Team Facts

1999-2000 Roster
# N Player A Born Birthplace HT WT S
GOALTENDERS
Retu Hartikainen (G) 40 1982 Varpaisjärvi, FIN 5'11" 154 L
Markku Hassinen (G) 39 1983 Kuopio, FIN 5'9" 174 L
Juha Kauhanen (G) 44 1978 Kuopio, FIN 6'1" 181 L
Pasi Kolehmainen (G) 47 1974 Kuopio, FIN 6'0" 176 L
Tuomas Nissinen (G) 38 1983 Kuopio, FIN 6'2" 190 L
DEFENSEMEN
Mikko Happonen (D) 41 1980 Kuopio, FIN 5'10" 168 L
Antti Hintikka (D) 47 1975 Kuopio, FIN 5'7" 176 R
Veli-Pekka Pekkarinen (D) 52 1969 Kuopio, FIN 5'10" 187 L
Antti Pyysing (D) 44 1977 Lappeenranta, FIN 5'9" 187 L
Teemu Saarni (D) 46 1976 Lohja, FIN 5'11" 207 R
Samuli Suhonen (D) 42 1980 Kuopio, FIN 5'10" 183 L
Jyrki Tirkkonen (D) 43 1979 Kuopio, FIN 5'10" 187 L
Jari Tuomainen (D) 44 1977 Kuopio, FIN 5'10" 176 L
Teemu Tuomainen (D) 44 1977 Kuopio, FIN 6'0" 183 R
Raine Tuononen (D)   “C” 51 1970 Kuopio, FIN 5'9" 172 -
Pasi Unkuri (D) 49 1973 Kuopio, FIN 5'9" 194 L
Jyrki Valta (D) 44 1978 Kuopio, FIN 6'0" 194 L
FORWARDS
Marko Ahosilta (C/LW) 42 1980 Kuopio, FIN 5'8" 165 L
Mirko Friman (F) 46 1976 Jyväskylä, FIN 5'10" 190 R
Toni Hynninen (F) 49 1972 Pieksämäki, FIN 6'0" 183 R
Saku Kekäläinen (RW) 44 1978 Kuopio, FIN 5'9" 190 L
Kalle Kerman (LW) 43 1979 Kuopio, FIN 6'0" 190 L
Marko Kivi (F) 49 1973 Ruovesi, FIN 5'10" 209 L
Mika Kononen (F) 51 1971 Iisalmi, FIN 6'3" 203 R
Ville Koponen (RW) 45 1977 Kuopio, FIN 5'9" 161 R
Jani Leinonen (LW) 47 1975 Ruovesi, FIN 5'10" 183 L
Tatu Miettinen (C) 42 1979 Kuopio, FIN 6'2" 185 L
Sami Mäkiaho (F) 47 1975 Kuopio, FIN 5'9" 168 R
Kimmo Pasanen (F) 51 1971 Kuopio, FIN 5'9" 159 L
Antti Riekkinen (RW) 45 1977 Varpaisjärvi, FIN 5'9" 198 L
Petri Ruotsalainen (F) 42 1980 Outokumpu, FIN 5'8" 168 L
Timo Turunen (F) 41 1980 Kuopio, FIN 6'1" 181 L
Tero Varonen (F) 44 1978 Kuopio, FIN 5'10" 194 L
Santtu Viljakainen (F) 46 1976 Kuopio, FIN 5'10" 172 L
Position: G: 2, D: 10, F: 14 | Av Age: 23.46 years | Av Ht: 5'10" | Av Wt: 182 lbs | Compare with other teams
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Team Facts
Team Captains
Team captaincy history
Arena Information
  • Arena Name Olvi Areena
  • Location Kuopio, FIN
  • Capacity 5 224
  • Construction Year 1979
Games
Date Home Visiting Score League
2022-03-22T18:30:00+0200 KalPa JYP 1 - 2 Liiga
2022-03-19T17:00:00+0200 Ilves KalPa 4 - 3 (OT) Liiga
2022-03-17T18:30:00+0200 Ässät KalPa 3 - 1 Liiga
2022-03-15T18:30:00+0200 KalPa TPS 2 - 5 Liiga
2022-03-12T18:30:00+0200 KalPa Tappara 1 - 2 (SO) Liiga
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Latest Transactions
DATE STATUS PLAYER TEAM SOURCE
07/01/2022
07/01/2022 Confirmed Leaving Gabe Bast (D) Leaving for Belfast Giants
06/11/2022
06/11/2022 Confirmed Joining Max Görtz (F) Joining from Schwenninger Wild Wings
05/17/2022
05/17/2022 Confirmed Leaving Connor LaCouvee (G) Leaving for HK Dukla Trencin
05/13/2022
05/13/2022 Confirmed Leaving Tom Grönblom (D) Leaving for RoKi
05/06/2022
05/06/2022 Confirmed Leaving Eero Kilpeläinen (G) Leaving for Retired
05/06/2022 Confirmed Leaving Henri Knuutinen (F) Leaving for IPK
05/04/2022
05/04/2022 Confirmed Joining Matej Machovsky (G) Joining from HC Sparta Praha
05/02/2022
05/02/2022 Confirmed Leaving Nikita Pivtsakin (D) Leaving for HK Sochi
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Team History and Standings
Season League GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP P/GP Rank Postseason
1992-1993 SM-liiga 48 15 5 26 - - 159 185 39 0.81 10 Did not make playoffs
1993-1994 SM-liiga 48 16 5 27 - - 143 170 37 0.77 10 Did not make playoffs
1994-1995 SM-liiga 50 17 8 25 - - 154 195 42 0.84 8 Quarterfinal loss
1995-1996 SM-liiga 50 13 10 27 - - 126 162 36 0.72 11 Did not make playoffs
1996-1997 SM-liiga 50 8 5 37 - - 116 228 21 0.42 12 Saved in relegation
1997-1998 SM-liiga 48 6 4 38 - - 91 201 16 0.33 12 Saved in relegation
1998-1999 SM-liiga 54 9 6 39 - - 95 187 24 0.44 12 Relegated
1999-2000 Suomi-sarja 34 14 3 17 - - 132 128 31 0.91 5 Did not make playoffs
2000-2001 Suomi-sarja 34 27 3 4 - - 158 81 57 1.68 1 Champion | Promoted
2001-2002 Mestis 44 17 10 17 - - 154 130 46 1.05 6 Bronze game win
2002-2003 Mestis 44 25 4 13 - 2 156 128 56 1.27 4 Quarterfinal loss
2003-2004 Mestis 45 26 6 10 2 1 168 91 63 1.40 2 Champion
2004-2005 Mestis 44 34 5 5 2 - 182 75 75 1.70 1 Champion | Promoted
2005-2006 SM-liiga 56 6 - 41 5 4 112 237 32 0.57 14 Did not make playoffs
2006-2007 SM-liiga 56 12 - 34 5 5 130 208 51 0.91 14 Saved in relegation
2007-2008 SM-liiga 56 13 - 35 5 3 128 179 52 0.93 13 Did not make playoffs
2008-2009 SM-liiga 58 28 - 20 3 7 153 138 97 1.67 6 Bronze game win
2009-2010 SM-liiga 58 31 - 16 5 6 164 135 109 1.88 2 Bronze game loss
2010-2011 SM-liiga 60 26 - 23 9 2 150 141 98 1.63 5 Quarterfinal loss
2011-2012 SM-liiga 60 34 - 16 3 7 180 139 115 1.92 1 Quarterfinal loss
2012-2013 SM-liiga 60 24 - 20 9 7 172 145 97 1.62 5 Quarterfinal loss
2013-2014 Liiga 60 12 - 36 3 9 101 172 51 0.85 14 Did not make playoffs
2014-2015 Liiga 60 25 - 21 8 6 134 115 97 1.62 6 Quarterfinal loss
2015-2016 Liiga 60 21 - 22 10 7 129 127 90 1.50 8 Playoffs Qualifier loss
2016-2017 Liiga 60 28 - 13 9 10 168 140 112 1.87 3 Final loss
2017-2018 Liiga 60 26 - 20 7 7 144 136 99 1.65 6 Quarterfinal loss
2018-2019 Liiga 60 18 - 27 7 8 153 186 76 1.27 12 Did not make playoffs
2019-2020 Liiga 59 24 - 35 5 8 156 186 75 1.27 10 Playoffs Cancelled
2020-2021 Liiga 58 25 - 18 7 8 152 125 97 1.67 5 Quarterfinal loss
2021-2022 Liiga 60 19 - 19 9 13 167 159 88 1.47 11 Did not make playoffs
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Tournament Statistics
Season Tournament GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP P/GP Rank Postseason
2011-2012 ET 8 3 - 2 0 3 19 21 12 1.50 4 Did not make playoffs
2012-2013 ET 8 1 - 4 1 2 21 29 7 0.88 8 Did not make playoffs
2013-2014 ET 8 2 - 5 0 1 17 28 7 0.88 7 Did not make playoffs
2014-2015 Champions HL 6 2 - 3 0 1 11 15 7 1.17 3 Did not make playoffs
2015-2016 Champions HL 4 1 - 2 1 0 6 13 5 1.25 3 Did not make playoffs
2016-2017 Champions HL 4 2 - 2 0 0 7 8 6 1.50 2 Eighth Final Loss
2017-2018 Champions HL 6 3 - 2 0 1 25 22 10 1.67 3 Did not make playoffs
2018-2019 Spengler Cup 2 1 - 0 1 0 4 1 5 2.50 1 Champion
Where are they now?
# Player Season Team League GP G A TP PIM
1. Sami Puruskainen (F) 2021-2022 PeTo III-divisioona 14 24 57 81 8
2. Jeremy Bracco (F) 2021-2022 Krefeld Pinguine DEL 54 14 40 54 6
3. Janne Laakkonen (F) 2021-2022 Coventry Blaze EIHL 51 13 39 52 54
4. Jarkko Malinen (F) 2021-2022 Herning Blue Fox Denmark 43 12 31 43 14
5. Arttu Ilomäki (F) 2021-2022 Lukko Liiga 54 12 31 43 14
6. Jesse Graham (D) 2021-2022 Augsburger Panther DEL 52 3 39 42 40
7. Mikael Ruohomaa (F) 2021-2022 Leksands IF SHL 48 12 28 40 14
8. Colby Sissons (D) 2021-2022 HC Vita Hästen HockeyAllsvenskan 49 11 29 40 69
9. Joonas Riekkinen (F) 2021-2022 EXA IceFighters Leipzig Germany3 42 14 25 39 34
10. Luke Pither (F) 2021-2022 Bayreuth Tigers DEL2 40 12 26 38 22
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Franchise All-Time Points
# Player GP G A TP
1. Jouni Rinne (F) 246 157 229 386
2. Tuomas Kiiskinen (F) 397 92 182 274
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 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) 397 92 182 274
3. Sami Kapanen (F) 363 112 148 260
4. Jari Järvinen (D) 501 113 142 255
5. Jaakko Rissanen (F) 327 57 133 190
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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. Jussi Timonen (D) 495 18 100 312
5. Aki Korhonen (F) 266 66 136 295
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Franchise All-Time Games played
# Player GP G A TP
1. Tommi Jokinen (F) 515 68 88 156
2. Jari Järvinen (D) 501 113 142 255
3. Jussi Timonen (D) 495 18 82 100
4. Jyri Junnila (F) 415 45 70 115
5. Tuomas Kiiskinen (F) 397 92 182 274
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Franchise All-Time Points per Game
# Player GP G TP PPG
1. Pekka Sartjärvi (F) 9 18 32 3.56
2. Juha Rajala (F) 22 43 74 3.36
3. Ossi Hyppönen (F) 83 118 178 2.14
4. Veli-Pekka Ketola (F) 6 4 12 2.00
5. Jan Jasko (F) 1 1 2 2.00
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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 SM-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 SM-liiga 35 1 6 7 0.20 187
2. Brent Sapergia (F) 1986-1987 SM-liiga 33 25 13 38 1.15 119
3. Alexander Cherbayev (F) 1996-1997 SM-liiga 45 12 11 23 0.51 113
4. Jeremy Stevenson (F) 2007-2008 SM-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
2021-2022 6'0" 182 lbs 24.24
2020-2021 6'0" 186 lbs 24.94
2019-2020 6'0" 189 lbs 26.68
2018-2019 6'0" 187 lbs 25.70
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