Ville Pokka

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Ville Pokka
Born (1994-06-03) June 3, 1994 (age 20)
Tornio, Finland
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 187 lb (85 kg; 13 st 5 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Chicago Blackhawks
Kärpät
NHL Draft 34th overall, 2012
New York Islanders
Playing career 2011–present

Ville Pokka (born June 3, 1994) is a Finnish professional ice hockey player who currently plays as a prospect for the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Pokka played with Kärpät in the SM-Liiga during the 2010–11 season.[1] He was drafted 23rd overall by Avangard Omsk in the 2012 KHL Junior Draft and 34th overall by the New York Islanders in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

On May 28, 2014, Pokka was signed to a three-year entry-level contract with the Islanders.[2]

Prior to the 2014–15 season, on October 4, 2014, Pokka was traded, along with T. J. Brennan and Anders Nilsson by the Islanders to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for Nick Leddy and Kent Simpson.[3] He was then directly assigned to AHL affiliate, the Rockford IceHogs.

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 Kärpät SM-l 2 0 0 0 2
2011–12 Kärpät SM-l 35 0 3 3 12 9 0 3 3 2
2012–13 Kärpät SM-l 47 6 6 12 8 3 0 2 2 0
2013–14 Kärpät Liiga 54 6 21 27 16 16 2 9 11 10
2014–15 Rockford IceHogs AHL 68 8 22 30 16 8 0 3 3 0
Liiga totals 138 12 30 42 38 28 2 14 16 12

International[edit]

Medal record
Ice hockey
Competitor for  Finland
World Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 2014 Malmö
Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2011 Finland WHC17 7th 5 1 0 1 4
2011 Finland WJC18 5th 6 0 0 0 2
2011 Finland IH18 4th 5 2 3 5 2
2012 Finland WJC18 4th 7 1 5 6 4
2012 Finland WJC 4th 7 1 3 4 4
2013 Finland WJC 7th 6 2 4 6 2
2014 Finland WJC 1st 7 1 3 4 4
Junior totals 43 8 18 26 22

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kärpät team statistics". Eliteprospects.com. 2011-04-15. Retrieved 2011-04-15. 
  2. ^ "Pokka agrees to entry-level contract". New York Islanders. 2014-05-28. Retrieved 2014-05-28. 
  3. ^ "Blackhawks acquire prospects from Islanders for Leddy". Chicago Blackhawks. 2014-10-04. Retrieved 2014-10-04. 

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