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

2005-2006 Roster
# N Player A Born Birthplace HT WT S
GOALTENDERS
#35 Kimmo Kapanen (G) 45 1974 Vantaa, FIN 6'0" 181 L
#30 Timo Lindström (G) 33 1986 Helsinki, FIN 6'0" 181 L
#51 Ari Luostarinen (G) 44 1975 Kuopio, FIN 5'9" 159 L
#30 Vitali Taskinen (G) 33 1986 Kuopio, FIN 6'0" 165 L
DEFENSEMEN
#22 Juha Alastalo (D) 38 1981 Kuopio, FIN 5'7" 163 R
#7 Olli-Pekka Komulainen (D) 34 1985 Kuopio, FIN 6'0" 205 L
#34 Juho Kuronen (D) 37 1982 Kuopio, FIN 5'11" 185 L
#82 Matti Kuusisto (D) 37 1982 Punkalaidun, FIN 5'9" 181 R
#18 Aku Pekkarinen (D) 34 1985 Kuopio, FIN 5'11" 192 L
#3 Jermu Pisto (D)   “A” 44 1975 Kuopio, FIN 6'1" 198 L
#42 Kyle Rossiter (D) 39 1980 Edmonton, AB, CAN 6'3" 225 L
#6 Mikko Saavinen (D) 37 1982 Kajaani, FIN 5'11" 192 L
#36 Jussi Savolainen (D) 37 1982 Kuopio, FIN 6'1" 203 R
#80 Samuli Suhonen (D)   “C” 39 1980 Kuopio, FIN 5'10" 183 L
#92 Matti Tiihonen (D) 38 1981 Kuopio, FIN 6'0" 225 L
#33
Nikos Tselios (D) 40 1979 Oak Park, IL, USA 6'4" 227 L
FORWARDS
#26 Marko Ahosilta (LW) 39 1980 Kuopio, FIN 5'9" 194 L
#39 Tapio Ahtonen (C) 38 1981 Nurmijärvi, FIN 6'0" 196 L
#9 Mikko Hakkarainen (C) 42 1976 Iisalmi, FIN 5'9" 176 L
#18
Terry Harrison (RW) 41 1978 Winnipeg, MB, CAN 5'11" 176 R
#16 Henri Huohvanainen (LW) 39 1980 Joensuu, FIN 5'9" 187 L
#39 Aatu Hämäläinen (RW/LW) 32 1987 Suonenjoki, FIN 5'11" 165 R
#10 Ville Hämäläinen (C)   “A” 38 1981 Lappeenranta, FIN 5'11" 176 L
#28 Sami Kaartinen (RW) 40 1979 Kouvola, FIN 5'10" 174 L
#23 Saku Kekäläinen (RW) 41 1978 Kuopio, FIN 5'9" 190 L
#15 Kasper Kenig (LW) 38 1981 Riihimäki, FIN 5'8" 165 L
#21 Max Kenig (C) 36 1983 Riihimäki, FIN 5'7" 154 L
#25 Jani Keränen (RW) 37 1982 Lieksa, FIN 5'10" 176 L
#11 Tuomas Kiiskinen (LW) 32 1986 Kuopio, FIN 5'9" 172 L
#19 Tomas Kurka (LW/RW) 37 1981 Most, CZE 6'0" 218 L
#40 Timo Kuuluvainen (LW/RW) 35 1983 Kuusankoski, FIN 6'1" 190 L
#20 Tatu Miettinen (C) 40 1979 Kuopio, FIN 6'2" 185 L
#18 Sami Puruskainen (LW) 40 1979 Joensuu, FIN 5'9" 181 L
#14 Tomi Pöllänen (LW) 41 1978 Joensuu, FIN 5'10" 176 L
#8 Eetu Qvist (C) 36 1983 Kuopio, FIN 6'1" 187 L
Sami Salonen (C/F) 42 1977 Turku, FIN 5'11" 185 L
#12 Jani Tuppurainen (LW/RW) 39 1980 Oulu, FIN 5'11" 176 L
#13 Simo Vidgren (F) 36 1983 Kuopio, FIN 6'2" 198 R
Position: G:4 D:11 F:18 | Av Age: 25.39 years | Av Ht: 5'11" | Av Wt 187 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
08/26/2019
08/26/2019 Confirmed Joining Otto Huttunen (D) Joining from IPK
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
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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 3 2 - 1 1 0 9 6 5 8 -
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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. Michal Birner (F) 2019-2020 Bili Tygri Liberec Czech 3 4 6 10 2
2. Sami Mutanen (F) 2019-2020 Kopla Suomen Cup 4 5 1 6 0
3. Artem Iossafov (F) 2019-2020 JKH GKS Jastrzebie Poland 3 1 5 6 0
4. Teemu Hartikainen (F) 2019-2020 Salavat Yulaev Ufa KHL 7 4 0 4 6
5. Mikael Ruohomaa (F) 2019-2020 Sibir Novosibirsk KHL 8 3 1 4 0
6. Arttu Ilomäki (F) 2019-2020 Luleå HF Champions HL 3 2 2 4 4
7. Jerry D'Amigo (F) 2019-2020 ERC Ingolstadt DEL 3 2 2 4 6
8. Luke Pither (F) 2019-2020 EHC Freiburg DEL2 2 1 3 4 6
9. Janne Laakkonen (F) 2019-2020 Coventry Blaze EIHL 3 1 3 4 0
10. Iiro Pakarinen (F) 2019-2020 Barys Nur-Sultan KHL 8 1 3 4 2
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Franchise All-Time Points
# Player GP G A TP
1. Pentti Perhomaa (F) 6 7 7 14
2. Hannu Oksanen (F) 6 7 6 13
3. Sakari Ahlberg (F) 6 7 6 13
4. Juha Rajala (F) 6 4 6 10
5. Tuomas Nikoskelainen (F) 10 2 8 10
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Franchise All-Time Goals
# Player GP G A TP
1. Pentti Perhomaa (F) 6 7 7 14
2. Hannu Oksanen (F) 6 7 6 13
3. Sakari Ahlberg (F) 6 7 6 13
4. Janne Laakkonen (F) 6 5 4 9
5. Juha Rajala (F) 6 4 6 10
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Franchise All-Time Assists
# Player GP G A TP
1. Tuomas Nikoskelainen (F) 10 2 8 10
2. Pentti Perhomaa (F) 6 7 7 14
3. Hannu Oksanen (F) 6 7 6 13
4. Sakari Ahlberg (F) 6 7 6 13
5. Juha Rajala (F) 6 4 6 10
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Franchise All-Time PIM
# Player GP G TP PIM
1. Jyrki Valta (D) 6 1 2 14
2. Sakari Ahlberg (F) 6 7 13 12
3. Hannu Oksanen (F) 6 7 13 6
4. Antti Pyysing (D) 6 0 2 6
5. Pentti Perhomaa (F) 6 7 14 4
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Franchise All-Time Games played
# Player GP G A TP
1. Tuomas Nikoskelainen (F) 10 2 8 10
2. Veli-Pekka Pekkarinen (D) 10 3 6 9
3. Pekka Parviainen (D) 9 0 1 1
4. Pentti Perhomaa (F) 6 7 7 14
5. Hannu Oksanen (F) 6 7 6 13
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Franchise All-Time Points per Game
# Player GP G TP PPG
1. Pentti Perhomaa (F) 6 7 14 2.333
2. Hannu Oksanen (F) 6 7 13 2.167
3. Sakari Ahlberg (F) 6 7 13 2.167
4. Juha Rajala (F) 6 4 10 1.667
5. Janne Laakkonen (F) 6 5 9 1.500
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Franchise All-Time Points per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Pentti Perhomaa (F) 1981-1982 II-divisioona 6 7 7 14 2.33 4
2. Hannu Oksanen (F) 1981-1982 II-divisioona 6 7 6 13 2.17 6
3. Sakari Ahlberg (F) 1981-1982 II-divisioona 6 7 6 13 2.17 12
4. Juha Rajala (F) 1981-1982 II-divisioona 6 4 6 10 1.67 2
5. Tuomas Nikoskelainen (F) 2000-2001 Suomi-sarja 10 2 8 10 1.00 2
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Franchise All-Time Goals per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Pentti Perhomaa (F) 1981-1982 II-divisioona 6 7 7 14 2.33 4
2. Hannu Oksanen (F) 1981-1982 II-divisioona 6 7 6 13 2.17 6
3. Sakari Ahlberg (F) 1981-1982 II-divisioona 6 7 6 13 2.17 12
4. Janne Laakkonen (F) 2000-2001 Suomi-sarja 6 5 4 9 1.50 4
5. Juha Rajala (F) 1981-1982 II-divisioona 6 4 6 10 1.67 2
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Franchise All-Time Assists per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Tuomas Nikoskelainen (F) 2000-2001 Suomi-sarja 10 2 8 10 1.00 2
2. Pentti Perhomaa (F) 1981-1982 II-divisioona 6 7 7 14 2.33 4
3. Hannu Oksanen (F) 1981-1982 II-divisioona 6 7 6 13 2.17 6
4. Sakari Ahlberg (F) 1981-1982 II-divisioona 6 7 6 13 2.17 12
5. Juha Rajala (F) 1981-1982 II-divisioona 6 4 6 10 1.67 2
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Franchise All-Time PIM per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Jyrki Valta (D) 2000-2001 Suomi-sarja 6 1 1 2 0.33 14
2. Sakari Ahlberg (F) 1981-1982 II-divisioona 6 7 6 13 2.17 12
3. Hannu Oksanen (F) 1981-1982 II-divisioona 6 7 6 13 2.17 6
4. Antti Pyysing (D) 2000-2001 Suomi-sarja 6 0 2 2 0.33 6
5. Pentti Perhomaa (F) 1981-1982 II-divisioona 6 7 7 14 2.33 4
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Average Height, Weight, Age per Season
Season Roster Height Weight Age
2019-2020 6'0" 186 lbs 25.16
2018-2019 6'0" 187 lbs 26.06
2017-2018 6'0" 191 lbs 25.69
2016-2017 6'0" 189 lbs 25.16
2015-2016 6'0" 186 lbs 25.06
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