Esa Keskinen

Esa Juhani Keskinen (born February 3, 1965 in Ylöjärvi, Finland) is a retired Finnish professional ice hockey forward.

Esa Keskinen
Born (1965-02-03) February 3, 1965 (age 56)
Ylöjärvi, Finland
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 194 lb (88 kg; 13 st 12 lb)
Position Center
Shot Right
Played for SM-liiga
TPS
Lukko
1. Divisioona
FPS
Elitserien
HV71
National team  Finland
NHL Draft 101st overall, 1985
Calgary Flames
Playing career 1983–2000
Olympic medal record
Men's Ice hockey
Silver medal – second place 1988 Calgary Ice hockey
Bronze medal – third place 1994 Lillehammer Ice hockey

Playing careerEdit

Keskinen was drafted by the Calgary Flames as their fifth-round pick, 101st overall, in the 1985 NHL Entry Draft, but never played in the NHL anytime in his active playing career.[1]

Playing for HV71 in the Swedish Elitserien, he won the Swedish national championship during the 1994–95 season. During the 1995–96 season Keskinen formed with his fellow Finn Kai Nurminen a proficient goal-scoring duo, still playing for HV71.[2] During his years in HV71 he was a popular player among the fans and drew by himself large crowds to the club's, at the time, arena Rosenlundshallen.[3]

Keskinen recorded 658 points (215 goals, 443 assists) and 130 penalty minutes in 478 games in SM-liiga playing for TPS and Lukko. In Elitserien he totalled 203 games with 209 points (61 goals, 148 assists) and 148 penalty minutes playing for HV71. He has been noted for most points in SM-liiga in seasons 1987-88 (69 points), 1992–93 (59 points) and 1993-94 (70 points).[1]

AwardsEdit

RecordsEdit

  • HV71's club record for assists in one season (41)
  • HV71's club record for points in one season (59)

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1980–81 KOOVEE FIN U20 32 46 20 66 35
1981–82 FoPS FIN.2 27 14 18 32 8
1982–83 FoPS FIN.2 15 5 14 19 8
1983–84 TPS SM-l 31 10 25 35 0 5 0 0 0 0
1984–85 TPS SM-l 35 11 22 33 6 10 2 3 5 0
1985–86 TPS SM-l 36 18 28 46 4 7 2 0 2 0
1986–87 TPS SM-l 44 25 36 61 4 5 1 1 2 0
1987–88 TPS SM-l 44 14 55 69 14
1988–89 Lukko SM-l 41 24 46 70 12
1989–90 Lukko SM-l 44 25 26 51 16
1990–91 Lukko SM-l 44 17 51 68 14
1991–92 TPS SM-l 44 24 45 69 12 3 1 1 2 0
1992–93 TPS SM-l 44 16 43 59 12 12 1 6 7 4
1993–94 TPS SM-l 47 23 47 70 28 11 5 4 9 4
1994–95 HV71 SEL 39 15 29 44 48 13 3 5 8 10
1995–96 HV71 SEL 39 18 41 59 18 4 0 5 5 2
1996–97 HV71 SEL 34 9 27 36 30
1997–98 HV71 SEL 46 16 29 45 24 3 0 4 4 0
1998–99 HV71 SEL 45 3 22 25 28
1999–2000 TPS SM-l 22 8 19 27 8 11 2 5 7 4
SM-l totals 478 215 443 658 130 64 14 20 34 12
SEL totals 203 61 148 209 148 20 3 14 17 12

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1981 Finland EJC 5 1 2 3 19
1982 Finland EJC 5 3 0 3 0
1983 Finland EJC 5 5 2 7 2
1984 Finland WJC 7 4 8 12 0
1985 Finland WJC 7 6 14 20 2
1988 Finland OG 8 1 1 2 2
1989 Finland WC 10 1 8 9 2
1990 Finland WC 10 0 4 4 8
1991 Finland WC 10 2 5 7 4
1994 Finland OG 8 2 4 6 6
1994 Finland WC 7 2 3 5 2
1995 Finland WC 8 1 5 6 6
1996 Finland WC 6 1 3 4 2
Junior totals 29 19 26 45 23
Senior totals 67 10 33 43 32

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Esa Keskinen". Elite Prospects. Retrieved August 11, 2006.
  2. ^ Peter Gustafsson (29 May 2011). "Bergman blev "Kung Sune" med hela Jönköping" (in Swedish). Jnytt. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Historien om HV71" (in Swedish). HV71.se. Archived from the original on August 5, 2006. Retrieved August 11, 2006.
Preceded by
Juha Riihijärvi
Winner of the Kultainen kypärä trophy
1993-94
Succeeded by
Saku Koivu
Preceded by
Unto Wiitala
Winner of the Lasse Oksanen trophy
1993-94
Succeeded by
Saku Koivu
Preceded by
Kari Jalonen
Winner of the Veli-Pekka Ketola trophy
1987-88
Succeeded by
Raimo Summanen
Preceded by
Mikko Mäkelä
Winner of the Veli-Pekka Ketola trophy
1992-93 & 1993-94
Succeeded by
Saku Koivu