Former Edmonton Oilers forward Lauri Korpikoski playing in a road game for the team in 2016.
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Connor McDavid's linemate in his rookie season retires from hockey

Published April 17, 2024 at 5:38 PM

This afternoon a former Edmonton Oiler from the beginning of the Connor McDavid era announced his retirement. Sources are confirming forward Lauri Korpikoski is hanging up his skates.

Reports coming out of Finland this afternoon have announced that former Edmonton Oiler Lauri Korpikoski is retiring from the game of hockey. He steps away from the game at the age of 37.

Former NHLer Lauri Korpikoski 🇫🇮 has retired from professional hockey at the age of 37.

Korpikoski played 609 games in the NHL from 2008-2017, scoring 86 goals and 201 points with New York (R), Phoenix/Arizona, Edmonton, Dallas, and Columbus.

During his 609-game NHL career, Lauri Korpikoski spent some of his time with the Edmonton Oilers. During the 2015-16 NHL season Lauri Korpikoski played 71 games with the Oilers. In that span, he had 10 goals and 22 points.

After his NHL career ended he signed a 6 year deal to return home to Finland and play out the rest of his hockey career.

With that contract coming to an end this season and Lauri Korpikoski being out much of the year due to injury now was the right time to retire. We wish Lauri Korpikoski and his family all the best as he enjoys his retirment.
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Connor McDavid's linemate in his rookie season retires from hockey

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