Hartikainen with the Edmonton Oilers in 2012
May 3, 1990 |
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||219 lb (99 kg; 15 st 9 lb)|
|NHL Draft||163rd overall, 2008
Hartikainen was drafted 163rd overall by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. Hartikainen played three seasons in the SM-liiga for KalPa before joining the Oiler American Hockey League affiliate, the Oklahoma City Barons, for the 2010–11 AHL season.
2006-07: In nine games with the KalPa U18 squad, the winger tallied five goals and 11 points, adding another three points (2g+1a) in 11 games with the U20 team.
2007-08: Hartikainen appeared with three different KalPa squads this season. In seven games with the U18 squad, he netted a career-high nine goals and 15 points, adding another 17 points (10g+7a) in 37 games with the U20 KalPa team; he failed to register any points in his lone game with the KalPa SM-Liiga team. H also suited up for six games with the Finland National U18 team, netting two goals and three points at the WJC-18.
2008-09: The Finnish winger continued his hockey career within the KalPa system, appearing in his first full season with the teams SM-Liiga squad. In 51 games, he scored a career-high 23 points (17g+6a), taking the SM-Liiga Most Goals by Rookie and Rookie of the Year awards. He also potted another nine points (3g+6a) at the WJC with Team Finland
Hartikainen was named the AHL's rookie of the month in January 2011.
On March 14, 2011, Hartikainen was recalled from the Oklahoma City Barons by the Oilers. On March 17, 2011, Hartikainen made his NHL debut in a 3-1 loss against the Phoenix Coyotes, he recorded an assist on a third period power play goal by Magnus Paajarvi. On March 26, Hartikainen scored his first NHL goal against Calgary netminder Miikka Kiprusoff in a 5-4 Shootout loss against the Calgary Flames.
On June 10, 2013, after three years of attempting to make it on the Oilers full-time roster, Hartikainen left the Oilers as he signed a contract in the Russian KHL with Savalat Yulayev.
Regular season and playoffs
|2010–11||Oklahoma City Barons||AHL||66||17||25||42||27||6||0||1||1||4|
|2011–12||Oklahoma City Barons||AHL||51||14||18||32||19||14||4||4||8||4|
|2012–13||Oklahoma City Barons||AHL||47||14||23||37||23||17||7||8||15||6|
|Junior int'l totals||18||9||9||18||14|
- Hartikainen top rookie for January
- "Oilers recall Hartikainen; Assign Giroux". Oklahoma City Barons. March 14, 2011. Retrieved 2011-03-16.
- "Whitney and Vrbata lead Coyotes over Oilers". The Sports Network. March 17, 2011. Retrieved 2011-03-18.
- Hartikainen notches first
- "Finnish player Hartikainen leaves NHL for Salavat" (in Swedish). hockeysverige.se. 2013-06-10. Retrieved 2013-06-10.
- "Maple Leafs trade Mark Fraser to Edmonton Oilers for prospects". Toronto Star. 2014-01-31. Retrieved 2014-01-31.