June 3, 1994|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||187 lb (85 kg; 13 st 5 lb)|
34th overall, 2012|
New York Islanders
Pokka played with Kärpät in the SM-Liiga during the 2010–11 season. He was drafted 23rd overall by Avangard Omsk in the 2012 KHL Junior Draft and 34th overall by the New York Islanders in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
On May 28, 2014, Pokka was signed to a three-year entry-level contract with the Islanders.
Prior to the 2014–15 season, on October 4, 2014, Pokka was traded, along with T. J. Brennan and Anders Nilsson by the Islanders to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for Nick Leddy and Kent Simpson. He was then directly assigned to Blackhawks American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Rockford IceHogs.
After three seasons with the organization (all of which were spent with the IceHogs), the Blackhawks re-signed Pokka to a one-year, $650,000 contract extension on June 27, 2017.
In the 2017–18 season, Pokka was familiarly reassigned to the IceHogs. On December 13, 2017, Pokka was recalled by the Blackhawks however remained a healthy scratch before returning to Rockford on December 18. After posting 22 points in 46 games, Pokka was traded by the Blackhawks to the Ottawa Senators in exchange for Chris DiDomenico on February 15, 2018. Pokka joined the Senators AHL affiliate, the Belleville Senators, and continued to provide offense from the blueline with 3 goals and 11 points in 23 games to end the season.
Regular season and playoffs
|World Junior Championships|
- "Kärpät team statistics". Eliteprospects.com. 2011-04-15. Retrieved 2011-04-15.
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- "Blackhawks acquire prospects from Islanders for Leddy". Chicago Blackhawks. 2014-10-04. Retrieved 2014-10-04.
- "Islanders acquire Nick Leddy in trade with Blackhawks". National Hockey League. 2014-10-04. Retrieved 2014-10-04.
- "Blackhawks sign defenseman Ville Pokka to one-year deal". The Athletic. 2017-06-27. Retrieved 2017-06-27.
- "Senators acquire defenceman Ville Pokka from Chicago for Chris DiDomenico". National Hockey League. February 15, 2018. Retrieved February 16, 2018.
- "Finnish national defenseman Ville Pokka joins Avangard" (in Russian). Avangard Omsk. 2018-05-08. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
- Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Eurohockey.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
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