|6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
200 lb (91 kg)
|HC Sibir Novosibirsk|
New York Rangers
|Born||November 13, 1984,|
|Pro Career||2003 – present|
Heikkinen developed within his hometown club of Lukko before making his professional SM-liiga debut in the 2003–04 season. After 4 season's in the top league with Lukko Ilkka moved to rival HIFK for two years, scoring a career high 37 points in the 2007–08 season.
On May 20, 2009, Heikkinen agreed to a one-year contract with the New York Rangers of the NHL. After making his North American debut with American Hockey League affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack, He appeared in his first career NHL game, a 2-1 Rangers victory over the Buffalo Sabres on December 5, 2009. Heikkinen played in 7 games with the Rangers before returning to the Wolf Pack for the majority of the 2009–10 season.
On May 21, 2010, Ilkka returned to Europe signing a one-year contract with HC Sibir Novosibirsk of the KHL.
|2009–10||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||72||8||30||38||27||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009–10||New York Rangers||NHL||7||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
- "Rangers agree to terms with Heikkinen", New York Rangers, 2009-05-20. Retrieved on 2009-06-02.
- "Lundqvist leads way to a big 2-1 win at Buffalo", New York Rangers, 2009-12-05. Retrieved on 2009-12-10.
- "Its better to be in Siberia and the KHL then Rangers and the AHL", HC Sibir Novosibirsk, 2010-05-21. Retrieved on 2010-05-25.