Espoo United
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City Espoo, Finland
League Mestis
Founded 2016
Operated 2018
Home arena Espoo Metro Areena (capacity: 6,982)
Owner(s) Flag of Finland Jussi Salonoja
General manager Flag of Finland Olli Aro
Head coach Flag of Finland Timo Hirvonen
Captain Flag of Finland Kim Hirschovits

Espoo United was a Finnish semi-professional ice hockey team that played in the Mestis. The team was formed by Jussi Salonoja after the Espoo Blues went bankrupt in 2016. United went bankrupt themselves after the 2017–18 season.

Honours[edit | edit source]

Mestis[edit | edit source]

Final Roster[edit | edit source]

Updated October 7, 2016[1]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
8 Flag of Finland Elgbacka, JaniJani Elgbacka

LW/C L 25 2016 Helsinki, Finland
44 Flag of Finland Hirschovits, KimKim Hirschovits


C L 38 2016 Helsinki, Finland
17 Flag of Finland Hopponen, ErnoErno Hopponen

D L 23 2016 Espoo, Finland
51 Flag of Finland Iisakka, OlliOlli Iisakka

LW L 24 2016 Espoo, Finland
7 Flag of Finland Järvinen, AleksiAleksi Järvinen

RW L 27 2016 Espoo, Finland
19 Flag of Finland Kaijomaa, JuusoJuuso Kaijomaa

C L 31 2016 Joensuu, Finland
47 Flag of Finland Kauppinen, AnttiAntti Kauppinen

F L 24 2016 Espoo, Finland
50 Flag of Finland Kettukangas, NikkeNikke Kettukangas

D L 23 2016 Kerava, Finland
24 Flag of Finland Kivilahti, JanneJanne Kivilahti

F L 28 2016 Espoo, Finland
91 Flag of Finland Laine, JereJere Laine

LW R 30 2016 Tuusula, Finland
9 Flag of Finland Lamberg, MattiMatti Lamberg

RW R 27 2016 Kiiminki, Finland
20 Flag of Finland Lipiäinen, ValtteriValtteri Lipiäinen

F R 23 2016 Lappeenranta, Finland
58 Flag of Finland Moberg, SebastianSebastian Moberg

D L 24 2016 Espoo, Finland
22 Flag of Finland Oksanen, EmilEmil Oksanen

RW R 22 2016 Kirkkonummi, Finland
18 Flag of Finland Piispanen, MarkusMarkus Piispanen


W R 31 2016 Jyväskylä, Finland
77 Flag of Finland Puhakka, JanneJanne Puhakka


F L 25 2016 Espoo, Finland
31 Flag of Finland Rasilainen, SamuliSamuli Rasilainen

G L 24 2016 Oulu, Finland
88 Flag of Finland Santala, JimiJimi Santala


D L 32 2016 Helsinki, Finland
2 Flag of Finland Sillanpää, NiklasNiklas Sillanpää

D L 25 2016 Espoo, Finland
21 Flag of Finland Tarkkanen, JuhaJuha Tarkkanen

D L 27 2016 Helsinki, Finland
55 Flag of Finland Tikkinen, NiklasNiklas Tikkinen

D L 26 2016 Espoo, Finland
32 Flag of Finland Tirronen, RasmusRasmus Tirronen

G L 29 2016 Espoo, Finland
23 Flag of Finland Uomala, OskariOskari Uomala

F L 22 2016 Espoo (?), Finland
39 Flag of Finland Veistola, JiriJiri Veistola


W R 32 2016 Vantaa, Finland
28 Flag of Finland Westermarck, VictorVictor Westermarck

D R 26 2016 Espoo, Finland
16 Flag of Finland Wuolle, NicolasNicolas Wuolle

RW L 27 2016 Helsinki, Finland
27 Flag of Finland Ylä-Mononen, JoelJoel Ylä-Mononen

D L 25 2016 Kauniainen, Finland

Team Officials[edit | edit source]

Updated October 7, 2016[1]

Title Staff Member
General Manager Olli Aro
Head Coach Timo Hirvonen
Assistant Coach Saku Martikainen
Goaltending Coach Ilari Näckel
Sports Manager Petri Pakaslahti
Team Manager Ilari Näckel

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Eliteprospects. Eliteprospects. Retrieved on July 10, 2016.

External links[edit | edit source]

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