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Joni Pitkänen

Player Facts
  • Position
    D
  • Height
    6'3" / 190 cm
  • Weight
    209 lbs / 95 kg
  • Shoots
    L
  • Status
    Retired

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)

Team Staff profile of Joni Pitkänen also available

Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1997-98 Kärpät U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 22 5 6 11 14 |
Finland U15 (all) International-Jr 2 0 2 2 0 |
1998-99 Kärpät U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 7 0 3 3 12 |
Kärpät U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 32 1 5 6 12 |
Finland U16 (all) International-Jr 7 2 2 4 2 |
1999-00 Kärpät U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 36 12 14 26 26 | Playoffs 6 1 4 5 2
Kärpät U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 2 0 0 0 0 |
Finland U17 WHC-17 3 0 1 1 0 |
2000-01 Kärpät U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 24 6 11 17 77 |
Kärpät Liiga 21 0 0 0 10 2 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0 2 1
Finland U18 (all) International-Jr 9 0 6 6 8 |
2001-02 Kärpät U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0 0
Kärpät Liiga 49 4 15 19 65 2 | Playoffs 4 0 0 0 12 -1
Finland U20 WJC-20 7 1 3 4 0 6 |
Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 19 1 6 7 16 |
2002-03 Kärpät Liiga 35 5 15 20 38 1 |
Finland U20 WJC-20 7 1 5 6 0 4 |
2003-04 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 71 8 19 27 44 15 | Playoffs 15 0 3 3 6 -6
Finland WCup 0 0 0 0 0 |
2004-05 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 76 6 35 41 105 9 | Playoffs 21 3 4 7 16 13
2005-06 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 58 13 33 46 78 22 | Playoffs 6 0 2 2 2 0
2006-07 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 77 4 39 43 88 -25 |
2007-08 Edmonton Oilers NHL 63 8 18 26 56 -5 |
2008-09 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 71 7 26 33 58 11 | Playoffs 18 0 8 8 16 0
2009-10 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 71 6 40 46 72 -11 |
Finland OG 5 1 2 3 29 -1 |
2010-11 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 72 5 30 35 60 -2 |
2011-12 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 30 5 12 17 16 -15 |
2012-13 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 22 1 8 9 12 2 |
2013-14 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 0 0 0 0 0 0 |
2014-15 Did not play |
2015-16 Kärpät Liiga 3 1 0 1 2 0 |
Team Staff History
S Team League Role on Team Notes
2016-17 Carolina Hurricanes NHL Scout European Scout
2017-18 Carolina Hurricanes NHL Scout European Scout
Player Career Totals
League GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 76 6 35 41 0.54 105 9 | 21 3 4 7 0.33 16 13
International-Jr 37 3 16 19 0.51 26 0 |
Jr. A SM-liiga 26 6 11 17 0.65 77 0 | 1 0 0 0 0.00 0
Jr. B SM-sarja 68 13 19 32 0.47 38 0 | 6 1 4 5 0.83 2 0
Jr. C SM-sarja 29 5 9 14 0.48 26 0 |
Liiga 108 10 30 40 0.37 115 5 | 6 0 0 0 0.00 14 0
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 - 0 |
WHC-17 3 0 1 1 0.33 0 |
WJC-20 14 2 8 10 0.71 0 10 |
Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
02/25/2016
02/25/2016 Confirmed Kärpät Retired
02/05/2016
02/05/2016 Confirmed No team Kärpät
06/28/2011
06/28/2011 Extension Carolina Hurricanes Carolina Hurricanes
Player Biography and Trivia

Cult/Star player for Carolina Hurricanes

Cult/Star player for Kärpät

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

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