Team Facts

2018-2019 Roster
# N Player A Born Birthplace HT WT S Ctrct
DEFENSEMEN
Matias Haaranen (D) 22 1996 Riihimäki, FIN 5'7" 159 L 18/19
Valtteri Lemmetty (D) 23 1995 Helsinki, FIN 5'11" 185 L 18/19
#22 Riku Väkiparta (D) 26 1992 Rauma, FIN 6'0" 203 L 18/19
FORWARDS
#27 Niko Lahtinen (LW) 22 1996 Riihimäki, FIN 5'10" 176 L 18/19
Joni Lavonen (F) 22 1995 Valkeakoski, FIN 5'11" 176 L 18/19
Janne Seppänen (C/RW) 23 1995 Porvoo, FIN 5'8" 159 R 18/19
Position: D:3 F:3 | Av Age: 23 years | Av Ht: 5'10" | Av Wt 176 lbs | Compare with other teams

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Arena Information
  • Arena Name Masku Areena
  • Location Lempäälä, FIN
  • Capacity 900
  • Construction Year 1995
Latest Transactions
DATE STATUS PLAYER TEAM SOURCE
06/25/2018
06/25/2018 Confirmed Joining Valtteri Lemmetty (D) Joining from Hunters
06/25/2018 Confirmed Joining Janne Seppänen (F) Joining from Peliitat
06/25/2018 Confirmed Joining Joni Lavonen (F) Joining from Pyry
06/25/2018 Confirmed Joining Matias Haaranen (D) Joining from TUTO Hockey
06/25/2018 Extension Riku Väkiparta (D)
06/25/2018 Extension Niko Lahtinen (F)
06/12/2018
06/12/2018 Confirmed Leaving Erik Ahopelto (F) Leaving for KOOVEE
06/12/2018 Confirmed Leaving Jesper-Juhani Ilvessuo (D) Leaving for KOOVEE
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Team History and Standings
Season League GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP Rank Postseason
1971-1972 Maakuntasarja 10 3 4 3 - - 33 32 10 3 -
1972-1973 Maakuntasarja 10 6 1 3 - - 53 27 13 3 -
1973-1974 Maakuntasarja 10 6 0 4 - - 50 55 12 3 -
1974-1975 III-divisioona 12 5 0 7 - - 47 69 10 4 -
1975-1976 III-divisioona 8 6 1 1 - - 65 29 13 2 -
1991-1992 III-divisioona 10 0 2 8 - - 48 81 2 6 -
III-divisioona 10 6 1 3 - - 91 45 13 3 -
1997-1998 II-divisioona 16 6 0 10 - - 68 90 12 7 -
II-divisioona 14 7 1 6 - - 74 55 15 5 No playoffs held
1999-2000 II-divisioona 32 24 0 8 - - 213 156 48 2 -
2000-2001 II-divisioona 28 14 2 12 - - 156 133 30 4 -
2001-2002 II-divisioona - - - - - - - - - - -
2002-2003 II-divisioona 16 9 0 6 - 1 80 68 19 3 -
II-divisioona 10 9 0 1 - - 67 31 21 2 -
2003-2004 II-divisioona 14 9 - 5 - 1 96 62 19 3 -
2004-2005 II-divisioona - - - - - - - - - - -
2005-2006 Suomi-sarja 32 14 2 13 2 1 104 125 35 5 Did not make playoffs
2006-2007 Suomi-sarja 36 20 3 9 3 1 183 133 50 2 Promoted
2007-2008 Mestis 45 22 - 15 6 2 152 141 80 5 Quarterfinal loss
2008-2009 Mestis 45 20 - 20 3 2 146 145 68 8 Quarterfinal loss
2009-2010 Mestis 45 20 - 15 9 1 151 124 79 3 Bronze game loss
2010-2011 Mestis 49 24 - 22 1 1 158 163 76 6 Quarterfinal loss
2011-2012 Mestis 46 14 - 23 4 5 105 130 55 10 Saved in relegation
2012-2013 Mestis 48 18 - 21 4 5 144 154 67 8 Quarterfinal loss
2013-2014 Mestis 56 16 - 28 5 7 159 210 65 12 Did not make playoffs
2014-2015 Mestis 56 23 - 22 5 6 149 158 85 6 Quarterfinal loss
2015-2016 Mestis 50 13 - 26 3 8 131 168 53 10 Did not make playoffs
2016-2017 Mestis 50 20 - 25 3 2 143 155 68 9 Did not make playoffs
2017-2018 Mestis 50 16 - 20 9 5 146 149 71 8 Quarterfinal loss
2018-2019 Mestis - - - - - - - - - - -
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Tournament Statistics
Season Tournament GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP Rank Postseason
2017-2018 Suomen Cup 3 2 - 1 - - 19 8 - - Quarterfinal loss
2018-2019 Suomen Cup - - - - - - - - - - -
Where are they now?
# Player Season Team League GP G A TP PIM
1. Henri Tamminen (F) 2018-2019 JYP Liiga - - - - -
2. Jimi Kuronen (D) 2018-2019 SaPKo Mestis - - - - -
3. Marko Anttila (F) 2018-2019 Jokerit KHL - - - - -
4. Miro Karjalainen (D) 2018-2019 HPK Liiga - - - - -
5. Juha Leimu (D) 2018-2019 Ilves Liiga - - - - -
6. Mikael Ruohomaa (F) 2018-2019 Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk KHL - - - - -
7. Erik Ahopelto (F) 2018-2019 KOOVEE Mestis - - - - -
8. Teemu Koskinen (F) 2018-2019 Vire II-divisioona - - - - -
9. Joel Olkkonen (D) 2018-2019 Jokipojat Mestis - - - - -
10. Ville Järvinen (D) 2018-2019 KooKoo Liiga - - - - -
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Franchise All-Time Points
# Player GP G A TP
1. Jose Nippala (F) 318 139 187 326
2. Miikka Keskitalo (F) 152 74 156 230
3. Lassi Mattila (F) 281 76 122 198
4. Tuukka Suoniemi (D) 146 45 67 112
5. Juha Leimu (D) 133 44 63 107
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Franchise All-Time Goals
# Player GP G A TP
1. Jose Nippala (F) 318 139 187 326
2. Lassi Mattila (F) 281 76 122 198
3. Miikka Keskitalo (F) 152 74 156 230
4. Timo Ruuska (F) 40 59 43 102
5. Tommi Välimaa (F) 230 48 52 100
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Franchise All-Time Assists
# Player GP G A TP
1. Jose Nippala (F) 318 139 187 326
2. Miikka Keskitalo (F) 152 74 156 230
3. Lassi Mattila (F) 281 76 122 198
4. Antti Hildén (F) 117 30 71 101
5. Tuukka Suoniemi (D) 146 45 67 112
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Franchise All-Time PIM
# Player GP G TP PIM
1. Tommi Välimaa (F) 230 48 100 445
2. Miikka Keskitalo (F) 152 74 230 350
3. Jarkko Näppilä (D) 90 21 50 240
4. Jarno Virkki (D) 144 12 45 229
5. Marko Santanen (F) 104 46 91 208
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Franchise All-Time Games played
# Player GP G A TP
1. Jose Nippala (F) 318 139 187 326
2. Lassi Mattila (F) 281 76 122 198
3. Tommi Välimaa (F) 230 48 52 100
4. Juho Joki-Erkkilä (F) 207 35 52 87
5. Sami Laakso (F) 207 18 26 44
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Franchise All-Time Points per Game
# Player GP G TP PPG
1. Riku Niemelä (F) 10 11 32 3.200
2. Joonas Rask (F) 1 1 3 3.000
3. Timo Ruuska (F) 40 59 102 2.550
4. Petri Murtovaara (F) 30 31 74 2.467
5. Markus Oijennus (F) 38 32 88 2.316
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Franchise All-Time Points per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Timo Ruuska (F) 2004-2005 II-divisioona 32 54 42 96 3.00 40
2. Jose Nippala (F) 2004-2005 II-divisioona 29 42 35 77 2.66 16
3. Jose Nippala (F) 2003-2004 II-divisioona 29 40 28 68 2.34 20
4. Petri Murtovaara (F) 2001-2002 II-divisioona 25 29 36 65 2.60 32
5. Sami Lehvilä (F) 2004-2005 II-divisioona 24 26 39 65 2.71 20
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Franchise All-Time Goals per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Timo Ruuska (F) 2004-2005 II-divisioona 32 54 42 96 3.00 40
2. Jose Nippala (F) 2004-2005 II-divisioona 29 42 35 77 2.66 16
3. Jose Nippala (F) 2003-2004 II-divisioona 29 40 28 68 2.34 20
4. Petri Murtovaara (F) 2001-2002 II-divisioona 25 29 36 65 2.60 32
5. Marko Santanen (F) 2006-2007 Suomi-sarja 32 29 20 49 1.53 86
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Franchise All-Time Assists per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Miikka Keskitalo (F) 2003-2004 II-divisioona 30 13 43 56 1.87 39
2. Timo Ruuska (F) 2004-2005 II-divisioona 32 54 42 96 3.00 40
3. Sami Lehvilä (F) 2004-2005 II-divisioona 24 26 39 65 2.71 20
4. Markus Oijennus (F) 2001-2002 II-divisioona 22 23 38 61 2.77 10
5. Petri Murtovaara (F) 2001-2002 II-divisioona 25 29 36 65 2.60 32
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Franchise All-Time PIM per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Jarkko Näppilä (D) 2012-2013 Mestis 27 11 11 22 0.81 107
2. Antti Uitto (D) 2007-2008 Mestis 43 3 12 15 0.35 107
3. Miikka Keskitalo (F) 1997-1998 II-divisioona 27 8 27 35 1.30 103
4. Eero Brander (F) 1997-1998 II-divisioona 27 12 22 34 1.26 99
5. Jarno Virkki (D) 2008-2009 Mestis 42 5 11 16 0.38 98
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Average Height, Weight, Age per Season
Season Roster Height Weight Age
2018-2019 5'10" 176 lbs 23.00
2017-2018 6'1" 185 lbs 23.00
2016-2017 6'0" 184 lbs 22.41
2015-2016 6'0" 187 lbs 24.25
2014-2015 6'0" 192 lbs 23.98
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Elite Prospects Notes and Trivia
History:

Lempäälän Kisa was founded in 1904 as a multi-sport club. The hockey section was founded in 1955. The hockey team rose to national prominence when it was promoted to Mestis in 2007.

In Mestis LeKi has operated with a fairly modest budget. It has served as an affiliate to Ilves and Tappara SM-liiga teams due to Lempäälä's close proximity to Tampere. LeKi usually has a number of its own players on its roster and accepts player assignments from other SM-liiga teams, but it has been dubbed as a Mestis farm team.