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The HIFK Helsinki (HIFK standing for Idrottsföreningen Kamraterna i Helsingfors) is a professional sports club based in Helsinki, in Finland, and founded in 1897. Even though it's a multi-sport club, competing in football, bandy, floorball, handball, athletism and bowling, it is mainly known for its ice hockey team, existing since 1927 and playing in the SM-liiga, Finland's top professional hockey league. It won the league's title 6 times, in 1969, 1970, 1974, 1980, 1983 and 1998.

Current squad

Goaltenders
Number Name Catches Contract Birth place
0 Aleksis Ahlqvist L 2008 Jyväskylä, Finland
31 Jan Lundell L 2008 Helsinki, Finland
Defensemen
Number Name Shoots Contract Birth place
0 Cory Murphy R 2008 Kanata, Ontario, Canada
0 Mika Niskanen L 2008 Helsinki, Finland
2 Teemu Laakso R 2007 Tuusula, Finland
3 Robert Schnabel L 2007 Praha, Czech Republic
10 Jere Karalahti R 2008 Helsinki, Finland
14 Mikko Turunen L 2008 Joensuu, Finland
46 Timo Seppänen L 2008 Helsinki, Finland
55 Lasse Korhonen L 2008 Helsinki, Finland
61 Patrik Lostedt L 2007 Helsinki, Finland
77 Pasi Saarinen R 2008 Hyvinkää, Finland
Forwards
Number Name Shoots Position Contract Birthplace
0 Steve Guolla L Centre 2007 Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
9 Kimmo Kuhta L Winger 2009 Helsinki, Finland
15 Miikka Jouhkimainen L Winger 2007 Helsinki, Finland
18 Juha Fagerstedt L Winger/Centre 2007 Helsinki, Finland
19 Turo Järvinen L Winger 2008 Espoo, Finland
24 Jermu Porthén L Centre 2007 Vantaa, Finland
26 Janne Laakkonen L Winger 2007 Kuopio, Finland
27 Janne Hauhtonen R Centre 2008 Pori, Finland
28 Tobias Salmelainen L Winger 2007 Espoo, Finland
32 Lennart Petrell L Ailier 2008 Helsinki, Finland
36 Ilkka Pikkarainen R Winger 2008 Sonkajärvi, Finland
39 Pasi Salonen L Ailier 2008 Helsinki, Finland
41 Heikki Laine L Winger 2007 Helsinki, Finland
74 Pasi Nielikäinen L Winger 2008 Oulainen, Finland

Retired numbers

  • #1 Stig Wetzell, 1972-1983
  • #5 Heikki Riihiranta, 1967-1983
  • #7 Simo Saarinen, 1980-1996
  • #17 Matti Murto, 1964-1983
  • #20 Matti Hagman, 1972-1992
  • #22 Mika Kortelainen, 1986-2002
  • #23 Pertti Lehtonen, 1976-1998
  • #35 Sakari Lindfors, 1985-2002


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