Siim Liivik

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Siim Liivik
Siim Liivik (2).jpg
Born (1988-02-14) 14 February 1988 (age 29)
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
SHL team
Former teams
Örebro HK
HIFK
Espoo Blues
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2008–present

Siim Liivik (born 14 February 1988) is an Estonian-Finnish professional ice hockey Winger who currently represents Örebro HK of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL).

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]

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
Liiga totals 414 50 72 122 641 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. 2013-02-03. Retrieved 2013-02-03. 
  2. ^ "Game by game" (in Finnish). Liiga. 2008-09-30. Retrieved 2012-06-17. 
  3. ^ "Espoo Blues 2013-14 Roster". Espoo Blues. 2014-04-01. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  4. ^ "5 new players in OHK". Örebro HK. 2016-04-27. Retrieved 2016-04-27. 
  5. ^ Music video of "Häissä" by Jare & VilleGalle featuring Märkä-Simo

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