Lauri Korpikoski
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
195 lb (89 kg)
NHL Team New York Rangers
Nationality FIN
Born July 28 1986 (1986-07-28) (age 33),
Turku, Finland
NHL Draft 19th overall, 2004
New York Rangers
Pro Career 2006 – present

Lauri Korpikoski (born July 28, 1986 in Turku, Finland) is a Finnish professional player currently playing for the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League (NHL).

He was drafted in the first round, 19th overall, in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing careerEdit

Korpikoski played for the TPS junior team in the SM-liiga before moving up to the main team for the 2004–05 season. He played 2 seasons there before joining the Hartford Wolf Pack after his 2005–06 season. He played 5 regular season games and 11 playoff games. In the 2006–07 AHL season, Korpikoski had 11 goals and 38 points for the Wolf Pack.
In the 2007–08 AHL season, his second year with the Wolf Pack, he bested his previous year's totals, scoring 23 goals and having 50 points. He also had 2 points in 5 playoff games.
Following the Wolf Pack's quick exit from the AHL Playoffs, Korpikoski was named to the Rangers "taxi squad." He dressed for game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals against the Pittsburgh Penguins, on May 4, 2008. 2:03 into the third period, Lauri scored his first NHL goal on his second NHL shot. The goal brought the Rangers to within one goal of tying (which they did) but they eventually lost in overtime. The loss eliminated the team from the playoffs.

After scoring points in every preseason game in which he played, Korpikoski survived cuts to make the Rangers' 23-man roster for the start of the 2008–09 season. He was the only Rangers rookie to make the team.

He scored his first regular season goal against Kevin Weekes of the New Jersey Devils on November 12th, 2008.

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005–06Hartford Wolf PackAHL52130111012
2006–07Hartford Wolf PackAHL781127382370000
2007–08Hartford Wolf PackAHL792327507151120
2007–08New York RangersNHL11010
2008–09New York RangersNHL6868141470220
AHL Totals 83 13 28 41 23 18 1 0 1 2
NHL Totals 68 6 8 14 14 8 1 2 3 0

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