Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Markus Hannikainen
Markus Hannikainen was born on March 26, 1993, in Helsinki, Finland. In 2014-15, as a member of JYP Jyvaskyla of the Finnish SM-liiga, he recorded 19 goals and added 27 assists in 60 games. His strong play did not go unnoticed by NHL clubs. On April 20, 2015, Hannikainen signed a two-year deal with the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Hannikainen spent the majority of this his first North American season with the Blue Jackets' AHL affiliate, the Lake Erie Monsters. In 50 games for the club the big wingers scored seven times and added 13 assists. He would also get his first taste of life in the NHL during the 2015-16 season, appearing in four games for the Blue Jackets.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2010-11 Jokerit Helsinki U18 Fin-U18 7 1 4 5 2 2 0 4 4 0
2010-11 Jokerit Helsinki Jr. Fin-Jr. 36 7 12 19 12 9 1 1 2 2
2010-11 Finland WJ18-A 6 1 0 1 0 0
2011-12 Jokerit Helsinki Jr. Fin-Jr. 16 6 7 13 12 12 5 5 10 2
2011-12 Kiekko-Vantaa Finland-2 10 2 0 2 4
2011-12 Jokerit Helsinki Finland 15 0 0 0 4
2012-13 Jokerit Helsinki Jr. Fin-Jr. 11 7 7 14 4
2012-13 Kiekko-Vantaa Finland-2 21 3 6 9 4
2012-13 Jokerit Helsinki Finland 20 0 1 1 4 1 0 0 0 0
2013-14 Jokerit Helsinki Jr. Fin-Jr. 4 3 0 3 0 4 1 3 4 0
2013-14 HPK Hameenlinna Finland 4 0 0 0 4
2013-14 Kiekko-Vantaa Finland-2 15 2 5 7 2
2013-14 Jokerit Helsinki Finland 18 3 3 6 4 2 1 0 1 0
2014-15 JYP Jyvaskyla Finland 60 19 27 51 22
2015-16 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 4 0 0 0 0 -2
2015-16 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 50 7 13 20 20 +6 16 3 7 10 2
2016-17 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 10 1 1 2 6 0
2016-17 Cleveland Monsters AHL 57 19 18 37 22 +6
2016-17 Finland WC-A 10 2 1 3 2 +2
NHL Totals 14 1 1 2 6


Signed as a free agent by Columbus, April 20, 2015.
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