Jyrki Jokipakka

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Jyrki Jokipakka
Jyrki Jokipakka 2012.jpg
Born (1991-08-20) August 20, 1991 (age 23)
Tampere, Finland
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Dallas Stars
Ilves
NHL Draft 195th overall, 2011
Dallas Stars
Playing career 2010–present

Jyrki Jokipakka (born August 20, 1991) is a Finnish professional ice hockey defenceman who is currently playing for the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected by the Stars in the 7th round (195th overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

Jokipakka made his professional debut in his native Finland with Ilves Tampere of the Finnish Liiga after playing with his hometown club as a youth. On June 14, 2012, Jokipakka was signed to a three-year entry level contract with the Dallas Stars.[1] He was then loaned back to his original club inn Ilves for the 2012–13 season.

In his first North American season in 2013–14, Jokipakka was assigned to American Hockey League affiliate, the Texas Stars.[2] He remained with Texas for the duration of the campaign posting 5 goals and 21 points in 68 games from the blueline. He also contributed with 5 assists in 21 post-season games in helping Texas claim their first Calder Cup championship.

Jokipakka made his NHL debut on October 24, 2014 against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2010–11 Ilves SM-l 48 1 8 9 18 5 0 0 0 2
2010–11 LeKi Mestis 1 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Ilves SM-l 52 9 8 17 18
2011–12 LeKi Mestis 3 1 0 1 0
2012–13 Ilves SM-l 59 5 13 18 20
2013–14 Texas Stars AHL 68 5 16 21 32 21 0 5 5 8
Liiga totals 159 15 29 44 56 5 0 0 0 2

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2011 Finland WJC 6th 6 1 2 3 4
Junior totals 6 1 2 3 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stars sign Jyrki Jokipakka to three-year contract". Dallas Stars. 2012-06-14. Retrieved 2012-06-14. 
  2. ^ "Texas stars roster". Eliteprospects.com. 2013-10-14. Retrieved 2013-10-14. 

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