Team Facts

2018-2019 Roster
# N Player A Born Birthplace HT WT S Ctrct
GOALTENDERS
#40 Eetu Haavisto (G) 21 1997 185 90 L Junior
#35 Arttu Kulmala (G) 21 1997 Tampere, FIN 185 74 L
Leevi Nikkinen (G) 19 1999 Tampere, FIN 182 75 L
#73 Kimmo Rautiainen (G) 20 1998 Savonlinna, FIN 177 73 L
DEFENSEMEN
#21 Santeri Arousva (D) 25 1993 Pori, FIN 176 80 L 18/19
#32 Matias Haaranen (D) 22 1996 Riihimäki, FIN 170 72 L 18/19
#2 Valtteri Lemmetty (D) 23 1995 Helsinki, FIN 180 84 L 18/19
#9 Aleksi Mäkelä (D)   “A” 23 1995 Tampere, FIN 188 93 L 18/19
#41 Niklas Vihriälä (D) 19 1999 Tampere, FIN 174 76 L Junior
#36 Ville Virtanen (D) 25 1993 Jyväskylä, FIN 186 88 L 18/19
#22 Riku Väkiparta (D)   “A” 26 1992 Rauma, FIN 182 92 L 18/19
FORWARDS
#11 Janne Jokinen (RW) 19 1999 Janakkala, FIN 176 75 L
#25 Sami Laakso (C)   “C”   26 1992 Lempäälä, FIN 190 95 L 18/19
#27 Niko Lahtinen (LW/RW) 22 1996 Riihimäki, FIN 178 80 L 18/19
#77 Joni Lavonen (F) 23 1995 Valkeakoski, FIN 180 80 L 18/19
Ismo Nikkinen (RW) 24 1994 Riihimäki, FIN 180 85 R 18/19
#12 Anton Ollikainen (LW/RW)   “A” 25 1993 Hämeenlinna, FIN 180 82 L 18/19
#5 Juuso Papinsaari (C) 20 1998 184 76 L Junior
#12 Patrik Puistola (LW) 17 2001 Tampere, FIN 183 77 L
#14 Erkka Seppälä (C) 19 1999 Hämeenlinna, FIN 174 78 L
#23 Janne Seppänen (C/RW) 23 1995 Porvoo, FIN 172 72 R 18/19
#27 Matias Simontaival (RW) 26 1992 Rovaniemi, FIN 175 84 L 18/19
#3 Santeri Vuoti (LW/RW) 23 1995 Hyvinkää, FIN 175 85 L 18/19
#72 Tommi Välimaa (LW/RW)   “A” 34 1984 Kangasala, FIN 196 90 L 18/19
Position: G:4 D:7 F:13 | Av Age: 22.71 years | Av Ht: 180.33 cm | Av Wt 81.5 kg | 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
08/11/2018
08/11/2018 Confirmed Leaving Niclas Lucenius (F) Leaving for HPK
25/10/2018
25/10/2018 Extension Ismo Nikkinen (F)
03/10/2018
03/10/2018 Loan Joining Antti Karjalainen (G) Joining from HPK
03/10/2018 Loan Joining Erkka Seppälä (F) Joining from HPK
19/09/2018
19/09/2018 Confirmed Joining Niclas Lucenius (F) Joining from TUTO Hockey
12/09/2018
12/09/2018 Confirmed Leaving Joona Tolvanen (D) Leaving for Podhale Nowy Targ
04/09/2018
04/09/2018 Confirmed Joining Santeri Vuoti (F) Joining from Ketterä
04/09/2018 Extension Tommi Välimaa (F)
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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 15 9 - 3 3 0 61 38 33 1 -
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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 16 13 16 29 6
2. Henri Sandvik (F) 2018-2019 Pyry Suomi-sarja 16 9 17 26 4
3. Juho Pohjoismäki (F) 2018-2019 AHK III-divisioona 6 14 11 25 0
4. Janne Anttila (F) 2018-2019 KOOVEE II III-divisioona 6 14 10 24 0
5. Janne Laakkonen (F) 2018-2019 KH GKS Katowice Poland 19 4 20 24 2
6. Markus Korkiakoski (F) 2018-2019 HC Stadion Litomerice Czech2 20 5 18 23 4
7. Sami Holappa (F) 2018-2019 Laser HT Suomi-sarja 16 7 15 22 14
8. Toni Rajala (F) 2018-2019 EHC Biel-Bienne NLA 18 8 9 17 8
9. Tomi Wilenius (F) 2018-2019 Pyry Suomi-sarja 16 7 10 17 2
10. Niklas Tikkinen (D) 2018-2019 Herlev Eagles Denmark 15 1 16 17 10
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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) 237 49 56 105
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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) 237 49 105 449
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) 237 49 56 105
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 180.33 cm 81.50 kg 22.71
2017-2018 185.08 cm 84.67 kg 23.10
2016-2017 183.41 cm 83.93 kg 22.59
2015-2016 183.64 cm 85.00 kg 24.57
2014-2015 183.76 cm 87.07 kg 24.13
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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.