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Tommi Kivisto

#9 Tommi Kivisto

Position Defense
Height 6'2"
Weight 200
Shoots Left
Born June 7, 1991
Birthplace Vantaa, Finland
Drafted CAR 2009 (7th, 208th)

Career Statistics

        Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League   GP G A PTS PIM   GP G A PTS PIM
2008-09 Red Deer WHL   65 1 21 22 49   - - - - -
2009-10 Jokerit Finland   22 0 2 2 12   3 0 0 0 0
2010-11 Jokerit Finland   38 0 5 5 22   7 0 0 0 16
2011-12 Jokerit Finland   26 0 4 4 8   - - - - -
2012-13 Florida ECHL   48 4 11 15 59   12 1 5 6 18
  Charlotte AHL   17 0 2 2 12   - - - - -
   
AHL TOTALS   17 0 2 2 12   - - - - -
NHL TOTALS   - - - - -   - - - - -
PRO TOTALS   65 4 13 17 71   12 1 5 6 18

Biography

Tommi Kivisto
Is from the same hometown as Hurricanes forward Tuomo Ruutu, who also played in the Jokerit system ... Signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Hurricanes on 6/1/11, which allowed him to play for Jokerit during the 2011-12 season before beginning his North American professional career in 2012-13. Entering 2012-13, he had 11 assists and 42 penalty minutes in 86 career games with Jokerit in Finland's top league, SM-Liiga.

2012-13

Split his first professional season in North America with Florida (ECHL) and Charlotte … Began the season with Florida, where he scored 15 points and posted a plus-1 rating with 59 penalty minutes in 48 games … Recorded an assist on David Rutherford's overtime goal in his North American professional debut vs. ORL (10/12) … Scored his first goal on the power play and added an assist for his first career multi-point game vs. SC (10/24) … Recorded two assists vs. SC on 10/26, giving him two points in each of his last two games (1g, 3a) … Extended his point streak to a career-best three games (10/24-27; 1g, 4a) with an assist vs. GRN (10/27) … Recalled to Charlotte for the first time on 11/17 and made his AHL debut at SA (11/18) before returning to Florida the next day … Picked up an assist to give him points in two consecutive games (11/21-23; 1g, 2a) and earned his first career fighting major at COL (11/23) … Recalled to Charlotte on 12/28 … Recording his first AHL point with an assist at HOU (1/13) … Returned to Florida on 1/18 and scored a goal later that day … Recalled to Charlotte for the fourth time on 2/14 and earned one assist in a five-game stint that ended with his reassignment on 3/2 … Recorded an assist and a career-high 24 penalty minutes as the result of single incident in Florida's game at CIN (3/6) … Joined Charlotte for five games between 3/15-3/26, posting no points and an even plus/minus rating before returning to Florida on 4/5 … Earned his first playoff point with an assist in Game 4 of Florida's first-round series at ELM (4/12) … Recalled to Charlotte for the fifth and final time during the regular season for a one-game stint at CHI (4/13) … Recorded assists in each of his first two ECHL playoff games since returning from Charlotte, extending his point streak to three games (0g, 3a) … Had 12 penalty minutes in Game 2 of the Everblades' second-round series at REA (4/20) … Scored two points (1g, 1a) in Game 4 vs. REA (4/26), giving him six points (1g, 5a) in his last six ECHL playoff games … Posted a cumulative plus-7 rating over seven playoff games from 4/10-4/26, including positive rating in six of those games … Sat out eight games as a healthy extra (1/3-1/6, 1/16-1/17, 3/1, 3/29-3/30).

2011-12

Completed his third season with Jokerit (SM-Liiga), earning four assists in 26 games... Also skated in 20 games with Kiekko-Vantaa of Finland's second division, totaling 12 points (5g, 7a).

2010-11

Set career highs in games played (38) and penalty minutes (22) for Jokerit... Appeared in all seven of Jokerit's 2011 playoff games, as they were edged in seven games by eventual SM-Liiga champion Helsinki IFK in the quarterfinals.

2009-10

Saw his first action in Finland's top league in 2009-10, notching two assists in 22 games with Jokerit (SM-Liiga).

Junior

Was the sixth overall pick in the 2008 CHL Import Draft... Played one season of junior hockey in Canada with Red Deer (WHL), ranking second among Rebels defensemen in scoring with 22 points (1g, 21a) in 65 games in 2008-09.

International

Has represented Finland in more than a dozen international tournaments including the 2009 and 2010 World Junior Championships and the 2008 U-18 World Junior Championship.