Where are these players?

Owen
08-04-2004, 06:06 PM
Does anyone have any information about where any of these players may be laying in 2004-05?

Played in SM-Liiga 03-04...
Mikko Sairanen (Espoo)
Mikko Ramö (HPK/Lahti)
Olli Sillanpää (HPK)
Robbie Tallas (HPK - still having heart problems?)
Toni Vähämäki (HPK)
Erkka Rajamäki (Ilves)
Ismo Sirén (Ilves)
Mikko Ruutu (Jokerit - to Ottawa?)
Jaakko Hagelberg (Rauma)
Juhamatti Yli-Junnila (Rauma)
Ilkka Saarela (Rauma)
Iiro Tarkki (Rauma)
Sami Kaartinen (SaiPa)
Pasi Petrilainen (Tappara)
Markus Laine (TPS)

and Miikka Jäske was going to Ilves, but not anymore?


EDIT: Splitting the thread and the posts /Pred

mattihp
08-04-2004, 11:26 PM
Mikko Ruutu was with a tryout with some finnish team not long ago. Considering how ehm... not so good he is, I doubt he heads for Ottawa.

Padawan
08-05-2004, 03:04 AM
Played in SM-Liiga 03-04...
Mikko Sairanen (Espoo) -> Unknown.
Mikko Ramö (HPK/Lahti) -> Uknown.
Olli Sillanpää (HPK) -> Still a rumor that he might retire or go to Pelicans. HPK won't sign him for the next season.
Robbie Tallas (HPK - still having heart problems?) -> Left to states. Was bitter to HPK because of health insurance was taken from him.
Toni Vähämäki (HPK) -> HPK won't sign him for next season. Future open.
Kaspars Astashenko (Ilves) -> Still a rumor that leaves for tier 2 team.
Erkka Leppanen (Ilves) -> The only Erkka Leppänen I know plays for JYP and has played for JYP his whole career.
Ismo Sirén (Ilves) -> Without a contract at this point. Future open.
Glen Metropolit (Jokerit) -> Continues with Jokerit.
Mikko Ruutu (Jokerit - to Ottawa?) -> Has serious problems with injuries. A strong possibility is retirement.
Jaakko Hagelberg (Rauma) -> Without a contract. Future open.
Juhamatti Yli-Junnila (Rauma) -> Played with HPK, Hämeenlinna last season. Has a try out with Rauma.
Joe Murphy (Rauma) -> The rumor say he will move to Germany.
Ilkka Saarela (Rauma) -> Unknown. Rumored to Kookoo, Kouvola (tier 2)
Iiro Tarkki (Rauma) -> Unknown. Rumored to Kookoo, Kouvola (tier 2)
Sami Kaartinen (SaiPa) -> Kalpa, Kuopio (Tier 2).
Matti Hietakangas (Tappara) -> Continues with Tappara.
Pasi Petrilainen (Tappara) -> Rumor say he is going to Kärpät, Oulu. Still not certain.
Markus Laine (TPS) Uknown.

and Miikka Jäske was going to Ilves, but not anymore? -> Unknown.

(Note: if you now better than me, let us now.)

Owen
08-05-2004, 04:52 AM
Thanks for the info so far guys. =)

Yeah Leppanen was on JYP, you're right. I got him mixed up with Erkki Rajamäki. He's the Ilves player I meant to ask about.

If anyone else has info about the remaining players, or can add more about what's already there, please post!

MaV
08-05-2004, 05:25 AM
Ok, the rest:

Mikko Sairanen (Espoo) -- Continues with Salamat in 2nd league
Mikko Ramö (HPK/Lahti) -- Amur Habarovsk, Russian 2nd league
Erkka Rajamäki (Ilves) -- Signed with St. Louis
Ilkka Saarela (Rauma) -- Signed with KooKoo, Fin 2nd
Markus Laine (TPS) -- Sport, Fin 2nd

And Jäske -- Sport, Fin 2nd too.

Owen
08-18-2004, 03:22 AM
How about these players, all from Porin Ässät last season...

Matti Järvinen
Pekka Kangasalusta
Joose Lipponen
Janne Mäkelä
Mikko Peltonen
Timo Salonen
Steve Shirreffs

Ste'
08-23-2004, 08:20 AM
Played in SM-Liiga 03-04...
Joe Murphy (Rauma) -> The rumor say he will move to Germany.



The Frankfurt Lions acquired Murphy for next season. ;)

Korkki
08-23-2004, 12:34 PM
How about these players, all from Porin Ässät last season...

Quickly (I will edit this later when I get more information)

Matti Järvinen - In Sweden (tier 2 level team)
Pekka Kangasalusta - Training with HC Montreal (tier 3 team in Tampere)
Joose Lipponen - Was in tryout in Sport, probably will play in Seinäjoki (tier 3)
Janne Mäkelä - Still recovering from injury
Mikko Peltonen - Retired
Timo Salonen - Still looking for a team or retiring for studies
Steve Shirreffs - Probably going to Germany

And correcting these:
Ilkka Saarela - plays with KooKoo (tier 2) next season (not rumoured as Padawan said - a fact)
Iiro Tarkki - plays with Hermes (tier 2) next season (not rumoured but a fact)

Owen
08-26-2004, 04:13 PM
How come Mikko Peltonen retired? Isn't he only like 22?

Okay, last ones for SM-Liiga (I think)... Where are:
Timo Laaksoharju (IFK)
Janne Lehtinen (IFK)
Carl Grahn (Pelicans)
Jonne Hattunen (Pelicans)
Tomi Pakarinen (Pelicans)
Toni Rask (Pelicans)
Jussi-Antti Reimari (Pelicans)
Jarno Tolvanen (Pelicans)
Ville Hostikka (SaiPa)
Pietari Kolhonen (SaiPa)
Lauri Lipsanen (SaiPa)
Antti Martikainen (SaiPa)
Pekka Rautio (SaiPa)
Ville Turunen (SaiPa)

Thanks to all that have helped me out with this!!