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Finland ARTO LAATIKAINEN  
Last team: Ilves - 2018

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BIRTHYEAR 1980-05-24 BIRTHPLACEEspoo, FIN
AGE 37 NATION Finland
POSITION D SHOOTS L
HEIGHT 181 cm / 5'11" WEIGHT 83 kg / 183 lbs
YOUTH TEAM EJK CONTRACT 17/18
NHL DRAFT 1999 round 7 #197 overall by New York Rangers
SOCIAL Arto Laatikainen Arto Laatikainen tribute video 
HIGHLIGHTS
1-time SHL Champion 1
2-time SM-liiga Champion 2

Laatikainen is a smart defenseman with a well-rounded game. Has nice hands and powerplay skills. Not overly effective in physical battles.
- Ulf Andersson, EP

© Photo: Timo Savela

CAREER STATISTICS Use/Embed statistics RSS feed
 SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP G A TP PIM +/-      POST GP G A TP PIM +/- 
 1995-96 Kiekko-Espoo U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 32 11 71850 |            
  Finland U16 (all)  International-Jr 6 1 012 |            
 1996-97 Kiekko-Espoo U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 11 2 572 |            
  Kiekko-Espoo U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 34 2 91134 |            
  Finland U17 (all) International-Jr 10 2 246 |            
 1997-98 Kiekko-Espoo U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 7 2 136 |            
  Kiekko-Espoo U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 35 7 91624 | Playoffs 5 2 022  
  Finland U18 EJC-18 6 3 256 |            
  Finland U18 (all) International-Jr 24 4 5920 |            
 1998-99 Blues U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 3 0 114 | Playoffs 1 1 120  
  Blues Liiga 48 0 6614 3 | Playoffs 4 0 222
  Finland U20 WJC-20 6 0 226 |            
  Finland U20 (all)  International-Jr 16 1 7824 |            
 1999-00 Blues U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 1 0 002 |            
  Blues Liiga 51 6 51112 2 | Playoffs 4 1 014
  Finland U20 WJC-20 7 0 222 -2 |            
  Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 16 1 238 |            
 2000-01 Blues Liiga 54 5 91438 4 |            
  KJT  Mestis 1 1 120 3 |            
 2001-02 Blues Liiga 56 5 61132 4 | Playoffs 3 0 000 -1 
 2002-03 Blues Liiga 51 1 8924 3 | Playoffs 7 0 334
 2003-04 Blues Liiga 55 4 202430 1 |            
 2004-05 Blues Liiga 56 7 81532 1 |            
 2005-06 Blues Liiga 54 6 192569 8 | Playoffs 9 3 588 -8 
 2006-07 Blues Liiga 52 6 212750 10 | Playoffs 9 2 2410
  Finland EHT 7 0 116 1 |            
 2007-08 Blues  Liiga 52 13 253853 14 | Playoffs 17 2 91118
  Finland EHT 3 0 000 0 |            
 2008-09 Färjestad BK SHL 39 2 141618 10 | Playoffs 9 0 226
 2009-10 Färjestad BK SHL 38 1 111218 0 | Playoffs 6 1 124
 2010-11 Södertälje SK SHL 54 6 162228 0 | Kvalserien SHL 2 0 000
 2011-12 JYP Liiga 47 5 172246 -1 | Playoffs 14 0 444 -4 
 2012-13 Blues  Liiga 36 2 81018 -21 |            
  HCK  Mestis 2 0 000 1 |            
 2013-14 Blues Liiga 49 4 101451 -12 | Playoffs 7 0 334 -3 
 2014-15 TPS Liiga 5 0 004 -2 |            
  Kärpät Liiga 42 6 172318 20 | Playoffs 19 0 171720 10 
 2015-16 Kärpät Liiga 50 3 131610 7 | Playoffs 13 1 456
 2016-17 Ilves  Liiga 47 1 111236 -8 | Playoffs 10 0 222
 2017-18 Ilves  Liiga 35 0 5528 -6 |            
 
 TOURNAMENT STATISTICS
 2014-15 Kärpät Champions HL 6 0 224 4 |            
 2015-16 Kärpät Champions HL 13 1 456 4 |            


CAREER TOTALS
  GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/-    GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/- 
      Postseason
  Champions HL: 19 1 6 7 0.37 10  |    
  EHT: 10 0 1 1 0.10 |    
  EJC-18: 6 3 2 5 0.83 |    
  International-Jr: 72 9 16 25 0.35 60  |    
  Jr. A SM-liiga: 73 9 19 28 0.38 64  | 6 3 1 4 0.67
  Jr. B SM-sarja: 18 4 6 10 0.56 |    
  Jr. C SM-sarja: 32 11 7 18 0.56 50  |    
  Liiga: 840 74 208 282 0.34 565  27  | 116 9 51 60 0.52 82  11 
  Mestis: 3 1 1 2 0.67 |    
  SHL: 131 9 41 50 0.38 64  10  | 17 1 3 4 0.24 10 
  WJC-20: 13 0 4 4 0.31 -2  |    



CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
SEASON AWARDS BY SEASON
1997-1998 U18 EJC Silver Medal
2007-2008 SM-liiga All-Star Team
  SM-liiga Best Defenseman (Pekka Rautakallio Award)
  SM-liiga Silver Medal
2008-2009 SHL Champion
2011-2012 SM-liiga Champion
2014-2015 SM-liiga Champion
  SM-liiga Gentleman of the Year
  SM-liiga Playoffs Most Assists (17)
  SM-liiga Playoffs Most Assists by Defenseman (17)
  SM-liiga Playoffs Most Points by Defenseman (17)
2015-2016 SM-liiga Bronze Medal
 AWARDS BY LEAGUE
- SHL Champion 08/09
- SM-liiga All-Star Team 07/08
- SM-liiga Best Defenseman (Pekka Rautakallio Award) 07/08
- SM-liiga Bronze Medal 15/16
- SM-liiga Champion 11/12, 14/15
- SM-liiga Gentleman of the Year 14/15
- SM-liiga Playoffs Most Assists 14/15
- SM-liiga Playoffs Most Assists by Defenseman 14/15
- SM-liiga Playoffs Most Points by Defenseman 14/15
- SM-liiga Silver Medal 07/08
- U18 EJC Silver Medal 97/98



TRANSACTIONS
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE  
2016-04-19 Confirmed Kärpät Ilves
2015-03-17 Extension Kärpät Kärpät 1 year 
2014-11-14 Extension Kärpät Kärpät Try-out successful 
2014-10-19 Confirmed TPS Kärpät Nov 23 
2014-09-18 Confirmed Blues TPS Oct 4 
2012-10-17 Loan Blues HCK
2012-05-02 Confirmed JYP Blues
2011-05-18 Confirmed Södertälje SK JYP
2011-02-23 Extension Södertälje SK Södertälje SK 1 year 
2010-08-10 Confirmed Färjestad BK Södertälje SK


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Cult/Star player for Blues