Siim Liivik

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Siim Liivik
Siim Liivik (2).jpg
Born (1988-02-14) 14 February 1988 (age 31)
Paide, Estonian SSR, Soviet Union
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 192 lb (87 kg; 13 st 10 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
EBEL team
Former teams
EC KAC
HIFK
Espoo Blues
Örebro HK
KooKoo
National teamFlag of Finland.svg  Finland
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2008present

Siim Liivik (born 14 February 1988) is an Estonian-Finnish professional ice hockey Winger for EC KAC of the Austrian Hockey League (EBEL).

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Playing career

Liivik started his professional career with HIFK in 2008. Before joining the Helsinki-based club's first team, Liivik played in the United States with the Waterloo Black Hawks of the United States Hockey League. He has also represented HIFK at different youth levels. [1]

He made his first appearance for HIFK in the 2008–09 season opener against local rivals Jokerit on 11 September 2008. On 30 September 2008 he scored his first SM-liiga goal when HIFK faced KalPa at home. [2] Liivik won Finnish hockey championship in the 2010–11 season. After his first professional seasons with HIFK, Liivik transferred as a free agent to fellow Liiga outfit, the Espoo Blues on 8 April 2013. [3]

After three seasons with the Blues and a short return stint with HIFK, Liivik signed his first contract abroad in agreeing to a two-year contract with Swedish club, Örebro HK, of the SHL on 27 April 2016. [4]

Achievements

SM-liiga

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

Regular season Playoffs
Season TeamLeagueGP G A Pts PIM GPGAPtsPIM
2007–08 Waterloo Black Hawks USHL 44116176810110
2008–09 HIFK SM-l 5855103220000
2009–10 HIFKSM-l403478830000
2009–10 Kiekko-Vantaa Mestis 10000
2010–11 HIFKSM-l536915891606620
2011–12 HIFKSM-l5181018149400022
2011–12 KooKoo Mestis31120
2012–13 HIFKSM-l463586561340
2013–14 Espoo Blues Liiga54991811060000
2014–15 Espoo BluesLiiga5911172882410124
2015–16 Espoo BluesLiiga1514522
2015–16HIFKLiiga3849136160112
2016–17 Örebro HK SHL 2126814
2017–18 KooKooLiiga424121679
2018–19 EC KAC EBEL 543811201514528
Liiga totals4565484138720572101268

International

YearTeamEventResultGPGAPtsPIM
2008 Finland WJC 5th60112
Junior totals60112

Personal

Under his known nickname Märkä-Simo, Siim Liivik was featured in the music video of the 2011 single "Häissä" by Finnish rappers Jare & VilleGalle. The single released on the Monsp Finnish record label, proved very popular and reached the top of the Finnish Singles Chart. The official music video [5] directed by andrei6000 features Märkä-Simo rapping with the duo.

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References

  1. "Liivik's player profile" (in Finnish). Jatkoaika.com. 3 February 2013. Retrieved 3 February 2013.
  2. "Game by game" (in Finnish). Liiga. 30 September 2008. Archived from the original on 16 June 2011. Retrieved 17 June 2012.
  3. "Espoo Blues 2013-14 Roster". Espoo Blues . 1 April 2014. Archived from the original on 26 March 2014. Retrieved 1 April 2014.
  4. "5 new players in OHK". Örebro HK. 27 April 2016. Retrieved 27 April 2016.
  5. Music video of "Häissä" by Jare & VilleGalle featuring Märkä-Simo