Miika Wiikman

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Miika Wiikman
Born (1984-10-17) October 17, 1984 (age 30)
Mariestad, Sweden
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 176 lb (80 kg; 12 st 8 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
SM-l team
Former teams
Jokerit
Lukko
HPK
Ilves
SaiPa
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2004–present

Miika Wiikman (born October 17, 1984 in Mariestad, Västra Götaland County) is a Swedish-born Finnish professional ice hockey goaltender currently playing for Jokerit of the Finnish SM-liiga.

Playing career[edit]

Wiikman started his junior career in Sweden with HV71 before moving to HPK in Finland, with whom he won the SM-liiga championship in 2006 and was a recipient of the Jari Kurri trophy as the Playoff MVP. He signed an AHL contract with the Hartford Wolf Pack on June 4, 2007.

Miika started the 2008–09 season splitting playing time with Al Montoya. After the latter's trade to the Phoenix Coyotes organization, Wiikman became Hartford's primary goaltender, finishing the season with a 21-8-3 record, during which he was awarded Player of the Week on January 27, 2008. On April 24, 2008, he signed an NHL entry-level contract with the Rangers.[1]

He opened the 2009–10 season again with Hartford before he was re-assigned to the Charlotte Checkers of the ECHL. On March 3, 2010, Wiikman was traded by the Rangers to the Phoenix Coyotes for Anders Eriksson.[2] He was then assigned to AHL affiliate, the San Antonio Rampage for the remainder of the season.

On April 26, 2010, Wiikman returned to the Finland's SM-liiga, signing a one-year contract with Lukko for the 2010-11 season.[3]

Wiikman, a dual citizen, has played on the Finnish national team and the Swedish national junior team.

Awards[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T/OT MIN GA SO GAA SV% GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2004–05 HPK Hämeenlinna SM-l 23 9 5 9 1361 54 2 2.38 .923 2 1 1 118 4 0 2.03 .913
2005–06 HPK Hämeenlinna SM-l 34 21 7 5 1949 68 3 2.09 .929 11 8 2 607 20 3 1.98 .929
2006–07 HPK Hämeenlinna SM-l 18 8 6 4 1066 46 0 2.59 .908
2007–08 Hartford Wolfpack AHL 34 21 8 3 1907 73 2 2.30 .919 1 0 1 59 3 0 3.07 .842
2007–08 Charlotte Checkers ECHL 4 1 1 2 254 10 0 2.36 .922
2008–09 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 43 21 18 4 2463 111 2 2.70 .904
2009–10 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 7 2 4 0 343 24 0 4.20 .869
2009–10 Charlotte Checkers ECHL 17 9 3 3 971 46 1 2.84 .906
2009–10 San Antonio Rampage AHL 5 0 1 1 198 8 0 2.42 .919
AHL totals 89 44 31 8 4,911 216 4 2.64 .908 1 0 1 59 3 0 3.07 .842

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rangers agree to terms with Wiikman". New York Rangers. 2008-04-28. Retrieved 2010-03-28. 
  2. ^ "Rangers acquire Eriksson". NHL. 2010-03-03. Retrieved 2010-03-28. 
  3. ^ "Lukko complemented with a further two players" (in Finnish). Lukko. 2010-04-26. Retrieved 2010-05-11. 

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Preceded by
Niklas Bäckström
Winner of the Jari Kurri trophy
2005-06
Succeeded by
Janne Pesonen