October 17, 1984 |
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||176 lb (80 kg; 12 st 8 lb)|
|Milton Keynes Lightning
Hartford Wolf Pack
San Antonio Rampage
HC ’05 Banská Bystrica
HDD Olimpija Ljubljana
Miika Wiikman (born October 17, 1984 in Mariestad, Västra Götaland County) is a Swedish-born Finnish professional ice hockey goaltender who currently plays for EIHL side Milton Keynes Lightning. Wiikman previously played for Nottingham Panthers of the British Elite ice hockey league (EIHL).
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.
He opened the 2009–10 season again with Hartford before he was reassigned to the Charlotte Checkers of the ECHL. On March 3, 2010, Wiikman was traded by the Rangers to the Phoenix Coyotes for Anders Eriksson. 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.
On the June 21, 2015, Wiikman continued his journeyman career in moving to England, to play for the Nottingham Panthers of the Elite ice hockey league. Wiikman departed Nottingham in April 2017, following two years with the team.
|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||San Antonio Rampage||AHL||5||0||1||1||198||8||0||2.42||.919||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
- 2002-03 J20 SuperElit SM-silver Medal
- 2003-04 Finland2 (Mestis) Rookie of the Year
- 2005-06 Jari Kurri trophy - awarded to the best player in the Finnish SM-liiga playoffs.
- 2005-06 SM-liiga Champion
- "Rangers agree to terms with Wiikman". New York Rangers. 2008-04-28. Retrieved 2010-03-28.
- "Rangers acquire Eriksson". NHL. 2010-03-03. Retrieved 2010-03-28.
- "Lukko complemented with a further two players" (in Finnish). Lukko. 2010-04-26. Retrieved 2010-05-11.
- "Scandinavian netminder signs for the Panthers". Nottingham Post. 2015-06-21. Retrieved 2015-06-21.
- Biographical information and career statistics from Eliteprospects.com, or Eurohockey.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
|Awards and achievements|
|Winner of the Jari Kurri trophy
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