Team Facts
Plays in Suomi-sarja
Suomen Cup
Full name Lempäälän Kisa Team colours Navy Blue + Red + White Town Lemp Founded 1955

2022-2023 Roster
# N Player A Born Birthplace HT WT S Ctrct
GOALTENDERS
#35 Eetu Haavisto (G) 25 1997 Tampere, FIN 6'1" 198 L 22/23
#37 Valtteri Kyllinen (G) 24 1998 Oulu, FIN 5'10" 165 L 22/23
#31 Wille Mattila (G) 30 1992 Tampere, FIN 6'4" 207 L 22/23
#31 Julius Suojanen (G) 20 2002 Tampere, FIN 6'2" 179 L Junior
DEFENSEMEN
#4 Joni Hassinen (D) 24 1998 Lempäälä, FIN 6'1" 187 L 22/23
#6 Seeti Kyllönen (D) 21 2001 Kuhmo, FIN 5'9" 172 L Junior
#88 Valtteri Myllykallio (D/F) 23 1999 Tampere, FIN 6'2" 181 R 22/23
#9 Joni Mäkelä (D) 29 1993 Keuruu, FIN 5'10" 176 L 22/23
#80 Riku Paavilainen (D) 23 1999 Urjala, FIN 6'0" 187 R 22/23
#12 Eemil Salonen (D) 24 1998 Tampere, FIN 6'0" 176 L 22/23
#63 Aleksi Tiala (D) 23 1999 Pirkkala, FIN 6'0" 165 L 22/23
#41 Tuukka Virtanen (D) 25 1997 Tampere, FIN 5'11" 192 L 22/23
#22 Riku Väkiparta (D)   “A” 31 1992 Rauma, FIN 6'0" 192 L 22/23
#7 Väinö Österlund (D) 23 1999 Tampere, FIN 6'3" 187 R 22/23
FORWARDS
#20 Saku Aavajoki (F) 25 1997 Tampere, FIN 5'9" 176 L 22/23
#26 Miska Autio (F/D) 26 1996 Jyväskylä, FIN 6'2" 181 L 22/23
#15 Tatu Eeronheimo (F) 23 1999 Vammala, FIN 5'10" 194 R 22/23
#10 Oliver Etula (F) 22 2000 Tampere, FIN 6'0" 170 R 22/23
#21 Jesse Hurme (C)   “C” 28 1994 Tampere, FIN 5'11" 181 L 22/23
#51 Aku Hämäläinen (LW) 20 2002 Tampere, FIN 5'8" 170 L Junior
#11 Onni Järvinen (F) 21 2002 Tampere, FIN 6'0" 165 L 22/23
#91 Niko Kakko (F) 24 1999 Tampere, FIN 6'0" 183 R 21/22
#25 Teemu Kemppainen (F) 21 2001 Kajaani, FIN 6'0" 181 L 22/23
#28 Ville Keskinen (F) 19 2003 Lempäälä, FIN 5'10" 141 L 22/23
#18 Jere Koskinen (F) 22 2000 Kirkkonummi, FIN 5'10" 190 L 22/23
#13 Vili Liimatainen (F/D) 23 1999 Tampere, FIN 5'11" 154 L 22/23
#14 Juho Painilainen (LW/RW) 27 1996 Tampere, FIN 6'1" 176 L 22/23
#55 Juuso Papinsaari (C)   “A” 24 1998 Lempäälä, FIN 6'0" 168 L 22/23
#59 Niklas Saha (F) 25 1997 Loimaa, FIN 6'0" 168 L 22/23
#27 Waltteri Selimgerei (RW) 29 1994 Tampere, FIN 5'11" 165 R 22/23
#23 Tuomas Tiitinen (RW) 22 2000 Tampere, FIN 5'9" 198 L 22/23
Position: G: 4, D: 10, F: 17 | Av Age: 24.06 years | Av Ht: 6'0" | Av Wt: 178 lbs | Compare with other teams
Team Staff
Team staff history
Demographics
Nationality
Team Facts
Nationalities 31 players Experience LeKi: 1 225 GP Affiliated Team(s) Ilves U20 (U20 SM-sarja)
LeKi U18 (Finnish Juniors)
LeKi U20 (U20 Mestis)
Tappara U20 (U20 SM-sarja)
Team Captains
Team captaincy history
Arena Information
Arena Name Kiekkobussi Areena Location Lempäälä, FIN Capacity 900 Construction Year 1995
Games
Date Home Visiting Score League
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Latest Transactions
DATE STATUS PLAYER TEAM SOURCE
01/21/2023
01/21/2023 Loan Joining Aku Kinnari (F) Joining from KOOVEE
01/21/2023 Loan Joining Matias Hautala (D) Joining from KOOVEE
09/30/2022
09/30/2022 Confirmed Leaving Veeti Hietaniemi (D) Leaving for HCPJ
09/29/2022
09/29/2022 Confirmed Leaving Leevi Hämäläinen (F) Leaving for HCPJ
09/18/2022
09/18/2022 Confirmed Leaving Mikael Ojanen (F) Leaving for Kisa-Eagles
09/15/2022
09/15/2022 Confirmed Leaving Rasmus Rasinaho (F) Leaving for Hiki-Hockey
08/30/2022
08/30/2022 Extension Tatu Eeronheimo (F)
08/30/2022 Confirmed Leaving Jarno Jokipakka (D) Leaving for KOOVEE II
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Team History and Standings
Season League GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP P/GP Rank Postseason
1991-1992 III-divisioona 10 0 2 8 - - 48 81 2 0.20 6 -
III-divisioona 10 6 1 3 - - 91 45 13 1.30 3 -
1997-1998 II-divisioona 16 6 0 10 - - 68 90 12 0.75 7 -
II-divisioona 14 7 1 6 - - 74 55 15 1.07 5 No playoffs held
1999-2000 II-divisioona 32 24 0 8 - - 213 156 48 1.50 2 -
2000-2001 II-divisioona 28 14 2 12 - - 156 133 30 1.07 4 -
2001-2002 II-divisioona - - - - - - - - - - - -
2002-2003 II-divisioona 16 9 0 6 - 1 80 68 19 1.19 3 -
II-divisioona 10 9 0 1 - - 67 31 21 2.10 2 -
2003-2004 II-divisioona 14 9 - 5 - 1 96 62 19 1.36 3 -
2004-2005 II-divisioona - - - - - - - - - - - -
2005-2006 Suomi-sarja 32 14 2 13 2 1 104 125 35 1.09 5 Did not make playoffs
2006-2007 Suomi-sarja 36 20 3 9 3 1 183 133 50 1.39 2 Promoted
2007-2008 Mestis 45 22 - 15 6 2 152 141 80 1.78 5 Quarterfinal loss
2008-2009 Mestis 45 20 - 20 3 2 146 145 68 1.51 8 Quarterfinal loss
2009-2010 Mestis 45 20 - 15 9 1 151 124 79 1.76 3 Bronze game loss
2010-2011 Mestis 49 24 - 22 1 1 158 163 76 1.55 6 Quarterfinal loss
2011-2012 Mestis 46 14 - 23 4 5 105 130 55 1.20 10 Saved in relegation
2012-2013 Mestis 48 18 - 21 4 5 144 154 67 1.40 8 Quarterfinal loss
2013-2014 Mestis 56 16 - 28 5 7 159 210 65 1.16 12 Did not make playoffs
2014-2015 Mestis 56 23 - 22 5 6 149 158 85 1.52 6 Quarterfinal loss
2015-2016 Mestis 50 13 - 26 3 8 131 168 53 1.06 10 Did not make playoffs
2016-2017 Mestis 50 20 - 25 3 2 143 155 68 1.36 9 Did not make playoffs
2017-2018 Mestis 50 16 - 20 9 5 146 149 71 1.42 8 Quarterfinal loss
2018-2019 Mestis 50 26 - 14 7 3 194 155 95 1.90 2 Bronze game loss
2019-2020 II-divisioona 24 15 - 6 2 1 143 100 50 2.08 4 Playoffs Cancelled
2020-2021 II-divisioona 12 11 - 0 1 0 101 22 35 2.92 1 Season Cancelled
2021-2022 II-divisioona 24 20 - 2 2 0 182 73 64 2.67 1 Promotion Play
Suomi-sarja 4 3 - 0 0 1 31 6 10 2.50 1 Promoted
2022-2023 Suomi-sarja 28 13 - 10 4 1 102 92 48 1.71 4 -
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Tournament Statistics
Season Tournament GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP P/GP Rank Postseason
2017-2018 Suomen Cup 3 2 - 1 - - 19 8 - - - Quarterfinal loss
2018-2019 Suomen Cup 2 0 - 2 0 0 3 16 - - - Relegated
2021-2022 Suomen Cup 2 2 - 0 0 0 14 4 6 3.00 1 -
Suomen Cup 2 0 - 0 0 2 6 8 2 1.00 2 Qualification loss
2022-2023 Suomen Cup - - - - - - - - - - - -
Where are they now?
# Player Season Team League GP G A TP PIM
1. Juuso Rajala (F) 2022-2023 Crocodiles Hamburg Germany3 44 18 46 64 12
2. Alex Hukki (F) 2022-2023 HCPJ III-divisioona 17 36 24 60 6
3. Sami Järvenpää (D) 2022-2023 MaKo IV-divisioona 11 30 25 55 8
4. Roberts Jekimovs (F) 2022-2023 HK Kurbads Estonia 18 23 30 53 14
5. Janne Seppänen (F) 2022-2023 EV Füssen Germany3 40 20 31 51 20
6. Aleksi Luhtalampi (F) 2022-2023 KOOVEE II II-divisioona 18 23 24 47 2
7. Teemu Koski (F) 2022-2023 Kiekko-Ahma II-divisioona 21 20 24 44 12
8. Eemeli Siuro (F) 2022-2023 KOOVEE II II-divisioona 20 18 26 44 10
9. Miika Rissanen (F) 2022-2023 HCPJ III-divisioona 15 13 30 43 35
10. Tomi Wilenius (F) 2022-2023 EK Zell am See AlpsHL 33 18 23 41 12
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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. Jesse Hurme (F) 85 61 107 168
5. Tommi Välimaa (F) 282 60 86 146
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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. Jesse Hurme (F) 85 61 107 168
5. Tommi Välimaa (F) 282 60 86 146
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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. Jesse Hurme (F) 85 61 107 168
5. Tommi Välimaa (F) 282 60 86 146
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Franchise All-Time PIM
# Player GP G TP PIM
1. Tommi Välimaa (F) 282 60 146 526
2. Miikka Keskitalo (F) 152 74 230 350
3. Jarkko Näppilä (D) 90 21 50 240
4. Sami Laakso (F) 242 32 78 237
5. Jarno Virkki (D) 144 12 45 229
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Franchise All-Time Games played
# Player GP G A TP
1. Jose Nippala (F) 318 139 187 326
2. Tommi Välimaa (F) 282 60 86 146
3. Lassi Mattila (F) 281 76 122 198
4. Sami Laakso (F) 242 32 46 78
5. Juho Joki-Erkkilä (F) 207 35 52 87
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Franchise All-Time Points per Game
# Player GP G TP PPG
1. Riku Niemelä (F) 10 11 32 3.20
2. Joonas Rask (F) 1 1 3 3.00
3. Timo Ruuska (F) 40 59 102 2.55
4. Petri Murtovaara (F) 30 31 74 2.47
5. Oskari Jäättelä (F) 9 6 21 2.33
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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
2022-2023 6'0" 178 lbs 24.06
2021-2022 6'0" 180 lbs 23.04
2020-2021 5'11" 180 lbs 22.57
2019-2020 5'11" 179 lbs 23.85
2018-2019 6'0" 183 lbs 22.40
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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 Liiga teams, but it has been dubbed as a Mestis farm team.