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Finland Arto Laatikainen
#42 HPK / Liiga - 21/22
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Database: 875 425 players
Last added: Dylan Biewlaski
Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Jacob Peterson - - - -
2. Zach Solow - - - -
3. Kirill Tyutyayev - - - -
4. Shawn Element - - - -
5. Erik Källgren -
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
D
Age
41
Height
5'11" / 181 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
183 lbs / 83 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Youth Team
Contract
21/22
Agency
Highlights
1-time SHL Champion 1
3-time SM-liiga Champion 3

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

Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1995-96 Kiekko-Espoo U16 U16 SM-sarja 32 11 7 18 50 |
Finland U16 (all) “A” International-Jr 6 1 0 1 2 |
1996-97 Kiekko-Espoo U18 U18 SM-sarja 11 2 5 7 2 |
Kiekko-Espoo U20 U20 SM-liiga 34 2 9 11 34 |
Finland U17 WHC-17 3 1 0 1 4 |
Finland U17 (all) International-Jr 10 2 2 4 6 |
1997-98 Kiekko-Espoo U18 U18 SM-sarja 7 2 1 3 6 |
Kiekko-Espoo U20 U20 SM-liiga 35 7 9 16 24 | Playoffs 5 2 0 2 2
Finland U18 EJC-18 6 3 2 5 6 |
Finland U18 (all) International-Jr 24 4 5 9 20 |
1998-99 Blues U20 U20 SM-liiga 3 0 1 1 4 | Playoffs 1 1 1 2 0
Blues SM-liiga 48 0 6 6 14 3 | Playoffs 4 0 2 2 2 1
Finland U20 WJC-20 6 0 2 2 6 |
Finland U20 (all) “A” International-Jr 16 1 7 8 24 |
1999-00 Blues U20 U20 SM-liiga 1 0 0 0 2 |
Blues SM-liiga 51 6 5 11 12 2 | Playoffs 4 1 0 1 4 2
Finland U20 WJC-20 7 0 2 2 2 -2 |
Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 16 1 2 3 8 |
2000-01 Blues SM-liiga 54 5 9 14 38 4 |
KJT Mestis 1 1 1 2 0 3 |
2001-02 Blues SM-liiga 56 5 6 11 32 4 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0 0 -1
2002-03 Blues SM-liiga 51 1 8 9 24 3 | Playoffs 7 0 3 3 4 1
2003-04 Blues SM-liiga 55 4 20 24 30 1 |
2004-05 Blues SM-liiga 56 7 8 15 32 1 |
2005-06 Blues SM-liiga 54 6 19 25 69 8 | Playoffs 9 3 5 8 8 -8
2006-07 Blues SM-liiga 52 6 21 27 50 10 | Playoffs 9 2 2 4 10 2
2007-08 Blues “A” SM-liiga 52 13 25 38 53 14 | Playoffs 17 2 9 11 18 3
2008-09 Färjestad BK Elitserien 39 2 14 16 18 10 | Playoffs 9 0 2 2 6 4
2009-10 Färjestad BK Elitserien 38 1 11 12 18 0 | Playoffs 6 1 1 2 4 2
2010-11 Södertälje SK Elitserien 54 6 16 22 28 0 | Kvalserien SHL 2 0 0 0 0 2
2011-12 JYP SM-liiga 47 5 17 22 46 -1 | Playoffs 14 0 4 4 4 -4
2012-13 Blues “C” SM-liiga 36 2 8 10 18 -21 |
HCK Mestis 2 0 0 0 0 1 |
2013-14 Blues Liiga 49 4 10 14 51 -12 | Playoffs 7 0 3 3 4 -3
2014-15 TPS Liiga 5 0 0 0 4 -2 |
Kärpät Liiga 42 6 17 23 18 20 | Playoffs 19 0 17 17 20 10
2015-16 Kärpät Liiga 50 3 13 16 10 7 | Playoffs 13 1 4 5 6 4
2016-17 Ilves “A” Liiga 47 1 11 12 36 -8 | Playoffs 10 0 2 2 2 4
2017-18 Ilves “A” Liiga 40 0 6 6 28 -4 |
2018-19 HPK Liiga 55 2 13 15 14 3 | Playoffs 15 3 4 7 27 6
2019-20 HPK “A” Liiga 50 1 12 13 41 13 |
2020-21 Kiekko-Espoo “C” Mestis 18 1 6 7 18 3 |
HPK Liiga 34 3 13 16 14 11 |
2021-22 HPK “A” Liiga 2 0 0 0 2 -2 |
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2006-07 Finland EHT 7 0 1 1 6 1 |
2007-08 Finland EHT 3 0 0 0 0 0 |
2014-15 Kärpät Champions HL 6 0 2 2 4 4 |
2015-16 Kärpät Champions HL 13 1 4 5 6 4 |
2019-20 HPK Champions HL 6 0 2 2 4 1 |
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Game Log
Date Team Opp Score G A TP PIM +/- SOG PPG SHG TOI
Liiga
Wed 15/09 HPK @ Kärpät
Fri 10/09 HPK vs Tappara
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Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
Champions HL 3 25 1 8 9 0.36 14 9 | 0
EHT 2 10 0 1 1 0.10 6 1 | 0
EJC-18 1 6 3 2 5 0.83 6 - | 0
International-Jr 5 72 9 16 25 0.35 60 - | 0
Liiga (SM-liiga) 21 986 80 247 327 0.33 636 54 | 13 131 12 55 67 0.51 109 17
Mestis 3 21 2 7 9 0.43 18 7 | 0
Elitserien (SHL) 3 131 9 41 50 0.38 64 10 | 3 17 1 3 4 0.24 10 8
U16 SM-sarja 1 32 11 7 18 0.56 50 - | 0
U18 SM-sarja 2 18 4 6 10 0.56 8 - | 0
U20 SM-liiga (U20 SM-sarja) 4 73 9 19 28 0.38 64 - | 2 6 3 1 4 0.67 2 -
WHC-17 1 3 1 0 1 0.33 4 - | 0
WJC-20 2 13 0 4 4 0.31 8 -2 | 0
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Teamwork
15
Puckhandling
14
Passing
14
Leadership
14

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Player Connections
Player Period Teams
Juha Gustafsson (D) 1996-2008 10 Blues, Finland U20, Finland U20 (all), Haukat, Kiekko-Espoo U20
Niko Nieminen (F) 1999-2013 9 Blues, Kiekko-Espoo U20
Kari Kalto (F) 2000-2008 8 Blues
Teemu Siren (F) 1995-2002 7 Blues, Finland U18, Finland U18 (all), Finland U20 (all), Haukat, Kiekko-Espoo U16, Kiekko-Espoo U18, Kiekko-Espoo U20

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Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
05/14/2021
05/14/2021 Extension HPK HPK
01/12/2021
01/12/2021 Confirmed Kiekko-Espoo HPK
08/11/2020
08/11/2020 Confirmed HPK Kiekko-Espoo
05/10/2019
05/10/2019 Extension HPK HPK
07/25/2018
07/25/2018 Confirmed Ilves HPK
04/19/2016
04/19/2016 Confirmed Kärpät Ilves
03/17/2015
03/17/2015 Extension Kärpät Kärpät
11/14/2014
11/14/2014 Extension Kärpät Kärpät
10/19/2014
10/19/2014 Confirmed TPS Kärpät
09/18/2014
09/18/2014 Confirmed Blues TPS
10/17/2012
10/17/2012 Loan Blues HCK
05/02/2012
05/02/2012 Confirmed JYP Blues
05/18/2011
05/18/2011 Confirmed Södertälje SK JYP
02/23/2011
02/23/2011 Extension Södertälje SK Södertälje SK
08/10/2010
08/10/2010 Confirmed Färjestad BK Södertälje SK
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