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Born April 1, 1983 (1983-04-01) (age 26),
Kalajoki, FIN
Height
Weight
5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Left wing
Shoots Left
NHL team
F. teams
Carolina Hurricanes
Dallas Stars
Tampa Bay Lightning
Ntl. team  Finland
NHL Draft 192nd overall, 2001
Dallas Stars
Career 2001 – present

Jussi Jokinen (born April 1, 1983) is a Finnish professional ice hockey forward currently playing for the Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League (NHL). Jokinen is of no relation to Olli Jokinen of the Calgary Flames, but has a younger brother, Juho, who currently plays for Kärpät in the Finnish SM-liiga.

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Playing career

Jokinen was drafted by the Dallas Stars in the 6th round, 192nd overall, in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. Jokinen spent his four seasons before his NHL debut playing for Kärpät of the SM-liiga, the top Finnish league.

In his rookie year in the 2005–06 NHL season, Jokinen gained a great reputation in the NHL as one of the best shootout specialists in the league.[1][2] Until being stopped by Evgeni Nabokov he was a remarkable nine-for-nine in shootouts before his first unsuccessful attempt.[2] He can be seen pulling some unique dekes, such as the one handed slide in goal - also known as "The Paralyzer" - in shootouts.

On November 16, 2007, Jokinen scored four goals against the Colorado Avalanche in a 6-1 win.

During trade deadline day on February 26, 2008, Jussi Jokinen was dealt to the Tampa Bay Lightning along with Mike Smith, Jeff Halpern, and a 2009 4th-round draft pick in exchange for Brad Richards and Johan Holmqvist.

On February 4, 2009, Jussi Jokinen 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.[3] During the playoffs, he went on to score the latest regulation GWG in NHL playoff history. With 0.2 seconds left in the third period, Jokinen and the Carolina Hurricanes defeated the New Jersey Devils 4-3 during game 4 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on April 21, 2009.[4]

On June 29, 2009, the Hurricanes signed Jokinen to a two-year contract worth $3.4 million ($1.5 million in 2009-10 and $1.9 million in 2010-11).[5]

As of November 19, 2009, Jokinen has scored a total of 25 goals in 46 shootout attempts, with an impressive 54.3% success rate. 8 of those shootout goals have been game-winners.[6] Jokinen is also the all-time leader in shootout goals in NHL history, scoring more shootout goals than any other player.

Career statistics

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2001–02 Kärpät SM-liiga 54 10 6 16 38 4 1 0 1 0
2002–03 Kärpät SM-liiga 51 14 23 37 10 15 2 1 3 33
2003–04 Kärpät SM-liiga 55 15 23 38 20 15 3 4 7 6
2004–05 Kärpät SM-liiga 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
NHL totals 306 54 118 172 94 27 9 6 15 2
SM-liiga totals 216 62 76 138 92 46 9 9 18 41

International play

Medal record
Competitor for Finland Finland
Winter Olympics
Silver 2006 Turin Ice hockey
World Championships
Bronze 2006 Riga Ice hockey
Bronze 2008 Quebec City Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Bronze 2002 Pardubice Ice hockey
Bronze 2003 Halifax Ice hockey

Played for Finland in:

  • 2002- World Junior Championships (Bronze medal)
  • 2003- World Junior Championships (Bronze medal)
  • 2005- World Championships
  • 2006- Winter Olympics (Silver medal)
  • 2006- World Championships (Bronze medal)
  • 2008- World Championships (Bronze medal)
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International statistics

Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
2002 Finland WJC 7 2 6 8 2
2003 Finland WJC 7 6 2 8 2
2005 Finland WC 7 0 1 1 2
2006 Finland OG 8 1 3 4 2
2006 Finland WC 9 2 6 8 2
2008 Finland WC 9 1 3 4 4

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