Joni Pitkanen

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  • Height: 6'3
  • Weight: 210 lbs.
  • Shoots: L
  • Experience: 9 years
  • Birthdate: Sep 19, 1983
  • Birthplace: Oulu, FIN
  • Drafted: Drafted by Philadelphia in 2002 (1/4).
Scouting Report
Assets:
Had tremendous size and strength for the blueline position. Oozed offensive instincts and displayed great skating ability for a 6-3, 210-pound defenseman. Was an asset on the point with the man advantage.
Flaws:
Lacked consistency in all areas of the game. Didn't do nearly a good-enough job of keeping opponents honest with his big frame, and generally lacked grit. Was somewhat fragile and prone to getting injured.
Career Potential:
Inconsistent but talented big-minute defenseman, when healthy.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
NHL All-Rookie Team 2003-04
NHL Played in the NHL YoungStars Game 2003-04
WJC-A The Directorate - Best Player 2002-03
WJC-A Media - All-Star Team 2002-03
Olympic Olympic Bronze Medal 2010 (Finland)