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Joni Pitkanen | Defenseman

Team: Carolina Hurricanes
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/19/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 220
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Joni Pitkanen (broken heel) isn't sure when he'll be able to play again.
Pitkanen, 30, hasn't played since April 2, 2013 and has long since been ruled out for the 2013-14 campaign. "I've been working with Raleigh Orthopaedic throughout this season with the hope of returning to play hockey," Pitkanen sad. "There is no timetable as of now, but I've been making progress with my rehab and it remains my goal to resume my professional hockey career. It's been frustrating to be away from the ice, but I want to thank all of the people who have expressed support throughout the season." He's a great offensive defenseman when he's healthy, but Pitkanen hasn't played in at least 70 games in a season since 2010-11. Mar 14 - 9:35 AM

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Career Stats
YearTeamGPGAAPTS+/-PIMPPGPPASHGSHAGWSOGPct
2003PHI71819271544512002133.060
2005PHI581333462178514013118.110
2006PHI7743943-2588117020137.029
2007EDM6381826-55619101101.079
2008CAR71726331158212003147.048
2009CAR7164046-1172118001161.037
2010CAR7253035-260111001144.035
2011CAR3051217-15162600262.081
2012CAR221892120200034.029

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Eric Staal
2Jordan Staal
3Andrei Loktionov
4Manny Malhotra
5Riley Nash
LW1Jeff Skinner
2Nathan Gerbe
3Jiri Tlusty
4Drayson Bowman
5Phil Di Giuseppe
RW1Alexander Semin
2Elias Lindholm
3Pat Dwyer
4Radek Dvorak
D1Justin Faulk
2Andrej Sekera
3Ron Hainsey
4John-Michael Liles
5Jay Harrison
6Mike Komisarek
7Brett Bellemore
8Michal Jordan
9Joni Pitkanen
G1Cam Ward
2Anton Khudobin
3Justin Peters