Non-fiction

Risto has authored or co-authored the following books:

In Finnish

Joukkue vailla vertaa: An oral history of Finland’s 1995 hockey world championship team. Order here. (2005)

Pelaa omalla mailallasi. Co-authored Alpo Suhonen’s book on management, leadership, and nurturing talent. Suomalainen kirjakauppa. (Auditorium, 2015)

Markku Kanerva – Näin valmennan voittajia. A biography of Finland’s national football team manager. Suomalainen kirjakauppa. (Into, 2020)

Suomen Supernanny, Osa I. Popular TV personality’s book on raising a family, and kids. (Into 2021)

Ulos kopista. Story of Janne Puhakka, the first openly gay male hockey player in Finland, and what it’s like to be different in the hockey world. (Johnny Kniga 2022)

In English: 

Off the Post: Hockey stories from across the world. A collection of Risto’s posts on nhl.com. On Amazon. (2007)

This is Russia: Life in the KHL – Doctors, bazas, and millions of airmiles. Co-authored Bernd Brückler’s memoir of his three seasons in the KHL. On Amazon. (2013)