Kim Hirschovits

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Kim Hirschovits at post-game handshake, Helsinki 27.12.2008

Kim Hirschovits (born May 9, 1982) is a professional ice hockey forward. He was drafted by the New York Rangers as their sixth-round pick, #194 overall, in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. He is 6'1" tall and weighs 183 lb (83 kg).

Personal life[edit]

Hirschovits is Jewish,[1] and was born in Helsinki, Finland.

Career[edit]

Hirschovits started his playing career with HIFK in the 2000–01 season, but his career took off in the 2005–06 season when he scored 40 points. Hirschovits then created controversy by signing with HIFK's local rival Jokerit following in the footsteps of coach Doug Shedden. Hirschovits's career includes a brief visit to North America in 2002, when he played six games with the Chicago Steel of the USHL.

International play[edit]

Hirschovits made his international debut on Team Finland on the Euro Hockey Tour's Moscow tournament in December 2006.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1999–00 HIFK Jr. A 41 10 11 21 45 3 0 1 1 0
2000–01 HIFK Jr. A 35 24 20 44 41 9 6 6 12 6
2000–01 HIFK SM-liiga 2 0 0 0 0
2001–02 HIFK Jr. A 5 4 7 11 8 4 3 6 9 0
2001–02 HIFK SM-liiga 45 6 10 16 24
2001–02 Chicago Steel USHL 6 2 2 4 6
2002–03 HIFK SM-liiga 55 4 11 15 26 4 0 0 0 0
2003–04 HIFK SM-liiga 56 7 12 19 56 13 1 3 4 8
2004–05 HIFK SM-liiga 55 8 13 21 61 5 0 1 1 16
2005–06 HIFK SM-liiga 53 14 26 40 69 12 4 1 5 16
2006–07 Jokerit SM-liiga 36 14 28 42 42

Trivia[edit]

  • Recorded six assists in an SM-liiga game (January 9, 2007), a club record. The league record, seven assists, dates back to 1982 and is held by Matti Forss.
  • Wore #4 at HIFK, #44 at Jokerit.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professional Hockey Review: 2012–2013". Jewish Sports Review 9 (99): 9. September–October 2013. 

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