Petteri Nokelainen

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Petteri Nokelainen
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Born (1986-01-16) January 16, 1986 (age 28)
Imatra, Finland
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 191 lb (87 kg; 13 st 9 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Right
SHL team
Former teams
Brynäs IF
SaiPa
New York Islanders
Boston Bruins
Anaheim Ducks
Phoenix Coyotes
Jokerit
Montreal Canadiens
National team  Finland
NHL Draft 16th overall, 2004
New York Islanders
Playing career 2003–present

Antti Petteri Nokelainen (born January 16, 1986 in Imatra, Finland) is a Finnish professional ice hockey forward who is currently playing for Brynäs IF of the Swedish Hockey League.

Playing career[edit]

Nokelainen was drafted by the New York Islanders as their first-round pick, 16th overall, in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. He played in the SM-Liiga for SaiPa in his native Finland before Nokelainen came to North America in 2005 to play for Islanders. And before Saipa he played in Imatran Ketterä

After 12 games with the club (he scored a goal and an assist) in the 2005–06 NHL season, Petteri suffered a severe knee injury. Many thought that this injury would sideline him for the rest of the year, but the knee healed without surgery and Nokelainen had returned to finish the rest of the season with the Islanders, but his knee still needed healing and he got the surgery done.

On September 11, 2007, Nokelainen was traded to Boston for Ben Walter and a conditional 2nd round draft pick.[1] On March 4, 2009, Nokelainen was traded by the Bruins to the Anaheim Ducks for Steve Montador.[2]

On March 3, 2010, Nokelainen was traded to the Phoenix Coyotes in exchange for a 6th round pick in the 2010 Entry Draft.[3] Helping the Coyotes qualify for the playoffs for the first time in 7 seasons, Petteri went scoreless in five postseason games against the Detroit Red Wings. On July 1, 2010, Nokelainen was bought-out from the remaining year of his contract by the Coyotes, releasing him as a free agent.[4] Later that summer, Nokelainen signed a two-year contract with Jokerit of the SM-liiga.[5] Nokelainen's season ended with a trophy, as Finland won the 2011 IIHF World Championship in Slovakia with Nokelainen scoring the game-winning goal in the final against Sweden.

After one season with Jokerit, Nokelainen returned to the Phoenix Coyotes, signing a one-year contract on May 20, 2011.[6]

On October 23, 2011, the Montreal Canadiens acquired Nokelainen and defenceman Garrett Stafford from the Phoenix Coyotes in exchange for forward Brock Trotter and a seventh-round pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.[7]

On August 16, 2013, Nokelainen returned to Europe as a free agent and signed a one-year contract with Swedish club, Brynäs IF of the SHL.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2002–03 SaiPa SM-l 2 1 0 1 2
2003–04 SaiPa SM-l 40 4 4 8 16
2004–05 SaiPa SM-l 52 15 5 20 34
2005–06 New York Islanders NHL 15 1 1 2 4
2006–07 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 60 6 10 16 51
2007–08 Providence Bruins AHL 8 3 5 8 4 6 4 1 5 0
2007–08 Boston Bruins NHL 57 7 3 10 19 7 0 2 2 4
2008–09 Boston Bruins NHL 33 0 3 3 10
2008–09 Anaheim Ducks NHL 17 4 2 6 6 9 0 0 0 2
2009–10 Anaheim Ducks NHL 50 4 7 11 21
2009–10 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 17 1 1 2 6 5 0 0 0 2
2010–11 Jokerit SM-l 46 11 16 27 116 7 2 0 2 12
2011–12 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 5 0 1 1 0
2011–12 Montreal Canadiens NHL 51 3 3 6 37
2012–13 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 17 2 2 4 21
NHL totals 245 20 21 41 103 21 0 2 2 8

International[edit]

Medal record
Competitor for  Finland
Ice hockey
World Championships
Gold 2011 Slovakia
World Junior Championships
Bronze 2004 Finland
Year Team Event GP G A Pts PIM
2003 Finland WJC18 6 1 0 1 6
2004 Finland WJC18 6 5 6 11 16
2004 Finland WJC 7 1 0 1 0
2005 Finland WJC 6 1 4 5 2
2011 Finland WC 9 1 1 2 8
Junior int'l totals 25 8 10 18 24
Senior int'l totals 9 1 1 2 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Boston Bruins acquire Petteri Nokelainen". bruins.nhl.com. 2007-09-11. Retrieved 2009-03-06. 
  2. ^ "Bruins add Montador from Ducks for Nokelainen". NHL. 2009-03-04. Retrieved 2009-03-06. 
  3. ^ "Coyotes strike again, nab Nokelainen". NHL. 2010-03-03. Retrieved 2010-03-03. 
  4. ^ "Coyotes buyout Nokelainen". Phoenix Coyotes. 2010-07-01. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  5. ^ "Jokerit kaappasi Petteri Nokelaisen". www.jatkoaika.com. Retrieved 2010-08-30. 
  6. ^ "Coyotes sign Nokelainen to one-year deal". Phoenix Coyotes. 2011-05-20. Retrieved 2011-05-20. 
  7. ^ "Canadiens acquire Nokelainen, Stafford from Phoenix". The Globe and Mail (Toronto). 2011-10-23. 
  8. ^ "Brynas recruit former NHL talent" (in Swedish). hockeysverige.se. 2013-08-16. Retrieved 2013-08-16. 

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Preceded by
Robert Nilsson
New York Islanders first round pick
2004
Succeeded by
Ryan O'Marra