Joonas Kemppainen

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Joonas Kemppainen
Joonas Kemppainen - Boston Bruins.jpg
Kemppainen in September 2015.
Born (1988-04-07) 7 April 1988 (age 29)
Kajaani, Finland
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 220 lb (100 kg; 15 st 10 lb)
Position Forward
Shoots Left
KHL team
Former teams
Sibir Novosibirsk
Ässät
HPK
Oulun Kärpät
Boston Bruins
National team  Finland
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2006–present

Joonas Kemppainen (born 7 April 1988) is a Finnish professional ice hockey forward who currently plays for HC Sibir Novosibirsk of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).

Playing career[edit]

Kemppainen in 2009.

Undrafted, Kemppainen played nine seasons in the Finnish Liiga with Ässät, HPK and Oulun Kärpät.[1] After his second consecutive season of 30 plus points with Kärpät in the 2014–15 season, on 21 May 2015, Boston Bruins general manager Don Sweeney announced that the club had signed Kemppainen to a one-year, two-way NHL contract for the 2015–16 season.[2]

Kemppainen competed in the 2015 IIHF World Championships, finishing third on Team Finland in scoring in his debut senior tournament. He picked up his first NHL assist and scored his first NHL goal on 23 October 2015, against Jaroslav Halák of the New York Islanders in a 5-3 Bruins victory.

Less than a year after coming to the United States, Kemppainen signed a deal with KHL hockey club Sibir Novosibirsk on 14 May 2016.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2006–07 Ässät SM-l 43 1 3 4 4
2007–08 Ässät SM-l 22 1 1 2 0
2007–08 Jukurit Mestis 8 1 5 6 2
2008–09 HPK SM-l 54 7 15 22 20 6 1 0 1 2
2009–10 HPK SM-l 55 7 19 26 12 17 0 1 1 0
2010–11 Oulun Kärpät SM-l 60 2 5 7 10 3 1 1 2 0
2011–12 Oulun Kärpät SM-l 60 9 14 23 43 1 0 0 0 0
2012–13 Oulun Kärpät SM-l 60 7 6 13 14 3 1 0 1 0
2013–14 Oulun Kärpät Liiga 51 17 14 31 6 16 0 4 4 12
2014–15 Oulun Kärpät Liiga 59 11 21 32 18 19 10 14 24 2
2015–16 Boston Bruins NHL 44 2 3 5 4
2015–16 Providence Bruins AHL 11 1 4 5 2
2016–17 HC Sibir Novosibirsk KHL 60 11 12 23 22
Liiga totals 464 62 98 160 127 65 13 20 33 16
NHL totals 44 2 3 5 4

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2005 Finland WJC18 7th 6 0 0 0 2
2006 Finland WJC18 2nd, silver medalist(s) 6 1 1 2 2
2008 Finland WJC 6th 6 2 1 3 4
2015 Finland WC 6th 8 3 6 9 0
Junior totals 18 3 2 5 8
Senior totals 8 3 6 9 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2010-11 Scoring for Karpat (Liiga)". hockeydb.com. 2011-05-01. Retrieved 2011-05-01. 
  2. ^ "Bruins sign Joonas Kemppainen to a one-year, two-way contract". Boston Bruins. 21 May 2015. Retrieved 21 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "Kemppainen signs contract with Novosibirsk". HC Sibir Novosibirsk (in Russian). 2016-05-16. Retrieved 2016-05-16. 

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