Joni Pitkanen
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 6' 3"
BIRTHDATE: 09/19/1983
DRAFTED: PHI: 2002-4 overall
2006-07 Regular Season: Was first on the team in average time on ice per game (24:32, 20th among NHL defensemen)...Was first on the team in assists (39, 16th among NHL defensemen) and in power play assists (17)...Was third on the team in points with 43 (first among Flyers defensemen and tied for 22nd among NHL defensemen)...Was a "plus" or "even" player in 11 of his final 12 games of the season (+1 over span)...Missed game vs. New Jersey on April 5 recovering from the flu...Game vs. NY Islanders on March 24 was his 200th career NHL game...Posted an assist vs. Boston on March 10 to set new career high for assists in a season...His second assist vs. Tampa Bay on Jan. 30 was his 100th career NHL point...Scored a power play goal vs. Montreal on Jan. 11, his first goal of the season...Missed game at Washington on Jan. 9 due to the flu...Missed game vs. Washington on Dec. 9 due to soreness in abdominal area...Missed two games (Nov. 29 and 30) due to a sore left hip flexor...Recorded three power play assists vs. Pittsburgh on Nov. 20, tying his career high for assists in a game (fourth time) and points in a game (sixth time)...Posted three assists vs. NY Rangers on Oct. 7. - Set a new career high for assists in a season (33 in 2005-06) - NHL/Flyers Career Regular Season Totals: 206 GP, 25-91-116, 210 PIM - 2006-07 Single Game Regular Season Highs: Goals - 1 (four times); Assists - 3 (twice); Points - 3 (twice); Shots - 5 (three times); Plus/Minus - +3 (twice); TOI - 29:59 (vs. CHI, 10/30/06)