JYP Jyväskylä

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JYP Jyväskylä logo.svg
CityJyväskylä, Finland
Founded1923 (1923)
Home arenaLähiTapiola Areena
ColoursRed, black, white
Owner(s)JYP Jyväskylä Oy
General managerJukka Seppänen
Head coachPekka Tirkkonen
CaptainJuuso Vainio
Affiliate(s)Boston Bruins
Farm club(s)KeuPa HT
Championships2009, 2012
Franchise history
1923–1977Jyväskylän Palloilijat
1977–presentJYP Jyväskylä

JYP is an ice hockey team playing in the Finnish top division Liiga. They play in Jyväskylä, Finland, at the LähiTapiola Areena.


JYP was founded in 1923. First it was the ice hockey section of the sports club Jyväskylän Palloilijat until 1977. Then they separated from that sports club to be an independent hockey club called JyP HT. The current full name of the club is JYP Jyväskylä Oy, having been registered as an osakeyhtiö since 1999. JYP has won the Finnish SM-liiga twice, in 2009 and 2012, having been the losing side in the play-off finals in 1989 and 1992.

Early years[edit]

JYP was founded in 1923 as Jyväskylän Palloilijat (Jyväskylä's Ballsport players in English). Originally the club was multi-sport club having competitive departments in football, pesäpallo (Finnish baseball), bandy and later ice hockey and basketball. In 1977 JyP divided due to financial reasons and ice hockey department began with new club, JyP HT (officially Jyväskylän Palloilijat Hockey Team) while football department formed JyP-77 (JJK Jyväskylä nowadays).

The new club started in I Division, the then-second tier of Finnish hockey. JyP HT promoted to the top tier for the 1985-86 SM-liiga season. With ambitious aims, they were fifth after regular season and surprisingly eliminated out of play-offs by only two points. At the next season, the target was in play-offs but seventh place was not enough. When the beginning of the third season was disappointment, head coach Erkka Westerlund – subsequently Finnish national team coach – got sacked.

Partnership with the Boston Bruins[edit]

On 8 September 2010, JYP entered into a partnership agreement with the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League (NHL), to enable player transfer and training between the two teams and their developmental systems.[1]


Current roster[edit]

Updated December, 2019.[2]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
36 Finland Roni Allén D L 21 2017 Rovaniemi, Finland
3 Finland Anttoni Honka D R 19 2017 Jyväskylä, Finland
6 Finland Julius Honka D R 24 2019 Jyväskylä, Finland
15 Finland Juha-Pekka Hytönen (C) C L 39 2016 Jyväskylä, Finland
26 Finland Jarkko Immonen (A) C R 38 2017 Rantasalmi, Finland
16 Finland Jaakko Jokinen D L 27 2015 Jämsä, Finland
39 Finland Oskari Kalajanniska F L 21 2018 Haapajärvi, Finland
21 Finland Antti Kalapudas F L 24 Oulainen
7 Finland Mikko Kalteva D L 36 2012 Hyvinkää, Finland
34 Finland Janne Kettunen F L 29 Lappeenranta
24 Finland Janne Kumpulainen F L 26 Jyväskylä
41 Finland Eetu Laurikainen G L 27 2017 Jyväskylä, Finland
51 Finland Alex Lindroos D L 25 2017 Helsinki, Finland
23 Finland Ossi Louhivaara (A) RW R 37 2016 Kotka, Finland
47 Finland Mikko Mäenpää D L 37 2017 Tampere, Finland
33 Finland Julius Nättinen C L 23 2018 Jyväskylä, Finland
52 Finland Petrus Palmu F L 23 Joensuu
35 Finland Niko Parkkinen G L 21 2019 Mikkeli, Finland
17 Finland Samuli Ratinen LW L 22 2017 Saarijärvi, Finland
88 Estonia Robert Rooba LW L 27 2016 Tallinn, Estonia
18 Finland Aleksi Rutanen F L 26 Espoo
40 Finland Markus Ruusu G L 23 Jyväskylä
25 Finland Patrik Siikanen F L 20 Espoo
27 Finland Miska Siikonen F L 24 Tampere
22 Finland Anton Stråka F L 22 Uusikaarlepyy
12 Finland Jani Tuppurainen (A) LW L 40 2013 Oulu, Finland
32 Finland Jerry Turkulainen RW R 22 2016 Mikkeli, Finland
5 Finland Juuso Vainio D R 26 2016 Hämeenlinna, Finland
4 Finland Joonas Viinikainen D L 22 2018 Jyväskylä, Finland
38 Finland Olli-Petteri Viinikainen D L 22 2017 Uurainen, Finland




European titles[edit]

European Trophy:

Champions Hockey League:

Notable players[edit]

Honored members[edit]

NHL alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Bruins Enter Partnership with Finnish Club". Boston Bruins. Retrieved 8 September 2010.
  2. ^ "JYP current roster". jypliiga.fi (in Finnish). 1 February 2019. Retrieved 1 February 2019.

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