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Ilkka Heikkinen
Position Defence
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
200 lb (91 kg)
KHL Team
F. Teams
HC Sibir Novosibirsk
SM-liiga
Lukko Rauma
HIFK
NHL
New York Rangers
Nationality Flag of Finland Finnish
Born November 13 1984 (1984-11-13) (age 32),
Rauma, FIN
NHL Draft Undrafted
Pro Career 2003 – present


Ilkka Heikkinen (born November 13, 1984 in Rauma, Finland) is a Finnish professional ice hockey defenceman who is currently playing for the HC Sibir Novosibirsk of the Kontinental Hockey League.

Playing careerEdit

Heikkinen developed within his hometown club of Lukko before making his professional SM-liiga debut in the 2003–04 season. After 4 season's in the top league with Lukko Ilkka moved to rival HIFK for two years, scoring a career high 37 points in the 2007–08 season.

On May 20, 2009, Heikkinen agreed to a one-year contract with the New York Rangers of the NHL.[1] After making his North American debut with American Hockey League affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack, He appeared in his first career NHL game, a 2-1 Rangers victory over the Buffalo Sabres on December 5, 2009.[2] Heikkinen played in 7 games with the Rangers before returning to the Wolf Pack for the majority of the 2009–10 season.

On May 21, 2010, Ilkka returned to Europe signing a one-year contract with HC Sibir Novosibirsk of the KHL.[3]

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04 Lukko SM-l 20 0 1 1 12
2004–05 Lukko SM-l 48 0 2 2 8 9 0 0 0 0
2005–06 Lukko SM-l 55 5 10 15 46
2006–07 Lukko SM-l 55 7 17 24 71 3 0 0 0 0
2007–08 HIFK SM-l 51 11 26 37 96 7 0 2 2 6
2008–09 HIFK SM-l 54 8 26 34 22 2 0 1 1 0
2009–10 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 72 8 30 38 27
2009–10 New York Rangers NHL 7 0 0 0 0
SM-l totals 283 31 82 113 255 14 0 1 1 0
NHL totals 7 0 0 0 0

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