Height: 6' 2", Weight: 215 pounds
Born: 11.13.82 Espoo, Finland
|How he arrived: Via Entry Draft
How he left: Signed as a free agent with JYP Jyvaskyla (FIN) after the 06-07 season
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
I did see potential in Pihlman as a second line winger with some usage on the power play because of his size. I'll get to
what happened in a second.
He was a late bloomer for Jyvaskyla, amassing 34 points in 02-03, more than tripling his totals from the season before.
That season would also be his last before coming to North America. He largely saw time with Albany and Lowell while
also seeing a handful of games in New Jersey. He never broke 30 points in an AHL season, though. The closest he
would get is his first season in Albany: 29 that season.
If nothing else, coming to North America was a good learning experience for Pihlman, taking what he learned back to
Finland with him and seeing career years with Jyvaskyla, where he has been for the balance of his return, as a result.
The Devils still maintain his NHL rights, by the way.
|Entry Draft: 2001 Second Round Pick (48th overall) by the
New Jersey Devils