Jussi Jokinen

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Jussi Jokinen
Jussi Jokinen 2013-12-21.JPG
With the Penguins in December 2013.
Born (1983-04-01) April 1, 1983 (age 31)
Kalajoki, Finland
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 198 lb (90 kg; 14 st 2 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Florida Panthers
Oulun Kärpät
Dallas Stars
Tampa Bay Lightning
Carolina Hurricanes
Pittsburgh Penguins
National team  Finland
NHL Draft 192nd overall, 2001
Dallas Stars
Playing career 2001–present

Jussi Petteri Jokinen (born April 1, 1983) is a Finnish professional ice hockey forward who is currently playing for the Florida Panthers (NHL). Jokinen is of no relation to Olli Jokinen of the Nashville Predators, but has a younger brother, Juho, who currently plays for Kärpät in the Finnish SM-liiga. He is a shootout and faceoff specialist. [1]

Playing career[edit]

Jokinen was drafted by the Dallas Stars in the 6th round, 192nd overall, in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. Jokinen spent his four seasons before his NHL debut playing for Kärpät of the SM-liiga, the top Finnish league.

In his rookie year in the 2005–06 NHL season, Jokinen gained a great reputation in the NHL as one of the best shootout specialists in the league.[2][3] Until being stopped by Vesa Toskala he was a remarkable nine-for-nine in shootouts before his first unsuccessful attempt.[3] He can be seen pulling some unique dekes, such as the one handed slide in goal (as made famous by Peter Forsberg) - also known as "The Paralyzer" - in shootouts.

With the Hurricanes in 2009.

On November 16, 2007, Jokinen scored four goals against the Colorado Avalanche in a 6-1 win.

During trade deadline day on February 26, 2008, Jussi Jokinen was dealt to the Tampa Bay Lightning along with Mike Smith, Jeff Halpern, and a 2009 4th-round draft pick in exchange for Brad Richards and Johan Holmqvist.

On February 4, 2009, Jussi Jokinen was placed on waivers by the Lightning and later on February 7, 2009, was traded to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for Wade Brookbank, Josef Melichar and a 2009 fourth round draft pick.[4] During the playoffs, he went on to score the latest regulation GWG in NHL playoff history. With 0.2 seconds left in the third period, Jokinen and the Carolina Hurricanes defeated the New Jersey Devils 4-3 during game 4 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on April 21, 2009.[5]

On June 29, 2009, the Hurricanes signed Jokinen to a two-year contract worth $3.4 million ($1.5 million in 2009-10 and $1.9 million in 2010-11).[6]

As of November 19, 2009, Jokinen has scored a total of 25 goals in 46 shootout attempts, with an impressive 54.3% success rate. Eight of those shootout goals were game-winners.[7]

Jussi Jokinen signed with Kärpät of the SM-liiga during the 2012 NHL lockout. He had committed to playing there until the resumption of the NHL season.[8]

On March 26, 2013, Jokinen was placed on waivers by the Carolina Hurricanes.

On April 3, 2013, Jokinen was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for a conditional 6th or 7th round pick in the 2013 draft.[9] In his first game with the Penguins, Jokinen scored Pittsburgh's lone goal in regulation and tallied the only shootout goal for the team's 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers.[10]

In the 2013–14 season, on October 8, 2013, Jokinen scored his first hat-trick with the Penguins in a 5-2 win over his former team the Carolina Hurricanes. Jokinen enjoyed his most productive season since 2010 in totalling 21 goals and 57 points in 81 games with the Penguins.

On July 1, 2014, Jokinen signed a four-year free agent deal, worth $16 million dollars with the Florida Panthers.[11]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2001–02 Kärpät SM-l 54 10 6 16 38 4 1 0 1 0
2002–03 Kärpät SM-l 51 14 23 37 10 15 2 1 3 33
2003–04 Kärpät SM-l 55 15 23 38 20 15 3 4 7 6
2004–05 Kärpät SM-l 56 23 24 47 24 12 3 4 7 2
2005–06 Dallas Stars NHL 81 17 38 55 30 5 2 1 3 0
2006–07 Dallas Stars NHL 82 14 34 48 18 4 0 1 1 0
2007–08 Dallas Stars NHL 52 14 14 28 14
2007–08 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 20 2 12 14 4
2008–09 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 46 6 10 16 16
2008–09 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 25 1 10 11 12 18 7 4 11 2
2009–10 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 81 30 35 65 36
2010–11 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 70 19 33 52 24
2011–12 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 79 12 34 46 54
2012–13 Kärpät SM-l 21 7 14 21 10
2012–13 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 33 6 5 11 18
2012–13 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 10 7 4 11 6 8 0 3 3 4
2013–14 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 81 21 36 57 18 13 7 3 10 10
NHL totals 660 149 265 414 250 48 16 12 28 16
Liiga totals 237 69 90 159 102 46 9 9 18 41

International[edit]

Medal record
Competitor for Finland Finland
Winter Olympics
Bronze 2014 Sochi
Silver 2006 Turin
World Championships
Bronze 2006 Riga
Bronze 2008 Quebec City
World Junior Championships
Bronze 2002 Pardubice
Bronze 2003 Halifax
World U18 Championships
Bronze 2001 Finland
Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2000 Finland WHC17 9th 3 1 3 4 4
2001 Finland WJC18 Bronze medal icon.svg 6 2 0 2 2
2002 Finland WJC Bronze medal icon.svg 7 2 6 8 2
2003 Finland WJC Bronze medal icon.svg 7 6 2 8 2
2005 Finland WC 7th 7 0 1 1 2
2006 Finland OG Silver medal icon.svg 8 1 3 4 2
2006 Finland WC Bronze medal icon.svg 9 2 6 8 2
2008 Finland WC Bronze medal icon.svg 9 1 3 4 4
2010 Finland WC 6th 7 2 1 3 20
2012 Finland WC 4th 10 5 4 9 8
2014 Finland OG Bronze medal icon.svg 6 2 3 5 0
Junior totals 23 11 11 22 10
Senior totals 51 11 20 31 32

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=663836
  2. ^ Kevin Allen (January 31, 2006). "Shootout is Jokinen's specialty". USA Today. Retrieved 2006-09-21. 
  3. ^ a b "Star not lost without shootout". CBC.ca. 2006. Retrieved 2006-09-21. 
  4. ^ NHL.com (2009). "Hurricanes acquire Jussi Jokinen from Tampa Bay". NHL.com. Retrieved 2009-02-07. 
  5. ^ "Wild finish has Devils, 'Canes all tied up". National Hockey League. 2009-04-21. Retrieved 2009-04-21. 
  6. ^ "Canes Agree to Terms with Jokinen on Two-Year Deal". carolinahurricanes.com. 2009-06-29. 
  7. ^ "Jokinen's deft shootout skills set him apart". National Hockey League. 2009-11-19. Retrieved 2009-11-19. 
  8. ^ "Jussi Jokinen signs new contract with Karpat". Rotowire. 2012-11-05. Retrieved 2012-11-15. 
  9. ^ Rossi, Rob (April 3, 2013). "Penguins add Carolina forward Jokinen". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. 
  10. ^ "Endgame: Penguins 2, Rangers 1 (SO)". Pittsburgh Penguins. 2013-04-05. Retrieved 2013-04-05. 
  11. ^ "Florida Panthers sign six free agents". Miami Herald. 2014-07-01. Retrieved 2014-07-01. 

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