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Ville Pokka
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Born June 3, 1994 (1994-06-03) (age 24)
Tornio, Finland
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 187 lb (85 kg; 13 st 5 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Former teams
Chicago Blackhawks
Rockford IceHogs (AHL)
Kärpät
NHL Draft 34th overall, 2012
New York Islanders
Playing career 2010–present

Ville Pokka (born June 3, 1994) is a Finnish professional ice hockey player who currently plays for the Rockford IceHogs in the American Hockey League (AHL) as a prospect for the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing CareerEdit

Ville 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, Ville was signed to a three-year entry-level contract with the Islanders.

Prior to the 2014–15 season, on October 4, 2014, Ville 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 AHL affiliate, the Rockford IceHogs.

Career StatisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2010–11 Kärpät SM-l 2 0 0 0 2
2011–12 Kärpät SM-l 35 0 3 3 12 9 0 3 3 2
2012–13 Kärpät SM-l 47 6 6 12 8 3 0 2 2 0
2013–14 Kärpät Liiga 54 6 21 27 16 16 2 9 11 10
2014–15 Rockford IceHogs AHL 68 8 22 30 16 8 0 3 3 0
2015–16 Rockford IceHogs AHL 76 10 35 45 24 3 0 1 1 0
2016–17 Rockford IceHogs AHL 76 6 24 30 35
Liiga totals 138 12 30 42 38 28 2 14 16 12

InternationalEdit

Medal record
Ice hockey
Competitor for Flag of Finland.svg Finland
World Championships
Silver 2016 Russia
World Junior Championships
Gold 2014 Malmö
Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2011 Finland WHC17 7th 5 1 0 1 4
2011 Finland WJC18 5th 6 0 0 0 2
2011 Finland IH18 4th 5 2 3 5 2
2012 Finland WJC18 4th 7 1 5 6 4
2012 Finland WJC 4th 7 1 3 4 4
2013 Finland WJC 7th 6 2 4 6 2
2014 Finland WJC Template:Goca 7 1 3 4 4
2016 Finland WC Template:Sica 10 0 2 2 0
2016 Finland WCH 8th 3 0 0 0 0
Junior totals 43 8 18 26 22
Senior totals 13 0 2 2 0