Riku Markus Hahl
(born November 1, 1980) is a Finnish
professional ice hockey centre
, currently playing for Jokerit
in the Finnish SM-liiga
Hahl was drafted 183rd overall in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft
by the Colorado Avalanche
Before coming to North America, Hahl played for his hometown team, HPK
, in the Finnish SM-liiga
, and was known for his defensive skills as a forward. In the autumn of 2000, Hahl left for Colorado, where he impressed the Avalanche coaches at training camp and was rewarded with 43 games in the NHL
in the following season, including 21 playoff games. In his NHL career, Hahl played a total of 92 regular season games scoring five goals for a total of thirteen points. He also played 34 playoff
games, recording two goals and four assists.
During the 2004–05 NHL lockout
Hahl played for HPK, and represented HC Davos
in the Swiss NLA
during the 2005–06 season. Hahl represented Finland at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey
and scored his first goal on the national team in the final against Team Canada
Hahl signed a with Timrå IK
in the spring of 2006, and completed a two-year deal with the Medelpad
team before leaving in 2008 for Frölunda HC
After three seasons with Frölunda as an alternate captain
, Hahl returned to Finland to play for Jokerit, signing a two-year deal on May 19, 2011.
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