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Espen Knutsen # - C/RW

  • Age: 42
  • DOB: 1972/01/12
  • POB: Oslo, Norway
  • Height: 5-11 Weight: 188lbs
  • Shoots: L
  • NHL Seasons: 5
  • Drafted by Hartford in 1990 (10/204).

Honours and Awards

2001-02NHL - Named to play in the NHL All-Star Game
1993-94UHL - Second All-Star Team

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2005/07/13Announced his retirement.
2004/05/09Signed with the Djurgardens IF of the Elitserien Hockey League (Sweden).
2003/12/16Released by the Columbus Blue Jackets.
2003/12/05Missed 10 games (hip pointer).
2003/12/05Assigned to Syracuse (AHL).
2003/11/14Hip pointer, day-to-day.
2003/04/06Missed the last 12 games of the regular season (sprained wrist).
2003/03/14Sprained wrist, day-to-day.
2003/03/13Sprained wrist, left Thursday's game.
2003/01/28Missed 39 games (abdominal surgery).
2002/11/05Groin, sidelined indefinitely.
2002/07/29Re-signed by the Columbus Blue Jackets to a multi-year contract.
2002/03/28Missed 1 game (bruised knee).
2002/03/26Bruised knee, day-to-day.
2002/02/06Missed 1 game (flu).
2002/02/04Flu, day-to-day.
2001/11/16Missed 3 games (hip injury).
2001/11/09Hip pointer, day-to-day.
2001/04/08Missed the last 2 games of the regular season (neck injury).
2001/04/06Neck injury, day-to-day.
2001/04/05Missed 4 games (neck injury).
2001/03/27Neck injury, day-to-day.
2000/12/13Missed 1 game (flu).
2000/12/10Flu, day-to-day.
2000/10/25Missed 8 games (broken finger).
2000/10/07Broken finger, late October.

Trades

2000/05/25Mighty Ducks of Anaheim traded Espen Knutsen to the Columbus Blue Jackets for a 4th round selection in 2001.
1996/10/01Mighty Ducks of Anaheim traded Kevin Brown to the Hartford Whalers for the rights of Espen Knutsen.
1990/06/16Drafted by the Hartford Whalers in the 10th round (204th overall) in 1990.

Career Stats

YearTeamLeagueGPGAPTS+/-PPGPPASHGSHAGWGPIMShotsPCTHits
2004-05DjurgardenSwe15088-10-0-01213.00-
2003-04ColumbusNHL14044-501000211.00-
2003-04SyracuseAHL2112-11-0-00333.33-
2003-04DjurgardenSwe6235-10-1-041118.18-
2002-03ColumbusNHL31549-1531001202817.86-
2001-02ColumbusNHL77113142-285152114710210.78-
2000-01ColumbusNHL66114253-3225000306217.74-
1999-00DjurgardenSwe48183553------65---
1998-99DjurgardenSwe39182442------32---
1997-98AnaheimNHL19303-101-0-062114.29-
1997-98CincinnatiAHL4141317-262-0-018557.27-
1996-97DjurgardenSwe39163349------20---
1995-96DjurgardenSwe32102333------50---
1994-95DjurgardenSwe3061420------18---
TotalNHL2073081111-6111-2-210522413.39-
TotalAHL4351419-273-0-018588.62-
TotalSwe20970140210------201---

Career Playoff Stats

YearTeamLeagueGPGAPTS+/-PPGPPASHGSHAGWGPIMShotsPCTHits
2004-05DjurgardenSwe--------------
2003-04ColumbusNHL--------------
2003-04SyracuseAHL--------------
2003-04DjurgardenSwe3000-30-0-064.00-
2002-03ColumbusNHL--------------
2001-02ColumbusNHL--------------
2000-01ColumbusNHL--------------
1999-00DjurgardenSwe1351621------2---
1998-99DjurgardenSwe4011------2---
1997-98AnaheimNHL--------------
1997-98CincinnatiAHL--------------
1996-97DjurgardenSwe4246------6---
1995-96DjurgardenSwe4101------2---
1994-95DjurgardenSwe3011------0---
TotalSwe3182230------18---

Legend:

GP - games played
G - goals
A - assists
PTS - points
+/- - plus minus
PPG - power play goals
PPA - power play assists
SHG - short handed goals
SHA - short handed assists
GWG - game winning goals
PIM - penalties in minutes
PCT - shooting percentage


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