Finland men's national ice hockey team

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Finland
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Leijonat / Lejonen
(The Lions)
AssociationFinnish Ice Hockey Association
Head coachJukka Jalonen
AssistantsKari Lehtonen
Mikko Manner
Ari-Pekka Selin
CaptainValtteri Filppula
Most gamesRaimo Helminen (331)
Most pointsRaimo Helminen (207)
Team colors   
IIHF codeFIN
Finland national ice hockey team jerseys 2022 (WOG).png
Ranking
Current IIHF1 Increase 1 (30 March 2022)[1]
Highest IIHF1 (2022)
Lowest IIHF7 (2005)
First international
Finland  1–8  Sweden
(Helsinki, Finland; 29 January 1928)
Finland  2–1  Estonia
(Helsinki, Finland; 20 February 1937)
Biggest win
Finland  20–1  Norway
(Hämeenlinna, Finland; 12 March 1947)
Biggest defeat
Canada  24–0  Finland
(Oslo, Norway; 3 March 1958)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances64 (first in 1939)
Best resultGold medal world centered-2.svg Gold: (1995, 2011, 2019)
World Cup / Canada Cup
Appearances7 (first in 1976)
Best resultSimple silver cup.svg 2nd: (2004)
Olympics
Appearances18 (first in 1952)
MedalsGold medal.svg Gold: (2022)
Silver medal.svg Silver: (1988, 2006)
Bronze medal.svg Bronze: (1994, 1998, 2010, 2014)
International record (W–L–T)
692–337–156
Medal record
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2022 Beijing Team
Silver medal – second place 1988 Calgary Team
Silver medal – second place 2006 Turin Team
Bronze medal – third place 1994 Lillehammer Team
Bronze medal – third place 1998 Nagano Team
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Vancouver Team
Bronze medal – third place 2014 Sochi Team
World Cup / Canada Cup
Silver medal – second place 2004 Toronto
Bronze medal – third place 1991 Hamilton
World Championship
Gold medal – first place 1995 Sweden
Gold medal – first place 2011 Slovakia
Gold medal – first place 2019 Slovakia
Silver medal – second place 1992 Czechoslovakia
Silver medal – second place 1994 Italy
Silver medal – second place 1998 Switzerland
Silver medal – second place 1999 Norway
Silver medal – second place 2001 Germany
Silver medal – second place 2007 Russia
Silver medal – second place 2014 Belarus
Silver medal – second place 2016 Russia
Silver medal – second place 2021 Latvia
Bronze medal – third place 2000 Russia
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Latvia
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Canada

The Finnish men's national ice hockey team, or Leijonat / Lejonen ("The Lions" in Finnish and Swedish), as it is called in Finland, is governed by the Finnish Ice Hockey Association. Finland is one of the most successful national ice hockey teams in the world and a member of the so-called "Big Six", the unofficial group of the six strongest men's ice hockey nations, along with Canada, United States, the Czech Republic, Russia and Sweden.

Finland won the world championship title in 2019, their third after 1995 and 2011. A duo of silver medals (1988, 2006) remained the country's best Olympic results until winning gold in 2022. At the Canada/World Cup, their best achievement is also a silver medal which they won in 2004. The Finns achieved a breakthrough in 2022, winning their first ever Olympic gold after defeating Russia.

History[edit]

Finland's first appearance in an elite ice hockey competition was at 1939 Ice Hockey World Championships in Switzerland. The result was shared last place with Yugoslavia. 10 years later, Finland came to 1949 Ice Hockey World Championships at Sweden. The Finns finished 7th place by winning the Consolation Round. Finland's first appearance at the Winter Olympics occurred in 1952 in Oslo.

In the 1974 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships two players were suspended for doping. They were the Swede Ulf Nilsson and the Finn Stig Wetzell who failed a drug test for the forbidden substance ephedrine. Both players were suspended for the rest of the tournament. Nilsson failed the test after Sweden's game against Poland, which Sweden won 4–1. The game was awarded to Poland as a 5–0 forfeit. The Finn, Wetzell, failed the test after Finland's match against Czechoslovakia, which Finland won 5–2, which was also awarded to Czechoslovakia as a 5–0 forfeit. The Finns were able to defeat Czechoslovakia again on the last day, which would have earned their first medal in history, if not for the points lost in the forfeited win.

Finland was close again to winning the first medal of its history in the 1986 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships, when it led 4–2 in the final minute of the medal round match against Sweden. However, in the last minute of the match Anders "Masken" Carlsson first narrowed the goal to the end and even leveled the match with the help of the Finns' mistake. The match finally ended in a 4–4 draw, Finland's ranking in the tournament was fourth place.

At the 1992 Men's Ice Hockey World Championships, Finland's success and silver medal came as a surprise to many Finns, as the team was not expected to much because of inexperience and the lack of success at the (1992 Albertville Winter Olympics) in the same year. The medal achieved in the tournament was the first World Championship medal and the second value medal after (1988 Calgary Winter Olympics).

In the 1995 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships, Finland achieved its first ever gold in international ice hockey. Finland reached the final with a 5–0 victory over France in the quarterfinals, and a 3–0 victory over the Czech Republic in the semi-finals. In the finals, the Finns faced off against their hockey rivals and host of the 1995 tournament, Sweden. In the first period of the final, left wing Ville Peltonen scored a natural hat trick, and then assisted on Timo Jutila's first period goal to give Finland a 4–0 lead, on the way to an eventual 4–1 victory.

At the 1998 Olympic men's ice hockey tournament, Team Finland came away with bronze, after defeating the Canadian national team 3–2. Teemu Selänne led the tournament in goals scored (4) and total points achieved (10). The tournament was the first in which players from the National Hockey League (NHL) were allowed to participate, allowing national teams to be constructed using the best possible talent from each country. The 1998 Olympic tournament therefore came to be known as the Tournament of the Century.

Finland at the 2006 Winter Olympics semi-final match against Russia

At the 2006 IIHF World Championship, Finland achieved third place after winning the bronze medal game against Canada. Petteri Nummelin was named to the Media All-Star team.

At the 2006 Winter Olympics, Finland won a silver medal, coming close to winning in the final but losing 3–2 to Sweden. Finland's goaltender Antero Niittymäki was named the MVP of the tournament (only 8 goals against in the whole tournament) and Teemu Selänne was voted best forward. The format was changed from the 1998 and 2002 tournaments, to a format similar to the 1992 and 1994 tournaments. The number of teams was reduced from 14 to 12. The 12 teams were split into two groups in the preliminary stage, which followed a round robin format. Each team played the other teams in their group once. The top four teams from each group advanced to the quarter-finals.

At the 2007 IIHF World Championship, Finland lost the finals to the Canadian team. The final marked the second time that Finland and Canada met in the gold medal game of a World Championship, the first time being in 1994. However, only a year before, in 2006 Finland had defeated Canada 5–0 in the bronze medal game. In 2007, Canada were looking on form, being undefeated coming into the playoff round, while Finland had registered two losses in the run-up to the finals. Rick Nash scored on the powerplay at 6:10 into the first period on a one-timer from the point from a pass by Cory Murphy off of Matthew Lombardi, to put Canada up 1–0. Near the middle of the period, Eric Staal scored in similar fashion also on the powerplay, assisted by Justin Williams, and Mike Cammalleri. 9:11 into the second period, Colby Armstrong scored to give the Canadians a 3–0 lead. This goal ended up as the game winner. Finland had some discipline difficulty in the first two periods, taking 6 minutes apiece in penalties in both periods. Finland started to bring up the pressure in the last ten minutes, and Petri Kontiola scored a nice glove-side goal on Ward at 51:08 assisted by Ville Peltonen, to put the Finns on the board. With only 3 minutes left Antti Miettinen scored to bring Finland within one, 3–2. However, just one minute later Rick Nash scored on a skillful breakaway to put the game away, 4–2 final for team Canada. The Canadians were outshot 22–18, but the Canadian goaltender, Cam Ward, kept them in the game as he was solid between the pipes. They also were able to capitalize on the powerplay, which ended up being decisive in the Canadian win. Kari Lehtonen was voted Tournament's best goaltender.

At the 2008 IIHF World Championship, Finland achieved third place winning the bronze medal game 4–0 against rivals Sweden.

At the 2010 Winter Olympics, Finland came away with the bronze, winning 5–3 against Slovakia. During the tournament, Teemu Selänne became the all-time leader for points scored in the Olympics.[2][3] He notched an assist in his second game of the tournament for 37 career points, surpassing Valeri Kharlamov of the Soviet Union, Vlastimil Bubník of Czechoslovakia, and Harry Watson of Canada.[2][3]

At the 2011 IIHF World Championship, Finland won its second world title, beating the Swedish national team by a score of 6–1. As two highly ranked neighboring countries, Sweden and Finland have a long-running competitive tradition in ice hockey. Before the game, mainstream media in both countries titled the match "a dream final".[4][5] After a goalless first period, Sweden opened the game with a 1–0 goal by Magnus Pääjärvi in the second period at 27:40. Seven seconds before the period's end, Finland's Jarkko Immonen scored to tie the game 1–1. Finland took the lead early in the third period, scoring two goals at 42:35 and 43:21 by Nokelainen and Kapanen. Sweden took a time-out before the last period's half but did not manage to regroup, and the tournament was decided by a clear 6–1 victory to Finland by Janne Pesonen's, Mika Pyörälä's and Pihlström goals.[6] Team Finland's Jarkko Immonen led the tournament in both goals and points scored with 9 and 12 respectively.

In recent years, Finland has been consistently ranked among the best teams in international hockey. Currently the team is ranked third (26 May 2019) in the IIHF World Ranking. The Finns won their third World Championship title at the 2019 IIHF World Championship in Slovakia.

At the 2022 Winter Olympics, Finland won the gold medal for the first time, going undefeated and beating the ROC in the final.[7][8][9]

Tournament record[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

Games GP W L T GF GA Coach Captain Finish
Belgium 1920 Antwerp Did not participate
France 1924 Chamonix
Switzerland 1928 St. Moritz
United States 1932 Lake Placid
Germany 1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Switzerland 1948 St. Moritz
Norway 1952 Oslo 8 2 6 0 21 60 Risto Lindroos Aarne Honkavaara 7th
Italy 1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo Did not participate
United States 1960 Squaw Valley 6 3 2 1 55 23 Canada Joe Wirkkunen Yrjö Hakala 7th
Austria 1964 Innsbruck 8 3 5 0 18 33 Canada Joe Wirkkunen Raimo Kilpiö 6th
France 1968 Grenoble 8 4 3 1 28 25 Czechoslovakia Gustav Bubník Matti Reunamäki 5th
Japan 1972 Sapporo 6 3 3 0 27 25 Seppo Liitsola Lasse Oksanen 5th
Austria 1976 Innsbruck 6 3 3 0 30 20 Seppo Liitsola Seppo Lindström 4th
United States 1980 Lake Placid 7 3 3 1 31 25 Kalevi Numminen Tapio Levo 4th
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1984 Sarajevo 6 2 3 1 31 26 Alpo Suhonen Anssi Melametsä 6th
Canada 1988 Calgary 8 5 2 1 34 14 Pentti Matikainen Timo Blomqvist  Silver
France 1992 Albertville 8 4 3 1 29 11 Pentti Matikainen Pekka Tuomisto 7th
Norway 1994 Lillehammer 8 7 1 0 38 10 Sweden Curt Lindström Timo Jutila  Bronze
Japan 1998 Nagano 6 3 3 0 20 19 Hannu Aravirta Saku Koivu  Bronze
United States 2002 Salt Lake City 4 2 2 0 12 10 Hannu Aravirta Teemu Selänne 6th
Italy 2006 Turin 8 7 1 0 29 8 Erkka Westerlund Saku Koivu  Silver
Canada 2010 Vancouver 6 4 2 19 13 Jukka Jalonen Saku Koivu  Bronze
Russia 2014 Sochi 6 4 2 24 10 Erkka Westerlund Teemu Selänne  Bronze
South Korea 2018 Pyeongchang 5 3 2 16 9 Lauri Marjamäki Lasse Kukkonen 6th
China 2022 Beijing 6 6 0 22 8 Jukka Jalonen Valtteri Filppula  Gold
Italy 2026 Milan / Cortina To be determined
Totals
Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
18 1 2 4 7

World Championship[edit]

The Finnish national team for the first time in the ice hockey world championships back in 1939
United States and Finland go head-to-head at the 2005 IIHF World Championship
Finland and United States at the 2008 IIHF World Championship
Year Location Coach Captain Result
1939 Zürich / Basel,   Switzerland Risto Tiitola Erkki Saarinen 13th place
1949 Stockholm,  Sweden Risto Lindroos Keijo Kuusela 7th place
1951 Paris,  France Risto Lindroos Keijo Kuusela 7th place
1954 Stockholm,  Sweden Risto Lindroos Matti Rintakoski 6th place
1955 Krefeld / Dortmund / Cologne, West Germany  Aarne Honkavaara Matti Rintakoski 9th place
1957 Moscow,  Soviet Union Aarne Honkavaara Yrjö Hakala 4th place
1958 Oslo,  Norway Aarne Honkavaara Yrjö Hakala 6th place
1959 Prague / Bratislava,  Czechoslovakia Canada Joe Wirkkunen Yrjö Hakala 6th place
1961 Geneva / Lausanne,   Switzerland Canada Derek Holmes Erkki Koiso 7th place
1962 Colorado Springs / Denver,  United States Canada Joe Wirkkunen Teppo Rastio 4th place
1963 Stockholm,  Sweden Canada Joe Wirkkunen Esko Luostarinen 5th place
1965 Tampere,  Finland Canada Joe Wirkkunen Raimo Kilpiö 7th place
1966 Ljubljana,  Yugoslavia Czechoslovakia Augustin Bubník Lalli Partinen 7th place
1967 Vienna,  Austria Czechoslovakia Augustin Bubník Matti Reunamäki 6th place
1969 Stockholm,  Sweden Czechoslovakia Augustin Bubník Juhani Wahlsten 5th place
1970 Stockholm,  Sweden Seppo Liitsola Lasse Oksanen 4th place
1971 Bern / Geneva,   Switzerland Seppo Liitsola Lasse Oksanen 4th place
1972 Prague,  Czechoslovakia Seppo Liitsola Lasse Oksanen 4th place
1973 Moscow,  Soviet Union Canada Len Lunde Veli-Pekka Ketola 4th place
1974 Helsinki,  Finland Kalevi Numminen Veli-Pekka Ketola 4th place
1975 Munich / Düsseldorf,  West Germany Seppo Liitsola Seppo Lindström 4th place
1976 Katowice,  Poland Seppo Liitsola Lasse Oksanen 5th place
1977 Vienna,  Austria Lasse Heikkilä Pertti Koivulahti 5th place
1978 Prague,  Czechoslovakia Kalevi Numminen Seppo Repo 7th place
1979 Moscow,  Soviet Union Kalevi Numminen Juhani Tamminen 5th place
1981 Gothenburg / Stockholm,  Sweden Kalevi Numminen Juhani Tamminen 6th place
1982 Helsinki / Tampere,  Finland Alpo Suhonen Juhani Tamminen 5th place
1983 Düsseldorf / Dortmund / Munich, West Germany  Alpo Suhonen Pekka Rautakallio 7th place
1985 Prague,  Czechoslovakia Alpo Suhonen Anssi Melametsä 5th place
1986 Moscow,  Soviet Union Rauno Korpi Kari Makkonen 4th place
1987 Vienna,  Austria Rauno Korpi Pekka Järvelä 5th place
1989 Stockholm / Södertälje,  Sweden Pentti Matikainen Timo Blomqvist 5th place
1990 Bern / Fribourg,   Switzerland Pentti Matikainen Arto Ruotanen 6th place
1991 Turku / Helsinki / Tampere,  Finland Pentti Matikainen Hannu Virta 5th place
1992 Prague / Bratislava,  Czechoslovakia Pentti Matikainen Pekka Tuomisto Silver
1993 Dortmund / Munich,  Germany Pentti Matikainen Timo Jutila 7th place
1994 Bolzano / Canazei / Milano,  Italy Sweden Curt Lindström Timo Jutila Silver
1995 Stockholm / Gävle,  Sweden Sweden Curt Lindström Timo Jutila Gold
1996 Vienna,  Austria Sweden Curt Lindström Timo Jutila 5th place
1997 Helsinki / Turku / Tampere,  Finland Sweden Curt Lindström Timo Jutila 5th place
1998 Zürich / Basel,   Switzerland Hannu Aravirta Ville Peltonen Silver
1999 Oslo / Lillehammer / Hamar,  Norway Hannu Aravirta Saku Koivu Silver
2000 Saint Petersburg,  Russia Hannu Aravirta Raimo Helminen Bronze
2001 Cologne / Hanover / Nuremberg,  Germany Hannu Aravirta Petteri Nummelin Silver
2002 Gothenburg / Karlstad / Jönköping,  Sweden Hannu Aravirta Raimo Helminen 4th place
2003 Helsinki / Tampere / Turku,  Finland Hannu Aravirta Saku Koivu 5th place
2004 Prague / Ostrava,  Czech Republic Raimo Summanen Olli Jokinen 6th place
2005 Innsbruck / Vienna,  Austria Erkka Westerlund Ville Peltonen 7th place
2006 Riga,  Latvia Erkka Westerlund Ville Peltonen Bronze
2007 Moscow / Mytishchi,  Russia Erkka Westerlund Ville Peltonen Silver
2008 Quebec City / Halifax,  Canada Canada Doug Shedden Ville Peltonen Bronze
2009 Bern / Kloten,   Switzerland Jukka Jalonen Sami Kapanen 5th place
2010 Cologne / Mannheim / Gelsenkirchen,  Germany Jukka Jalonen Sami Kapanen 6th place
2011 Bratislava / Košice,  Slovakia Jukka Jalonen Mikko Koivu Gold
2012 Helsinki,  Finland / Stockholm,  Sweden Jukka Jalonen Mikko Koivu 4th place
2013 Stockholm,  Sweden / Helsinki,  Finland Jukka Jalonen Lasse Kukkonen 4th place
2014 Minsk,  Belarus Erkka Westerlund Olli Jokinen Silver
2015 Prague / Ostrava,  Czech Republic Kari Jalonen Jussi Jokinen 6th place
2016 Moscow / Saint Petersburg,  Russia Kari Jalonen Mikko Koivu Silver
2017 Cologne,  Germany / Paris,  France Lauri Marjamäki Lasse Kukkonen 4th place
2018 Copenhagen / Herning,  Denmark Lauri Marjamäki Mikael Granlund 5th place
2019 Bratislava / Košice,  Slovakia Jukka Jalonen Marko Anttila Gold
2021 Riga,  Latvia Jukka Jalonen Marko Anttila Silver
2022 Tampere / Helsinki,  Finland Jukka Jalonen Valtteri Filppula

Canada Cup / World Cup[edit]

Year Coach Captain Finish Rank
1976 Lasse Heikkilä Veli-Pekka Ketola Round-robin 6th
1981 Kalevi Numminen Veli-Pekka Ketola Round-robin 6th
1987 Rauno Korpi Jari Kurri Round-robin 6th
1991 Pentti Matikainen Jari Kurri Semi-final 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Year GP W OW T OL L GF GA Coach Captain Finish Rank
1996 4 2 0 2 17 16 Sweden Curt Lindström Jari Kurri Quarter-final 5th
2004 6 4 0 1 0 1 17 9 Raimo Summanen Saku Koivu Final 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
2016 3 0 0 0 3 1 9 Lauri Marjamäki Mikko Koivu Group stage 8th

Euro Hockey Tour[edit]

EHT Medal table[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze Medals
9 8 6 23

Tournament summary[edit]

Finland's Euro Hockey Tour (EHT) Cup medal table[edit]

As of the 2018 Channel One Cup:

Tournament Gold Silver Bronze Medals
Karjala Tournament 12 9 2 23
Channel One Cup 3 10 17 30
Sweden Hockey Games 7 3 7 17
Czech Hockey Games 6 7 5 18
Total 28 23 27 77

Euro Hockey Challenge[edit]

Other tournaments[edit]

Team[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Roster for the 2022 IIHF World Championship.[10]

Head coach: Jukka Jalonen[11]

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Team
2 D Ville Pokka 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1994-06-03) 3 June 1994 (age 27) Russia Avangard Omsk
3 D Niklas Friman 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 94 kg (207 lb) (1993-08-30) 30 August 1993 (age 28) Finland HPK
4 D Mikko Lehtonen 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 89 kg (196 lb) (1994-01-16) 16 January 1994 (age 28) Russia SKA Saint Petersburg
10 F Joel Armia 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1993-05-31) 31 May 1993 (age 28) Canada Montréal Canadiens
12 F Marko AnttilaA 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 108 kg (238 lb) (1985-05-27) 27 May 1985 (age 36) Finland Ilves
21 F Jere Innala 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 83 kg (183 lb) (1998-03-17) 17 March 1998 (age 24) Finland HIFK
24 F Hannes Björninen 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 89 kg (196 lb) (1995-10-19) 19 October 1995 (age 26) Finland Lahti Pelicans
25 F Toni Rajala 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) 76 kg (168 lb) (1991-03-29) 29 March 1991 (age 31) Switzerland EHC Biel
29 G Harri Säteri 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1989-12-29) 29 December 1989 (age 32) United States Arizona Coyotes
35 G Frans Tuohimaa 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1991-08-19) 19 August 1991 (age 30) Russia HC Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk
38 D Juuso Hietanen 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 83 kg (183 lb) (1985-06-14) 14 June 1985 (age 36) Switzerland HC Ambrì-Piotta
42 D Sami VatanenA 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) 84 kg (185 lb) (1991-06-03) 3 June 1991 (age 30) Switzerland Genève-Servette HC
45 G Juho Olkinuora 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 91 kg (201 lb) (1990-11-04) 4 November 1990 (age 31) Russia Metallurg Magnitogorsk
50 D Mikael Seppälä 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 91 kg (201 lb) (1994-03-08) 8 March 1994 (age 28) Finland Tappara
51 F Valtteri FilppulaC 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 86 kg (190 lb) (1984-03-20) 20 March 1984 (age 38) Switzerland Genève-Servette HC
55 D Atte Ohtamaa 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 92 kg (203 lb) (1987-11-06) 6 November 1987 (age 34) Finland Oulun Kärpät
64 F Mikael Granlund 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) 84 kg (185 lb) (1992-02-26) 26 February 1992 (age 30) United States Nashville Predators
65 F Sakari Manninen 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 71 kg (157 lb) (1992-02-10) 10 February 1992 (age 30) Russia Salavat Yulaev Ufa
70 F Teemu Hartikainen 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 91 kg (201 lb) (1990-05-03) 3 May 1990 (age 32) Russia Salavat Yulaev Ufa
76 F Jere Sallinen 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 91 kg (201 lb) (1990-10-26) 26 October 1990 (age 31) Switzerland EHC Biel
80 F Saku Mäenalanen 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 94 kg (207 lb) (1994-05-29) 29 May 1994 (age 27) Finland Oulun Kärpät
82 F Harri Pesonen 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 88 kg (194 lb) (1988-08-06) 6 August 1988 (age 33) Switzerland SCL Tigers
91 F Juho Lammikko 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 91 kg (201 lb) (1996-01-29) 29 January 1996 (age 26) Canada Vancouver Canucks

Uniform evolution[edit]

Retired jerseys[edit]

Raimo Helminen in the chair after his last international match
Finland men's national retired numbers
No. Player Position Career Year of retirement
5 Timo Jutila D 1979–1999 2018
8 Teemu Selänne RW 1987–2014 2015
11 Saku Koivu C 1992–2014 2015
14 Raimo Helminen C 1982–2008 2010
16 Ville Peltonen LW 1991–2014 2015
17 Jari Kurri RW 1977–1998 2007
26 Jere Lehtinen RW 1992–2010 2015
44 Kimmo Timonen D 1991–2015 2018

Notable players[edit]

List of head coaches[edit]

References[edit]

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