City Hämeenlinna, Finland
League Liiga
Founded 1929 (1929)
Home arena Ritari-areena (capacity 5,360)
Colours Orange, black, white
Owner(s) Finland HPK Liiga Oy
General manager Finland Antti Toivanen
Head coach Finland Antti Pennanen
Captain Finland Niko Kapanen
Website www.hpk.fi

HPK (shortage for Hämeenlinnan Pallokerho) is an ice hockey team in the Liiga. They play in Hämeenlinna, Finland at the Hämeenlinnan jäähalli. HPK was established in 1929. The full name of the club is HPK-Edustusjääkiekko Ry and the team is sometimes promoted as the "Hockey Playing Knights", with the logo representing a knight masked in a helmet. HPK won their first SM-liiga championship in 2006. The roster below is out of date. The current starting goalie is Nashville Predators draft pick Juuse Saros, who recently led Finland to the World Junior Championship Gold Medal. Although undersized he is extremely athletic and is the starter for HPK at age 18.


Current roster

Updated September 17, 2014.[1]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
27 Finland Arkiomaa, Eetu-VilleEetu-Ville Arkiomaa F R 23 2013 Rauma, Finland
23 Finland Bruun, AnttiAntti Bruun D L 37 2013 Savonlinna, Finland
47 Finland Eerola, Ville-VeikkoVille-Veikko Eerola D L 24 2013 Hämeenlinna, Finland
15 Finland Grönholm, Ossi-PetteriOssi-Petteri Grönholm D L 35 2011 Kotka, Finland
29 Canada Hamill, ZachZach Hamill C R 28 2014 Port Coquitlam, British Columbia
10 Finland Jalo, ToniToni Jalo F L 27 2014 Turku, Finland
16 Finland Jasu, JuhaniJuhani Jasu C R 28 2014 Eurajoki, Finland
79 Finland Järveläinen, VilleVille Järveläinen RW R 23 2012 Hämeenlinna, Finland
12 Finland Koivisto, JuhaJuha Koivisto RW R 32 2013 Vantaa, Finland
34 Finland Laakso, AleksiAleksi Laakso D L 26 2012 Seinäjoki, Finland
91 Finland Laine, JereJere Laine LW R 26 2014 Tuusula, Finland
32 Finland Myllykoski, JoniJoni Myllykoski G L 32 2014 Tornio, Finland
8 Finland Niemi, JyriJyri Niemi D L 26 2013 Hämeenkyrö, Finland
74 Finland Nikkilä, PetteriPetteri Nikkilä D L 24 2013 Hämeenlinna, Finland
7 Finland Paajanen, OttoOtto Paajanen (A) C L 24 2011 Loppi, Finland
22 France Ritz, NicolasNicolas Ritz C L 24 2014 Dijon, France
26 Finland Salminen, SakuSaku Salminen LW L 22 2014 Helsinki, Finland
1 Finland Saros, JuuseJuuse Saros G L 21 2013 Hämeenlinna, Finland
6 Canada Schira, CraigCraig Schira (A) D R 28 2013 Spiritwood, Saskatchewan
3 Finland Somervuori, EeroEero Somervuori RW R 37 2014 Järvenpää, Finland
36 Finland Tuulola, JoniJoni Tuulola D L 20 2014 Hämeenlinna, Finland
5 Finland Vainio, JuusoJuuso Vainio D R 22 2012 Hämeenlinna, Finland
40 Finland Vihko, JoonasJoonas Vihko (C) RW R 35 2013 Helsinki, Finland
19 Finland Vänttinen, TuomasTuomas Vänttinen C R 33 2012 Savonlinna, Finland

Honored members

Karri Rämö shared the netminding duties with Miika Wiikman during the 2005-06 season. Image from the match vs. HIFK, January 2006.

NHL alumni


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