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Finland MIKA PYÖRÄLÄ  
Last team: Kärpät - 2019

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BIRTHYEAR 1981-07-13 BIRTHPLACEOulu, FIN
AGE 39 NATION Finland
POSITION LW/C SHOOTS L
HEIGHT 182 cm / 6'0" WEIGHT 81 kg / 179 lbs
YOUTH TEAM Kärpät CONTRACT 20/21
SOCIAL Mika Pyörälä  
HIGHLIGHTS
1-time World Championship Gold Medal 1
2-time World Championship Silver Medal 2
1-time World Championship Bronze Medal 1
4-time SM-liiga Champion 4

Has great versatility, and can play both left wing and center. A two-way forward who is very good off the puck. Was a primarily a checker in the past, but then elevated his offensive game and started scoring points. Good hockey sense and a decent hitter. A team player who always works hard.

Brother-in-law: Pekka Rinne

© Photo: Timo Savela

CAREER STATISTICS Use/Embed statistics RSS feed
 SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP G A TP PIM +/-      POST GP G A TP PIM +/- 
 1996-97 Kärpät U16 U16 SM-sarja 32 7 162318 | Playoffs 3 2 020  
 1997-98 Kärpät U18 U18 SM-sarja 27 2 464 |            
  Finland U17 (all) International-Jr 3 0 000 |            
 1998-99 Kärpät U18 U18 SM-sarja 36 10 182812 |            
 1999-00 Kärpät U20 U20 SM-sarja 40 6 101618 |            
 2000-01 Kärpät U20 U20 SM-sarja 40 21 355652 | Playoffs 2 0 000  
  Kärpät Liiga 5 0 000 0 | Playoffs 9 1 012 -3 
 2001-02 Kärpät U20 U20 SM-sarja 0 0 000 | Playoffs 1 0 220  
  Kärpät Liiga 51 4 2635 -4 | Playoffs 4 0 112 -1 
 2002-03 Kärpät Liiga 56 17 112822 7 | Playoffs 15 2 356 -3 
 2003-04 Kärpät Liiga 53 12 19318 6 | Playoffs 13 0 110 -1 
 2004-05 Kärpät Liiga 56 9 132218 13 | Playoffs 11 3 144 10 
 2005-06 Kärpät Liiga 41 13 82110 14 | Playoffs 11 5 6110
 2006-07 Kärpät Liiga 56 28 174530 13 | Playoffs 10 4 262
  Finland WC 8 0 112 0 |            
 2007-08 Timrå IK SHL 46 17 163318 11 | Playoffs 11 6 4100
  Finland WC 9 0 000 -3 |            
 2008-09 Timrå IK SHL 55 21 224310 9 | Playoffs 7 2 136 -4 
  Finland WC 6 1 120 1 |            
 2009-10 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 36 2 2410 -3 |            
  Adirondack Phantoms  AHL 35 8 101810 7 |            
 2010-11 Frölunda HC SHL 48 14 9238 1 |            
  Finland WC 9 1 234 5 |            
 2011-12 Frölunda HC SHL 53 22 184012 24 | Playoffs 6 1 232 -3 
  Finland WC 9 1 122 0 |            
  Finland (all) International 20 1 344 3 |            
 2012-13 Amur Khabarovsk KHL 25 5 494 2 |            
  Luleå HF SHL 32 5 12176 2 | Playoffs 13 1 238 -3 
 2013-14 Kärpät  Liiga 60 13 233616 10 | Playoffs 16 6 10164
  Finland (all) International 3 1 010 0 |            
 2014-15 Kärpät  Liiga 57 15 183328 11 | Playoffs 19 8 6144 -1 
 2015-16 Kärpät  Liiga 49 15 173212 11 | Playoffs 14 5 71212
  Finland WC 10 1 340 3 |            
  Finland (all) International 16 1 340 4 |            
 2016-17 Kärpät  Liiga 60 26 295520 15 | Playoffs 2 0 110 -4 
  Finland WC 10 0 226 2 |            
  Finland (all) International 19 3 366 9 |            
 2017-18 SC Bern NL 32 4 5916 2 | Playoffs 3 0 110 -1 
  Finland OG 5 1 010 1 |            
  Finland (all) International 8 1 450 4 |            
 2018-19 Kärpät Liiga 45 16 163214 20 |            
 2019-20 Kärpät Liiga 51 20 254518 35 |            
 2020-21 Kärpät  Liiga 15 6 6126 5 |            
 
 TOURNAMENT STATISTICS
 2003-04 Finland EHT 6 0 004 |            
 2004-05 Kärpät ECC 3 0 222 1 |            
 2005-06 Kärpät ECC 3 2 242 -2 |            
  Finland EHT 3 0 002 |            
 2006-07 Finland EHT 8 1 340 0 |            
 2007-08 Finland EHT 6 1 012 1 |            
 2008-09 Finland EHT 9 1 236 -3 |            
 2010-11 Frölunda HC ET 8 1 120 |            
  Finland EHT 7 1 124 0 |            
 2011-12 Frölunda HC ET 8 2 460 | Playoffs 3 1 122 -1 
  Finland EHT 6 0 000 0 |            
 2012-13 Luleå HF ET 0 0 000 | Playoffs 3 1 010  
 2013-14 Kärpät ET 8 5 166 |            
  Finland EHT 3 1 010 0 |            
 2014-15 Kärpät  Champions HL 12 2 022 -1 |            
 2015-16 Kärpät Champions HL 11 5 494 6 |            
  Finland EHT 6 0 000 1 |            
 2016-17 Kärpät  Champions HL 6 1 230 1 |            
  Finland EHT 6 2 130 3 |            
 2017-18 SC Bern Champions HL 8 2 240 5 |            
  SC Bern Swiss Cup 2 1 010 |            
  Finland EHT 2 0 440 3 |            
 2018-19 Kärpät Champions HL 9 3 032 -1 |            
 2019-20 Kärpät Champions HL 4 0 224 3 |            


CAREER TOTALS
  GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/-    GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/- 
      Postseason
  AHL: 35 8 10 18 0.51 10  |    
  Champions HL: 50 13 10 23 0.46 12  13  |    
  ECC: 6 2 4 6 1.00 -1  |    
  EHT: 62 7 11 18 0.29 18  |    
  ET: 24 8 6 14 0.58 | 6 2 1 3 0.50 -1 
  International: 66 7 13 20 0.30 10  20  |    
  International-Jr: 3 0 0 0 0.00 |    
  KHL: 25 5 4 9 0.36 |    
  Liiga: 655 194 204 398 0.61 237  156  | 124 34 38 72 0.58 36  16 
  NHL: 36 2 2 4 0.11 10  -3  |    
  NL: 32 4 5 9 0.28 16  | 3 0 1 1 0.33 -1 
  OG: 5 1 0 1 0.20 |    
  SHL: 234 79 77 156 0.67 54  47  | 37 10 9 19 0.51 16  -5 
  Swiss Cup: 2 1 0 1 0.50 |    
  U16 SM-sarja: 32 7 16 23 0.72 18  | 3 2 0 2 0.67
  U18 SM-sarja: 63 12 22 34 0.54 16  |    
  U20 SM-sarja: 80 27 45 72 0.90 70  | 3 0 2 2 0.67  
  WC: 61 4 10 14 0.23 14  |    



CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
SEASON AWARDS BY SEASON
2002-2003 SM-liiga Silver Medal
2003-2004 SM-liiga Champion
2005-2006 SM-liiga Bronze Medal
  SM-liiga Most Game-Winning Goals (7)
2006-2007 SM-liiga Champion
  SM-liiga Most Power Play Goals (17)
  World Championship Silver Medal
2007-2008 World Championship Bronze Medal
2010-2011 World Championship Gold Medal
2012-2013 European Trophy Champion
  SHL SM-silver Medal
2013-2014 SM-liiga Champion
  SM-liiga Playoffs Most Assists (10)
  SM-liiga Playoffs Most Points (16)
2014-2015 SM-liiga Champion
2015-2016 SM-liiga Bronze Medal
  World Championship Silver Medal
2016-2017 SM-liiga Best Player of Regular Season (Lasse Oksanen Award)
  SM-liiga Golden Helmet
  SM-liiga Player of the Month (January)
2018-2019 SM-liiga Silver Medal
2019-2020 SM-liiga Best Plus/Minus (Matti Keinonen Trophy) (+35)
 AWARDS BY LEAGUE
- European Trophy Champion 12/13
- SHL SM-silver Medal 12/13
- SM-liiga Best Player of Regular Season (Lasse Oksanen Award) 16/17
- SM-liiga Best Plus/Minus (Matti Keinonen Trophy) 19/20
- SM-liiga Bronze Medal 15/16, 05/06
- SM-liiga Champion 14/15, 03/04, 06/07, 13/14
- SM-liiga Golden Helmet 16/17
- SM-liiga Most Game-Winning Goals 05/06
- SM-liiga Most Power Play Goals 06/07
- SM-liiga Player of the Month 16/17
- SM-liiga Playoffs Most Assists 13/14
- SM-liiga Playoffs Most Points 13/14
- SM-liiga Silver Medal 18/19, 02/03
- World Championship Bronze Medal 07/08
- World Championship Gold Medal 10/11
- World Championship Silver Medal 06/07, 15/16



TRANSACTIONS
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE  
2018-12-18 Extension Kärpät Kärpät 2 years 
2018-05-02 Confirmed Bern Kärpät
2017-04-21 Confirmed Kärpät Bern
2015-09-30 Extension Kärpät Kärpät 3 years 
2013-04-24 Confirmed Luleå HF Kärpät
2012-11-16 Confirmed Amur Khabarovsk Luleå HF
2012-06-05 Confirmed Frölunda HC Amur Khabarovsk
2010-07-29 Confirmed Adirondack Phantoms Frölunda HC
2009-07-23 Confirmed Timrå IK Philadelphia Flyers 1 year 


PLAYER BIOGRAPHY AND TRIVIA
 
 
 
Cult/Star player for Kärpät
 
Career transactions
- 2010-07-30 • Signed to a three-year contract by Frölunda
- 2009-07-14 • Signed to a one-year contract by the Philadelphia Flyers
- 2007-04-24 • Signed to a two-year contract by Timrå
- 2006-02-22 • Signed to a two-year contract extension by Kärpät