Joni Pitkanen

Joni Pitkanen

Bio
Height/Weight: 6' 3"/220 lbs
Born: Oulu, Finland
Draft: 2002 1st round (4th pick) by the
Shoots: L
  • Ekman-Larsson is Back on the Trade Block
    The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated

    Ekman-Larsson is Back on the Trade Block

    Arizona Coyotes captain Oliver Ekman-Larsson is joining Dougie Hamilton of the Carolina Hurricanes and the Columbus Blue Jackets' Seth Jones among the prominent defensemen in this summer's trade market. On Saturday, Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman reported the Coyotes will make another attempt to trade Ekman-Larsson. They tried moving him last fall before the 29-year-old defenseman's self-imposed deadline of Oct. 9.

  • Kraken Expansion Draft Options: Hurricanes' Foegele or Bean?
    The Hockey Writers

    Kraken Expansion Draft Options: Hurricanes' Foegele or Bean?

    The Seattle Kraken will have to make a tough decision on which player to select from the Carolina Hurricanes roster during the upcoming expansion draft. Based on the roster as it currently stands, it looks like the choice will be between Warren Foegele and Jake Bean. A trade could occur, which will allow Carolina to protect one or both of these players, but for this exercise, we assume both are available.

  • Believe it or not, Canes defenseman Jaccob Slavin is as genuine as they come
    The Charlotte Observer

    Believe it or not, Canes defenseman Jaccob Slavin is as genuine as they come

    He played nearly 23 minutes a game during the regular season (22:59 to be exact), and logged more than 26 minutes of ice time in the team’s final game of the playoffs against Tampa Bay. Here’s that “too-good-to-be-true” part: He didn’t take a single penalty in the eight playoff games. Even scarier and more unbelievable?