Joonas Donskoi

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Joonas Donskoi
Joonas Donskoi Sharks.jpg
Born (1992-04-13) April 13, 1992 (age 24)
Raahe, Finland
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 198 lb (90 kg; 14 st 2 lb)
Position Forward
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
San Jose Sharks
Oulun Kärpät
National team  Finland
NHL Draft 99th overall, 2010
Florida Panthers
Playing career 2009–present

Joonas Donskoi (born April 13, 1992) is a Finnish professional ice hockey forward who currently plays under contract with the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit]

He was originally selected by the Florida Panthers in the 4th round (99th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft while playing with Oulun Kärpät of the Finnish Liiga.[1]

Donskoi during his tenure with Kärpät.

After setting career high of 19 goals and 49 points in the 2014–15 season with Kärpät, and with his NHL rights relinquished by the Panthers, Donskoi was signed to a two-year entry-level contract with the San Jose Sharks on May 20, 2015.[2] He has Russian roots from his great-grandfather or grandfather.[3]

In his first training camp and pre-season with the Sharks, Donskoi impressed and made the club's opening night roster for the 2015–16 season. Donskoi scored his first NHL goal in his first NHL game, October 7, 2015 against Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings.[4] Donskoi surpassed expectations with the Sharks, cementing a regular roster position amongst the Sharks offense. In 76 games with San Jose, he compiled 11 goals and 25 assists for 36 points.

Helping the Sharks reach the post-season, Donskoi appeared in every game, contributing with 12 points in 23 games as the club reached the Stanley Cup finals for the first time in franchise history. In Game 3 of the 2016 Stanley Cup Finals, Donskoi scored the game-winning goal in overtime.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2009–10 Oulun Kärpät SM-l 18 2 2 4 4
2010–11 Oulun Kärpät SM-l 52 16 11 27 10 3 1 0 1 0
2011–12 Oulun Kärpät SM-l 52 8 17 25 12 6 3 3 6 0
2012–13 Oulun Kärpät SM-l 31 4 10 14 8 3 0 1 1 2
2013–14 Oulun Kärpät Liiga 60 11 26 37 10 16 4 2 6 4
2014–15 Oulun Kärpät Liiga 58 19 30 49 10 19 6 16 22 6
2015–16 San Jose Sharks NHL 76 11 25 36 20 24 6 6 12 4
Liiga totals 271 60 96 156 54 47 14 22 36 12
NHL totals 76 11 25 36 20 24 6 6 12 4
Medal record
Men's ice hockey
Representing  Finland
IIHF World U18 Championship
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Belarus

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2008 Finland U17 6th 5 1 0 1 2
2009 Finland U17 10th 5 1 5 6 0
2010 Finland WJC18 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 6 1 7 8 0
2011 Finland WJC 6th 6 3 3 6 2
2012 Finland WJC 4th 7 2 3 5 0
2015 Finland WC 6th 8 5 3 8 0
2016 Finland WCH 8th 3 0 0 0 0
Junior totals 29 8 18 26 4
Senior totals 11 5 3 8 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2010-11 Scoring for Karpat (SM-liiga)". hockeydb.com. 2011-05-16. Retrieved 2011-05-16. 
  2. ^ "Sharks Sign Forward Joonas Donskoi". San Jose Sharks. 2015-05-20. Retrieved 2015-05-20. 
  3. ^ "Donskoi making a mark" (in Russian). sovsport.ru. 2016-01-02. Retrieved 2016-01-02. 
  4. ^ "Sharks rout Kings in DeBoer's debut as coach". National Hockey League. 2015-10-07. Retrieved 2015-10-07. 
  5. ^ Pashelka, Curtis (2016-06-05). "Stanley Cup Game 3 recap: Joonas Donskoi's OT goal gives Sharks new life". San Jose Mercury News. Retrieved 2016-06-05. 

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