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 managerRisto Korpela
Head coachJukka Rautakorpi
CaptainRobert Rooba
AffiliateBoston Bruins
Farm club(s)KeuPa HT
JYP uudet peliasut.png
Franchise history
1923–1977Jyväskylän Palloilijat
1977–presentJYP Jyväskylä
Playoff championships2009, 2012

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]


2020–21 roster[edit]

As of 30 January 2021[2][3]

No. Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
18 Finland Joni Airo RW R 22 2020 Jyväskylä, Finland
36 Finland Roni Allén D L 24 2017 Rovaniemi, Finland
14 Finland Samuel Helenius C L 20 2020 Järvenpää, Finland
3 Finland Anttoni Honka D R 22 2017 Jyväskylä, Finland
70 Finland Joni Jurmo D L 20 2020 Espoo, Finland
2 Finland Valtteri Kakkonen D R 22 2019 Jyväskylä, Finland
39 Finland Oskari Kalajanniska C L 23 2018 Haapajärvi, Finland
51 Finland Antti Kalapudas C/LW L 26 2019 Oulainen, Finland
52 Finland Santeri Koskela F L 20 2020 Jyväskylä, Finland
8 Finland Valtteri Koskela D L 20 2020 Jyväskylä, Finland
4 Finland Kimi Kuusela D L 21 2019 Jyväskylä, Finland
95 Finland Severi Lahtinen W L 24 2020 Vantaa, Finland
92 Finland Brad Lambert C R 19 2020 Lahti, Finland
24 Finland Aleksi Malinen D L 19 2020 Tuusula, Finland
6 Finland Tomi Niku D L 21 2019 Jyväskylä, Finland
35 Finland Niko Parkkinen G L 23 2019 Mikkeli, Finland
21 Finland Patrik Puistola W L 22 2020 Tampere, Finland
40 Finland Markus Ruusu G L 25 2019 Jyväskylä, Finland
33 Finland Mikko Salmio (A) W L 31 2020 Jämsä, Finland
9 Finland Aleksi Salonen (A) D R 30 2020 Muurame, Finland
25 Finland Patrik Siikanen LW/C L 22 2020 Espoo, Finland
32 Finland Jerry Turkulainen RW R 24 2016 Mikkeli, Finland
17 Finland Samuel Valkeejärvi C/RW L 21 2020 Jyväskylä, 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. ^ "Jokkue". JYP Jyväskylä Oy (in Finnish). Retrieved 30 January 2021.
  3. ^ "JYP (Liiga) – 2020-2021 Roster". Elite Prospects. Retrieved 30 January 2021.

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