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JONI PITKÄNEN  Finland

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BIRTHYEAR 1983-09-19 BIRTHPLACEOulu, FIN
AGE 31 NATION Finland
POSITION D SHOOTS L
HEIGHT 190 cm / 6'3" WEIGHT 95 kg / 209 lbs
YOUTH TEAM Kärpät STATUS Retired
NHL DRAFT 2002 round 1 #4 overall by Philadelphia Flyers
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A big and strong defenseman who skates well. A tough player who likes to play physically. Always works hard for his team and is useful on both powerplay and penalty kill. Has suffered a lot injuries throughout his career. (Matias Strozyk)

CAREER STATISTICS Use/Embed statistics RSS feed
 SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP G A TP PIM +/-      POST GP G A TP PIM +/- 
 1997-98 Kärpät U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 22 5 61114 |            
  Finland U15 (all) International-Jr 2 0 220 |            
 1998-99 Kärpät U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 7 0 3312 |            
  Kärpät U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 32 1 5612 |            
  Finland U16 (all) International-Jr 7 2 242 |            
 1999-00 Kärpät U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 36 12 142626 | Playoffs 6 1 452  
  Kärpät U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 2 0 000 |            
  Finland U17 WHC-17 3 0 110 |            
 2000-01 Kärpät U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 24 6 111777 |            
  Kärpät Liiga 21 0 0010 2 | Playoffs 2 0 002
  Finland U18 (all) International-Jr 9 0 668 |            
 2001-02 Kärpät U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 0 0 000 | Playoffs 1 0 000  
  Kärpät Liiga 49 4 151965 2 | Playoffs 4 0 0012 -1 
  Finland U20 WJC-20 7 1 340 6 |            
  Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 19 1 6716 |            
 2002-03 Kärpät Liiga 35 5 152038 1 |            
  Finland U20 WJC-20 7 1 560 4 |            
 2003-04 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 71 8 192744 15 | Playoffs 15 0 336 -6 
  Finland WCup 0 0 000 |            
 2004-05 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 76 6 3541105 9 | Playoffs 21 3 4716 13 
 2005-06 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 58 13 334678 22 | Playoffs 6 0 222
 2006-07 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 77 4 394388 -25 |            
 2007-08 Edmonton Oilers NHL 63 8 182656 -5 |            
 2008-09 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 71 7 263358 11 | Playoffs 18 0 8816
 2009-10 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 71 6 404672 -11 |            
  Finland OG 5 1 2329 -1 |            
 2010-11 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 72 5 303560 -2 |            
 2011-12 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 30 5 121716 -15 |            
 2012-13 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 22 1 8912 2 |            



CAREER TOTALS
  GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/-    GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/- 
  Regular Season   Postseason
  AHL: 76 6 35 41 0.54 105  | 21 3 4 7 0.33 16  13 
  International-Jr: 37 3 16 19 0.51 26  |    
  Jr. A SM-liiga: 26 6 11 17 0.65 77  | 1 0 0 0 0.00  
  Jr. B SM-sarja: 68 13 19 32 0.47 38  | 6 1 4 5 0.83
  Jr. C SM-sarja: 29 5 9 14 0.48 26  |    
  Liiga: 105 9 30 39 0.37 113  | 6 0 0 0 0.00 14 
  NHL: 535 57 225 282 0.53 484  -8  | 39 0 13 13 0.33 24  -6 
  OG: 5 1 2 3 0.60 29  -1  |    
  WCup: 0 0 0 0 - |    
  WHC-17: 3 0 1 1 0.33 |    
  WJC-20: 14 2 8 10 0.71 10  |    



CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
SEASON AWARDS BY SEASON
2001-2002 U20 WJC Bronze Medal
2002-2003 SM-liiga Silver Medal
  U20 WJC All-Star Team
  U20 WJC Best Defenseman
  U20 WJC Bronze Medal
2003-2004 NHL All-Rookie Team
  World Cup Runner Up
2004-2005 AHL Calder Cup Champion
2009-2010 NHL Highest ATOI (27:22)
  Olympic Bronze Medal
  Olympic Most Penalized Player (29PIM)
 AWARDS BY LEAGUE
- AHL Calder Cup Champion 04/05
- NHL All-Rookie Team 03/04
- NHL Highest ATOI 09/10
- Olympic Bronze Medal 09/10
- Olympic Most Penalized Player 09/10
- SM-liiga Silver Medal 02/03
- U20 WJC All-Star Team 02/03
- U20 WJC Best Defenseman 02/03
- U20 WJC Bronze Medal 01/02, 02/03
- World Cup Runner Up 03/04



TRANSACTIONS
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE  
06/28/2011 Extension Carolina Hurricanes Carolina Hurricanes 3 years 


PLAYER BIOGRAPHY AND TRIVIA
 
 
 
Cult/Star player for Kärpät
Cult/Star player for Carolina Hurricanes
 
Career transactions
- 2008-07-01 • Traded to the Carolina Hurricanes for Erik Cole
- 2007-07-01 • Traded to the Edmonton Oilers with Geoff Sanderson & a 2009 3rd round pick (Cameron Abney) for Joffrey Lupul & Jason Smith
- 2003-07-15 • Signed by the Philadelphia Flyers