Ice Hockey Lions

Since 1985 the Finnish Hockey Hall of Fame has honored remarkable individuals in Finnish ice hockey by naming them Hockey Lions of Finland. Hockey Lions are grouped into players, referees, coaches and managers with chronological inductee numbering.

Ice Hockey Lions

Hockey Lions who played in Jokerit during their careers

Player Inductee number Induction year Played for Jokerit
Matti Keinonen 50 1987 1973-75
Ilpo Koskela 64 1989 1969-75
Jorma Valtonen 67 1989 1972-74
Veli-Pekka Ketola 72 1990 1969-70
Lauri Mononen 75 1991 1969-71, 1972-73
Timo Sutinen 81 1991 1969-75
Seppo Suoraniemi 88 1992 1972-74
Henry Leppä 104 1996 1969-76, 1977-81
Jari Kurri 113 1998 1977-80, 1994-95
Hannu Kamppuri 115 1998 1975-79
Timo Blomqvist 127 2002 1977-80
Raimo Summanen 142 2004 1993-94
Esa Tikkanen 143 2004 1999-00
Timo Turunen 144 2004 1967-76, 1977-78
Hannu Kapanen 159 2005 1974-77
Markus Ketterer 160 2005 1985-88, 1991-93, 1997-99
Jari Lindroos 162 2005 1981-87, 1995-97
Mika Nieminen 164 2005 1997-98
Pekka Järvelä 175 2006 1982-83, 1990-93
Hannu Järvenpää 176 2006 1992-93
Timo Saarikoski 178 2006 1993-99, 2000-01
Otakar Janecky 181 2006 1991-99
Antti Törmänen 189 2007 1990-95, 1996-98, 2000-02
Erik Hämäläinen 193 2009 1992-95
Tero Lehterä 195 2009 1995-97, 1999-00
Juha Ylönen 198 2009 1993-96
Mika Strömberg 209 2011 1987-99, 2002-03, 2007-08
Juha Lind 213 2012 1992-97, 1998-99, 2004-05, 2008-10
Pasi Nurminen 212 2012 1999-01
Ari Sulander 220 2013 1987-98
Petri Varis 221 2013 1993-97, 1999-01, 2004-09

Hockey Lions that have been part of Jokerit during their careers

Individual Inductee number Induction year For Jokerit
Matti Lampainen 27 1985 Head Coach 1970-73 and partially 1973-74
Tomi Mäkipää 128 2002 Equipment Manager 1967-75
Alpo Suhonen 149 2004 Head Coach, autumn 1993
Aimo Mäkinen 153 2004 Founder of Jokerit
Hannu Aravirta 182 2006 Head Coach 1993-96 and autumn 2010
Hannu Jortikka 183 2006 Head Coach 2003-05 and autumn 2010 to autumn 2011
Erkka Westerlund 200 2009 Head Coach 1999-01, 2010-12 ja 2014-

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