|Born||22 April 1999 |
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||187 lb (85 kg; 13 st 5 lb)|
|NHL team (P)
Rockford IceHogs (AHL)
|NHL Draft||29th overall, 2017|
Henri Jokiharju (born June 17, 1999) is a Finnish professional ice hockey defenseman who is currently playing for the Rockford IceHogs in the American Hockey League (AHL) as a prospect to the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL).
Jokiharju was selected 29th overall by the Blackhawks in the first round of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.
Playing Career[edit | edit source]
Henri was brought up first in the Jokerit youth program, playing for their under-16 and under-18 teams in 2013-14 and 2014–15, respectively before joining the under-18 and under-20 teams of Tappara in 2015–16.
In his draft eligible year (2016–17) Henri went to play for the Portland Winterhawks of the Western Hockey League (WHL). He posted nine goals and 39 assists in 71 games for a total of 48 points.
In the playoffs, the Winterhawks defeated the Prince George Cougars in six games before dropping out in five to the Kelowna Rockets, with Henri adding three assists in 11 games during the playoff run. He was named to the Western Conference Second-Team All-Star during the 2017–18 season.
On June 12, 2018, Henri signed a three-year contract with the Chicago Blackhawks.
After participating at the Blackhawks training camp, he made his NHL debut on October 4, in the Blackhawks' season opener against the Ottawa Senators.
In his second game, Henri recorded his first NHL point with an assist on captain Jonathan Toews' goal in a 5–4 overtime win over the St. Louis Blues.
Career Statistics[edit | edit source]
Regular season and playoffs[edit | edit source]
International[edit | edit source]
International Play[edit | edit source]
|Competitor for Template:FIN|
|World Junior Championships|
|IIHF World U18 Championship|
|Gold||2016 United States|
Accolades[edit | edit source]
|West Second All-Star Team||2018|
Personal Life[edit | edit source]
Henri's father Juha played professional hockey with Jokerit in the SM-liiga and Skellefteå AIK in the Swedish Hockey League. His older brother Juho plays NCAA hockey at Clarkson University.