|Assets:||Is skilled and polished. Rarely makes mistakes with the puck and is also a sound positional forward. Excels in shootouts and can line up at all three forward positions.|
|Flaws:||Isn't very big or strong, and can be intimidated by bigger defensemen. Is considered 'soft' by NHL standards. Lacks consistency in the offensive zone.|
|Career Potential:||Versatile, skilled forward.|
|NHL||Played in the NHL YoungStars Game||2006-07|
|Olympic Silver Medal||2006 (Finland)|
|4/03/2013||Acquired from the Carolina Hurricanes.|
|3/26/2013||Placed on waivers by the Carolina Hurricanes.|
|9/17/2012||Signed with Oulun Karpat (Finland).|
|11/11/2011||Missed 3 games (left leg injury).|
|11/04/2011||Left leg injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|6/30/2011||Re-signed by the Carolina Hurricanes to a three-year contract.|
|2/16/2011||Missed 6 games (lower body injury).|
|2/03/2011||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|1/11/2011||Missed 6 games (upper body injury).|
|12/29/2010||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|12/07/2009||Missed 1 game (lower body injury).|
|12/05/2009||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|6/29/2009||Re-signed by the Carolina Hurricanes to a two-year contract.|
|3/11/2009||Missed 4 games (personal reasons).|
|3/02/2009||Personal reasons, day-to-day.|
|2/07/2009||Acquired from the Tampa Bay Lightning.|
|2/26/2008||Acquired from the Dallas Stars.|
|1/24/2008||Missed 13 games (knee injury).|
|12/30/2007||Knee injury, day-to-day.|
|8/30/2007||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Dallas Stars to a two-year contract.|
|6/25/2007||Dallas Stars tendered a qualifying offer.|
|4/24/2007||Missed Game 5, 6 and 7 of Round One against the Vancouver Canucks (upper body injury).|
|4/19/2007||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|12/14/2005||Missed 1 game (lower body injury).|
|12/10/2005||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|8/24/2005||Signed by the Dallas Stars to a two-year contract.|
|4/03/2013||Carolina Hurricanes traded Jussi Jokinen to the Pittsburgh Penguins for a conditional draft selection in 2013.|
|2/07/2009||Tampa Bay Lightning traded Jussi Jokinen to the Carolina Hurricanes for Wade Brookbank, Josef Melichar and a 2009 fourth-round pick.|
|2/26/2008||Tampa Bay Lightning traded Brad Richards and Johan Holmqvist to the Dallas Stars for Mike Smith, Jeff Halpern, Jussi Jokinen and a 4th round selection in 2009.|
|6/24/2001||Drafted by the Dallas Stars in the 6th round (192nd overall) in 2001.|
Jussi Jokinen may be back for Game 4 | 05/21/2013 7:50 AM
NewsIt's possible that Jussi Jokinen could return to Pittsburgh's lineup in Game 4 to help his team on faceoffs.
ImpactHe has been scratched for the past five playoff games, but it's unclear if he is feeling 100 percent healthy. "He's a guy who has played big games," coach Dan Bylsma said Monday. "It's tough having him not in there with our lineup. But we haven't decided on our lineup for Game 4 yet."
J. Jokinen remains out of Pittsburgh lineup | 05/20/2013 11:50 AM
NewsJussi Jokinen hasn't played in Pittsburgh's last five playoff games and it's unclear if he's healthy or not.
ImpactHe dressed in the first four games of the Penguins' opening-round series against the New York Islanders after taking a leg-on-leg hit in Game 1. The team has a policy for the playoffs where they don't address injuries or lineups, so Jokinen's status is cloudy even though he may just be the odd man out right now.
Jussi Jokinen could be scratched Thursday | 05/09/2013 5:11 PM
NewsJussi Jokinen may be a healthy scratch Thursday.
ImpactHe had just 7:29 of ice time in Tuesday's loss and it appears to be likely that Tyler Kennedy and Joe Vitale will see game action for the first time in the postseason in Game 5. If Kenney and Vitale both play then Jokinen and Tanner Glass will probably sit.
Jokinen moved to Pens' 4th line | 05/04/2013 1:19 PM
NewsWith the return of Sidney Crosby, the Penguins moved Jussi Jokinen to their fourth line.
ImpactJokinen has played well with the Penguins (11 points in 10 regular season games and two points in Game 1 of the playoffs) so it was not a demotion per se. Pittsburgh coach Dan Bylsma believes that Jokinen's versatilty and profesionalism make the shift possible. "When and if you play a reduced amount of minutes, you're not as in the game as much, you're not on the ice as much," Bylsma said. "You have to be mentally prepared for those situations, and I think Jussi's actually done already that for us." That said, Jokinen clearly isn't as valuable from a fantasy hockey perspective playing 10 minutes on the fourth unit. Adjust your roster accordinlgy.
Jussi Jokinen suffers leg injury late in thir | 05/01/2013 10:55 PM
NewsJussi Jokinen suffered a right leg injury late in the third period against the Islanders.
Sara Orlseky on Twitter
ImpactJokinen played the puck then seemed to want to avoid an incoming hit from Marty Reasoner. Instead, though, Reasoner stuck out his leg at the last minute, receiving a kneeing major at 2:10 of the final frame. Jokinen left for the locker room, favoring his right leg. It's a play that could result in some supplementary discipline. Penguins coach Dan Bylsma had no update on Jokinen's status.
Jussi Jokinen scores in loss to Devils | 04/26/2013 12:36 AM
NewsJussi Jokinen scored a goal for the Penguins in a 3-2 loss to New Jersey Thursday.
ImpactJokinen has been reasonably good since he was acquired by the Penguins and although he'll fall down the depth chart once the team gets its injured players back he'll be a useful player for the club. Matt Cooke also scored in the Penguins defeat.
Jussi Jokinen leads Penguins past Bruins | 04/20/2013 3:26 PM
NewsJussi Jokinen had a goal and two assists in Pittsburgh's 3-2 victory Saturday.
ImpactJokinen has been phenomenal for the Penguins with four goals and eight points in his last six contests. Jarome Iginla and Kris Letang netted the Penguins' other two goals. Beau Bennett, Tanner Glass, Chris Kunitz, and Matt Niskanen each registered an assist for Pittsburgh.
Jussi Jokinen feels much better after illness | 04/19/2013 11:49 AM
NewsJussi Jokinen said Thursday he's much better after an illness forced him to leave Wednesday's game early.
ImpactJokinen said he lost nine pounds prior to Wednesday's game and was vomiting constantly. Jokinen has seen time on the Penguins' special-teams units but plays mostly on the fourth line, which limits his fantasy potential.
Jussi Jokinen on Pens' top PP unit | 04/13/2013 12:31 PM
NewsJussi Jokinen is playing on the Penguins' first power-play unit.
Dave Molinari Twitter
ImpactHe is getting a glorious chance alongside Evgeni Malkin and Chris Kunitz while both Sidney Crosby and James Neal are sidelined. The points of the first power-play team are manned by Kris Letang and Jarome Iginla. If Jokinen is still unclaimed in your pool, you may want to consider picking him up. FYI, the Pens second unit features Brenden Morrow, Pascal Dupuis and Tyler Kennedy up front with Simon Despres and Matt Niskanen on the points.
Jussi Jokinen leads Penguins with 3 points | 04/11/2013 11:00 PM
NewsJussi Jokinen scored two goals and registered an assist in Pittsburgh's 6-3 win Thursday.
ImpactJokinen has three goals and five points in three games with the Penguins. That's quite a step up for a player who was passed on by every team when he was put on waivers. The Penguins only eventually agreed to take him because Carolina assumed some of Jokinen's salary. Pascal Dupuis had a goal and two assists for Pittsburgh. Tanner Glass, Chris Kunitz, and Evgeni Malkin each found the back of the net once.
Jussi Jokinen to center Kunitz and Dupuis | 04/03/2013 5:54 PM
NewsJussi Jokinen will get to play between Chris Kunitz and Pascal Dupuis when he joins the Penguins.
Dave Molinari on Twitter
ImpactThe versatile forward can play on the wing or at center, which probably made him an attractive option for Pittsburgh. Jokinen's arrival will also allow Tyler Kennedy to shift back to the wing. When Sidney Crosby returns it is expected that Jokinen will skate on the fourth line.
Penguins acquire Jussi Jokinen from Carolina | 04/03/2013 1:34 PM
NewsThe Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired Jussi Jokinen from the Carolina Hurricanes for a conditional pick.
Bob McKenzie on Twitter
ImpactCarolina will also retain some of Jokinen's salary. A trade like this is possible thanks to the new CBA. Jokinen has 11 points and 18 penalty minutes in 33 games in 2013. He's been having a rough season and the change of scenery could help him, especially seeing as Pittsburgh will be without Sidney Crosby for most, if not all, of the rest of the regular season. Once Crosby's healthy, Jokinen will be a great insurance player to have. It's worth noting that he's signed through the 2013-14 campaign.
Jokinen clears waivers, will stay with Canes | 03/27/2013 4:14 PM
NewsJussi Jokinen has cleared waivers but he'll remain with the team.
ImpactJokinen has collected five goals and five assists in 30 games this year. He has only one assist and no goals in his past eight outings.
Hurricanes place Jussi Jokinen on waivers | 03/26/2013 12:09 PM
NewsCarolina Hurricanes place Jussi Jokinen on waivers.
Chip Alexander on Twitter
ImpactJokinen hadn't scored a goal since March but his being waived comes as a bit of a surprise. Although he only has five goals and 10 points this season, we have to think the Canes could've gotten something for him in a trade. It's likely a team dealing with depth or injury issues will put in a claim.
Jussi Jokinen moves up to second line | 03/09/2013 1:49 PM
NewsJussi Jokinen will occupy the right side on a line with Jordan Staal and Jeff Skinner in Saturday's home contest versus New Jersey.
Raleigh News & Observer
ImpactHe has racked up five points in his past five games on the strength of a pair of multi-point outings. Jokinen had been playing mostly on the third line, so he gets a promotion thanks to his hot streak.
Jussi Jokinen pots goal, assist Tuesday | 03/06/2013 10:18 AM
NewsJussi Jokinen has collected five of his nine points this campaign in his last three games.
Raleigh News & Observer
ImpactHe saw some time on the top line with Eric Staal in the contest after moving up from the third unit. However, he'll probably spend most of his time as a bottom-six forward this year. We wouldn't be quick to snatch him up from the waiver wire, but if you typically grab players when they are hot then Jokinen may be an option.
Jussi Jokinen leads Canes past Panthers | 03/02/2013 10:47 PM
NewsJussi Jokinen scored two goals and registered an assist in Carolina's 6-2 win Saturday.
ImpactRiley Nash netted his first career goal and recorded two assists. Eric Staal scored twice, giving him 24 points in 20 games. Jiri Tlusty scored his 10th goal of the season at 8:39 of the first period. Alexander Semin registered three assists and now has 19 points in 20 contests.
Jussi Jokinen scores first goal in 12th game | 02/13/2013 11:25 AM
NewsJussi Jokinen finally got his first goal of the season in Tuesday's win over New Jersey.
Raleigh News & Observer
ImpactHe has one goal and one assist in 12 games. His production has dropped significantly the past two seasons following his personal bests in 2009-10 when he notched 30 goals and 65 points in 81 contests. Jokinen is unlikely to reach numbers like that again, but he is still capable of getting around 50 points in a full 82-game schedule.
Canes put Jokinen, Tlusty on top PP unit | 01/31/2013 11:00 AM
NewsJussi Jokinen and Jiri Tlusty replaced Jordan Staal and Jeff Skinner on Carolina's top power-play unit at practice Wednesday.
Raleigh News & Observer
ImpactJokinen and Tlusty saw time with Eric Staal, Alexander Semin and Joni Pitkanen, while the younger Staal and Skinner skated with Chad LaRose as well as defensemen Jamie McBain, Bobby Sanguinetti and Joe Corvo on a rotational basis. Coach Kirk Muller wants to sport a more balanced attack and keep his players fresher. At the same time, he is hoping to spark a power play that has scored only three times on 26 opportunities this season.
Jussi Jokinen to play center & wing in 2013 | 01/12/2013 9:38 AM
NewsAs he has done in the past, expect Jussi Jokinen to skate as a center and as a winger this season with the Hurricanes.
Raleigh News & Observer
ImpactIn either case look for Jokinen, who skated with Karpat of the SM-liga in Finland during the lockout, to get plenty of ice time alongside Jeff Skinner and possibly Jordan Staal on Carolina's second line. He should register approximately 30 points this season. The dual position eligibility increases his value in Yahoo pools.
J. Jokinen likely to return to Raleigh soon | 01/08/2013 12:14 PM
NewsJussi Jokinen is expected to return from Finland shortly to resume his NHL career following the lockout.
Raleigh News & Observer
ImpactJokinen played 21 games with Karpat in the SM-liiga spread over three stints and he ended up with 21 points. It will take some players who were overseas slightly longer to rejoin their NHL squads, but most of them are expected to arrive by the end of the week.
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|Fin Jr.||Total||Fin Jr.||71||26||38||64||-||85||-||-||-||-||-||0.90|
|Fin Jr.||Total||Fin Jr.||7||3||3||6||-||0||-||-||-||-||-||0.86|
|Goals||2||3 times-last:vs. Car||last:Apr 27||2|
|Assists||2||at Bos||Apr 20||2|
|Points||3||3 times-last:at Bos||last:Apr 20||3|
|Penalty Minutes||4||2 times-last:at Phi||last:Feb 2||6|
|Plus/Minus||2||2 times-last:at TB||last:Apr 11||3|
|Power Play Goals||1||3 times-last:at NJ||last:Apr 25||1|
|Power Play Points||2||at Bos||Apr 20||2|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||43 times-last:vs. Car||last:Apr 27||1|
|Shorthanded Points||0||43 times-last:vs. Car||last:Apr 27||1|
|Shots||5||vs. Fla||Mar 2||6|
|Penalty Minutes||54||2011-12 (Car)|
|Power Play Goals||10||2009-10 (Car)|
|Shorthanded Goals||2||2011-12 (Car)|
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