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Espen Knutsen

Player Facts
  • Position
    C
  • Height
    5'11" / 180 cm
  • Weight
    194 lbs / 88 kg
  • Shoots
    L
  • Status
    Retired

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 +/-
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 |
1994-95 Djurgårdens IF SHL 30 6 14 20 18 | Playoffs 3 0 1 1 0
Norway WC 5 2 1 3 0 |
1995-96 Djurgårdens IF SHL 32 10 23 33 50 | Playoffs 4 1 0 1 2
Norway WC 5 3 0 3 0 |
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
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 -7 |
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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