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

2019-2020 Roster
# N Player A Born Birthplace HT WT S
GOALTENDERS
#37 Eero Kilpeläinen (G) 35 1985 Juva, FIN 6'0" 172 L
#30 Henri Kiviaho (G) 26 1994 Lappeenranta, FIN 6'4" 194 L
#43 Samu Perhonen (G) 27 1993 Jämsänkoski, FIN 6'5" 196 L
DEFENSEMEN
#22 Hugo Gallet (D) 23 1997 Amiens, FRA 6'4" 209 L
#64 Jesse Graham (D) 26 1994 Oshawa, ON, CAN 6'0" 185 R
#18 Ari Gröndahl (D) 31 1989 Helsinki, FIN 6'5" 223 R
#2 Otto Huttunen (D) 29 1991 Iisalmi, FIN 6'2" 216 R
#23 Saku Kinnunen (D/F) 25 1995 Kuhmo, FIN 5'10" 190 L
#55 Lasse Lappalainen (D) 31 1989 Kuopio, FIN 6'2" 198 L
#39 Kim Nousiainen (D) 19 2000 Kuopio, FIN 5'10" 170 L
#79 Valtteri Parikka (D) 25 1994 Järvenpää, FIN 6'0" 187 L
#6 Joona Riekkinen (D) 21 1999 Kuopio, FIN 6'0" 192 L
#26 Santeri Salmela (D) 20 2000 Lappeenranta, FIN 6'1" 192 L
#5 Mikael Seppälä (D) 26 1994 Ylivieska, FIN 6'2" 201 L
#46 Jussi Timonen (D) 37 1983 Kuopio, FIN 6'0" 203 L
#51 Ryan Wilson (D)   “A” 33 1987 Windsor, ON, CAN 6'1" 209 L
FORWARDS
#10 Leevi Aaltonen (RW/LW) 19 2001 Mikkeli, FIN 5'9" 176 L
#16 Joni Ikonen (C) 21 1999 Espoo, FIN 5'11" 172 R
#42 Tommi Jokinen (LW/RW)   “C” 32 1988 Siilinjärvi, FIN 6'0" 192 L
#71 Matti Järvinen (C) 30 1989 London, GBR 6'5" 214 L
#81
Kai Kantola (RW/C)   “A” 33 1987 North York, ON, CAN 6'2" 194 R
#91 Janne Keränen (LW) 33 1987 Nurmijärvi, FIN 5'10" 196 L
#20 Aleksi Klemetti (LW) 21 1999 Kuhmo, FIN 5'8" 150 L
#29 Henri Knuutinen (LW/RW) 22 1997 Kiuruvesi, FIN 6'3" 194 L
#17 Benjamin Korhonen (F) 19 2001 Kuopio, FIN 6'1" 170 L
#41 Juuso Könönen (LW) 22 1998 Kuopio, FIN 6'0" 181 L
#40 Mikko Nuutinen (RW)   “A” 29 1990 Kuopio, FIN 5'8" 181 R
#61 Miikka Pitkänen (C/RW) 24 1996 Kuopio, FIN 5'10" 159 L
#67 Julius Rantaeskola (RW) 27 1993 Helsinki, FIN 6'2" 207 L
#82
Alexander Ruuttu (C/W) 27 1992 Chicago, IL, USA 6'2" 192 R
#14 Balázs Sebök (C/RW) 25 1994 Budapest, HUN 6'1" 194 L
#4 Pekka Suhonen (RW) 20 2000 Kuopio, FIN 6'0" 179 L
#13 Tuomas Vartiainen (RW) 24 1996 Oulu, FIN 5'10" 161 R
#15 Mikko Virtanen (C/RW) 26 1994 Kouvola, FIN 6'0" 172 R
Position: G: 2, D: 10, F: 16 | Av Age: 26.63 years | Av Ht: 6'0" | Av Wt: 188 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
09/08/2020
09/08/2020 Loan Joining Alexandre Texier (F) Joining from Columbus Blue Jackets
08/18/2020
08/18/2020 Loan Joining Eetu Luostarinen (F) Joining from Florida Panthers
08/03/2020
08/03/2020 Loan Joining Otto Leskinen (D) Joining from Montréal Canadiens
07/27/2020
07/27/2020 Extension Jesse Graham (D)
07/23/2020
07/23/2020 Confirmed Leaving Matti Järvinen (F) Leaving for Grizzlys Wolfsburg
06/26/2020
06/26/2020 Confirmed Leaving Mikko Nuutinen (F) Leaving for HKM Zvolen
04/09/2020
04/09/2020 Confirmed Joining Aapeli Räsänen (F) Joining from Boston College
04/09/2020 Confirmed Joining Jesper Mattila (D) Joining from Boston College
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Team History and Standings
Season League GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP Rank Postseason
1991-1992 SM-liiga 44 18 9 17 - - 167 182 45 7 Did not make playoffs
1992-1993 SM-liiga 48 15 5 26 - - 159 185 39 10 Did not make playoffs
1993-1994 SM-liiga 48 16 5 27 - - 143 170 37 10 Did not make playoffs
1994-1995 SM-liiga 50 17 8 25 - - 154 195 42 8 Quarterfinal loss
1995-1996 SM-liiga 50 13 10 27 - - 126 162 36 11 Did not make playoffs
1996-1997 SM-liiga 50 8 5 37 - - 116 228 21 12 Saved in relegation
1997-1998 SM-liiga 48 6 4 38 - - 91 201 16 12 Saved in relegation
1998-1999 SM-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 SM-liiga 56 6 - 41 5 4 112 237 32 14 Did not make playoffs
2006-2007 SM-liiga 56 12 - 34 5 5 130 208 51 14 Saved in relegation
2007-2008 SM-liiga 56 13 - 35 5 3 128 179 52 13 Did not make playoffs
2008-2009 SM-liiga 58 28 - 20 3 7 153 138 97 6 Bronze game win
2009-2010 SM-liiga 58 31 - 16 5 6 164 135 109 2 Bronze game loss
2010-2011 SM-liiga 60 26 - 23 9 2 150 141 98 5 Quarterfinal loss
2011-2012 SM-liiga 60 34 - 16 3 7 180 139 115 1 Quarterfinal loss
2012-2013 SM-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 59 24 - 35 5 8 156 186 75 10 Playoffs Cancelled
2020-2021 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. Teemu Hartikainen (F) 2020-2021 Salavat Yulaev Ufa KHL 8 7 6 13 2
2. Sakari Manninen (F) 2020-2021 Salavat Yulaev Ufa KHL 8 2 7 9 4
3. Mikael Ruohomaa (F) 2020-2021 Sibir Novosibirsk KHL 4 0 5 5 4
4. Iiro Pakarinen (F) 2020-2021 Jokerit KHL 2 2 2 4 0
5. Ryan Glenn (D) 2020-2021 Unia Oswiecim Poland 3 1 3 4 2
6. Michal Birner (F) 2020-2021 Bili Tygri Liberec Czech 1 0 2 2 0
7. Jaakko Rissanen (F) 2020-2021 Linköping HC SHL 1 0 1 1 2
8. Veli-Matti Vittasmäki (D) 2020-2021 Severstal Cherepovets KHL 5 0 1 1 0
9. Mathew Maione (D) 2020-2021 Dinamo Riga KHL 5 0 1 1 4
10. Arttu Ilomäki (F) 2020-2021 Luleå HF SHL 1 0 0 0 0
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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. 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. Jari Järvinen (D) 501 113 142 255
2. Jussi Timonen (D) 495 18 82 100
3. Tommi Jokinen (F) 472 65 81 146
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 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
2020-2021 6'0" 182 lbs 23.58
2019-2020 6'0" 188 lbs 26.63
2018-2019 6'0" 187 lbs 25.91
2017-2018 6'0" 191 lbs 25.69
2016-2017 6'0" 190 lbs 25.16
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