Team Facts

1997-1998 Roster
# N Player A Born Birthplace HT WT S
GOALTENDERS
Timo Hankela (G) 48 1971 Tampere, FIN - - L
Hannu Juppala (G) 58 1960 6'2" 198 -
DEFENSEMEN
Ari Heinola (D) 51 1968 Tampere, FIN 5'10" 176 L
Petri Huhti (D) 47 1971 Tampere, FIN 6'0" 207 L
Veli-Matti Kuusisto (D) 37 1981 Tampere, FIN 6'0" 196 L
Marko Mikkonen (D) 47 1971 Tampere, FIN 5'11" 168 L
Tuukka Suoniemi (D) 40 1978 Vantaa, FIN 6'1" 181 L
Mikko Tamminen (D) 45 1974 Tampere, FIN 5'11" 203 L
Kalle Tähkäaho (D) 42 1976 Uppsala, SWE 6'1" 187 L
Tuomas Tähtinen (D) 38 1981 Viiala, FIN 6'0" 181 L
FORWARDS
Mikko Aaltonen (F) 47 1972 Turku, FIN 5'11" 187 L
Eero Brander (F) 54 1965 Pirkkala, FIN 5'6" 196 L
Pepe Helander (F) 47 1971 5'11" 176 L
Tommi Hietaniemi (F) 38 1980 Lempäälä, FIN 6'0" 159 R
Miikka Keskitalo (F) 45 1973 Tampere, FIN 5'9" 165 L
Jaakko Lehtonen (F) 39 1980 Tampere, FIN 5'7" 172 L
Vesa Leppänen (F) 53 1966 Tampere, FIN 5'11" 176 -
Kaj Tienvieri (F) 41 1978 Västerås, SWE 5'9" 170 L
Position: G:2 D:6 F:5 | Av Age: 27 years | Av Ht: 5'11" | Av Wt 185 lbs | Compare with other teams
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Arena Information
  • Arena Name Kiekkobussi Areena
  • Location Lempäälä, FIN
  • Capacity 900
  • Construction Year 1995
Latest Transactions
DATE STATUS PLAYER TEAM SOURCE
04/18/2019
04/18/2019 Confirmed Leaving Aleksi Mäkelä (D) Leaving for Caen
04/18/2019 Confirmed Leaving Joni Lavonen (F) Leaving for Caen
02/15/2019
02/15/2019 Confirmed Leaving Anton Ollikainen (F) Leaving for Tappara
02/01/2019
02/01/2019 Loan Leaving Arttu Kulmala (G) Leaving for Pyry
01/18/2019
01/18/2019 Loan Leaving Anton Ollikainen (F) Leaving for Tappara
01/18/2019 Loan Joining Miroslav Svoboda (G) Joining from Tappara
11/08/2018
11/08/2018 Confirmed Leaving Niclas Lucenius (F) Leaving for HPK
10/25/2018
10/25/2018 Extension Ismo Nikkinen (F)
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Team History and Standings
Season League GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP Rank Postseason
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 50 26 - 14 7 3 194 155 95 2 Bronze game loss
2019-2020 II-divisioona - - - - - - - - - - -
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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. Roope Ranta (F) 2018-2019 Heilbronner Falken DEL2 51 31 48 79 65
2. Henri Sandvik (F) 2018-2019 Pyry Suomi-sarja 39 21 42 63 12
3. Janne Anttila (F) 2018-2019 KOOVEE II III-divisioona 17 32 30 62 2
4. Tomi Wilenius (F) 2018-2019 Pyry Suomi-sarja 39 30 28 58 6
5. Markus Korkiakoski (F) 2018-2019 HC Stadion Litomerice Czech2 53 24 33 57 32
6. Sami Holappa (F) 2018-2019 Laser HT Suomi-sarja 40 20 32 52 24
7. Patrik Laine (F) 2018-2019 Winnipeg Jets NHL 82 30 20 50 42
8. Toni Rajala (F) 2018-2019 EHC Biel-Bienne NLA 50 27 21 48 36
9. Janne Laakkonen (F) 2018-2019 KH GKS Katowice Poland 38 15 33 48 4
10. Juho Pohjoismäki (F) 2018-2019 AHK III-divisioona 14 28 19 47 2
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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. Tommi Välimaa (F) 271 55 73 128
5. Tuukka Suoniemi (D) 146 45 67 112
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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) 271 55 73 128
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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. Tommi Välimaa (F) 271 55 73 128
5. Antti Hildén (F) 117 30 71 101
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Franchise All-Time PIM
# Player GP G TP PIM
1. Tommi Välimaa (F) 271 55 128 512
2. Miikka Keskitalo (F) 152 74 230 350
3. Jarkko Näppilä (D) 90 21 50 240
4. Sami Laakso (F) 234 21 58 233
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. Lassi Mattila (F) 281 76 122 198
3. Tommi Välimaa (F) 271 55 73 128
4. Sami Laakso (F) 234 21 37 58
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 3.200
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 5'11" 181 lbs 22.80
2017-2018 6'1" 189 lbs 22.87
2016-2017 6'0" 185 lbs 22.30
2015-2016 6'0" 187 lbs 24.16
2014-2015 6'0" 192 lbs 23.84
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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.