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Ilkka Pikkarainen

Ilkka Pikkarainen  #17

Right Wing
NUMBER: 17 BIRTHDATE: April 19, 1981
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Sonkajärvi, Finland
WEIGHT: 215 DRAFTED: NJD / 2002 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 7th   (218th overall)
Has seen action in 31 games overall, including season/career-high 10 straight Nov. 28-Dec. 18...Posted last point with 1a Dec. 26 at Wsh.;  recorded 1st career NHL goal Dec. 16 vs. Mtl...Returned to NHL Devils' lineup Nov. 28 vs. NYI;  was recalled from Lowell (AHL) that day...Saw action in 1 AHL contest;  was activated off I.R./assigned to Lowell for conditioning Nov. 25...Missed 3 games Nov. 16-21 (ill);  Nov. 12 contest at Pit. marked previous appearance...Notched 1st NHL point with 1a Nov. 6 vs. NYI;  made NHL debut Oct. 5 vs. NYR after missing Oct. 3 contest (ill)...Spent entire 2008-09 season with HIFK Helsinki (Fin.) for 3rd straight year/5th full season overall;  saw action in 54 of 58 games…Led club with pro career-high 24g and 149 PIM;  was 3rd with 37pts.
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I'm hoping Bob [Murray] didn't go out and get Dany Heatley just to get someone. I'm sure he's excited and motivated.

— Anaheim Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau on general manager Bob Murray's decision to sign Dany Heatley