Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Esa Pirnes
Esa Pirnes was born January 4, 1977 in Oulu, Finland. The sixth round, 174th overall selection of the Los Angeles Kings in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, Pirnes honed his skills in the Finnish Elite League with Espoo and Tappara before making his NHL debut in 2003-04.

An offensively gifted forward, Pirnes spent the majority of the 2003-04 season with the Kings while playing a handful of games with the teams AHL affiliate in Manchester. Once the Kings season came to an end, Pirnes represented Finland at the 2004 World Championships in Prague, Czech Republic.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1993-94 Karpat Oulu U18 Fin-U18 31 15 15 30 24 4 1 0 1 2
1994-95 Karpat Oulu U18 Fin-U18 6 6 3 9 8
1994-95 Karpat Oulu Jr. Fin-Jr. 32 8 9 17 16
1995-96 Karpat Oulu Jr. Fin-Jr. 24 19 13 32 8
1995-96 Karpat Oulu Finland-2 20 8 4 12 12 3 0 0 0 0
1996-97 Karpat Oulu Jr. Fin-Jr. 9 5 5 10 6
1996-97 Karpat Oulu Finland-2 36 17 16 33 20 9 0 2 2 16
1996-97 Finland WJC-A 6 1 0 1 0
1997-98 Karpat Oulu Jr. Fin-Jr. 15 9 23 32 4
1997-98 Karpat Oulu Finland-2 32 6 15 21 12
1998-99 Karpat Oulu Finland-2 47 26 26 52 16 5 0 3 3 2
1999-00 Blues Espoo Finland 51 15 24 39 12 4 0 1 1 2
2000-01 Blues Espoo Finland 54 10 8 18 51
2001-02 Tappara Tampere Finland 49 8 16 24 30 10 0 1 1 2
2002-03 Tappara Tampere Finland 56 23 14 37 6 15 5 9 14 2
2002-03 Finland WC-A 6 2 3 5 4 +1
2003-04 Los Angeles Kings NHL 57 3 8 11 12 -9
2003-04 Manchester Monarchs AHL 4 3 1 4 2 +2
2003-04 Finland WC-A 7 0 0 0 6 -3
2004-05 Finland W-Cup
2004-05 Lukko Rauma Finland 47 9 29 38 31 9 1 3 4 2
2005-06 Blues Espoo Finland 44 10 23 33 24 9 5 3 8 2
2005-06 Finland WC-A 8 1 3 4 4 +4
2006-07 Farjestads BK Karlstad Sweden 43 17 26 43 28 9 2 3 5 8
2007-08 Farjestads BK Karlstad Sweden 52 15 23 38 74 12 4 3 7 12
2007-08 Finland WC-A 4 0 0 0 0 -3
2008-09 Atlant Moscow Region KHL 51 22 28 50 84
2009-10 Jokerit Helsinki Finland 58 17 21 38 46 3 1 0 1 2
2010-11 Jokerit Helsinki Finland 39 9 12 21 57 1 0 0 0 0
2011-12 EV Zug Swiss 29 12 14 26 4 3 0 0 0 25
2012-13 AIK Solna Sweden 45 10 20 30 28
2013-14 AIK Solna Sweden 43 10 14 24 38
2013-14 Karpat Oulu Finland 11 3 3 6 4 16 4 4 8 8
2014-15 Karpat Oulu Finland 46 15 13 28 30 19 7 9 16 10
2015-16 Karpat Oulu Finland 45 10 15 25 10 11 2 4 6 2
NHL Totals 57 3 8 11 12


Signed as a free agent by Rauma (Finland), July 30, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Espoo (Finland), April 28, 2005.
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