SaiPa

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SaiPa
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City Lappeenranta, Finland
League SM-liiga
Founded 1948 (1948)
Home arena Kisapuisto (capacity 4,847)
Colours          
General manager Finland Riku Kallioniemi
Head coach Finland Pekka Tirkkonen
Captain Finland Ville Koho

Website
www.saipa.fi

Saimaan Pallo (SaiPa) is an ice hockey team in the Finnish SM-liiga. They play their home games at Kisapuisto in Lappeenranta, Finland.

History[edit]

The team's best achievement is from the 1965-1966 season, when they won bronze medals for placing third. SaiPa also played in a bronze medal game in the 1998-1999 and 2013-14 seasons, but lost the games to HPK (7-2), and Lukko (3-2).

SaiPa has produced seven players who have played in the NHL: Antti Aalto, Jussi Markkanen, Petteri Nokelainen, Petri Skriko, Jussi Timonen, Vesa Viitakoski and Niklas Bäckström. Markkanen is also a part owner of the club.

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Updated October 2, 2014.[1]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
14 Finland Ahonen, RonyRony Ahonen D L 27 2013 Porvoo, Finland
49 Finland Backman, SimonSimon Backman (A) D L 30 2008 Pietarsaari, Finland
1 Italy Bernard, AndreasAndreas Bernard G L 24 2013 Bolzano, Italy
26 Finland Flinck, MarkkuMarkku Flinck C L 29 2011 Espoo, Finland
2 Finland Huhtanen, MiikaMiika Huhtanen D L 21 2013 Lappeenranta, Finland
10 Finland Hämäläinen, VilleVille Hämäläinen (A) C L 33 2012 Lappeenranta, Finland
42 Finland Jokinen, TommiTommi Jokinen LW L 26 2012 Siilinjärvi, Finland
71 Finland Järvinen, MattiMatti Järvinen C L 25 2014 London, United Kingdom
48 Finland Jääskeläinen, JoonaJoona Jääskeläinen F R 18 2014 Imatra, Finland
8 Finland Koho, VilleVille Koho (C) C L 32 2001 Imatra, Finland
78 Finland Kuronen, MikaelMikael Kuronen LW L 22 2014 Tampere, Finland
56 Finland Lappalainen, LasseLasse Lappalainen D L 25 2014 Kuopio, Finland
5 Sweden Larsson, JohanJohan Larsson D R 28 2014 Lindesberg, Sweden
11 Finland Leivo, TomiTomi Leivo RW L 25 2008 Lappeenranta, Finland
74 Finland Lipiäinen, SanteriSanteri Lipiäinen G R 19 2012 Lappeenranta, Finland
6 United States Lofquist, SamSam Lofquist D R 24 2014 Somerset, Wisconsin, United States
18 Finland Maalahti, KalleKalle Maalahti D L 23 2010 Lappeenranta, Finland
13 Finland Mankinen, JesseJesse Mankinen RW L 23 2008 Lappeenranta, Finland
27 Finland Markkanen, JussiJussi Markkanen G L 39 2013 Imatra, Finland
7 Canada McIntyre, DavidDavid McIntyre C L 27 2014 Georgina, Ontario, Canada
72 Finland Pitkänen, IlmariIlmari Pitkänen LW L 24 2014 Viljakkala, Finland
38 Finland Riikola, Simo-PekkaSimo-Pekka Riikola D R 22 2012 Joensuu, Finland
33 United States Salcido, BrianBrian Salcido D L 29 2010 Hermosa Beach, California, United States
12 United States Spina, DaveDave Spina RW R 31 2014 Springfield, Illinois, United States
84 Finland Suutari, JoniJoni Suutari F L 22 2013 Lappeenranta, Finland
22 Finland Tavi, JanneJanne Tavi LW L 25 2013 Helsinki, Finland
57 Finland Toivanen, OnniOnni Toivanen F L 21 2013 Lappeenranta, Finland
25 Finland Venäläinen, SamiSami Venäläinen RW R 33 2013 Kangasala, Finland
81 Czech Republic Zboril, AdamAdam Zboril LW L 19 2014 Brno, Czech Republic


Retired numbers[edit]

NHL alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SaiPa". www.eliteprospects.com. Retrieved 2014-10-02. 

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