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Joni Pitkanen

\YAH-nee PIT-kuh-nen\

Position: D ▪ Shoots: Left
Height: 6-3 (190 cm)
Weight: 220 lbs. (100 kg)

Born: September 19, 1983 in Oulu, Finland
Draft: Philadelphia, 1st round (4th overall), 2002 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
2003-04 20 PHI NHL 71 8 19 27 15 44 3 5 0 2 7 12 0 133 6.0 1177 16:35 Calder-7
2005-06 22 PHI NHL 58 13 33 46 22 78 8 5 0 3 18 14 1 118 11.0 1375 23:43 Norris-15
2006-07 23 PHI NHL 77 4 39 43 -25 88 3 1 0 0 20 17 2 137 2.9 1890 24:33
2007-08 24 EDM NHL 63 8 18 26 -5 56 6 1 1 1 9 9 0 101 7.9 203 1520 24:07 0 0 32 59 20 71
2008-09 25 CAR NHL 71 7 26 33 11 58 5 2 0 3 14 12 0 147 4.8 321 1761 24:48 0 0 62 125 37 27
2009-10 26 CAR NHL 71 6 40 46 -11 72 5 1 0 1 22 18 0 161 3.7 359 1944 27:23 0 0 66 122 57 62
2010-11 27 CAR NHL 72 5 30 35 -2 60 4 1 0 1 19 11 0 144 3.5 311 1802 25:01 0 0 64 129 32 32
2011-12 28 CAR NHL 30 5 12 17 -15 16 3 2 0 2 6 6 0 62 8.1 115 669 22:18 0 0 27 43 9 17
2012-13 29 CAR NHL 22 1 8 9 2 12 1 0 0 0 6 2 0 34 2.9 73 502 22:49 0 0 16 34 11 12
5 yrs CAR NHL 266 24 116 140 -15 218 18 6 0 7 67 49 0 548 4.4 1179 6677 25:06 0 0 235 453 146 150
3 yrs PHI NHL 206 25 91 116 12 210 14 11 0 5 45 43 3 388 6.4 4443 21:34
1 yr EDM NHL 63 8 18 26 -5 56 6 1 1 1 9 9 0 101 7.9 203 1520 24:07 0 0 32 59 20 71
Career NHL 535 57 225 282 -8 484 38 18 1 13 121 101 3 1037 5.5 1770 12640 23:38 0 0 267 512 166 221

NHL Possession Metrics

Corsi (EV) Fenwick (EV) PDO (EV) Zone Starts (EV)
Season Age Team Lg GP TOI CF CA CF% CF% rel FF FA FF% FF% rel oiSH% oiSV% PDO oZS% dZS%
2007-08 24 Edmonton Oilers NHL 63 1102.6 973 1084 47.3 -0.4 750 841 47.1 -0.9 10.2 90.6 100.9 46.5 53.5
2008-09 25 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 71 1316.6 1489 1240 54.6 3.3 1142 909 55.7 4.2 7.8 92.0 99.8 56.2 43.8
2009-10 26 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 71 1453.8 1442 1485 49.3 0.7 1052 1119 48.5 0.8 9.2 90.5 99.8 50.4 49.6
2010-11 27 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 72 1381.6 1460 1453 50.1 1.4 1042 1102 48.6 0.7 8.8 91.4 100.2 52.6 47.4
2011-12 28 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 30 492.4 475 516 47.9 -0.8 364 394 48.0 -0.6 7.4 89.3 96.8 50.0 50.0
2012-13 29 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 22 388.9 396 368 51.8 -0.3 291 276 51.3 -0.5 7.1 92.6 99.8 53.0 47.0
5 yrs NHL 71 5033.4 5262 5062 51.0 1.3 3891 3800 50.6 1.4 8.3 91.2 99.5 52.6 47.4
Career NHL 63 6136.0 6235 6146 50.4 1.1 4641 4641 50.0 1.1 8.7 91.1 99.7 51.7 48.3

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
2003-04 20 PHI NHL 71 9 0.11 0.27 0.38 0.13 0.62 1.87 9 22 31 11 88 40 34 1 15 2.5 3.7 6.2 Calder-7
2005-06 22 PHI NHL 58 16 0.22 0.57 0.79 0.28 1.34 2.03 13 32 45 16 98 34 65 23 22 4.3 4.0 8.3 Norris-15
2006-07 23 PHI NHL 77 13 0.05 0.51 0.56 0.16 1.14 1.78 4 39 43 13 96 32 106 17 -25 2.7 2.3 5.0
2007-08 24 EDM NHL 63 9 0.13 0.29 0.41 0.14 0.89 1.60 9 19 28 10 83 23 73 8 -5 2.0 2.9 4.9
2008-09 25 CAR NHL 71 11 0.10 0.37 0.46 0.15 0.82 2.07 7 26 33 11 99 34 76 22 11 2.1 5.0 7.1
2009-10 26 CAR NHL 71 14 0.08 0.56 0.65 0.20 1.01 2.27 7 42 49 15 103 35 97 18 -11 3.4 3.2 6.6
2010-11 27 CAR NHL 72 11 0.07 0.42 0.49 0.15 0.83 2.00 5 32 37 11 96 27 86 15 -2 2.3 3.5 5.8
2011-12 28 CAR NHL 30 6 0.17 0.40 0.57 0.21 0.53 2.07 6 13 19 7 32 13 39 5 -15 1.8 0.2 2.0
2012-13 29 CAR NHL 22 3 0.05 0.36 0.41 0.12 0.55 1.55 2 15 17 5 22 5 22 7 2 0.5 1.0 1.6
5 yrs CAR NHL 266 44 0.09 0.44 0.53 0.17 0.82 2.06 27 128 155 50 352 114 320 67 -15 10.1 12.9 23.0
3 yrs PHI NHL 206 38 0.12 0.44 0.56 0.18 1.02 1.88 26 93 119 40 282 106 205 41 12 9.5 10.0 19.5
1 yr EDM NHL 63 9 0.13 0.29 0.41 0.14 0.89 1.60 9 19 28 10 83 23 73 8 -5 2.0 2.9 4.9
Career NHL 535 92 0.11 0.42 0.53 0.17 0.90 1.94 62 240 302 99 717 243 598 116 -8 21.6 25.8 47.4

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
2003-04 20 PHI NHL 15 0 3 3 -6 6 0 0 0 0 15 0.0 183 12:13
2005-06 22 PHI NHL 6 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 10 0.0 145 24:12
2008-09 25 CAR NHL 18 0 8 8 0 16 0 0 0 0 46 0.0 80 477 26:29 0 0 23 22 6 10
Career NHL 39 0 13 13 -6 24 0 0 0 0 71 0.0 105 805 20:39 0 0 23 22 6 10

NHL Playoffs Possession Metrics

Corsi (EV) Fenwick (EV) PDO (EV) Zone Starts (EV)
Season Age Team Lg GP TOI CF CA CF% CF% rel FF FA FF% FF% rel oiSH% oiSV% PDO oZS% dZS%
2008-09 25 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 18 351.8 388 365 51.5 -3.4 295 285 50.9 -6.4 9.5 90.1 99.6 56.9 43.1
Career NHL 18 351.8 388 365 51.5 -3.4 295 285 50.9 -6.4 9.5 90.1 99.6 56.9 43.1

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
1998-99 15 Karpat Oulu U18 Fin-U18 30 1 5 6 12
1999-00 16 Karpat Oulu U18 Fin-U18 36 12 14 26 26
1999-00 16 Karpat Oulu Jr. Fin-Jr. 2 0 0 0 0
2000-01 17 Karpat Oulu Jr. Fin-Jr. 24 6 11 17 77
2000-01 17 Karpat Oulu Finland 21 0 0 0 10
2000-01 17 Finland 5-Nations 4 0 2 2 6
2001-02 18 Karpat Oulu Finland 49 4 15 19 65
2001-02 18 Finland WJC-A 7 1 3 4 6 0 1 0 0 0
2002-03 19 Karpat Oulu Finland 35 5 15 20 38
2002-03 19 Finland WJC-A 7 1 5 6 0
2004-05 21 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 76 6 35 41 9 105 3 3 0 1
2009-10 26 Finland Olympics 5 1 2 3 -1 29 0 1 0 0
Career 1 Season 5-Nations 4 0 2 2 6
Career 1 Season AHL 76 6 35 41 9 105 3 3 0 1
Career 2 Seasons Fin-Jr. 26 6 11 17 77
Career 2 Seasons Fin-U18 66 13 19 32 38
Career 3 Seasons Finland 105 9 30 39 113
Career 1 Season Olympics 5 1 2 3 -1 29 0 1 0 0
Career 2 Seasons WJC-A 14 2 8 10 6 0 1 0 0 0

Other Playoffs

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1999-00 16 Karpat Oulu U18 Fin-U18 6 1 4 5 2
2000-01 17 Karpat Oulu Finland 2 0 0 0 2
2001-02 18 Karpat Oulu Jr. Fin-Jr. 1 0 0 0 0
2001-02 18 Karpat Oulu Finland 4 0 0 0 12
2004-05 21 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 21 3 4 7 13 16 3 0 0 0
Career 1 Season AHL 21 3 4 7 13 16 3 0 0 0
Career 1 Season Fin-Jr. 1 0 0 0 0
Career 1 Season Fin-U18 6 1 4 5 2
Career 2 Seasons Finland 6 0 0 0 14
Rk Year Tm G A +/- PIM S SHFT
1 2010 FIN 1 2 -1 29 3 6
Car 1 2 -1 29 3 6

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2014-15)
Thru 9 Years Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Joni Pitkanen 8.3 7.1 6.6 6.2 5.8 5.0 4.9 2.0 1.6
Mike Ramsey 96.2 8.0 7.0 6.9 6.5 5.7 5.2 4.9 1.6
Paul Martin 94.7 8.1 7.0 7.0 6.2 6.0 5.7 4.6 2.9
Art Coulter 94.3 5.9 5.4 5.3 4.4 4.0 3.9 3.6 0.9
Bill Quackenbush 94.2 6.4 6.2 5.5 5.5 5.2 4.3 4.3 1.1
Marty Burke 94.1 7.0 4.6 4.6 4.4 4.4 4.2 3.4 2.7
Jimmy Watson 93.9 8.4 7.2 6.6 6.2 5.8 5.5 5.4 0.1
Doug Crossman 93.4 8.1 6.8 6.6 6.0 5.7 5.5 4.3 0.1
Red Horner 93.3 6.2 5.5 4.7 4.6 4.2 4.2 3.5 1.2
Derian Hatcher 93.2 8.6 7.3 7.0 5.2 4.8 3.7 3.4 2.7
Brad Maxwell 93.1 7.7 6.3 6.0 6.0 5.7 5.0 4.5 2.5
Career Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Joni Pitkanen 8.3 7.1 6.6 6.2 5.8 5.0 4.9 2.0 1.6
Randy Manery 96.0 8.3 7.1 6.9 6.8 6.1 5.7 4.9 2.2 0.0 0.0
Paul Martin 94.7 8.1 7.0 7.0 6.2 6.0 5.7 5.7 4.6 4.6 2.9 2.8
John-Michael Liles 92.5 7.8 6.8 6.5 6.2 6.1 5.7 4.5 3.9 3.7 2.5 1.8
Jimmy Watson 92.2 8.4 7.2 6.6 6.2 5.8 5.5 5.4 3.6 1.7 0.1
Dmitri Mironov 91.3 8.8 6.5 6.4 5.3 4.8 4.6 3.6 2.7 1.2 0.2
Paul Cavallini 91.0 8.8 7.4 6.3 5.7 5.6 4.8 4.6 3.3 0.1 0.1
Risto Siltanen 90.8 7.1 7.1 6.3 6.2 5.8 5.3 4.0 2.6
Tomas Jonsson 90.7 9.2 6.8 6.2 6.1 6.0 6.0 4.7 4.0
Jocelyn Guevremont 89.9 10.0 8.1 7.4 6.6 6.2 4.9 4.7 2.9 0.6
Clarence Abel 89.9 7.6 4.5 4.2 3.9 3.7 3.5 3.2 1.6

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Transactions

Transaction information may be incomplete.

July 1, 2007: Traded to Edmonton by Philadelphia with Geoff Sanderson and Philadelphia's 3rd round choice (Cameron Abney) in 2009 Entry Draft for Joffrey Lupul and Jason Smith, July 1, 2007.

July 1, 2008: Traded to Carolina by Edmonton for Erik Cole, July 1, 2008.

December 6, 2011: Missed majority of 2011-12 due to head injury at Calgary, December 6, 2011.

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