John Jakopin

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John Jakopin
Born (1975-05-16) May 16, 1975 (age 39)
Toronto, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Weight 239 lb (108 kg; 17 st 1 lb)
Position Defenceman
Shot Right
Played for Florida Panthers
Pittsburgh Penguins
San Jose Sharks
NHL Draft 97th overall, 1993
Detroit Red Wings
Playing career 1997–2005

Janez Leo Jakopin (born May 16, 1975 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey defenceman who played in the National Hockey League for the Florida Panthers, Pittsburgh Penguins and the San Jose Sharks.

Career[edit]

Jakopin was drafted 97th overall by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft and played a total of 113 regular season games, scoring one goal and six assists for seven points, collecting 145 penalty minutes. He spent most of his career bouncing around the league, playing mostly in the American Hockey League. He retired in 2005 after a spell with HDD Olimpija Ljubljana in Slovenia.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1993–94 Merrimack College H-East 36 2 8 10 64
1994–95 Merrimack College H-East 37 4 10 14 42
1995–96 Merrimack College H-East 32 10 15 25 68
1996–97 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 3 0 0 0 9
1996–97 Merrimack College H-East 31 4 12 16 68
1997–98 Florida Panthers NHL 2 0 0 0 4
1997–98 New Haven Beast AHL 60 2 18 20 151 3 0 0 0 0
1998–99 Florida Panthers NHL 3 0 0 0 0
1998–99 New Haven Beast AHL 60 2 7 9 154
1999–00 Florida Panthers NHL 17 0 0 0 26
1999–00 Louisville Panthers AHL 23 4 6 10 47
2000–01 Florida Panthers NHL 60 1 2 3 62
2000–01 Louisville Panthers AHL 8 0 1 1 21
2001–02 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 19 0 4 4 42
2001–02 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 30 3 5 8 90
2002–03 San Jose Sharks NHL 12 0 0 0 11
2002–03 Cleveland Barons AHL 18 0 4 4 27
2003–04 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 42 3 4 7 99
2003–04 Binghamton Senators AHL 11 1 0 1 4 2 0 0 0 2
NHL Totals 113 1 6 7 145

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-Hockey East Rookie Team 1993–94
Yanick Dupre Memorial Award (AHL) 1997–98

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