Roope Ranta

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Roope Ranta
Roope Ranta of the Espoo Blues - 20090820.jpg
Born (1988-05-23) May 23, 1988 (age 29)
Helsinki, Finland
Height 5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Weight 156 lb (71 kg; 11 st 2 lb)
Position Forward
Shoots Right
DEL2 team
Former teams
SC Riessersee
Espoo Blues
SV Kaltern
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2007–present

Roope Ranta (born May 23, 1988) is a Finnish professional ice hockey forward who currently plays for SC Riessersee of the German second level league DEL2. Before he played mostly in Finland second level league Mestis.

Playing career[edit]

Roope Ranta started playing hockey in his hometown Helsinki. As a junior, he changed to Espoo Blues a team from Finland highest level league Liiga. He played for this team until 2012 in 75 games (25 points). At this time he was loaned to Finlands second level league Mestis. He played also for Kiekko-Vantaa and Jokipojat. From season 2012-13, he played in the Mestis for Jokipojat, HC Keski-Uusimaa, Lempäälän Kisa and Mikkelin Jukurit. He was always one of the Top Scorers in his teams. In 2012-13 Mestis season he was the best assist (34 assists) in the Mestis. In 2015-16 Mestis season he has made the most points in playoffs, was voted for the All-Star game and won the championship with Jukurit.

In the 2014-15 season, he played some games for Sputnik Nizhny Tagil in Russian second level hockey league VHL and later for SV Kaltern in the highest level Italy hockey league Serie A before he changed back to Finland in January 2015.[1] [2]

For season 2016-17, Ranta changed to Germanys second level league DEL2 and has played for Lausitzer Füchse. [3] Since November 2016 he plays for SC Riessersee in the same league. [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Colpo Caldaro, Doug Janik è un luccio" (in Italian). Hockeytime. 2014-10-21. Retrieved 2014-10-23. 
  2. ^ "Kaltern and Tommi Roope Ranta go different ways" (in German). Sportnews Suedtirol. 2015-01-07. Retrieved 2016-12-23. 
  3. ^ "All want Roope Ranta" (in German). Lausitzer Rundschau. 2016-10-07. Retrieved 2016-12-23. 
  4. ^ "Roope Ranta change from Weisswasser to Riessersee" (in German). Münchner Merkur. 2016-11-04. Retrieved 2016-12-23. 

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