Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Miikka Kiprusoff
Miikka Kiprusoff was born October 26, 1976 in Turku, Finland. The fifth round, 116th overall selection of the San Jose Sharks in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft, Kiprusoff developed his game in Finland and Sweden before making the journey to North America in 1999-00.

In 1998-99, Kiprusoff dominated the Finnish Elite League, going 26-6-6 with a 1.85 GAA. Upon joining the Sharks AHL affiliate in Kentucky in 1999, Kiprusoff went 42-24-10 over the next two seasons, making his NHL debut with San Jose in 2000-01, registering a 2-1 record and a 1.95 GAA in five games.

After two strong seasons in 1999-00 and 2000-01 Kiprusoff spent his first full season in the NHL with San Jose in 2001-02, while playing only a handful of games with the team's AHL affiliate in Cleveland. In 20 games with the Sharks, the Finnish netminder had a 7-6-3 record with a 2.48 GAA, before struggling with the Sharks in 2002-03.

Kiprusoff went on to play four seasons in the San Jose organization before being acquired by the Calgary Flames in the early stages of the 2003-04 season. Upon his arrival in Calgary, Kiprusoff was instrumental in leading the Flames to their first playoff appearance since the 1996 post season and their first Stanley Cup final since 1989, while leading the NHL with a 1.69 GAA and tying with Minnesota's Dwayne Roloson with a .933 save percentage.

Aside from his World Junior experience, Kiprusoff has represented his homeland on the international stage at the World Cup of Hockey (2004), and the Winter Olympics (2006).


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1993-94 TPS Turku Jr. Fin-Jr. 35 20 9 5 0 2.85 6 3 3 0 4.23
1993-94 Finland EJC-A 3 4.35
1994-95 TPS Turku Jr. Fin-Jr. 31 13 14 4 2 2.91
1994-95 Kiekko-67 Turku Finland-2 1 0 1 0 0 6.00
1994-95 TPS Turku Finland 4 3 1 0 0 3.00 2 2 0 0 3.50
1994-95 Finland WJC-A 2 2.58
1995-96 TPS Turku Jr. Fin-Jr. 3 1 2 0 0 3.00
1995-96 Kiekko-67 Turku Finland-2 5 5 0 0 1 1.40
1995-96 TPS Turku Finland 12 5 3 1 0 4.14 3 0 1 0 2.12
1995-96 Finland WJC-A 3 3.39
1996-97 AIK Solna Sweden 42 3 2.29 7 0 3.14
1997-98 AIK Solna Sweden 43 1 2.65
1997-98 AIK Solna Sweden-Q 9 2 1.67
1998-99 TPS Turku Finland 39 26 6 6 4 1.85 10 9 1 3 1.55
1998-99 Finland WC-A 4 0 1.16
1999-00 Kentucky Thoroughblades AHL 47 23 19 4 3 2.48 5 1 3 0 3.27
2000-01 San Jose Sharks NHL 5 2 1 0 0 1.95 3 1 1 0 2.01
2000-01 Kentucky Thoroughblades AHL 36 19 9 6 2 2.24
2000-01 Finland WC-A 3 2 1 0 1 2.14
2001-02 San Jose Sharks NHL 20 7 6 3 2 2.49 1 0 0 0 0.00
2001-02 Cleveland Barons AHL 4 4 0 0 0 1.73
2002-03 San Jose Sharks NHL 22 5 14 0 1 3.25
2003-04 Calgary Flames NHL 38 24 10 4 4 1.69 26 15 11 5 1.85
2004-05 Finland W-Cup 6 4 1 1 2 1.48
2004-05 Timra IK Sweden 46 5 2.14 6 0 2.19
2005-06 Calgary Flames NHL 74 42 20 11 10 2.07 7 3 4 0 2.24
2005-06 Finland Olympics
2006-07 Calgary Flames NHL 74 40 24 9 7 2.46 6 2 4 0 2.81
2007-08 Calgary Flames NHL 76 39 26 10 2 2.69 7 2 4 1 3.21
2008-09 Calgary Flames NHL 76 45 24 5 4 2.84 6 2 4 0 3.52
2009-10 Calgary Flames NHL 73 35 28 10 4 2.31
2009-10 Finland Olympics 5 3 2 0 1 2.64
2010-11 Calgary Flames NHL 71 37 24 6 6 2.63
2011-12 Calgary Flames NHL 70 35 22 11 4 2.35
2012-13 Calgary Flames NHL 24 8 14 2 0 3.44
NHL Totals 623 319 213 71 44 2.48 56 25 28 6 2.32


NHL First All-Star Team (2006)
William M. Jennings Trophy (2006) Vezina Trophy (2006) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2007)
Traded to Calgary by San Jose for Calgary's 2nd round choice (Marc-Edouard Vlasic) in 2005 Entry Draft, November 16, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Timra (Sweden), September 20, 2004. Officially announced his retirement, September 9, 2013.