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Fans Want To Know: Joni Pitkanen

Carolina Hurricanes defenseman, Joni Pitkanen. (photo by LTD)

Toward the end of last season we started a new feature here at Canes Country which we called, "Fans Want To Know."   It turned out to be very popular, so we are giving it another go this season. 

Were you ever curious about something regarding one of the Hurricanes?  This could be your chance to find out the answer.  Every couple of weeks, we will choose a new player and allow readers to submit questions for that player.  Then we will pick out the most interesting questions, ask them to the featured player, and report the answers back here on the blog.

Last year we did this for Tom Kostopoulos and Jamie McBain.  First player on the list this season is Joni Pitkanen

Pitkanen is currently tied for the scoring lead among Canes defensemen with 8 points.  The Oulu, Finland native was one of the leading scorers for the Hurricanes last season as he knocked in 6 goals and 40 assists for a total of 46 points.  He also led the entire league in average time on the ice.  The smooth skating defenseman is in the final year of his three year contract with Carolina.

Do you have any questions for Pitkanen?  Here is your chance.