Jyrki Jokipakka

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Jyrki Jokipakka
Born (1991-08-20) 20 August 1991 (age 25)
Tampere, Finland
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 198 lb (90 kg; 14 st 2 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Calgary Flames
Ilves
Dallas Stars
National team  Finland
NHL Draft 195th overall, 2011
Dallas Stars
Playing career 2010–present

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.

Playing career[edit]

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.[1] 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.[2] 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.

During the 2014–15 season, Jokipakka made his NHL debut with the Stars on October 24, 2014, against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center.

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.[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
2010–11 Ilves SM-l 48 1 8 9 18 5 0 0 0 2
2010–11 LeKi Mestis 1 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Ilves SM-l 52 9 8 17 18
2011–12 LeKi Mestis 3 1 0 1 0
2012–13 Ilves SM-l 59 5 13 18 20
2013–14 Texas Stars AHL 68 5 16 21 32 21 0 5 5 8
2014–15 Texas Stars AHL 19 3 2 5 4
2014–15 Dallas Stars NHL 51 0 10 10 8
2015–16 Dallas Stars NHL 40 2 4 6 6
2015–16 Calgary Flames NHL 18 0 6 6 8
Liiga totals 159 15 29 44 56 5 0 0 0 2
NHL totals 109 2 20 22 22

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2011 Finland WJC 6th 6 1 2 3 4
2015 Finland WC 6th 8 2 0 2 2
2016 Finland WCH 8th 2 0 0 0 2
Junior totals 6 1 2 3 4
Senior totals 10 2 0 2 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stars sign Jyrki Jokipakka to three-year contract". Dallas Stars. 2012-06-14. Retrieved 2012-06-14. 
  2. ^ "Texas stars roster". Eliteprospects.com. 2013-10-14. Retrieved 2013-10-14. 
  3. ^ "Flames deal Kris Russell to Stars". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 2016-02-29. Retrieved 2016-02-29. 

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