Esa Pirnes

Player Facts
  • Position
    C
  • Height
    6'0" / 184 cm
  • Weight
    185 lbs / 84 kg
  • Shoots
    L
  • Status
    Retired

Pirnes was a center who played a very well-rounded game. He had terrific playmaking ability and vision, which made him excel on the powerplay. He also skated well with good speed, and worked hard all over the ice. (EP)

Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1992-93 Kärpät U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 22 14 17 31 2 |
1993-94 Kärpät U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 31 15 15 30 24 | Playoffs 4 1 0 1 2
1994-95 Kärpät U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 6 6 3 9 8 |
Kärpät U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 18 3 3 6 10 | Relegation 14 5 6 11 6 3
Finland U18 (all) International-Jr 3 0 0 0 2 |
1995-96 Kärpät U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 24 19 13 32 8 |
Kärpät I-divisioona 20 8 4 12 12 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0 0
Finland U19 (all) International-Jr 4 3 3 6 2 |
Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 4 0 0 0 4 |
1996-97 Kärpät U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 25 2 7 9 18 |
Kärpät I-divisioona 36 17 16 33 20 | Playoffs 9 0 2 2 16
Finland U20 WJC-20 6 1 0 1 0 |
Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 15 4 0 4 10 |
1997-98 Kärpät U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 6 5 8 13 2 | Relegation 9 4 15 19 2
Kärpät I-divisioona 32 6 15 21 12 | Playoffs 9 4 15 19 2
1998-99 Kärpät I-divisioona 47 26 26 52 16 30 | Playoffs 5 0 3 3 2 1
1999-00 Blues Liiga 51 15 24 39 12 4 | Playoffs 4 0 1 1 2 1
2000-01 Blues Liiga 54 10 8 18 49 -17 |
2001-02 Tappara Liiga 49 8 16 24 30 11 | Playoffs 10 0 1 1 2 1
Finland (all) International 7 0 2 2 2 2 |
2002-03 Tappara Liiga 56 23 14 37 6 6 | Playoffs 15 5 9 14 2 2
Finland EHT 7 1 2 3 4 |
Finland WC 6 2 3 5 4 1 |
2003-04 Los Angeles Kings NHL 57 3 8 11 12 -9 |
Manchester Monarchs AHL 4 3 1 4 2 2 |
Finland EHT 2 0 0 0 0 |
Finland WC 7 0 0 0 6 -3 |
2004-05 Lukko Liiga 47 9 29 38 31 16 | Playoffs 9 1 3 4 2 -7
Finland EHT 7 0 2 2 2 |
2005-06 Blues Liiga 44 10 23 33 24 -5 | Playoffs 9 5 3 8 2 -2
Finland EHT 9 0 1 1 6 |
Finland WC 8 1 3 4 4 4 |
2006-07 Färjestad BK “A” SHL 43 17 26 43 28 -1 | Playoffs 9 2 3 5 8 -1
Finland EHT 8 1 1 2 6 0 |
2007-08 Färjestad BK SHL 52 15 23 38 74 3 | Playoffs 12 4 3 7 12 -3
Finland EHT 12 5 4 9 14 -2 |
Finland WC 4 0 0 0 0 -3 |
2008-09 Atlant Mytishchi KHL 51 22 28 50 84 28 |
Finland EHT 3 0 1 1 0 -2 |
2009-10 Jokerit “A” Liiga 58 17 21 38 46 6 | Playoffs 3 1 0 1 2 0
2010-11 Jokerit “A” Liiga 39 9 12 21 57 2 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0 0 0
2011-12 EV Zug NLA 29 12 14 26 4 -3 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0 25 1
2012-13 AIK SHL 45 10 20 30 28 -8 |
2013-14 AIK SHL 43 10 14 24 38 -9 |
Kärpät Liiga 11 3 3 6 4 -3 | Playoffs 16 4 4 8 8 3
2014-15 Kärpät Liiga 46 15 13 28 30 13 | Playoffs 19 7 9 16 10 6
2015-16 Kärpät Liiga 45 10 15 25 10 4 | Playoffs 11 2 4 6 2 6
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1998-99 Jokerit Euro HL 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0 0 -1
2006-07 Färjestad BK “A” ECC 2 1 1 2 0 -1 |
2010-11 Jokerit “A” ET 3 1 0 1 0 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0 0
2014-15 Kärpät Champions HL 6 1 1 2 2 0 |
2015-16 Kärpät Champions HL 12 1 4 5 10 -1 |
Player Career Totals
League GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 4 3 1 4 1.00 2 2 |
Champions HL 18 2 5 7 0.39 12 -1 |
ECC 2 1 1 2 1.00 0 -1 |
EHT 48 7 11 18 0.38 32 -4 |
ET 3 1 0 1 0.33 0 0 | 3 0 0 0 0.00 0 0
Euro HL 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 | 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 -1
I-divisioona 135 57 61 118 0.87 60 30 | 26 4 20 24 0.92 20 1
International 7 0 2 2 0.29 2 2 |
International-Jr 26 7 3 10 0.38 18 0 |
Jr. A SM-liiga 73 29 31 60 0.82 38 0 | 23 9 21 30 1.30 8 3
Jr. B SM-sarja 37 21 18 39 1.05 32 0 | 4 1 0 1 0.25 2 0
Jr. C SM-sarja 22 14 17 31 1.41 2 0 |
KHL 51 22 28 50 0.98 84 28 |
Liiga 500 129 178 307 0.61 299 37 | 97 25 34 59 0.61 32 10
NHL 57 3 8 11 0.19 12 -9 |
NLA 29 12 14 26 0.90 4 -3 | 3 0 0 0 0.00 25 1
SHL 183 52 83 135 0.74 168 -15 | 21 6 6 12 0.57 20 -4
WC 25 3 6 9 0.36 14 -1 |
WJC-20 6 1 0 1 0.17 0 |
Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
06/16/2016
06/16/2016 Confirmed Kärpät Retired
05/25/2015
05/25/2015 Extension Kärpät Kärpät
10/14/2014
10/14/2014 Extension Kärpät Kärpät
02/04/2014
02/04/2014 Confirmed AIK Kärpät
05/21/2012
05/21/2012 Confirmed Zug AIK
09/12/2011
09/12/2011 Confirmed Jokerit Zug
05/05/2009
05/05/2009 Confirmed Atlant Mytishchi Jokerit
Player Biography and Trivia

Cult/Star player for Blues

Cult/Star player for Kärpät

Cult/Star player for Tappara

Career transactions
- 2012-05-21 • Signed by AIK
- 2011-09-12 • Signed by Zug
- 2009-05-05 • Signed by Jokerit
- 2008-05-25 • Signed by Atlant Mytishchi
- 2006-04-07 • Signed by Färjestad
- 2005-04-28 • Signed by Blues
- 2004-07-30 • Signed to a lockout contract by Lukko
- 2004-04-27 • Option year exercised by the Los Angeles Kings
- 2003-07-15 • Signed by the Los Angeles Kings

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