Lauri Korpikoski

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Lauri Korpikoski
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Born (1986-07-28) July 28, 1986 (age 28)
Turku, Finland
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Arizona Coyotes
New York Rangers
National team  Finland
NHL Draft 19th overall, 2004
New York Rangers
Playing career 2004–present

Lauri Korpikoski (born July 28, 1986) is a Finnish professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Arizona Coyotes of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit]

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.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

Korpikoski during his tenure with the New York Rangers.

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 TPS SM-l 41 0 6 6 12 6 1 0 1 0
2005–06 TPS SM-l 51 3 4 7 16 2 0 1 1 0
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
2009–10 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 71 5 6 11 16 7 1 0 1 2
2010–11 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 79 19 21 40 20 4 0 1 1 2
2011–12 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 82 17 20 37 14 11 0 0 0 2
2012–13 TPS SM-l 11 6 11 17 10
2012–13 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 36 6 5 11 12
2013–14 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 64 9 16 25 24
NHL totals 400 62 76 138 100 30 2 3 5 6

International[edit]

Medal record
Ice hockey
Competitor for  Finland
Winter Olympics
Bronze 2014 Sochi
World Junior Championships
Bronze 2006 British Columbia
Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2004 Finland WJC18 7th 6 5 6 11 2
2005 Finland WJC 5th 5 2 0 2 6
2006 Finland WJC 7 1 5 6 4
2010 Finland WC 6th 7 0 0 0 0
2013 Finland WC 4th 8 3 2 5 4
2014 Finland OG 6 2 2 4 2
Junior totals 18 8 11 19 12
Senior totals 21 5 4 9 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Coyotes trade Lisin to Rangers for Korpikoski". TSN. 2009-07-13. Retrieved 2009-07-13. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Al Montoya
New York Rangers first round draft pick
2004
Succeeded by
Marc Staal