Kim Hirschovits

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Kim Hirschovits
Hirschovits Kim Blues 2013 1.jpg
Born (1982-05-09) May 9, 1982 (age 36)
Helsinki, Finland
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 196 lb (89 kg; 14 st 0 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
Mestis team
Former teams
Espoo United
HIFK
Jokerit
Timrå IK
Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod
Luleå HF
HC Dinamo Minsk
Espoo Blues
Oulun Kärpät
National team  Finland
NHL Draft 194th overall, 2002
New York Rangers
Playing career 2001–present

Kim Michael Hirschovits-Gerz (born May 9, 1982) is a Finnish professional ice hockey forward. He is currently playing for the Espoo United in Finnish second tier. Hirschovits was drafted by the New York Rangers as their sixth-round pick, 194th overall, in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

Hirschovits started his playing career with HIFK in the 2000–01 season, but his career took off in the 2005–06 season when he scored 40 points. Hirschovits then created controversy by signing with HIFK's local rival Jokerit following in the footsteps of coach Doug Shedden. Hirschovits's career includes a brief visit to North America in 2002, when he played six games with the Chicago Steel of the USHL.

In September 2006 he was the SM-liiga Player of the Month, in 2008-2009 he led the SM-liiga in assists (48) and points (Veli-Pekka Ketola Trophy; 66) and in January 2009 was SM-liiga Player of the Month, and in 2014-2015 he won the SM-liiga Best Player of Regular Season (Lasse Oksanen Award), the SM-liiga Golden Helmet, led the SM-liiga in assists (45), led the SM-liiga in points (Veli-Pekka Ketola Trophy; 58), and in February 2015 was SM-liiga Player of the Month.[1]

International play[edit]

Hirschovits made his international debut on Team Finland on the Euro Hockey Tour's Moscow tournament in December 2006.

Personal life[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1999–00 HIFK Jr. A 41 10 11 21 45 3 0 1 1 0
2000–01 HIFK Jr. A 35 24 20 44 41 9 6 6 12 6
2000–01 HIFK SM-l 2 0 0 0 0
2001–02 HIFK Jr. A 5 4 7 11 8 4 3 6 9 0
2001–02 HIFK SM-l 45 6 10 16 24
2001–02 KJT TuusKi Mestis 3 1 2 3 6
2001–02 Chicago Steel USHL 6 2 2 4 6
2002–03 HIFK SM-l 55 4 11 15 26 4 0 0 0 0
2003–04 HIFK SM-l 56 7 12 19 56 13 1 3 4 8
2004–05 HIFK SM-l 55 8 13 21 61 5 0 1 1 16
2005–06 HIFK SM-l 53 14 26 40 69 12 4 1 5 16
2006–07 Jokerit SM-l 54 19 40 59 62 10 2 3 5 14
2007–08 Jokerit SM-l 54 17 24 41 99 7 0 2 2 10
2008–09 HIFK SM-l 58 18 48 66 54 2 0 0 0 12
2009–10 HIFK SM-l 54 18 26 44 62 6 3 6 9 10
2010–11 Timrå IK SEL 52 12 21 33 52
2011–12 HIFK SM-l 30 3 4 7 30
2011–12 Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod KHL 12 2 3 5 4 12 2 3 5 6
2012–13 Luleå HF SEL 39 7 9 16 28
2012–13 HC Dinamo Minsk KHL 3 0 3 3 2
2013–14 Espoo Blues Liiga 60 9 22 31 62 7 0 0 0 2
Liiga totals 576 123 236 359 605 66 10 16 26 88

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2002 Finland WJC 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 7 0 1 1 6
Junior totals 7 0 1 1 6

Records[edit]

  • Recorded six assists in an SM-liiga game (January 9, 2007), a Jokerit club record. The league record, seven assists, dates back to 1982 and is held by Matti Forss.

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