August 20, 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 August 20, 1991) is a Finnish professional ice hockey defenceman who is currently playing for the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected by the 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 June 14, 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.
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.
- Jyrki Jokipakka's career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Jyrki Jokipakka's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
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