 43 31 74 3.36 24
5. Hannu Oksanen (F) 1981-1982 II-divisioona 24 46 25 71 2.96 19
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Franchise All-Time Goals per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Wayne Thompson (F) 1985-1986 I-divisioona 44 58 45 103 2.34 20
2. Hannu Oksanen (F) 1981-1982 II-divisioona 24 46 25 71 2.96 19
3. Juha Rajala (F) 1981-1982 II-divisioona 22 43 31 74 3.36 24
4. Jukka Holtari (F) 1984-1985 I-divisioona 43 38 20 58 1.35 29
5. Jouni Rinne (F) 1985-1986 I-divisioona 42 37 45 82 1.95 19
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Franchise All-Time Assists per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Jouni Rinne (F) 1984-1985 I-divisioona 40 36 60 96 2.40 30
2. Wayne Thompson (F) 1985-1986 I-divisioona 44 58 45 103 2.34 20
3. Jouni Rinne (F) 1985-1986 I-divisioona 42 37 45 82 1.95 19
4. Jouni Rinne (F) 1988-1989 Liiga 42 16 42 58 1.38 14
5. Jari Hirsimäki (F) 1984-1985 I-divisioona 43 19 41 60 1.40 44
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Franchise All-Time PIM per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Kyle Rossiter (D) 2005-2006 Liiga 35 1 6 7 0.20 187
2. Brent Sapergia (F) 1986-1987 Liiga 33 25 13 38 1.15 119
3. Alexander Cherbayev (F) 1996-1997 Liiga 45 12 11 23 0.51 113
4. Jeremy Stevenson (F) 2007-2008 Liiga 46 4 2 6 0.13 113
5. Mikko Ruhtinas (F) 2001-2002 Mestis 33 3 2 5 0.15 99
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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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