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Finland Niko Kapanen
#39 HPK / Liiga - 16/17
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Last added: Conny Hedman
Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Brady Shaw 47 34 38 72
2. Mattias Persson 45 14 44 58
3. Marcus Olsson 44 28 29 57
4. Josh MacDonald 44 26 31 57
5. Rasmus T. Andersson 47 22 33 55
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
C
Age
42
Height
5'10" / 177 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
176 lbs / 80 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Youth Team
Status
Retired
Highlights
1-time U20 WJC Gold Medal 1
1-time World Championship Gold Medal 1
2-time World Championship Silver Medal 2
1-time Olympic Silver Medal 1
2-time World Championship Bronze Medal 2
1-time Olympic Bronze Medal 1
2-time KHL Gagarin Cup Champion 2
1-time SM-liiga Champion 1

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 U16 SM-sarja 14 14 6 20 2 |
1993-94 HPK U16 U16 SM-sarja 2 0 1 1 0 |
HPK U18 U18 I-divisioona - - - - - | Qualification - - - - -
Finland U16 (all) International-Jr 9 4 6 10 12 |
1994-95 HPK U18 U18 SM-sarja 31 16 39 55 40 |
HPK U20 U20 I-divisioona 6 3 5 8 0 |
Finland U17 (all) International-Jr 8 2 1 3 20 |
1995-96 HPK U18 U18 SM-sarja 10 6 6 12 8 |
HPK U20 U20 I-divisioona 13 8 15 23 18 | Qualification 13 7 7 14 16 4
HPK SM-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 U20 SM-liiga 5 1 7 8 2 | Playoffs 2 0 1 1 2
HPK SM-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 U20 SM-liiga 2 1 1 2 0 |
HPK SM-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 U20 SM-liiga 0 0 0 0 0 | Relegation 5 3 1 4 0
HPK SM-liiga 53 14 29 43 49 13 | Playoffs 8 3 4 7 4 0
1999-00 HPK “A” SM-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 SM-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 WC 7 3 2 5 14 -1 |
2004-05 EV Zug NLA 44 9 33 42 24 | Playoffs 9 2 5 7 35
Finland WCup 6 1 2 3 0 |
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 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 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 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 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 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
2004-05 Finland EHT 4 0 1 1 4 |
2006-07 Finland EHT 1 0 0 0 0 0 |
2008-09 Finland EHT 3 3 1 4 2 -2 |
2009-10 Finland EHT 3 0 1 1 0 2 |
2010-11 Finland EHT 6 0 2 2 2 0 |
2011-12 Finland EHT 3 0 0 0 4 1 |
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 Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 1 59 13 28 41 0.69 40 -3 | 1 5 2 1 3 0.60 0 -2
Czech2 1 2 0 0 0 0.00 2 0 | 0
EHT 6 20 3 5 8 0.40 12 1 | 0
EJC-18 1 5 0 0 0 0.00 6 4 | 0
Euro HL 1 6 3 0 3 0.50 4 - | 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 -
International 3 28 2 7 9 0.32 20 5 | 0
International-Jr 5 68 21 28 49 0.72 80 - | 0
KHL 8 399 81 153 234 0.59 247 67 | 8 111 20 44 64 0.58 75 15
Liiga (SM-liiga) 7 307 67 126 193 0.63 185 71 | 5 45 10 24 34 0.76 18 11
NHL 6 397 36 90 126 0.32 160 -25 | 3 18 5 4 9 0.50 22 2
NLA (NL) 1 44 9 33 42 0.95 24 - | 1 9 2 5 7 0.78 35 -
Nordic Cup 1 3 1 1 2 0.67 4 -2 | 0
OG 2 14 2 3 5 0.36 2 1 | 0
Spengler Cup 2 4 0 1 1 0.25 14 -1 | 0
U16 SM-sarja 2 16 14 7 21 1.31 2 - | 0
U18 I-divisioona 1 - - - - - - - | 1 - - - - - - -
U18 SM-sarja 2 41 22 45 67 1.63 48 - | 0
U20 I-divisioona 2 19 11 20 31 1.63 18 - | 1 13 7 7 14 1.08 16 4
U20 SM-liiga (U20 SM-sarja) 3 7 2 8 10 1.43 2 - | 2 7 3 2 5 0.71 2 -
WC 10 85 23 31 54 0.64 56 24 | 0
WCup 1 6 1 2 3 0.50 0 - | 0
WJC-20 2 13 6 9 15 1.15 2 3 | 0
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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
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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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