Jani Hakanpaa



  • DOB: 3/31/1992
  • Ht: 6-6
  • Wt: 207
  • Shoots: R
  • Years on Team: 1
  • Hometown: Kirkkonummi, FIN
  • Drafted: 2010 St. Louis, 4th rd. (104th overall)


  • Appeared in his sixth season in the Finnish Elite League, his fourth with Karpat… collected 11-12=23 points with a +29 rating in 52 games
  • Helped lead Karpat to the league’s top regular-season record (41-11-2) and an appearance in the Finnish Elite League championship against HPK (won by HPK in overtime in Game 7)
  • Established career highs in goals, plus/minus and PIM, while falling one point shy of matching his personal best in points (24 in 2017-18)
  • Led league defensemen in plus/minus for the second consecutive season and ranked tied for second in goals
  • Also played a career-high 17 playoff contests with Karpat, registering 1-3=4 points with a +9 rating



  • Earned 25-56=81 points with a +76 rating in 298 career Finnish Elite League games with Karpat and Espoo…led Finnish Elite League defensemen in plus/ minus in back-to-back seasons in 2018-19 (+29) and 2017-18 (+28)
  • Was a member of the 2017-18 Karpat team that won the 2018 Finnish Elite League postseason championship
  • Recorded 6-14=20 points with a +20 rating and 86 PIM in 132 career AHL games with Peoria and Chicago from 2012-15
  • Signed a three-year entry-level contract with St. Louis May 21, 2012
  • Helped Finland’s national team to a gold medal at the 2019 World Championship… also won bronze with Team
  • Finland at the 2010 Under-18 World Championship, earning 1-1=2 points with a +3 rating in six tournament games
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Player Stats

Regular Season
2019-20 Regular SeasonSD471121312240061100.28
2014-15 Regular SeasonCHI641780470059100.13
2013-14 Regular SeasonCHI5444820330059100.15
2012-13 Regular SeasonPEO14134060018100.29
2015 Calder Cup PlayoffsCHI401126003000.25
2014 Calder Cup PlayoffsCHI301110002000.33