Riku Hahl

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Riku Hahl
Riku Hahl 2012.jpg
Born (1980-11-01) November 1, 1980 (age 36)
Hämeenlinna, Finland
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
Liiga team
Former teams
HPK
Colorado Avalanche
HC Davos
Timrå IK
Frölunda HC
Jokerit
National team  Finland
NHL Draft 183rd overall, 1999
Colorado Avalanche
Playing career 1998–present

Riku Markus Hahl (born November 1, 1980) is a Finnish professional ice hockey centre, currently playing for HPK in the Finnish Liiga.

Playing career[edit]

Hahl was drafted 183rd overall in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft by the Colorado Avalanche.

Before coming to North America, Hahl played for his hometown team, HPK, in the Finnish SM-liiga, and was known for his defensive skills as a forward. In the autumn of 2000, Hahl left for Colorado, where he impressed the Avalanche coaches at training camp and was rewarded with 43 games in the NHL in the following season, including 21 playoff games. In his NHL career, Hahl played a total of 92 regular season games scoring five goals for a total of thirteen points. He also played 34 playoff games, recording two goals and four assists.

During the 2004–05 NHL lockout Hahl played for HPK, and represented HC Davos in the Swiss NLA during the 2005–06 season. Hahl represented Finland at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey and scored his first goal on the national team in the final against Team Canada.

Hahl signed a with Timrå IK of Elitserien in the spring of 2006,[1] and completed a two-year deal with the Medelpad team before leaving in 2008 for Frölunda HC.[2]

After three seasons with Frölunda as an alternate captain, Hahl returned to Finland to play for Jokerit, signing a two-year deal on May 19, 2011.[3]

Hahl played four seasons with Jokerit, including the last campaign within the Kontinental Hockey League, before opting to return to his original club in the Liiga with HPK on an optional two-year contract on July 24, 2015.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1998–99 HPK SM-l 28 0 1 1 0 8 0 0 0 2
1999–00 HPK SM-l 50 4 3 7 18 8 0 0 0 2
2000–01 HPK SM-l 55 3 9 12 32
2001–02 Hershey Bears AHL 52 6 17 23 16
2001–02 Colorado Avalanche NHL 22 2 3 5 14 21 1 2 3 0
2002–03 Hershey Bears AHL 28 7 7 14 17
2002–03 Colorado Avalanche NHL 42 3 4 7 12 6 0 2 2 2
2003–04 Colorado Avalanche NHL 28 0 1 1 12 7 1 0 1 2
2004–05 HPK SM-l 44 8 13 21 12 10 2 6 8 2
2005–06 HC Davos NLA 41 8 17 25 22 14 2 8 10 20
2006–07 Timrå IK SEL 31 4 13 17 16
2007–08 Timrå IK SEL 48 10 31 41 22 11 2 8 10 6
2008–09 Frölunda HC SEL 52 7 24 31 22 10 1 5 6 4
2009–10 Frölunda HC SEL 26 3 10 13 12 7 2 3 5 4
2010–11 Frölunda HC SEL 47 4 20 24 14
2011–12 Jokerit SM-l 45 9 15 24 6 10 1 5 6 6
2012–13 Jokerit SM-l 48 5 15 20 28 5 2 2 4 0
2013–14 Jokerit Liiga 42 4 12 16 10
2014–15 Jokerit KHL 47 1 4 5 8 10 0 2 2 4
2015–16 HPK Liiga 12 1 0 1 4
NHL totals 92 5 8 13 38 34 2 4 6 4

International[edit]

Medal record
Representing  Finland
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Riga
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Quebec City
World Cup
Silver medal – second place 2004 Toronto
Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
1999 Finland WJC 5th 6 0 0 0 2
2000 Finland WJC 7th 7 0 1 1 2
2004 Finland WCH 2nd, silver medalist(s) 2 1 0 1 0
2005 Finland WC 7th 5 0 0 0 2
2006 Finland WC 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 9 3 2 5 4
2008 Finland WC 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 9 0 0 0 0
2010 Finland WC 6th 6 0 1 1 0
Junior totals 13 0 1 1 4
Senior totals 25 4 2 6 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hahl signs with Timra IK". timraik.nu. 2006-07-21. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2008-11-18. 
  2. ^ "Hahl signs for Frolunda". dagbladet.se. 2008-07-10. Retrieved 2008-11-17. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Filppula and Hahl the latest confirmations" (in Finnish). Jokerit. 2011-05-19. Retrieved 2011-06-01. 
  4. ^ "Riku Hahl returns to HPK's organge" (in Finnish). HPK. 2015-07-24. Retrieved 2015-07-24. 

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