Riku Hahl
Riku Hahl
Position Centre
Shoots Left
6 ft 0.5 in (1.84 m)
205 lb (93 kg)
SM-liiga Team
F. Teams
Colorado Avalanche
HC Davos
Timrå IK
Frölunda HC
Born November 1 1980 (1980-11-01) (age 39),
Hämeenlinna, Finland
NHL Draft 183rd overall, 1999
Colorado Avalanche
Pro Career 1998 – present

Riku Markus Hahl (born November 1, 1980) is a Finnish professional ice hockey centre, currently playing for Jokerit in the Finnish SM-liiga.

Playing careerEdit

Hahl was drafted 183rd overall in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft by the Colorado Avalanche.

Before coming to North America, Hahl played for his hometown team, HPK, in the Finnish SM-liiga, and was known for his defensive skills as a forward. In the autumn of 2000, Hahl left for Colorado, where he impressed the Avalanche coaches at training camp and was rewarded with 43 games in the NHL in the following season, including 21 playoff games. In his NHL career, Hahl played a total of 92 regular season games scoring five goals for a total of thirteen points. He also played 34 playoff games, recording two goals and four assists.

During the 2004–05 NHL lockout Hahl played for HPK, and represented HC Davos in the Swiss NLA during the 2005–06 season. Hahl represented Finland at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey and scored his first goal on the national team in the final against Team Canada.

Hahl signed a with Timrå IK of Elitserien in the spring of 2006,[1] and completed a two-year deal with the team before leaving in 2008 for Frölunda HC.

After three seasons with Frölunda as an alternate captain, Hahl returned to Finland to play for Jokerit, signing a two-year deal on May 19, 2011.[2]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1998–99 HPK SM-l 280110 80002
1999–00 HPK SM-l 5043718 80002
2000–01 HPK SM-l 55391232
2001–02 Hershey Bears AHL 526172316
2001–02 Colorado Avalanche NHL 2223514 211230
2002–03 Hershey Bears AHL 28771417
2002–03 Colorado Avalanche NHL 4234712 60222
2003–04 Colorado Avalanche NHL 2801112 71012
2004–05 HPK SM-l 448132112 102682
2005–06 HC Davos NLA 418172522 14281020
2006–07 Timrå IK SEL 314131716
2007–08 Timrå IK SEL 4810314122 1128106
2008–09 Frölunda HC SEL 527243122 101564
2009–10 Frölunda HC SEL 263101312 72354
2010–11 Frölunda HC SEL 474202414
NHL totals 92581338 342464


Medal record
Competitor for Flag of Finland Finland
World Championships
Bronze 2006 Riga
Bronze 2008 Quebec City
World Cup
Silver 2004 Toronto
Year Team Event GP G A Pts PIM
1999 Finland Jr. WJC 60002
2000 Finland Jr. WJC 70112
2004 Finland WCH 21010
2005 Finland WC 50002
2006 Finland WC 93254
2008 Finland WC 90000
2010 Finland WC 60110
Junior int'l totals 130114
Senior int'l totals 254266


External linksEdit

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