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|Founded||1923 Jyväskylän Palloilijat, 1977 JYP Jyväskylä|
|Home arena||LähiTapiola Areena (capacity 4,437)|
Red, black, white|
|Owner(s)||JYP Jyväskylä Oy|
|General manager||Jukka Seppänen|
|Head coach||Marko Virtanen|
|Farm club(s)||KeuPa HT (Mestis)|
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.
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
As of 8 September 2010, JYP entered into a partnership agreement with the National Hockey League's oldest United States-based team, the Boston Bruins, to enable player transfer and training between the two teams and their developmental systems.
Updated September 21, 2014.
- SM-liiga Kanada-malja (2): 1988–89, 1991–92
- SM-liiga Kanada-malja (5): 1992–93, 2009–10, 2012–13, 2014–15, 2016–17
- Winners (1): 2013
- Winners (1): 2018
- (in Finnish) JYP official web site