20 August 1991 |
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||198 lb (90 kg; 14 st 2 lb)|
|NHL Draft||195th overall, 2011
Jyrki Jokipakka (born 20 August 1991) is a Finnish professional ice hockey defenceman who is currently playing for the Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected by the Dallas 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 14 June 2012, Jokipakka was signed to a three-year entry level contract with the Dallas Stars. 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. 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.
In the following 2015–16 season, Jokipakka made his first opening night roster and appeared in 40 games with the Stars before he was dealt at the trade deadline, along with prospect Brett Pollock and a conditional second round pick in 2016 to the Calgary Flames in exchange for Kris Russell on February 29, 2016.
Regular season and playoffs
- "Stars sign Jyrki Jokipakka to three-year contract". Dallas Stars. 2012-06-14. Retrieved 2012-06-14.
- "Texas stars roster". Eliteprospects.com. 2013-10-14. Retrieved 2013-10-14.
- "Flames deal Kris Russell to Stars". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 2016-02-29. Retrieved 2016-02-29.
- Jyrki Jokipakka's career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Jyrki Jokipakka's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
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