October 17, 1984 |
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||176 lb (80 kg; 12 st 8 lb)|
Miika Wiikman (born October 17, 1984 in Mariestad, Västra Götaland County) is a Swedish-born Finnish professional ice hockey goaltender currently playing for Nottingham Panthers of the British Elite ice hockey league.
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 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. 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.
Wiikman, a dual citizen, has played on the Finnish national team and the Swedish national junior team. On the 21st June 2015, it was confirmed that he had signed for the Nottingham Panthers of the Elite ice hockey league.
- 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
|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||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
- Miika Wiikman profile at Eurohockey.com
- Miika Wiikman's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
|Winner of the Jari Kurri trophy
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