| 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
215 lb (98 kg)
|KHL Team||CSKA Moscow|
|Born|| April 19 1981,|
|NHL Draft|| 218th overall, 2002|
New Jersey Devils
|Pro Career||2000 – present|
Ilkka Pikkarainen (born April 19, 1981 in Sonkajärvi, Finland) is a Finnish ice hockey right winger who plays for CSKA Moscow in the Kontinental Hockey League. Pikkarainen began his professional career in the SM-liiga (FNL) with HIFK at the end of the 2000–01 season. He played there for two full seasons and was drafted by the New Jersey Devils in the seventh round of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, 218th overall. Pikkarainen came over to North America to play for the Albany River Rats, the Devils' American Hockey League affiliate, starting in the 2003–04 season. After playing in the AHL for three seasons, Pikkarainen returned to play with HIFK for the 2008–09 season, where he played in 54 games and scored 24 goals, leading the team.
The Devils re-signed Pikkarainen at age 28 on July 2, 2009, intending to keep him on the NHL roster. After missing the Devils' first game of the 2009–10 season with the stomach flu, Pikkarainen made his NHL debut on October 5 against the New York Rangers, and later scored his first NHL goal against the Montreal Canadiens on December 16, 2009. In January 2010, Pikkarainen cleared waivers to play in the KHL for CSKA Moscow after the Devils had decided that he was unable to fully adjust to the NHL style, partially due to health reasons.
|2003–04||Albany River Rats||AHL||63||8||10||18||118||—||—||—||—||—|
|2004–05||Albany River Rats||AHL||71||12||12||24||102||—||—||—||—||—|
|2005–06||Albany River Rats||AHL||62||9||11||20||85||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009-10||New Jersey Devils||NHL||31||1||3||4||10||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009-10||HC CSKA Moscow||KHL||6||0||2||2||0||—||—||—||—||—|