Siim Liivik

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Siim Liivik
Siim Liivik (2).jpg
Born (1988-02-14) 14 February 1988 (age 32)
Paide, Estonian SSR, Soviet Union
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 192 lb (87 kg; 13 st 10 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
EBEL team
Former teams
EC KAC
HIFK
Espoo Blues
Örebro HK
KooKoo
National team  Finland
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2008–present

Siim Liivik (born 14 February 1988) is an Estonian-Finnish professional ice hockey Winger for EC KAC of the Austrian Hockey League (EBEL).

Playing career[edit]

Liivik started his professional career with HIFK in 2008. Before joining the Helsinki-based club's first team, Liivik played in the United States with the Waterloo Black Hawks of the United States Hockey League. He has also represented HIFK at different youth levels.[1]

He made his first appearance for HIFK in the 2008–09 season opener against local rivals Jokerit on 11 September 2008. On 30 September 2008 he scored his first SM-liiga goal when HIFK faced KalPa at home.[2] Liivik won Finnish hockey championship in the 2010–11 season. After his first professional seasons with HIFK, Liivik transferred as a free agent to fellow Liiga outfit, the Espoo Blues on 8 April 2013.[3]

After three seasons with the Blues and a short return stint with HIFK, Liivik signed his first contract abroad in agreeing to a two-year contract with Swedish club, Örebro HK, of the SHL on 27 April 2016.[4]

Achievements[edit]

SM-liiga[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
2007–08 Waterloo Black Hawks USHL 44 11 6 17 68 1 0 1 1 0
2008–09 HIFK SM-l 58 5 5 10 32 2 0 0 0 0
2009–10 HIFK SM-l 40 3 4 7 88 3 0 0 0 0
2009–10 Kiekko-Vantaa Mestis 1 0 0 0 0
2010–11 HIFK SM-l 53 6 9 15 89 16 0 6 6 20
2011–12 HIFK SM-l 51 8 10 18 149 4 0 0 0 22
2011–12 KooKoo Mestis 3 1 1 2 0
2012–13 HIFK SM-l 46 3 5 8 65 6 1 3 4 0
2013–14 Espoo Blues Liiga 54 9 9 18 110 6 0 0 0 0
2014–15 Espoo Blues Liiga 59 11 17 28 82 4 1 0 1 24
2015–16 Espoo Blues Liiga 15 1 4 5 22
2015–16 HIFK Liiga 38 4 9 13 6 16 0 1 1 2
2016–17 Örebro HK SHL 21 2 6 8 14
2017–18 KooKoo Liiga 42 4 12 16 79
2018–19 EC KAC EBEL 54 3 8 11 20 15 1 4 5 28
Liiga totals 456 54 84 138 720 57 2 10 12 68

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2008 Finland WJC 5th 6 0 1 1 2
Junior totals 6 0 1 1 2

Personal[edit]

Under his known nickname Märkä-Simo, Siim Liivik was featured in the music video of the 2011 single "Häissä" by Finnish rappers Jare & VilleGalle. The single released on the Monsp Finnish record label, proved very popular and reached the top of the Finnish Singles Chart. The official music video[5] directed by andrei6000 features Märkä-Simo rapping with the duo.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Liivik's player profile" (in Finnish). Jatkoaika.com. 3 February 2013. Retrieved 3 February 2013.
  2. ^ "Game by game" (in Finnish). Liiga. 30 September 2008. Archived from the original on 16 June 2011. Retrieved 17 June 2012.
  3. ^ "Espoo Blues 2013-14 Roster". Espoo Blues. 1 April 2014. Archived from the original on 26 March 2014. Retrieved 1 April 2014.
  4. ^ "5 new players in OHK". Örebro HK. 27 April 2016. Retrieved 27 April 2016.
  5. ^ Music video of "Häissä" by Jare & VilleGalle featuring Märkä-Simo

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