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Team Facts
Plays in Suomi-sarja Full name Lempäälän Kisa Team colours Navy Blue + Red + White Town Lempäälä, FIN Founded 1955

2023-2024 Roster
# N Player A Born Birthplace HT WT S Ctrct
GOALTENDERS
#37 Valtteri Kyllinen (G) 25 1998 Oulu, FIN 5'10" 165 L 23/24
#35 Olli Mustonen (G) 22 2001 Hollola, FIN 6'0" 172 L 23/24
DEFENSEMEN
#4 Joni Hassinen (D) 25 1998 Lempäälä, FIN 6'1" 187 L 23/24
#9 Jonne Ijäs (D)   “A” 23 2000 Tampere, FIN 6'0" 181 L 23/24
#41 Joni Kivinen (D/F) 21 2002 Tuusula, FIN 6'1" 187 R 23/24
#88 Valtteri Myllykallio (D/F) 24 1999 Tampere, FIN 6'2" 181 R 23/24
#6 Arttu Niemi (D) 23 2000 Valkeakoski, FIN 6'2" 198 L 23/24
#12 Eemil Salonen (D) 25 1998 Tampere, FIN 6'0" 176 L 23/24
#22 Riku Väkiparta (D)   “A” 32 1992 Rauma, FIN 6'0" 192 L 23/24
#7 Väinö Österlund (D) 24 1999 Tampere, FIN 6'3" 187 R 23/24
FORWARDS
#20 Saku Aavajoki (F) 26 1997 Tampere, FIN 5'9" 176 L 23/24
#10 Oliver Etula (F) 23 2000 Tampere, FIN 6'0" 170 R 23/24
#29 Tuukka Hietamäki (C) 21 2002 Valkeakoski, FIN 5'11" 176 L 23/24
#21 Jesse Hurme (C)   “C” 29 1994 Tampere, FIN 5'11" 181 L 23/24
#24 Tomi-Pekka Kaihua (C/RW) 20 2004 Lempäälä, FIN 5'11" 176 L Junior
#91 Valtteri Kekarainen (F) 23 2000 Joensuu, FIN 6'0" 196 R 23/24
#25 Teemu Kemppainen (F) 22 2001 Kajaani, FIN 6'0" 181 L 23/24
#75 Aku Kinnari (C) 24 1999 Kangasala, FIN 5'8" 146 L 23/24
#18 Jere Koskinen (F) 23 2000 Kirkkonummi, FIN 5'10" 190 L 23/24
#28 Verneri Metsänen (RW) 22 2001 Ylöjärvi, FIN 6'0" 198 L 23/24
#11 Mikael Ojanen (F) 22 2001 Tampere, FIN 6'3" 212 L 23/24
#14 Juho Painilainen (LW/RW) 28 1996 Tampere, FIN 6'1" 176 L 23/24
#55 Juuso Papinsaari (C)   “A” 25 1998 Lempäälä, FIN 5'9" 168 L 23/24
#27 Ville Pelttari (F) 24 1999 Tampere, FIN 6'3" 209 L 23/24
#59 Niklas Saha (F) 26 1997 Loimaa, FIN 6'0" 168 L 23/24
#23 Tuomas Tiitinen (RW) 23 2000 Tampere, FIN 5'9" 198 L 23/24
Position: G: 2, D: 8, F: 16 | Av Age: 24.04 years | Av Ht: 6'0" | Av Wt: 183 lbs | Compare with other teams
Team Staff
Team staff history
Demographics
Nationality
Team Facts
Nationalities 26 players Experience LeKi: 1 517 GP Affiliated Team(s) Hiki-Hockey (II-divisioona)
Ilves U20 (U20 SM-sarja)
KOOVEE (Mestis)
KOOVEE II (II-divisioona)
KOOVEE U20 (U20 Mestis)
LeKi U20 (U20 Mestis)
Tappara U20 (U20 SM-sarja)
Team Captains
Team captaincy history
Arena Information
Arena Name Kiekkobussi Areena Location Lempäälä, FIN Capacity 1 200 Construction Year 1995
Games
Date Home Visiting Score League
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Latest Transactions
DATE STATUS PLAYER TEAM SOURCE
02/01/2024
02/01/2024 Confirmed Leaving Miska Autio (D) Leaving for Riemu
12/23/2023
12/23/2023 Confirmed Joining Ville Keskinen (F) Joining from JYP U20 Akatemia
11/24/2023
11/24/2023 Confirmed Joining Valtteri Kekarainen (F) Joining from KOOVEE
10/21/2023
10/21/2023 Loan Joining Joonatan Rouhiainen (F) Joining from Ilves U20
10/05/2023
10/05/2023 Loan Joining Perttu Aho (F) Joining from KOOVEE
10/05/2023 Loan Joining Santeri Aalto (F) Joining from KOOVEE
09/26/2023
09/26/2023 Confirmed Leaving Wille Mattila (G) Leaving for MaKo
09/11/2023
09/11/2023 Extension Miska Autio (F)
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Team History and Standings
Season League GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP P/GP Rank Postseason
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 34 15 - 14 4 1 119 118 54 1.59 5 Semifinal loss
2023-2024 Suomi-sarja 28 17 - 7 1 3 126 85 56 2.00 2 Final group
Suomi-sarja 33 19 - 9 2 3 143 101 64 1.94 2 -
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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. Jaakko Kuusisto (F) 2023-2024 Jää-Ahmat II-divisioona 25 23 48 71 8
2. Alex Hukki (F) 2023-2024 HCPJ III-divisioona 17 27 39 66 4
3. Eemeli Siuro (F) 2023-2024 KOOVEE II II-divisioona 25 35 29 64 20
4. Tomi Wilenius (F) 2023-2024 EK Zell am See AlpsHL 40 28 33 61 20
5. Teemu Koski (F) 2023-2024 Kiekko-Ahma II-divisioona 27 31 28 59 14
6. Aleksi Luhtalampi (F) 2023-2024 KOOVEE II II-divisioona 24 12 47 59 8
7. Roope Niskanen (F) 2023-2024 HYC Herentals BeNeLiga 27 25 29 54 4
8. Eemeli Suomi (F) 2023-2024 Ilves Liiga 53 21 33 54 20
9. Anton Levtchi (F) 2023-2024 Tappara Liiga 48 17 37 54 22
10. Nikolaj Krag Christensen (F) 2023-2024 SønderjyskE Denmark 44 20 32 52 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. Jesse Hurme (F) 121 69 133 202
4. Lassi Mattila (F) 281 76 122 198
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) 121 69 133 202
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. Jesse Hurme (F) 121 69 133 202
4. Lassi Mattila (F) 281 76 122 198
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. Väinö Österlund (D) 2022-2023 Suomi-sarja 31 6 8 14 0.45 102
5. Eero Brander (F) 1997-1998 II-divisioona 27 12 22 34 1.26 99
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Average Height, Weight, Age per Season
Season Roster Height Weight Age
2023-2024 6'0" 183 lbs 24.04
2022-2023 6'0" 180 lbs 24.12
2021-2022 6'0" 180 lbs 23.04
2020-2021 5'11" 180 lbs 22.65
2019-2020 5'11" 180 lbs 23.96
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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 had a number of its own players on its roster, but also accepted player assignments from Liiga teams. It was therefore at times dubbed as a Mestis farm team.