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

JYP Jyväskylä logo.svg
CityJyväskylä, Finland
Founded1923 (1923)
Home arenaLähiTapiola Areena
ColoursRed, black, white
Owner(s)JYP Jyväskylä Oy
General managerJukka Seppänen
Head coachLauri Merikivi
CaptainJuha-Pekka Hytönen
Farm club(s)KeuPa HT
Championships2009, 2012
Franchise history
1923–1977Jyväskylän Palloilijat
1977–presentJYP Jyväskylä



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 yearsEdit

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 BruinsEdit

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.[1]


Current rosterEdit

Updated February 1, 2019.[2]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
36   Roni Allén D L 20 2017 Rovaniemi, Finland
3   Anttoni Honka D R 18 2017 Jyväskylä, Finland
15   Juha-Pekka Hytönen (C) C L 38 2016 Jyväskylä, Finland
37   Ossi Ikonen D L 29 2017 Toivakka, Finland
26   Jarkko Immonen (A) C R 37 2017 Rantasalmi, Finland
16   Jaakko Jokinen D L 26 2015 Jämsä, Finland
57   Markus Jokinen LW L 30 2018 Kuorevesi, Finland
39   Oskari Kalajanniska F L 19 2018 Haapajärvi, Finland
7   Mikko Kalteva D L 35 2012 Hyvinkää, Finland
55   Janne Kolehmainen LW L 33 2015 Lappeenranta, Finland
91   Mikko Kuukka D L 33 2016 Hämeenkyrö, Finland
28   Miika Lahti C L 32 2017 Konnevesi, Finland
41   Eetu Laurikainen G L 26 2017 Jyväskylä, Finland
34   Alex Lindroos D L 23 2017 Helsinki, Finland
23   Ossi Louhivaara (A) RW R 35 2016 Kotka, Finland
47   Mikko Mäenpää D L 36 2017 Tampere, Finland
33   Julius Nättinen C L 22 2018 Jyväskylä, Finland
11   Éric Perrin C L 43 2018 Laval, Quebec, Canada
17   Samuli Ratinen LW L 21 2017 Saarijärvi, Finland
88   Robert Rooba LW L 25 2016 Tallinn, Estonia
8   David Tomášek C R 23 2018 Prague, Czech Republic
12   Jani Tuppurainen (A) LW L 39 2013 Oulu, Finland
32   Jerry Turkulainen RW R 20 2016 Mikkeli, Finland
5   Juuso Vainio D R 24 2016 Hämeenlinna, Finland
4   Joonas Viinikainen D L 20 2018 Jyväskylä, Finland
38   Olli-Petteri Viinikainen D L 21 2017 Uurainen, Finland
83   Joona Voutilainen G L 22 2018 Espoo, Finland
43   Nolan Yonkman D R 38 2015 Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada


Notable playersEdit


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

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