Antti Pihlström

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Antti Pihlström
Antti Pihlstrom.jpg
Born (1984-10-22) 22 October 1984 (age 34)
Vantaa, Finland
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 181 lb (82 kg; 12 st 13 lb)
Position Left wing
Shoots Left
KHL team
Former teams
Jokerit
Espoo Blues
SaiPa
HPK
Nashville Predators
Färjestads BK
JYP Jyväskylä
Salavat Yulaev Ufa
HC CSKA Moscow
Fribourg-Gotteron
National team  Finland
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2003–present

Antti Sakari Pihlström (born 22 October 1984) is a Finnish professional ice hockey left winger who is currently playing for Jokerit of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).

Playing career[edit]

Pihlström played in Finland's SM-liiga for the Espoo Blues, HPK, and SaiPa. On 1 June 2007, Pihlström was signed by the Nashville Predators to a two-year contract.[1]

In the 2007–08 season, his first in North America, Pihlström played primarily for the Predators affiliate the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League (AHL). He also made his NHL debut playing in one game for the Predators.

He then played at Färjestads BK of the Swedish Hockey League and at JYP in his native Finland, before heading to Russia. After four seasons with Salavat Yulaev Ufa of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL), Pihlström made a return to North America as free agent in agreeing to attend the Columbus Blue Jackets training camp for the 2015–16 season on a professional try-out contract on 6 September 2015.[2] After being waived, the spent the 2015-16 season with KHL side CSKA Moscow.

On 5 September 2016, he signed a one-month contract with Fribourg-Gotteron of the National League A (NLA), before moving on to Jokerit Helsinki of the Kontinental Hockey League the following month.[3]

International play[edit]

Pihlström debuted for Finland national team in the 2008 World Championships with five goals, which lead the Finnish team.[citation needed]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04 Espoo Blues SM-l 49 1 3 4 18 9 0 0 0 0
2004–05 Espoo Blues SM-l 53 4 3 7 30 7 0 2 2 26
2005–06 SaiPa SM-l 54 10 11 21 60 8 1 0 1 2
2006–07 HPK SM-l 56 16 23 39 63 9 3 5 8 4
2007–08 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 78 27 18 45 62 6 1 0 1 8
2007–08 Nashville Predators NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2008–09 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 15 8 4 12 10
2008–09 Nashville Predators NHL 53 2 5 7 7
2009–10 Färjestads BK SEL 43 4 6 10 44
2009–10 JYP Jyväskylä SM-l 19 7 14 21 14 14 4 4 8 18
2010–11 JYP Jyväskylä SM-l 59 30 23 53 51 10 1 3 4 26
2011–12 Salavat Yulaev Ufa KHL 31 8 7 15 16 6 1 0 1 4
2012–13 Salavat Yulaev Ufa KHL 47 14 8 22 14 14 5 1 6 10
2013–14 Salavat Yulaev Ufa KHL 52 14 11 25 34 18 5 2 7 4
2014–15 Salavat Yulaev Ufa KHL 60 16 12 28 22 5 2 0 2 0
NHL totals 54 2 5 7 7
KHL totals 190 52 38 90 86 43 13 3 16 18

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Predators sign 6 European prospects". predators.nhl.com. 2007-06-01. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 2009-02-10.
  2. ^ Columbus Blue Jackets (2015-09-06). "Blue Jackets sign Sheppard and Pihlstrom to P.T.O.'s". Twitter. Retrieved 2015-09-06.
  3. ^ "Antti Pihlström Jokereihin". Jokerit.com. Retrieved 2016-10-11.

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