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Niko Kapanen

Player Facts
  • Position
    C
  • Height
    5'10" / 177 cm
  • Weight
    176 lbs / 80 kg
  • Shoots
    L
  • Status
    Retired

Kapanen is a skilled center with two-way ability. Is a fine playmaker and passer with good vision. Always works hard and is responsible defensively.
- Erik K. Piri, EP (2010)

Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1992-93 HPK U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 14 14 6 20 2 |
1993-94 HPK U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 2 0 1 1 0 |
HPK U18 Jr. B I-divisioona - - - - - | Qualification - - - - -
Finland U16 (all) International-Jr 9 4 6 10 12 |
1994-95 HPK U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 31 16 39 55 40 |
HPK U20 Jr. A I-divisioona 6 3 5 8 0 |
Finland U17 (all) International-Jr 8 2 1 3 20 |
1995-96 HPK U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 10 6 6 12 8 |
HPK U20 Jr. A I-divisioona 13 8 15 23 18 | Qualification 13 7 7 14 16 4
HPK Liiga 7 1 0 1 0 0 |
Finland U18 EJC-18 5 0 0 0 6 4 |
Finland U18 (all) International-Jr 18 4 8 12 32 |
1996-97 HPK U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 5 1 7 8 2 | Playoffs 2 0 1 1 2
HPK Liiga 41 6 9 15 12 8 | Playoffs 12 4 5 9 2 4
Finland U20 WJC-20 6 4 4 8 0 |
Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 15 6 6 12 2 |
1997-98 HPK U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 2 1 1 2 0 |
HPK Liiga 48 8 18 26 44 9 |
Finland U20 “A” WJC-20 7 2 5 7 2 3 |
Finland U20 (all) “C” International-Jr 18 5 7 12 14 |
Finland (all) International 4 1 1 2 2 |
1998-99 HPK U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 0 0 0 0 0 | Relegation 5 3 1 4 0
HPK Liiga 53 14 29 43 49 13 | Playoffs 8 3 4 7 4 0
1999-00 HPK “A” Liiga 53 20 28 48 40 18 | Playoffs 8 1 9 10 4 -1
Finland WC 9 4 3 7 4 9 |
2000-01 TPS Liiga 56 11 21 32 20 6 | Playoffs 10 2 1 3 4 5
Finland WC 9 3 1 4 8 3 |
2001-02 Dallas Stars NHL 9 0 1 1 2 -1 |
Utah Grizzlies AHL 59 13 28 41 40 -3 | Playoffs 5 2 1 3 0 -2
Finland WC 9 0 4 4 10 2 |
Finland (all) International 9 0 4 4 10 2 |
2002-03 Dallas Stars NHL 82 5 29 34 44 25 | Playoffs 12 4 3 7 12 4
2003-04 Dallas Stars NHL 67 1 5 6 16 -15 | Playoffs 1 1 0 1 0 0
Finland WCup 6 1 2 3 0 |
Finland WC 7 3 2 5 14 -1 |
2004-05 EV Zug NLA 44 9 33 42 24 | Playoffs 9 2 5 7 35
Finland EHT 4 0 1 1 4 |
Finland WC 7 1 4 5 8 1 |
2005-06 Dallas Stars NHL 81 14 21 35 36 -10 | Playoffs 5 0 1 1 10 -2
Finland OG 8 2 1 3 2 1 |
2006-07 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 60 4 9 13 20 -12 |
Phoenix Coyotes NHL 19 2 7 9 8 -11 |
Finland EHT 1 0 0 0 0 0 |
Finland WC 9 0 7 7 6 2 |
2007-08 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 79 10 18 28 34 -1 |
Finland WC 9 2 5 7 0 3 |
2008-09 Ak Bars Kazan KHL 53 12 19 31 22 9 | Playoffs 21 1 9 10 16 6
Finland EHT 3 3 1 4 2 -2 |
Finland WC 7 7 3 10 2 1 |
2009-10 Ak Bars Kazan KHL 54 12 15 27 44 -7 | Playoffs 22 8 9 17 6 3
Finland EHT 3 0 1 1 0 2 |
Finland OG 6 0 2 2 0 0 |
2010-11 Ak Bars Kazan KHL 53 7 31 38 24 25 | Playoffs 9 2 3 5 12 5
Finland EHT 6 0 2 2 2 0 |
Finland WC 9 2 1 3 2 3 |
2011-12 Ak Bars Kazan KHL 54 12 27 39 24 21 | Playoffs 12 2 4 6 2 -5
Finland EHT 3 0 0 0 4 1 |
Finland WC 10 1 1 2 2 1 |
Finland (all) International 15 1 2 3 8 3 |
2012-13 Ak Bars Kazan KHL 50 10 18 28 26 14 | Playoffs 18 4 6 10 2 1
2013-14 HC Lev Praha “A” KHL 22 8 4 12 14 6 | Playoffs 21 2 9 11 29 2
HC Stadion Litomerice Czech2 2 0 0 0 2 0 |
2014-15 Jokerit “C” KHL 60 9 24 33 55 10 | Playoffs 4 0 2 2 0 2
2015-16 Jokerit “C” KHL 53 11 15 26 38 -11 | Playoffs 4 1 2 3 8 1
2016-17 HPK “C” Liiga 49 7 21 28 20 17 | Playoffs 7 0 5 5 4 3
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1993-94 Finland U16 Nordic Cup 3 1 1 2 4 -2 |
1997-98 HPK Euro HL 6 3 0 3 4 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0 0
2014-15 Jokerit Spengler Cup 2 0 1 1 12 1 |
2015-16 Jokerit Spengler Cup 2 0 0 0 2 -2 |
Player Career Totals
League GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 59 13 28 41 0.69 40 -3 | 5 2 1 3 0.60 0 -2
Czech2 2 0 0 0 0.00 2 0 |
EHT 20 3 5 8 0.40 12 1 |
EJC-18 5 0 0 0 0.00 6 4 |
Euro HL 6 3 0 3 0.50 4 0 | 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 0
International 28 2 7 9 0.32 20 5 |
International-Jr 68 21 28 49 0.72 80 0 |
Jr. A I-divisioona 19 11 20 31 1.63 18 0 | 13 7 7 14 1.08 16 4
Jr. A SM-liiga 7 2 8 10 1.43 2 0 | 7 3 2 5 0.71 2 0
Jr. B I-divisioona 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 | 0 0 0 0 - 0 0
Jr. B SM-sarja 41 22 45 67 1.63 48 0 |
Jr. C SM-sarja 16 14 7 21 1.31 2 0 |
KHL 399 81 153 234 0.59 247 67 | 111 20 44 64 0.58 75 15
Liiga 307 67 126 193 0.63 185 71 | 45 10 24 34 0.76 18 11
NHL 397 36 90 126 0.32 160 -25 | 18 5 4 9 0.50 22 2
NLA 44 9 33 42 0.95 24 0 | 9 2 5 7 0.78 35 0
Nordic Cup 3 1 1 2 0.67 4 -2 |
OG 14 2 3 5 0.36 2 1 |
Spengler Cup 4 0 1 1 0.25 14 -1 |
WC 85 23 31 54 0.64 56 24 |
WCup 6 1 2 3 0.50 0 0 |
WJC-20 13 6 9 15 1.15 2 3 |
Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
06/10/2017
06/10/2017 Confirmed HPK Retired
06/08/2016
06/08/2016 Confirmed Jokerit HPK
04/20/2015
04/20/2015 Extension Jokerit Jokerit
07/10/2014
07/10/2014 Confirmed HC Lev Praha Jokerit
08/12/2013
08/12/2013 Confirmed Ak Bars Kazan HC Lev Praha
Player Biography and Trivia

Cult/Star player for Ak Bars Kazan

Cult/Star player for Finland

Cult/Star player for HPK

Cult/Star player for HPK U20

Cult/Star player for Zug

Career transactions
- 2009-05-03 • Signed to a one-year contract extension by Ak Bars Kazan
- 2008-06-09 • Signed to a one-year contract by Ak Bars Kazan
- 2007-02-27 • Claimed off waivers by the Phoenix Coyotes
- 2006-07-20 • Re-signed to a two-year contract by the Atlanta Thrashers
- 2006-06-24 • Traded to the Atlanta Thrashers w/ a 2006 7th round pick (W. O'Neill) for J. Modry and P. Stefan
- 2005-08-11 • Re-signed to a one-year contract by the Dallas Stars
- 2004-06-28 • Re-signed to a one-year contract by the Dallas Stars
- 2004-06-09 • Signed to a lockout contract by Zug
- 2003-08-26 • Re-signed to a one-year contract by the Dallas Stars

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