Carolina Hurricanes

 
Joni Pitkanen
current status: Off season
Birth Date:September 19, 1983 (30 years old)
Place of Birth:Oulu, FIN
Shoots:L
Experience:9 years
Drafted:Drafted by Philadelphia in 2002 (1/4).
Acquired:Acquired in a trade with Edmonton in 2008.
Scouting Report
Assets: Has tremendous size and strength for the blueline position. Oozes offensive instincts and displays great skating ability for a 6-3, 210-pound defenseman. Is an asset on the point with the man advantage.
Flaws: Lacks consistency in all areas of the game. Doesn't do nearly a good-enough job of keeping opponents honest with his big frame, and generally lacks grit. Is somewhat fragile and prone to getting injured.
Career Potential: Inconsistent big-minute defenseman.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
NHL All-Rookie Team 2003-04
NHL Played in the NHL YoungStars Game 2003-04
Olympic Olympic Bronze Medal 2010 (Finland)

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