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Esa Tikkanen

Esa Tikkanen  #10

Left Wing
NUMBER: 10 BIRTHDATE: January 25, 1965
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Helsinki, Finland
WEIGHT: 200 DRAFTED: EDM / 1983 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 4th   (80th overall)
WJC-A All-Star Team (1985) Traded to NY Rangers by Edmonton for Doug Weight, March 17, 1993. Traded to St. Louis by NY Rangers with Doug Lidster for Petr Nedved, July 24, 1994. Traded to New Jersey by St. Louis for New Jersey's 3rd round choice (later traded to Colorado Colorado selected Ville Nieminen) in 1997 Entry Draft, November 1, 1995. Traded to Vancouver by New Jersey for Vancouver's 2nd round choice (Wes Mason) in 1996 Entry Draft, November 23, 1995. Traded to NY Rangers by Vancouver with Russ Courtnall for Sergei Nemchinov and Brian Noonan, March 8, 1997. Signed as a free agent by Florida, September 17, 1997. Traded to Washington by Florida for Dwayne Hay and future considerations, March 9, 1998. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, October 9, 1998. Officially announced retirement, April 19, 2001.
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He's only 17 but he can see the ice so well and he moves the puck and goes to the open ice all the time, so I just think he's a player that is ready to play in the NHL. I'm really looking forward to coaching someone like this.

— U.S. National Junior Team coach Ron Wilson on Auston Matthews, the projected No. 1 pick of the 2016 NHL Draft