Finnish Hockey Hall of Fame

The Finnish Hockey Hall of Fame is housed in and administered by the Suomen Jääkiekkomuseo (Finnish Ice Hockey Museum), a part of the Vapriikki Museum Centre, in Tampere, Finland. The Suomen Jääkiekkomuseo was founded in 1979 with the mission to record, document, and exhibit objects, photographs, and printed materials related to Finnish ice hockey. The original Kanada-malja and the Aurora Borealis Cup are on display along with a number of active-use Liiga awards and hockey memorabilia including sweaters and game-used gear from past seasons.

Suomen Jääkiekkomuseo
Finnish Ice Hockey Museum
Established1979
LocationVapriikki Museum Center
Alaverstaanraitti 5
Tampere, Finland
TypeSports museum and hall of fame
ChairpersonMika Sulin
Websitejaakiekkomuseo.fi

Since 1985, the Hockey Hall of Fame Finland has honored distinguished players, coaches, referees, influencers, and members of the media who have made significant impact on ice hockey in Finland, naming them each a Suomen Jääkiekkoleijona (Finnish Ice Hockey Lion). Each Jääkiekkoleijona is designated with the chronological number of their induction. Including the induction class of 2019, there are 256 inductees in the Finnish Hockey Hall of Fame.[1]

Inductees


Induction yearNumberCategoryPerson
1985 1 Influencer Kauko Karvonen
2 Influencer Aaro Kivilinna
3 Coach Erkki Saarinen
4 Player Holger Granström
5 Coach Risto Lindroos
6 Player Keijo Kuusela
7 Influencer Juhani Linkosuo
8 Player Pentti Isotalo
9 Player Matti Rintakoski
10 Player Aarne Honkavaara
11 Player Eero Salisma
12 Coach Henry Kvist
13 Player Kalle Havulinna
14 Player Matti Karumaa
15 Player Lotfi Nasib
16 Player Jukka Wuolio
17 Player Unto Wiitala
18 Media representative Jouko Autero
19 Influencer Harry Lindblad
20 Coach Jarl Ohlson
21 Player Yrjö Hakala
22 Player Ossi Kauppi
23 Referee Tuomo Lindroos
24 Player Christian Rapp
25 Coach Joe Wirkkunen
26 Player Esko Niemi
27 Player Matti Lampainen
28 Player Erkki Koiso
29 Player Teppo Rastio
30 Player Raimo Kilpiö
31 Player Esko Luostarinen
32 Player Pertti Nieminen
33 Player Heino Pulli
34 Player Juhani Lahtinen
35 Referee Sakari Sillankorva
36 Player Jarmo Wasama
1986 37 Influencer Otto Wuorio
38 Player Esko Rekomaa
39 Player Seppo Liitsola
40 Player Mauno Nurmi
41 Player Voitto Soini
42 Player Jouni Seistamo
43 Player Juhani Wahlsten
44 Player Kalevi Numminen
45 Player Seppo Nikkilä
46 Coach Teuvo Myyryläinen
47 Player Jorma Suokko
48 Player Matti Reunamäki
1987 49 Coach Lasse Heikkilä
50 Player Matti Keinonen
51 Player Seppo Lindström
52 Player Lalli Partinen
53 Player Lasse Oksanen
54 Referee Raimo Sepponen
1988 55 Coach Carl-Magnus Brander
56 Influencer Jorma Nykänen
57 Influencer Paavo Pitkänen
58 Player Antti Heikkilä
59 Player Reijo Hakanen
60 Player Jorma Peltonen
61 Player Urpo Ylönen
62 Player Ilkka Mesikämmen
1989 63 Influencer Esko Paltanen
64 Player Ilpo Koskela
65 Player Juha Rantasila
66 Player Jorma Vehmanen
67 Player Jorma Valtonen
1990 68 Player Pekka Marjamäki
69 Player Esa Peltonen
70 Player Antti Leppänen
71 Player Seppo Repo
72 Player Veli-Pekka Ketola
1991 73 Referee Karl-Gustav Kaisla
74 Influencer Matias Helenius
75 Player Lauri Mononen
76 Player Harri Linnonmaa
77 Player Matti Murto
78 Player Heikki Riihiranta
79 Player Juhani Tamminen
80 Player Timo Nummelin
81 Player Timo Sutinen
82 Influencer Göran Stubb
1992 83 Influencer Usko Teromaa
84 Player Pentti Lund
85 Player Hannu Haapalainen
86 Player Pertti Koivulahti
87 Player Reijo Leppänen
88 Player Seppo Suoraniemi
89 Player Pertti Valkeapää
1993 90 Player Seppo Ahokainen
91 Player Pekka Rautakallio
92 Player Martti Jarkko
93 Referee Lasse Vanhanen
1994 94 Player Eero Saari
95 Player Esko Tie
96 Player Lasse Litma
97 Player Jukka Porvari
1995 98 Player Matti Hagman
99 Player Kari Makkonen
100 Player Tapio Levo
101 Player Mikko Leinonen
102 Referee Pertti Juhola
103 Influencer Teuvo Honkalinna
1996 104 Player Henry Leppä
105 Player Kari Eloranta
106 Influencer Kalervo Kummola
1997 107 Player Ilkka Sinisalo
108 Player Erkki Lehtonen
109 Influencer Teemu Hiltunen
1998 110 Player Tapio Koskinen
111 Player Markus Mattsson
112 Player Risto Siltanen
113 Player Jari Kurri
114 Player Pertti Lehtonen
115 Player Hannu Kamppuri
116 Player Matti Forss
117 Influencer Kai Hietarinta
118 Media representative Aulis Virtanen
1999 119 Media representative Antero Karapalo
2000 120 Player Timo Susi
121 Player Arto Javanainen
122 Player Reijo Ruotsalainen
123 Player Kari Jalonen
124 Player Pekka Tuomisto
125 Player Frank Moberg
126 Player Arto Lehtiö
2002 127 Player Timo Blomqvist
128 Influencer Tomi Mäkipää
2003 129 Player Jorma Salmi
130 Player Jukka Tammi
131 Player Arto Ruotanen
132 Player Timo Jutila
133 Player Hannu Virta
134 Player Christian Ruuttu
135 Coach Pentti Matikainen
136 Referee Seppo Mäkelä
137 Media representative Pentti Lindegren
2004 138 Player Risto Jalo
139 Player Mikko Mäkelä
140 Player Esa Keskinen
141 Player Petri Skriko
142 Player Raimo Summanen
143 Player Esa Tikkanen
144 Player Timo Turunen
145 Player Stig Wetzell
146 Coach Gustav Bubník
147 Coach Carl Brewer
148 Coach Curt Lindström
149 Coach Alpo Suhonen
150 Coach Hilpas Sulin
151 Referee Jarmo Jalarvo
152 Influencer Seppo Helle
153 Influencer Aimo Mäkinen
154 Influencer Martin Saarikangas
155 Influencer Juhani Ikonen
156 Media representative Anssi Kukkonen
157 Media representative Juhani Syvänen
158 Media representative Hannu Lindroos
2005 159 Player Hannu Kapanen
160 Player Markus Ketterer
161 Player Sakari Lindfors
162 Player Jari Lindroos
163 Player Reijo Mikkolainen
164 Player Mika Nieminen
165 Player Marko Palo
166 Player Jouni Rinne
167 Coach Rauno Korpi
168 Referee Janne Rautavuori
169 Influencer Lasse Laukkanen
170 Influencer Hannu Ansas
171 Influencer Harri Lintumäki
172 Influencer Tapani Mattila
2006 173 Player Ville Sirén
174 Player Simo Saarinen
175 Player Pekka Järvelä
176 Player Hannu Järvenpää
177 Player Pekka Arbelius
178 Player Timo Saarikoski
179 Player Kari Takko
180 Player Darren Boyko
181 Player Otakar Janecký
182 Coach Hannu Aravirta
183 Coach Hannu Jortikka
184 Influencer Jarmo Männistö
185 Influencer Harry Bogomoloff
186 Influencer Urpo Helkovaara
2007 187 Player Marianne Ihalainen
188 Player Janne Laukkanen
189 Player Antti Törmänen
190 Player Riikka Sallinen
191 Influencer Anssi Koskinen
2009 192 Player Raimo Helminen
193 Player Erik Hämäläinen
194 Player Sari Krooks
195 Player Tero Lehterä
196 Player Jyrki Lumme
197 Player Jarmo Myllys
198 Player Juha Ylönen
199 Coach Vladimir Jurzinov
200 Coach Erkka Westerlund
201 Referee Rainer Grannas
2010 202 Player Teppo Numminen
203 Player Matti Rautiainen
204 Influencer Rauno Mokka
205 Influencer Matti Väisänen
2011 206 Player Janne Ojanen
207 Player Jere Lehtinen
208 Player Marko Kiprusoff
209 Player Mika Strömberg
210 Coach Jukka Jalonen
211 Influencer Kimmo Leinonen
2012 212 Player Aki Berg
213 Player Juha Lind
214 Player Pasi Nurminen
215 Player Timo Peltomaa
216 Influencer Hannu Soro
217 Influencer Pertti Kontto
218 Influencer Esa Sulkava
2013 219 Player Iiro Järvi
220 Player Ari Sulander
221 Player Petri Varis
222 Influencer Pekka Paavola
2014 223 Player Sari Marjamäki
224 Player Sami Kapanen
225 Player Janne Niinimaa
226 Player Ville Peltonen
227 Referee Anne Haanpää
2015 228 Player Saku Koivu
229 Player Pekka Leimu
230 Player Tiia Reima
231 Player Kimmo Rintanen
232 Player Teemu Selänne
233 Player Erkki Haapanen
234 Coach Rauli Virtanen
2016 235 Player Päivi Virta
236 Player Jukka Hentunen
237 Player Miikka Kiprusoff
238 Player Toni Lydman
239 Influencer Don Baizley
240 Influencer Harry Harkimo
2017[2] 241 Player Erkki Laine
242 Player Antti-Jussi Niemi
243 Player Fredrik Norrena
244 Player Katja Riipi
245 Player Sami Salo
246 Influencer Juha Junno
2018[3] 247[4] Player Kirsi Hänninen
248[5] Player Olli Jokinen
249[6] Player Antero Niittymäki
250[7] Player Jarkko Ruutu
251[8] Player Kimmo Timonen
252[9] Referee Jyri Rönn
2019[10] 253 Player Petteri Nummelin
254 Player Antti Miettinen
255 Player Emma Terho
256 Coach Hannu Saintula

    See also

    References

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    2. Mennander, Pasi (2017-10-15). "Kuusi uutta Jääkiekkoleijonaa aateloitiin Suomen Hockey Hall Of Fameen" [Six new Ice Hockey Lions were honored by the Finnish Hockey Hall of Fame]. leijonat.fi (in Finnish). Finnish Ice Hockey Association. Retrieved 2019-07-05.
    3. Salomaa, Tomi (2018-10-24). "Tässä ovat uudet Jääkiekkoleijonat" [Here are the new Ice Hockey Lions] (in Finnish). Iltalehti. Retrieved 2019-07-05.
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    9. "Jääkiekkoleijona numero 252: Jyri Rönn". leijonat.fi (in Finnish). Finnish Ice Hockey Association. 2018-11-09. Retrieved 2019-07-05.
    10. Finnish Ice Hockey Association, ed. (2019-06-13). "Vuoden 2019 Jääkiekkoleijonat ja elämäntyöpalkinnon saajat julkistettu" [The 2019 Ice Hockey Lions and Lifetime Achievement Awards have been announced]. leijonat.fi (in Finnish). Retrieved 2019-07-05.

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