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Esa Tikkanen

Position: LW ▪ Shoots: Left
Height: 6-1 (185 cm) ▪ Weight: 190 lbs. (86 kg)

Born: January 25, 1965 in Helsinki, Finland
Draft: Edmonton, 4th round (82nd overall), 1983 NHL Entry

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

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Fine Details ▪ Last updated Feb 28, 2015 1:25 PM

NHL Standard

Scoring Stats Goals Assists Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1985-86 21 EDM NHL 35 7 6 13 5 28 7 0 0 2 5 1 0 44 15.9
1986-87 22 EDM NHL 76 34 44 78 44 120 27 7 0 6 36 8 0 126 27.0 AS-3
1987-88 23 EDM NHL 80 23 51 74 21 153 16 6 1 2 33 17 1 142 16.2
1988-89 24 EDM NHL 67 31 47 78 10 92 17 6 8 4 28 16 3 151 20.5 AS-5,Selke-2
1989-90 25 EDM NHL 79 30 33 63 17 161 20 6 4 6 17 16 0 199 15.1 AS-10,Selke-3
1990-91 26 EDM NHL 79 27 42 69 22 85 22 3 2 6 27 13 2 235 11.5 AS-4,Selke-2
1991-92 27 EDM NHL 40 12 16 28 -8 44 4 6 2 1 8 7 1 117 10.3
1992-93 28 TOT NHL 81 16 24 40 -24 94 10 2 4 3 18 5 1 202 7.9
1992-93 28 EDM NHL 66 14 19 33 -11 76 8 2 4 3 13 5 1 162 8.6
1992-93 28 NYR NHL 15 2 5 7 -13 18 2 0 0 0 5 0 0 40 5.0
1993-94 29 NYR NHL 83 22 32 54 5 114 14 5 3 4 15 16 1 257 8.6 Selke-15
1994-95 30 STL NHL 43 12 23 35 13 22 5 5 2 1 14 8 1 107 11.2 Selke-2
1995-96 31 TOT NHL 58 14 30 44 1 36 5 8 1 2 16 14 0 95 14.7
1995-96 31 STL NHL 11 1 4 5 1 18 0 0 1 0 2 2 0 19 5.3
1995-96 31 NJD NHL 9 0 2 2 -6 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 15 0.0
1995-96 31 VAN NHL 38 13 24 37 6 14 5 8 0 2 13 11 0 61 21.3
1996-97 32 TOT NHL 76 13 17 30 -9 72 7 4 2 2 8 8 1 133 9.8
1996-97 32 VAN NHL 62 12 15 27 -9 66 7 4 1 2 7 7 1 103 11.7
1996-97 32 NYR NHL 14 1 2 3 0 6 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 30 3.3
1997-98 33 TOT NHL 48 3 18 21 -11 18 2 1 0 2 10 8 0 67 4.5
1997-98 33 FLA NHL 28 1 8 9 -7 16 1 0 0 0 4 4 0 34 2.9
1997-98 33 WSH NHL 20 2 10 12 -4 2 1 1 0 2 6 4 0 33 6.1
1998-99 34 NYR NHL 32 0 3 3 -5 38 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 25 0.0 436 13:38
8 yrs EDM NHL 522 178 258 436 100 759 121 36 21 30 167 83 8 1176 15.1
4 yrs NYR NHL 144 25 42 67 -13 176 16 5 4 4 24 17 1 352 7.1 436 13:38
2 yrs VAN NHL 100 25 39 64 -3 80 12 12 1 4 20 18 1 164 15.2
2 yrs STL NHL 54 13 27 40 14 40 5 5 3 1 16 10 1 126 10.3
1 yr NJD NHL 9 0 2 2 -6 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 15 0.0
1 yr FLA NHL 28 1 8 9 -7 16 1 0 0 0 4 4 0 34 2.9
1 yr WSH NHL 20 2 10 12 -4 2 1 1 0 2 6 4 0 33 6.1
Career NHL 877 244 386 630 81 1077 156 59 29 41 238 137 11 1900 12.8 436 13:38

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
1985-86 21 EDM NHL 35 5 0.20 0.17 0.37 0.15 0.80 1.26 5 5 10 4 22 3 14 0 5 0.0 0.2 0.2
1986-87 22 EDM NHL 76 31 0.45 0.58 1.03 0.40 1.58 1.66 29 37 66 26 125 27 54 0 44 5.4 1.7 7.1 AS-3
1987-88 23 EDM NHL 80 26 0.29 0.64 0.93 0.33 1.91 1.78 19 43 62 22 113 39 60 7 21 4.0 1.2 5.2
1988-89 24 EDM NHL 67 29 0.46 0.70 1.16 0.44 1.37 2.25 26 39 65 25 109 37 79 17 10 5.2 1.1 6.3 AS-5,Selke-2
1989-90 25 EDM NHL 79 25 0.38 0.42 0.80 0.32 2.04 2.52 25 28 53 21 103 41 74 29 17 3.8 1.4 5.2 AS-10,Selke-3
1990-91 26 EDM NHL 79 26 0.34 0.53 0.87 0.33 1.08 2.97 24 37 61 23 113 35 98 42 22 4.5 1.6 6.1 AS-4,Selke-2
1991-92 27 EDM NHL 40 11 0.30 0.40 0.70 0.27 1.10 2.93 11 14 25 10 48 24 47 15 -8 1.6 0.1 1.7
1992-93 28 TOT NHL 81 15 0.20 0.30 0.49 0.19 1.16 2.49 13 19 32 12 78 27 104 29 -24 1.1 0.5 1.7
1992-93 28 EDM NHL 66 13 0.21 0.29 0.50 0.20 1.15 2.45 11 15 26 10 64 24 75 24 -11 1.0 0.7 1.7
1992-93 28 NYR NHL 15 2 0.13 0.33 0.47 0.17 1.20 2.67 2 4 6 2 14 3 29 5 -13 0.1 -0.2 -0.1
1993-94 29 NYR NHL 83 21 0.27 0.39 0.65 0.25 1.37 3.10 20 29 49 19 93 35 69 16 5 3.2 1.2 4.5 Selke-15
1994-95 30 STL NHL 43 13 0.28 0.53 0.81 0.30 0.51 2.49 21 40 61 22 57 21 46 23 13 2.7 0.7 3.3 Selke-2
1995-96 31 TOT NHL 58 16 0.24 0.52 0.76 0.27 0.62 1.64 13 29 42 15 69 33 42 7 1 2.8 0.7 3.5
1995-96 31 STL NHL 11 2 0.09 0.36 0.45 0.15 1.64 1.73 1 4 5 2 11 5 8 3 1 0.1 0.2 0.3
1995-96 31 NJD NHL 9 1 0.00 0.22 0.22 0.06 0.44 1.67 0 2 2 1 3 1 11 3 -6 -0.2 0.0 -0.2
1995-96 31 VAN NHL 38 14 0.34 0.63 0.97 0.36 0.37 1.61 12 23 35 13 55 27 23 1 6 2.8 0.6 3.4
1996-97 32 TOT NHL 76 12 0.17 0.22 0.39 0.15 0.95 1.75 13 18 31 12 62 23 56 8 -9 1.0 0.5 1.5
1996-97 32 VAN NHL 62 11 0.19 0.24 0.44 0.17 1.06 1.66 12 16 28 11 54 21 47 5 -9 1.2 0.3 1.5
1996-97 32 NYR NHL 14 1 0.07 0.14 0.21 0.08 0.43 2.14 1 2 3 1 8 2 9 3 0 -0.2 0.1 0.0
1997-98 33 TOT NHL 48 7 0.06 0.38 0.44 0.14 0.38 1.40 3 20 23 7 31 13 38 9 -11 0.7 0.2 0.9
1997-98 33 FLA NHL 28 3 0.04 0.29 0.32 0.10 0.57 1.21 1 9 10 3 14 5 24 8 -7 0.0 0.1 0.1
1997-98 33 WSH NHL 20 4 0.10 0.50 0.60 0.19 0.10 1.65 2 11 13 4 17 8 14 1 -4 0.7 0.1 0.8
1998-99 34 NYR NHL 32 1 0.00 0.09 0.09 0.03 1.19 0.78 0 3 3 1 6 0 19 8 -5 -0.8 0.3 -0.5
8 yrs EDM NHL 522 166 0.34 0.49 0.84 0.32 1.45 2.25 150 218 368 141 697 230 501 134 100 25.6 8.0 33.6
4 yrs NYR NHL 144 25 0.17 0.29 0.47 0.17 1.22 2.44 23 38 61 23 121 40 126 32 -13 2.3 1.5 3.8
2 yrs STL NHL 54 15 0.24 0.50 0.74 0.27 0.74 2.33 22 44 66 24 68 26 54 26 14 2.8 0.9 3.7
2 yrs VAN NHL 100 24 0.25 0.39 0.64 0.24 0.80 1.64 24 39 63 24 109 48 70 6 -3 4.1 0.9 4.9
1 yr NJD NHL 9 1 0.00 0.22 0.22 0.06 0.44 1.67 0 2 2 1 3 1 11 3 -6 -0.2 0.0 -0.2
1 yr WSH NHL 20 4 0.10 0.50 0.60 0.19 0.10 1.65 2 11 13 4 17 8 14 1 -4 0.7 0.1 0.8
1 yr FLA NHL 28 3 0.04 0.29 0.32 0.10 0.57 1.21 1 9 10 3 14 5 24 8 -7 0.0 0.1 0.1
Career NHL 877 238 0.28 0.44 0.72 0.27 1.23 2.17 222 361 583 220 1029 358 800 210 81 35.2 11.4 46.7

NHL Playoffs

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1984-85 20 EDM NHL SC 3 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0
1985-86 21 EDM NHL 8 3 2 5 1 7 3 0 0 0 19 15.8
1986-87 22 EDM NHL SC 21 7 2 9 1 22 6 1 0 1 39 17.9
1987-88 23 EDM NHL SC 19 10 17 27 2 72 5 5 0 1 42 23.8
1988-89 24 EDM NHL 7 1 3 4 -1 12 1 0 0 0 17 5.9
1989-90 25 EDM NHL SC 22 13 11 24 12 26 9 2 2 0 54 24.1
1990-91 26 EDM NHL 18 12 8 20 3 24 9 3 0 3 76 15.8
1991-92 27 EDM NHL 16 5 3 8 -1 8 4 1 0 1 37 13.5
1993-94 29 NYR NHL SC 23 4 4 8 1 34 4 0 0 1 56 7.1
1994-95 30 STL NHL 7 2 2 4 -1 20 1 1 0 1 19 10.5
1995-96 31 VAN NHL 6 3 2 5 -3 2 1 2 0 0 13 23.1
1996-97 32 NYR NHL 15 9 3 12 2 26 5 3 1 3 45 20.0
1997-98 33 WSH NHL 21 3 3 6 -2 20 2 1 0 0 23 13.0
Career NHL 5 186 72 60 132 13 275 50 19 3 11 443 16.3

Other Standard

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1981-82 17 Regina Blues SJHL 59 38 37 75 216
1981-82 17 Regina Pats WHL 2 0 0 0 0
1981-82 17 Finland EJC-A 5 1 3 4 2
1982-83 18 HIFK Helsinki Jr. Fin-Jr. 30 34 31 65 104
1982-83 18 Finland WJC-A 7 2 3 5 4
1982-83 18 Finland EJC-A 5 2 1 3 14
1983-84 19 HIFK Helsinki Jr. Fin-Jr. 6 5 9 14 13
1983-84 19 Finland WJC-A 7 8 3 11 12
1983-84 19 2 Teams Finland 37 19 11 30 30
1983-84 19 Olympia Finland 1 0 0 0 0
1983-84 19 HIFK Helsinki Finland 36 19 11 30 30
1984-85 20 HIFK Helsinki Jr. Fin-Jr. 2 2 0 2 12
1984-85 20 HIFK Helsinki Finland 36 21 33 54 42
1984-85 20 Finland WJC-A 7 7 12 19 10
1984-85 20 Finland WEC-A 10 4 5 9 12
1985-86 21 Nova Scotia Oilers AHL 15 4 8 12 17
1986-87 22 NHL All-Stars RV-87 2 0 1 1 2
1987-88 23 Finland Can-Cup 5 0 1 1 6
1988-89 24 Finland WEC-A 8 4 4 8 14
1991-92 27 Finland Can-Cup 6 2 2 4 6
1992-93 28 Finland WC-A 6 0 0 0 2
1994-95 30 HIFK Helsinki Finland 19 2 11 13 16
1995-96 31 Finland WC-A 1 0 0 0 0
1997-98 33 Finland Olympics 6 1 1 2 0
1999-00 35 Jokerit Helsinki Finland 43 10 13 23 85
1999-00 35 Finland WC-A 9 2 1 3 2 10 2 0 0 0
2000-01 36 ESC Moskitos Essen Germany 46 8 21 29 81
2004-05 40 Anyang Halla AsianHL 30 8 17 25 58
Career 1 Season AHL 15 4 8 12 17
Career 1 Season AsianHL 30 8 17 25 58
Career 2 Seasons Can-Cup 11 2 3 5 12
Career 2 Seasons EJC-A 10 3 4 7 16
Career 3 Seasons Fin-Jr. 38 41 40 81 129
Career 4 Seasons Finland 135 52 68 120 173
Career 1 Season Germany 46 8 21 29 81
Career 1 Season Olympics 6 1 1 2 0
Career 1 Season RV-87 2 0 1 1 2
Career 1 Season SJHL 59 38 37 75 216
Career 3 Seasons WC-A 16 2 1 3 2 12 2 0 0 0
Career 2 Seasons WEC-A 18 8 9 17 26
Career 1 Season WHL 2 0 0 0 0
Career 3 Seasons WJC-A 21 17 18 35 26

Other Playoffs

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1982-83 18 HIFK Helsinki Jr. Fin-Jr. 4 4 3 7 10
1982-83 18 HIFK Helsinki Finland 1 0 0 0 2
1983-84 19 HIFK Helsinki Jr. Fin-Jr. 4 4 3 7 8
1983-84 19 HIFK Helsinki Finland 2 0 0 0 0
1999-00 35 Jokerit Helsinki Finland 11 1 6 7 10
Career 2 Seasons Fin-Jr. 8 8 6 14 18
Career 3 Seasons Finland 14 1 6 7 12
Rk Year Tm G A +/- PIM S SHFT
1 1998 FIN 1 1 -1 0 5
Car 1 1 -1 0 5

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2012-13)
Thru 14 Years Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Esa Tikkanen 7.1 6.3 6.1 5.2 5.2 4.5 3.5 3.3 1.7 1.7 1.5 0.9 0.2 -0.5
Anton Stastny 91.3 6.9 6.6 6.4 5.5 5.2 4.9 4.2 3.8 1.4
Anson Carter 91.0 7.2 6.5 6.0 5.6 5.5 4.5 4.0 2.4 1.8 1.6
Brian Sutter 90.6 7.3 6.7 6.1 5.8 5.7 5.4 4.6 2.7 1.5 0.4 0.2 -0.2
Steve Rucchin 90.2 7.0 6.7 5.9 5.5 5.3 4.1 3.8 3.0 2.1 1.2 0.9 0.5
Neil Colville 90.1 5.3 4.9 4.9 4.7 4.3 3.5 3.3 2.8 2.1 1.1 0.0 -0.1
Wayne Cashman 89.9 8.8 7.2 6.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.4 3.6 2.4 2.3 2.2 1.9 0.0 -0.3
Marco Sturm 89.6 6.9 6.5 6.2 5.4 5.1 5.0 4.1 4.1 2.9 2.5 2.3 1.9 1.8 -0.6
Michal Pivonka 89.3 7.1 6.1 5.7 5.4 4.5 3.3 3.0 2.2 1.7 1.5 1.1 0.8 0.6
Craig Ramsay 88.8 7.2 6.3 6.0 5.6 4.9 4.8 4.3 4.3 2.7 1.8 1.6 1.5 0.9 0.7
Don McKenney 88.6 6.6 6.3 6.1 5.8 4.9 4.8 4.4 4.0 3.3 2.8 2.7 1.0 0.0
Career Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Esa Tikkanen 7.1 6.3 6.1 5.2 5.2 4.5 3.5 3.3 1.7 1.7 1.5 0.9 0.2 -0.5
Anton Stastny 91.3 6.9 6.6 6.4 5.5 5.2 4.9 4.2 3.8 1.4
Anson Carter 91.0 7.2 6.5 6.0 5.6 5.5 4.5 4.0 2.4 1.8 1.6
Brian Sutter 90.6 7.3 6.7 6.1 5.8 5.7 5.4 4.6 2.7 1.5 0.4 0.2 -0.2
Steve Rucchin 90.2 7.0 6.7 5.9 5.5 5.3 4.1 3.8 3.0 2.1 1.2 0.9 0.5
Neil Colville 90.1 5.3 4.9 4.9 4.7 4.3 3.5 3.3 2.8 2.1 1.1 0.0 -0.1
Marco Sturm 89.6 6.9 6.5 6.2 5.4 5.1 5.0 4.1 4.1 2.9 2.5 2.3 1.9 1.8 -0.6
Michal Pivonka 89.3 7.1 6.1 5.7 5.4 4.5 3.3 3.0 2.2 1.7 1.5 1.1 0.8 0.6
Craig Ramsay 88.8 7.2 6.3 6.0 5.6 4.9 4.8 4.3 4.3 2.7 1.8 1.6 1.5 0.9 0.7
Don McKenney 88.6 6.6 6.3 6.1 5.8 4.9 4.8 4.4 4.0 3.3 2.8 2.7 1.0 0.0
Steve Vickers 88.3 8.4 6.4 5.9 5.6 5.5 5.2 3.5 3.5 2.4 1.1

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Transactions

Transaction information may be incomplete.

March 17, 1993: Traded to NY Rangers by Edmonton for Doug Weight, March 17, 1993.

July 24, 1994: Traded to St. Louis by NY Rangers with Doug Lidster for Petr Nedved, July 24, 1994.

November 1, 1995: Traded to New Jersey by St. Louis for New Jersey's 3rd round choice (later traded to Colorado - Colorado selected Ville Nieminen) in 1997 Entry Draft, November 1, 1995.

November 23, 1995: Traded to Vancouver by New Jersey for Vancouver's 2nd round choice (Wes Mason) in 1996 Entry Draft, November 23, 1995.

March 8, 1997: Traded to NY Rangers by Vancouver with Russ Courtnall for Sergei Nemchinov and Brian Noonan, March 8, 1997.

September 17, 1997: Signed as a free agent by Florida, September 17, 1997.

March 9, 1998: Traded to Washington by Florida for Dwayne Hay and future considerations, March 9, 1998.

October 9, 1998: Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, October 9, 1998.

April 19, 2001: Officially announced retirement, April 19, 2001.

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