July 28, 1986 |
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)|
New York Rangers
|NHL Draft||19th overall, 2004
New York Rangers
|Competitor for Finland|
Korpikoski was drafted in the first round, 19th overall, in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Rangers. Korpikoski played for the TPS junior team in the SM-liiga before moving up to the main team for the 2004–05 season. He played 2 seasons there before joining the Hartford Wolf Pack after his 2005–06 season. He played 5 regular season games and 11 playoff games. In the 2006–07 AHL season, Korpikoski had 11 goals and 38 points for the Wolf Pack.
In the 2007–08 AHL season, his second year with the Wolf Pack, he bested his previous year's totals, scoring 23 goals and having 50 points. He also had 2 points in 5 playoff games.
Following the Wolf Pack's quick exit from the AHL Playoffs, Korpikoski was named to the Rangers "taxi squad." He dressed for game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals against the Pittsburgh Penguins, on May 4, 2008. 2:03 into the third period, Lauri scored his first NHL goal on his second NHL shot. The goal brought the Rangers to within one goal of tying (which they did) but they eventually lost in overtime. The loss eliminated the team from the playoffs.
After scoring points in every preseason game in which he played, Korpikoski survived cuts to make the Rangers' 23-man roster for the start of the 2008–09 season. He was the only Rangers rookie to make the team. Lauri scored his first regular season goal against Kevin Weekes of the New Jersey Devils on November 12, 2008.
On July 13, 2009, he was traded by the Rangers to the Phoenix Coyotes for Enver Lisin.
On July 11, 2013, the Coyotes re-signed Korpikoski to a four-year contract.
|2005–06||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||5||2||1||3||0||11||1||0||1||2|
|2006–07||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||78||11||27||38||23||7||0||0||0||0|
|2007–08||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||79||23||27||50||71||5||1||1||2||0|
|2007–08||New York Rangers||NHL||—||—||—||—||—||1||1||0||1||0|
|2008–09||New York Rangers||NHL||68||6||8||14||14||7||0||2||2||0|
|2008–09||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||4||4||2||6||0||—||—||—||—||—|
- Lauri Korpikoski's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Lauri Korpikoski's player profile at TSN.ca
|New York Rangers first round draft pick