Teemu Hartikainen

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Teemu Hartikainen
Teemu Hartikainen.jpg
Born (1990-05-03) May 3, 1990 (age 26)
Kuopio, Finland
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 220 lb (100 kg; 15 st 10 lb)
Position Left wing
Shoots Left
KHL team
Former teams
Salavat Yulaev Ufa
KalPa
Edmonton Oilers
National team  Finland
NHL Draft 163rd overall, 2008
Edmonton Oilers
Playing career 2008–present

Teemu Hartikainen (born May 3, 1990) is a Finnish professional ice hockey player. He is currently playing for Salavat Yulaev Ufa of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).

Playing career[edit]

In nine games with the KalPa U18 squad in 2006–07, the winger tallied five goals and 11 points, adding another three points (2g+1a) in 11 games with the U20 team. During the 2007–08 season, Hartikainen appeared with three different KalPa squads this season. In seven games with the U18 squad, he netted a career-high nine goals and 15 points, adding another 17 points (10g+7a) in 37 games with the U20 KalPa team; he failed to register any points in his lone game with the KalPa SM-Liiga team. H also suited up for six games with the Finland National U18 team, netting two goals and three points at the WJC-18.

Hartikainen was drafted 163rd overall by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. In 2008–09, the Finnish winger continued his hockey career within the KalPa system, appearing in his first full season with the teams SM-Liiga squad. In 51 games, he scored a career-high 23 points (17g+6a), taking the SM-Liiga Most Goals by Rookie and Rookie of the Year awards. He also potted another nine points (3g+6a) at the WJC with Team Finland

Hartikainen played three seasons in the SM-liiga for KalPa before joining the Oiler American Hockey League affiliate, the Oklahoma City Barons, for the 2010–11 AHL season. Hartikainen was named the AHL's rookie of the month in January 2011.[1] On March 14, 2011, Hartikainen was recalled from the Oklahoma City Barons by the Oilers.[2] On March 17, 2011, Hartikainen made his NHL debut in a 3-1 loss against the Phoenix Coyotes, he recorded an assist on a third period power play goal by Magnus Paajarvi.[3] On March 26, Hartikainen scored his first NHL goal against Calgary netminder Miikka Kiprusoff in a 5-4 Shootout loss against the Calgary Flames.[4]

On June 10, 2013, after three years of attempting to make it on the Oilers full-time roster, Hartikainen left the Oilers as he signed a contract in the Russian KHL with Salavat Yulaev Ufa.[5] On January 31, 2014, Hartikainen's NHL rights were traded by the Oilers to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Mark Fraser.[6]

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 KalPa SM-l 1 0 0 0 0
2008–09 KalPa SM-l 51 17 6 23 12 12 3 0 3 0
2009–10 KalPa SM-l 53 15 18 33 22 13 6 1 7 28
2010–11 Oklahoma City Barons AHL 66 17 25 42 27 6 0 1 1 4
2010–11 Edmonton Oilers NHL 12 3 2 5 4
2011–12 Oklahoma City Barons AHL 51 14 18 32 19 14 4 4 8 4
2011–12 Edmonton Oilers NHL 17 2 3 5 6
2012–13 Oklahoma City Barons AHL 47 14 23 37 23 17 7 8 15 6
2012–13 Edmonton Oilers NHL 23 1 2 3 6
2013–14 Salavat Yulaev Ufa KHL 47 14 16 30 32 18 2 6 8 10
2014–15 Salavat Yulaev Ufa KHL 60 15 25 40 26 5 2 2 4 2
2015–16 Salavat Yulaev Ufa KHL 54 10 29 39 22 19 4 3 7 14
2016–17 Salavat Yulaev Ufa KHL 46 19 17 36 37
Liiga totals 105 32 24 56 34 25 9 1 10 28
NHL totals 52 6 7 13 16
KHL totals 207 58 87 145 117 42 8 11 19 26

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2008 Finland WJC18 6th 6 2 1 3 6
2009 Finland WJC 7th 6 3 6 9 4
2010 Finland WJC 5th 6 4 2 6 4
2015 Finland WC 6th 4 1 0 1 0
Junior totals 18 9 9 18 14
Senior totals 4 1 0 1 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hartikainen top rookie for January". American Hockey League. 2011-02-01. Retrieved 2011-02-01. 
  2. ^ "Oilers recall Hartikainen; Assign Giroux". Oklahoma City Barons. March 14, 2011. Retrieved 2011-03-16. 
  3. ^ "Whitney and Vrbata lead Coyotes over Oilers". The Sports Network. March 17, 2011. Retrieved 2011-03-18. 
  4. ^ "Hartikainen notches first". Edmonton Sun. 2011-03-26. Retrieved 2011-03-26. 
  5. ^ "Finnish player Hartikainen leaves NHL for Salavat" (in Swedish). hockeysverige.se. 2013-06-10. Retrieved 2013-06-10. 
  6. ^ "Maple Leafs trade Mark Fraser to Edmonton Oilers for prospects". Toronto Star. 2014-01-31. Retrieved 2014-01-31. 

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