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Norway Espen Knutsen
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Last added: Shane Belanger
Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Dragan Umicevic 50 13 52 65
2. Anthony Luciani 50 18 44 62
3. Brian Lebler 48 30 29 59
4. Rick Schofield 49 28 29 57
5. Ty Loney 48 20 37 57
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
C
Age
48
Height
5'11" / 180 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
194 lbs / 88 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Youth Team
Status
Retired
Highlights
3-time Norwegian Champion 3
1-time SHL Champion 1

Espen Knutsen was a forward known for his terrific offensive instincts and flashy style of play. A fine skater, he was a playmaker who could also put the puck in the net.
A neck injury put an early stop to Knutsen's career.
- Erik K. Piri, Elite Prospects

Team Staff profile of Espen Knutsen also available
Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1987-88 Norway U18 EJC-18 - - - - - |
1988-89 Vålerenga Norway 36 14 7 21 18 |
Norway U18 EJC-18 5 8 4 12 10 |
Norway U20 WJC-20 7 0 2 2 10 |
1989-90 Vålerenga Norway 40 25 28 53 44 |
Norway U18 EJC-18 6 6 11 17 10 |
Norway U20 WJC-20 7 2 7 9 6 |
1990-91 Vålerenga Norway 31 30 24 54 42 |
Norway U20 WJC-20 6 1 2 3 0 -13 |
1991-92 Vålerenga Norway 30 28 26 54 37 |
1992-93 Vålerenga Norway 13 11 13 24 4 |
1993-94 Vålerenga Norway 38 32 26 59 20 |
Norway OG 7 1 3 4 2 |
Norway WC 6 3 2 5 0 -3 |
1994-95 Djurgårdens IF SHL 30 6 14 20 18 | Playoffs 3 0 1 1 0
Norway WC 5 2 1 3 0 2 |
1995-96 Djurgårdens IF SHL 32 10 23 33 50 | Playoffs 4 1 0 1 2
Norway WC 5 3 0 3 0 -2 |
1996-97 Djurgårdens IF SHL 39 16 33 49 20 | Playoffs 4 2 4 6 6
Norway WC 8 0 5 5 4 -7 |
1997-98 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 19 3 0 3 6 -10 |
Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 41 4 13 17 18 -26 |
1998-99 Djurgårdens IF SHL 39 18 24 42 32 6 | Playoffs 4 0 1 1 2 -1
1999-00 Djurgårdens IF SHL 48 18 35 53 65 22 | Playoffs 13 5 16 21 2 12
2000-01 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 66 11 42 53 30 -3 |
2001-02 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 77 11 31 42 47 -28 |
2002-03 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 31 5 4 9 20 -15 |
Norway WC D1 5 4 5 9 8 4 |
2003-04 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 14 0 4 4 2 -5 |
Syracuse Crunch AHL 2 1 1 2 0 -1 |
Vålerenga Norway 1 0 0 0 4 1 |
Djurgårdens IF SHL 6 2 3 5 4 -1 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0 6 -3
2004-05 Djurgårdens IF SHL 15 0 8 8 12 -1 |
Norway OGQ 2 0 2 2 2 2 |
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1993-94 Norway Izvestia Trophy 4 0 1 1 4 -7 |
1998-99 Djurgårdens IF Euro HL 6 2 2 4 4 |
Team Staff History
S Team League Role on Team Notes
2005-06 Vålerenga Norway Asst. Coach
2006-07 Vålerenga Norway Asst. Coach
2007-08 Vålerenga Norway Asst. Coach
2008-09 Vålerenga Norway Head Coach
2009-10 Vålerenga Norway General Manager
2010-11 Vålerenga Norway GM/Head Coach
2011-12 Vålerenga Norway Head Coach
2012-13 Vålerenga Norway General Manager
2013-14 Vålerenga Norway Head Coach
2014-15 Vålerenga Norway Head Coach
2015-16 Vålerenga Norway Head Coach
2016-17 Vålerenga Norway Sports Manager
Vålerenga Norway Asst. Coach
2017-18 Vålerenga Norway Sports Manager
Vålerenga Norway Asst. Coach
2018-19 Vålerenga Norway Sports Manager
Vålerenga Norway Asst. Coach
2019-20 Vålerenga Norway Sports Manager
Vålerenga Norway Asst. Coach
Player Career Totals
League GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 43 5 14 19 0.44 18 -27 |
EJC-18 11 14 15 29 2.64 20 0 |
Euro HL 6 2 2 4 0.67 4 0 |
Izvestia Trophy 4 0 1 1 0.25 4 -7 |
NHL 207 30 81 111 0.54 105 -61 |
Norway 189 140 124 265 1.40 169 1 |
OG 7 1 3 4 0.57 2 0 |
OGQ 2 0 2 2 1.00 2 2 |
SHL 209 70 140 210 1.00 201 26 | 31 8 22 30 0.97 18 8
WC 24 8 8 16 0.67 4 -10 |
WC D1 5 4 5 9 1.80 8 4 |
WJC-20 20 3 11 14 0.70 16 -13 |
Media and Articles
Date Article Website
05/29/2016 Old School Hockey - Espen Knutsen Hockeysverige.se
Player Biography and Trivia

Cult/Star player for Cincinnati Mighty Ducks

Cult/Star player for Columbus Blue Jackets

Cult/Star player for Djurgårdens IF

Cult/Star player for Norway

Cult/Star player for Vålerenga

Career transactions
- 2005-07-25 • Announced his retirement
- 2004-05-09 • Re-signed by Djurgårdens IF
- 2003-12-22 • Signed by Djurgårdens IF
- 2003-12-16 • Released by the Columbus Blue Jackets
- 2002-07-09 • Re-signed to a two-year contract by the Columbus Blue Jackets
- 2000-05-25 • Signed to a two-year contract by the Columbus Blue Jackets
- 2000-05-25 • NHL rights traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets for a 2001 4th round pick (Vladimir Korsunov)
- 1997-07-15 • Signed to a two-year entry-level contract by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
- 1996-10-01 • NHL rights traded to the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim for Kevin Brown
- 1990-06-16 • Selected in the NHL Entry Draft by the Hartford Whalers

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