Hartikainen signs Entry Level Contract
Finnish forward was Oilers 6th round choice in 2008 NHL Entry Draft
Hartikainen, the Oilers 6th round choice, 163rd overall, in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, recently completed his second season with KalPa Kuopio of the Finnish National League scoring 33 points (15G, 18A) in 53 games.
The 6’1”, 210lbs native of Kuopio, Finland, was fifth in team scoring this season and tied for third in goals for KalPa. He got off to a quick start in the 2010 playoffs scoring four goals and adding an assist in the first five games. He finished the post-season with six goals and an assist in 12 games.
Hartikainen also appeared in the World Junior Championship in 2009 and 2010 for Finland. In 12 WJC games the big winger collected 15 points (7G, 8A) and 55 shots on goal.
6’1” 210 lbs. Shoots: Left
Born: May 3, 1990; Kuopio, Finland
Edmonton’s 6th round choice, 163rd overall, in 2008 NHL Entry Draft.
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