Niko Kapanen

Position: C ▪ Shoots: Left
Height: 5-9 (175 cm)
Weight: 180 lbs. (82 kg)

Born: April 29, 1978 in Hameenlinna, Finland
Draft: Dallas, 6th round (173rd overall), 1998 NHL Entry

Other SR Links: Olympics at Sports-Reference.com, Olympics at Hockey-Reference.com

NHL Regular Season

Scoring Goals Assists Shots Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TSA TOI ATOI FOwin FOloss FO% HIT BLK TK GV Awards
2001-02 23 DAL NHL 9 0 1 1 -1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0.0 88 9:44
2002-03 24 DAL NHL 82 5 29 34 25 44 4 0 1 1 29 0 0 80 6.3 1201 14:39 Calder-6,Selke-38
2003-04 25 DAL NHL 67 1 5 6 -15 16 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 57 1.8 771 11:30
2005-06 27 DAL NHL 81 14 21 35 -10 36 7 5 2 4 13 8 0 97 14.4 1152 14:13
2006-07 28 TOT NHL 79 6 16 22 -23 28 4 2 0 1 11 5 0 79 7.6 979 12:24
2006-07 28 ATL NHL 60 4 9 13 -12 20 3 1 0 0 9 0 0 51 7.8 645 10:45
2006-07 28 PHX NHL 19 2 7 9 -11 8 1 1 0 1 2 5 0 28 7.1 334 17:36
2007-08 29 PHX NHL 79 10 18 28 -1 34 5 5 0 5 8 10 0 85 11.8 141 1091 13:49 420 386 52.1 23 26 25 20
4 yrs DAL NHL 239 20 56 76 -1 98 12 5 3 5 47 9 0 237 8.4 3211 13:26
2 yrs PHX NHL 98 12 25 37 -12 42 6 6 0 6 10 15 0 113 10.6 169 1425 14:33 420 386 52.1 23 26 25 20
1 yr ATL NHL 60 4 9 13 -12 20 3 1 0 0 9 0 0 51 7.8 645 10:45
Career NHL 397 36 90 126 -25 160 21 12 3 11 66 24 0 401 9.0 457 5282 13:18 420 386 52.1 23 26 25 20

NHL Possession Metrics

Corsi (All) Fenwick (All) PDO (All) Zone Starts (All)
Season Age Team Lg GP TOI CF CA CF% CF% rel FF FA FF% FF% rel oiSH% oiSV% PDO oZS% dZS%
2007-08 29 PHX NHL 79 888.1 811 797 50.4 0.2 627 622 50.2 -0.8 5.4 94.5 99.9 47.7 52.3
Career NHL 79 888.1 811 797 50.4 0.2 627 622 50.2 -0.8 5.4 94.5 99.9 47.7 52.3

NHL Miscellaneous

Per Game Adjusted Plus/Minus Point Shares
Season Age Tm Lg GP GC G A PTS GC PIM S G A PTS GC TGF PGF TGA PGA +/- OPS DPS PS Awards
2001-02 23 DAL NHL 9 0 0.00 0.11 0.11 0.03 0.22 0.33 0 1 1 0 2 1 2 0 -1 -0.1 0.1 -0.1
2002-03 24 DAL NHL 82 11 0.06 0.35 0.41 0.13 0.54 0.98 6 32 38 12 49 1 33 10 25 0.8 2.3 3.1 Calder-6,Selke-38
2003-04 25 DAL NHL 67 2 0.01 0.07 0.09 0.03 0.24 0.85 1 6 7 2 9 1 34 11 -15 -1.3 0.4 -0.9
2005-06 27 DAL NHL 81 13 0.17 0.26 0.43 0.16 0.44 1.20 14 20 34 13 46 18 51 13 -10 1.4 1.1 2.4
2006-07 28 TOT NHL 79 8 0.08 0.20 0.28 0.10 0.35 1.00 6 16 22 8 40 14 50 1 -23 0.1 0.1 0.2
2006-07 28 ATL NHL 60 5 0.07 0.15 0.22 0.08 0.33 0.85 4 9 13 5 25 3 35 1 -12 -0.1 0.2 0.1
2006-07 28 PHX NHL 19 3 0.11 0.37 0.47 0.15 0.42 1.47 2 7 9 3 15 11 15 0 -11 0.2 -0.1 0.1
2007-08 29 PHX NHL 79 10 0.13 0.23 0.35 0.13 0.43 1.08 11 19 30 11 49 24 29 3 -1 1.0 1.3 2.3
4 yrs DAL NHL 239 26 0.08 0.23 0.32 0.11 0.41 0.99 21 59 80 28 106 21 120 34 -1 0.7 3.8 4.6
2 yrs PHX NHL 98 13 0.12 0.26 0.38 0.13 0.43 1.15 13 26 39 14 64 35 44 3 -12 1.2 1.2 2.4
1 yr ATL NHL 60 5 0.07 0.15 0.22 0.08 0.33 0.85 4 9 13 5 25 3 35 1 -12 -0.1 0.2 0.1
Career NHL 397 43 0.09 0.23 0.32 0.11 0.40 1.01 38 94 132 46 195 59 199 38 -25 1.8 5.2 7.1

NHL Playoffs

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TSA TOI ATOI FOwin FOloss FO% HIT BLK TK GV
2002-03 24 DAL NHL 12 4 3 7 4 12 3 0 1 0 20 20.0 193 16:03
2003-04 25 DAL NHL 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 50.0 7 6:51
2005-06 27 DAL NHL 5 0 1 1 -2 10 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 74 14:52
Career NHL 18 5 4 9 2 22 4 0 1 0 27 18.5 274 15:13

Other Regular Season

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1993-94 15 HPK Hameenlinna U18 Fin-U18 31 17 33 50 34
1994-95 16 HPK Hameenlinna U18 Fin-U18 31 16 39 55 40
1994-95 16 HPK Hameenlinna Jr. Fin-Jr. 6 3 5 8 0
1995-96 17 HPK Hameenlinna U18 Fin-U18 10 6 6 12 8
1995-96 17 HPK Hameenlinna Jr. Fin-Jr. 26 15 22 37 34
1995-96 17 HPK Hameenlinna Finland 7 1 0 1 0
1995-96 17 Finland EJC-A 5 0 0 0 6
1996-97 18 HPK Hameenlinna Jr. Fin-Jr. 5 1 7 8 2
1996-97 18 HPK Hameenlinna Finland 41 6 9 15 12
1996-97 18 HPK Hameenlinna EuroHL 6 3 0 3 4
1996-97 18 Finland WC-A 6 4 4 8 0
1997-98 19 HPK Hameenlinna Jr. Fin-Jr. 2 1 1 2 0
1997-98 19 HPK Hameenlinna Finland 48 8 18 26 44
1997-98 19 Finland WC-A 7 2 5 7 2
1998-99 20 HPK Hameenlinna Jr. Fin-Jr. 5 3 1 4 0
1998-99 20 HPK Hameenlinna Finland 53 14 29 43 49
1999-00 21 HPK Hameenlinna Finland 53 20 28 48 38
1999-00 21 Finland WC-A 9 4 3 7 9 4 3 0 1 1
2000-01 22 TPS Turku Finland 56 11 22 33 20
2000-01 22 Finland WC-A 9 3 1 4 3 8 3 0 0 0
2001-02 23 Utah Grizzlies AHL 59 13 28 41 -3 40 8 2 3 2
2001-02 23 Finland WC-A 9 0 4 4 2 10 0 0 0 0
2003-04 25 Finland WC-A 7 3 2 5 3 14 3 0 0 0
2004-05 26 Finland W-Cup 6 1 2 3 0
2004-05 26 EV Zug Swiss 44 10 33 43 24
2004-05 26 Finland WC-A 7 1 4 5 1 8 1 0 0 1
2005-06 27 Finland Olympics 8 2 1 3 1 2 1 1 0 0
2006-07 28 Finland WC-A 9 0 7 7 2 6 0 0 0 0
2007-08 29 Finland WC-A 9 2 5 7 3 0 2 0 0 0
2008-09 30 Ak Bars Kazan KHL 53 12 19 31 22
2008-09 30 Finland WC-A 7 7 3 10 1 2 1 6 0 0
2009-10 31 Ak Bars Kazan KHL 54 12 15 27 44
2009-10 31 Finland Olympics 6 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010-11 32 Ak Bars Kazan KHL 53 7 31 38 24
2010-11 32 Finland WC-A 9 2 1 3 3 2 1 1 0 0
2011-12 33 Ak Bars Kazan KHL 54 12 27 39 24
2011-12 33 Finland WC-A 10 1 1 2 1 2 1 0 0 0
2012-13 34 Ak Bars Kazan KHL 50 10 18 28 26
Career 1 Season AHL 59 13 28 41 -3 40 8 2 3 2
Career 1 Season EJC-A 5 0 0 0 6
Career 1 Season EuroHL 6 3 0 3 4
Career 5 Seasons Fin-Jr. 44 23 36 59 36
Career 3 Seasons Fin-U18 72 39 78 117 82
Career 6 Seasons Finland 258 60 106 166 163
Career 5 Seasons KHL 264 53 110 163 140
Career 2 Seasons Olympics 14 2 3 5 1 2 1 1 0 0
Career 1 Season Swiss 44 10 33 43 24
Career 1 Season W-Cup 6 1 2 3 0
Career 12 Seasons WC-A 98 29 40 69 28 58 15 7 1 2

Other Playoffs

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1996-97 18 HPK Hameenlinna Jr. Fin-Jr. 2 0 1 1 2
1996-97 18 HPK Hameenlinna Finland 10 4 5 9 2
1996-97 18 HPK Hameenlinna EuroHL 1 0 0 0 0
1998-99 20 HPK Hameenlinna Jr. Fin-Jr. 1 0 2 2 0
1998-99 20 HPK Hameenlinna Finland 8 3 4 7 4
1999-00 21 HPK Hameenlinna Finland 8 1 9 10 4
2000-01 22 TPS Turku Finland 10 2 1 3 4
2001-02 23 Utah Grizzlies AHL 5 2 1 3 0 2 0 0 1
2004-05 26 EV Zug Swiss 9 2 5 7 35
2008-09 30 Ak Bars Kazan KHL 21 1 9 10 16
2009-10 31 Ak Bars Kazan KHL 22 8 9 17 6
2010-11 32 Ak Bars Kazan KHL 9 2 3 5 12
2011-12 33 Ak Bars Kazan KHL 12 2 4 6 2
2012-13 34 Ak Bars Kazan KHL 18 4 6 10 2
Career 1 Season AHL 5 2 1 3 0 2 0 0 1
Career 1 Season EuroHL 1 0 0 0 0
Career 2 Seasons Fin-Jr. 3 0 3 3 2
Career 4 Seasons Finland 36 10 19 29 14
Career 5 Seasons KHL 82 17 31 48 38
Career 1 Season Swiss 9 2 5 7 35
Rk Year Tm G A +/- PIM S SHFT
1 2006 FIN 2 1 1 2 11 24
2 2010 FIN 0 2 0 0 3 18
Car 2 3 1 2 14 42

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2014-15)
Thru 6 Years Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6
Niko Kapanen 3.1 2.4 2.3 0.2 -0.1 -0.9
Bill Lindsay 87.5 2.6 2.2 1.7 0.1 -0.1 -0.5
Darren Helm 83.6 3.0 2.2 1.9 0.0 -0.2 -0.6
Adam Creighton 80.8 3.0 2.9 2.0 0.2 0.0 -0.3
Percy Galbraith 79.2 3.1 2.0 1.4 -0.1 -0.4 -0.9
Jason Chimera 78.8 3.3 2.6 2.5 0.6 0.0 0.0
Bill Gardner 78.0 3.3 2.9 2.0 0.0 -0.2 -0.4
Rene Corbet 77.9 3.0 2.8 2.2 0.3 0.1 0.0
Pete Langelle 77.7 2.4 2.1 1.3 0.2
Bill Carse 77.3 2.2 2.0 1.4 0.1
Louis Berlinguette 77.0 1.8 1.8 0.9 0.2 0.0 -0.6
Career Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6
Niko Kapanen 3.1 2.4 2.3 0.2 -0.1 -0.9
Pete Langelle 77.7 2.4 2.1 1.3 0.2
Bill Carse 77.3 2.2 2.0 1.4 0.1
Juraj Kolnik 77.0 2.9 2.8 2.3 0.4 0.3 0.0
Germain Gagnon 77.0 3.4 2.8 2.2 -0.1 -0.4
Bob Miller 76.7 3.1 2.8 2.3 1.1 -0.3 -0.4
Gord Labossiere 75.2 3.2 1.9 1.9 0.5 0.0 -0.6
Dale Weise 73.3 3.7 1.9 0.3 0.1 -0.1
Larry Regan 73.2 3.0 2.8 2.2 0.9 0.1
Reg Sinclair 70.1 3.9 2.8 2.2
Gus Giesebrecht 69.8 2.3 2.1 1.3 0.7

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Transactions

Transaction information may be incomplete.

June 9, 2004: Signed as a free agent by Zug (Swiss), June 9, 2004.

June 24, 2006: Traded to Atlanta by Dallas with Dallas' 7th round choice (Will O'Neill) in 2006 Entry Draft for Patrik Stefan and Jaroslav Modry, June 24, 2006.

February 27, 2007: Claimed on waivers by Phoenix from Atlanta, February 27, 2007.

June 9, 2008: Signed as a free agent by Kazan (KHL), June 9, 2008.

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