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Jussi Jokinen
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Born April 1, 1983 (1983-04-01) (age 36)
Kalajoki, Finland
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 192 lb (87 kg; 13 st 10 lb)
Position Centre/Left wing
Shoots Left
Liiga team
Former teams
Oulun Kärpät
Dallas Stars
Tampa Bay Lightning
Carolina Hurricanes
Pittsburgh Penguins
Florida Panthers
Edmonton Oilers
Los Angeles Kings
Columbus Blue Jackets
Vancouver Canucks
EHC Kloten
National team Template:Country data FIN
NHL Draft 192nd overall, 2001
Dallas Stars
Playing career 2001–present

Jussi Jokinen (born Jussi Petteri Jokinen on April 1, 1983) is a Finnish professional ice hockey forward currently playing for Oulun Kärpät of the Finnish Liiga.

He was drafted by the Dallas Stars in the sixth round (192nd overall) of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing CareerEdit

Dallas StarsEdit

Jussi was drafted by the Dallas Stars in the sixth round (192nd overall) at the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. He spent four seasons before his NHL debut playing for Oulun Kärpät of the SM-liiga, the top Finnish league.

In his rookie year in the 2005–06 season, he gained a great reputation as a top shootout specialist in the NHL. On November 16, 2007, he scored four goals against the Colorado Avalanche in a 6–1 win.

Tampa Bay Lightning and Carolina HurricanesEdit

At the NHL trade deadline, on February 26, 2008, Jussi was traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning (along with Mike Smith, Jeff Halpern and a 2009 fourth-round draft pick) in exchange for Brad Richards & Johan Holmqvist. He finished with 16 goals and 42 points.

On February 4, 2009, he was placed on waivers by the Lightning and later, on February 7, 2009, was traded to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for Wade Brookbank, Josef Melichar and a 2009 fourth-round draft pick.

During the 2009 Stanley Cup playoffs, on April 21, Jussi scored the latest regulation game-winning goal in NHL playoff history, with 0.2 seconds remaining in the third period, as the Hurricanes defeated the New Jersey Devils 4–3 in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Quarter-finals.

On June 29, 2009, the Hurricanes signed him to a two-year, $3.4 million contract ($1.5 million in the 2009–10 season and $1.9 million in the 2010–11 season)

As of November 19, 2009, he had scored a total of 25 goals in 46 shootout attempts, with an impressive 54.3% success rate; eight of those shootout goals were game-winners.

Jussi re-signed with his former Finnish club Kärpät during the 2012–13 NHL lockout and committed himself to remain with the club until the resumption of the NHL season in January 2013.

Pittsburgh PenguinsEdit

On March 26, 2013, Jussi was placed on waivers by the Hurricanes. On April 3, 2013, he was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for a conditional sixth- or seventh-round pick in 2013.

During his first game with the Penguins, he scored Pittsburgh's lone goal in regulation and tallied the only shootout goal for the team in a 2–1 victory over the New York Rangers.

During the 2013–14 season, on October 8, 2013, Jussi scored his first hat-trick with the Penguins in a 5–2 win over his former team, the Carolina Hurricanes.

He enjoyed his most productive season since 2010, totaling 21 goals and 57 points in 81 games with the Penguins, playing alongside Evgeni Malkin for most of the season.

Florida PanthersEdit

On July 1, 2014, as an unrestricted free agent, Jussi signed a four-year, $16 million contract with the Florida Panthers.

During his second season with the club, he scored 18 goals and 60 points, the second-best offensive output of his career. During six playoff games, he contributed one goal and three assists.

Edmonton Oilers and Los Angeles KingsEdit

On June 30, 2017, following the 2016–17 season and with one-year remaining on his contract, Jussi was bought-out by the Panthers.

On July 7, 2017, as a free agent, he signed a one-year, $1.1 million contract with the Edmonton Oilers. In the 2017–18 season, he struggled to find his role with Edmonton, adding just 1 assist in 14 games.

On November 14, 2017, he was traded to the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for Mike Cammalleri. He recorded 1 goal and 4 assists in 18 games for the club.

Columbus Blue Jackets and Vancouver CanucksEdit

On January 16, 2018, Jussi was placed on waivers by the Kings and then claimed off waivers by the Columbus Blue Jackets on January 17, 2018.

On February 26, 2018, he and Tyler Motte were traded to the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for Thomas Vanek.

As a result of this trade, he became the fourth player in NHL history (behind Dennis O'Brien, Dave McLlwain and Mark Arcobello) to play for four different NHL teams in a single season.

Jussi also joins the exclusive club of scoring at least a point in each of the four different hockey clubs he played for in one NHL season, along with O'Brien and Arcobello.

Career StatisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1999–2000 Kärpät FIN U18 15 6 25 31 14 6 2 3 5 0
1999–2000 Kärpät FIN Jr 28 4 7 11 14
2000–01 Kärpät FIN U18 1 2 1 3 0
2000–01 Kärpät FIN Jr 48 18 31 49 69 6 2 1 3 0
2001–02 Kärpät FIN Jr 2 4 1 5 0 1 1 1 2 0
2001–02 Kärpät SM-l 54 10 6 16 38 4 1 0 1 0
2002–03 Kärpät SM-l 51 14 23 37 10 15 2 1 3 33
2003–04 Kärpät SM-l 55 15 23 38 20 15 3 4 7 6
2004–05 Kärpät SM-l 56 23 24 47 24 12 3 4 7 2
2005–06 Dallas Stars NHL 81 17 38 55 30 5 2 1 3 0
2006–07 Dallas Stars NHL 82 14 34 48 18 4 0 1 1 0
2007–08 Dallas Stars NHL 52 14 14 28 14
2007–08 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 20 2 12 14 4
2008–09 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 46 6 10 16 16
2008–09 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 25 1 10 11 12 18 7 4 11 2
2009–10 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 81 30 35 65 36
2010–11 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 70 19 33 52 24
2011–12 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 79 12 34 46 54
2012–13 Kärpät SM-l 21 7 14 21 10
2012–13 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 33 6 5 11 18
2012–13 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 10 7 4 11 6 8 0 3 3 4
2013–14 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 81 21 36 57 18 13 7 3 10 10
2014–15 Florida Panthers NHL 81 8 36 44 34
2015–16 Florida Panthers NHL 81 18 42 60 42 6 1 3 4 4
2016–17 Florida Panthers NHL 69 11 17 28 39
2017–18 Edmonton Oilers NHL 14 0 1 1 2
2017–18 Los Angeles Kings NHL 18 1 4 5 4
2017–18 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 14 0 1 1 4
2017–18 Vancouver Canucks NHL 14 4 6 10 2
Liiga totals 237 69 90 159 102 46 9 9 18 41
NHL totals 951 191 372 563 377 54 17 15 32 20

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2000 Finland WHC17 9th 3 1 3 4 4
2001 Finland WJC18 Template:Brca 6 2 0 2 2
2002 Finland WJC Template:Brca 7 2 6 8 2
2003 Finland WJC Template:Brca 7 6 2 8 2
2005 Finland WC 7th 7 0 1 1 2
2006 Finland OG Template:Sica 8 1 3 4 2
2006 Finland WC Template:Brca 9 2 6 8 2
2008 Finland WC Template:Brca 9 1 3 4 4
2010 Finland WC 6th 7 2 1 3 20
2012 Finland WC 4th 10 5 4 9 8
2014 Finland OG Template:Brca 6 2 3 5 0
2016 Finland WC Template:Sica 10 3 7 10 2
2016 Finland WCH 8th 3 0 1 1 2
Junior totals 23 11 11 22 10
Senior totals 77 19 37 56 42

Playing StyleEdit

Jussi is widely considered a shootout and faceoff specialist in the NHL.

Personal LifeEdit

Jussi is of no relation to current NHL free agent Olli Jokinen, but he has a younger brother, Juho Jokinen, who also plays ice hockey.

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