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

2017-2018 Roster
# N Player A Born Birthplace HT WT S
GOALTENDERS
#30 Denis Godla (G) 24 1995 Kezmarok, SVK 5'11" 179 L
#31 Riku Helenius (G) 31 1988 Pälkäne, FIN 6'3" 183 L
#32 Niko Hovinen (G) 31 1988 Helsinki, FIN 6'7" 225 L
#31 Arttu Ruotsalainen (G) 19 2000 Joensuu, FIN 6'5" 194 L
DEFENSEMEN
#16 Saku Kinnunen (D/F) 24 1995 Kuhmo, FIN 5'10" 190 L
#25 Otto Leskinen (D) 22 1997 Pieksämäki, FIN 5'11" 187 L
#3 Santeri Lukka (D)   “A” 28 1991 Pori, FIN 5'11" 190 R
#18
Mathew Maione (D) 28 1990 Toronto, ON, CAN 5'9" 196 L
#76 Konsta Mäkinen (D) 27 1992 Tampere, FIN 5'9" 172 L
#79 Valtteri Parikka (D) 24 1994 Järvenpää, FIN 6'0" 187 L
#6 Joona Riekkinen (D) 20 1999 Kuopio, FIN 6'0" 192 L
#50 Juuso Riikola (D)   “A” 25 1993 Joensuu, FIN 6'0" 190 L
#5 Mikael Seppälä (D) 25 1994 Ylivieska, FIN 6'2" 201 L
#9 Eetu Sopanen (D) 23 1996 Kouvola, FIN 6'5" 216 R
#51 Ryan Wilson (D) 32 1987 Windsor, ON, CAN 6'1" 209 L
FORWARDS
#89 Jerry D'Amigo (RW/LW) 28 1991 Binghamton, NY, USA 5'11" 201 L
#10 Frank Gymer (C) 23 1996 Helsinki, FIN 5'10" 170 L
#61 Joni Ikonen (C) 20 1999 Espoo, FIN 5'11" 172 R
#42 Tommi Jokinen (LW/RW)   “C” 30 1988 Siilinjärvi, FIN 6'0" 192 L
#26 Mikko Juusola (LW/RW) 21 1998 Kuusamo, FIN 5'10" 165 L
#81
Kai Kantola (RW/C)   “A” 32 1987 North York, ON, CAN 6'2" 194 R
#8 Aleksi Klemetti (LW) 20 1999 Kuhmo, FIN 5'8" 150 L
#29 Henri Knuutinen (LW/RW) 21 1997 Kiuruvesi, FIN 6'3" 194 L
#20 Tatu Kokkola (C) 22 1997 Suonenjoki, FIN 5'10" 196 L
#33 Juuso Könönen (LW) 21 1998 Kuopio, FIN 6'0" 181 L
#91 Alex Lavoie (C/RW) 26 1992 Anjou, QC, CAN 5'11" 183 R
#21 Eetu Luostarinen (C) 21 1998 Siilinjärvi, FIN 6'3" 179 L
#53 Sami Mutanen (LW) 34 1984 Joensuu, FIN 6'0" 205 L
#40 Mikko Nuutinen (RW) 28 1990 Kuopio, FIN 5'8" 181 R
#12 Topi Piipponen (LW) 22 1997 Siilinjärvi, FIN 6'0" 185 L
#82
Alexander Ruuttu (C/W) 26 1992 Chicago, IL, USA 6'2" 192 R
#14 Balázs Sebök (C/RW) 24 1994 Budapest, HUN 6'1" 194 L
#22 Janne Tavi (LW/RW) 30 1989 Helsinki, FIN 5'10" 181 L
#13 Alexandre Texier (C/LW) 20 1999 Grenoble, FRA 6'0" 194 L
#11 Ville-Vesa Vainiola (C) 34 1985 Rauma, FIN 6'2" 198 L
Position: G:3 D:9 F:16 | Av Age: 25.6 years | Av Ht: 6'0" | Av Wt 190 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 2 1 - 1 1 0 4 4 2 10 -
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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. Sami Mutanen (F) 2019-2020 Kopla Suomen Cup 4 5 1 6 0
2. Mikael Ruohomaa (F) 2019-2020 Sibir Novosibirsk KHL 6 3 1 4 0
3. Arttu Ilomäki (F) 2019-2020 Luleå HF Champions HL 3 2 2 4 4
4. Janne Laakkonen (F) 2019-2020 Coventry Blaze EIHL 3 1 3 4 0
5. Teemu Hartikainen (F) 2019-2020 Salavat Yulaev Ufa KHL 5 3 0 3 4
6. Michal Birner (F) 2019-2020 Bili Tygri Liberec Czech 1 1 2 3 2
7. Luke Pither (F) 2019-2020 EHC Freiburg DEL2 1 1 2 3 4
8. Pasi Kouvalainen (F) 2019-2020 Peliitat Suomen Cup 2 0 3 3 2
9. Michal Birner (F) 2019-2020 Bili Tygri Liberec Champions HL 4 0 3 3 4
10. Henri Ikonen (F) 2019-2020 Jokerit KHL 5 2 0 2 2
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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. Tommi Jokinen (F) 415 54 71 125
4. Jyri Junnila (F) 415 45 70 115
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" 186 lbs 25.13
2018-2019 6'0" 187 lbs 26.03
2017-2018 6'0" 190 lbs 25.60
2016-2017 6'0" 189 lbs 25.08
2015-2016 6'0" 186 lbs 25.03
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