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Jyrki Jokipakka
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Born 20 August 1991 (1991-08-20) (age 27)
Tampere, Finland
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 198 lb (90 kg; 14 st 2 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Calgary Flames
Ilves
Dallas Stars
National team Template:Country data FIN
NHL Draft 195th overall, 2011
Dallas Stars
Playing career 2010–present

Jyrki Jokipakka (born on August 20, 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 CareerEdit

Jyrki 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, he 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, Jyrki 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.

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

In the following 2015–16 season, Jyrki made his first opening night roster and appeared in 40 games with the Stars.

On February 29, 2016, he was traded to the Calgary Flames in exchange for Kris Russell along with prospect Brett Pollack and a conditional second round pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

Career StatisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2010–11IlvesSM-l481891850002
2010–11LeKiMestis10000
2011–12IlvesSM-l52981718
2011–12LeKiMestis31010
2012–13IlvesSM-l595131820
2013–14Texas StarsAHL685162132 21 0 5 5 8
2014–15Texas StarsAHL193254
2014–15Dallas StarsNHL51010108
2015–16Dallas StarsNHL402466
2015–16Calgary FlamesNHL180668
Liiga totals 159 15 29 44 56 5 0 0 0 2
NHL totals 109 2 20 22 22

InternationalEdit

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
Junior totals 6 1 2 3 4
Senior totals 8 2 0 2 2