|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 centering second line | 12/07/2013 9:18 AM
NewsJussi Jokinen has moved to center the second line in Pittsburgh as he has replaced the injured Evgeni Malkin.
ImpactMalkin will miss Saturday's game with Boston so Jokinen will likely go head-to-head with the Bruins David Krejci. Jokinen has nine goals and 18 points in 30 games including three goals on the power play.
Jussi Jokinen gets two assists Monday | 11/26/2013 10:33 AM
NewsJussi Jokinen had two assists in Pittsburgh's 4-3 overtime loss to Boston.
ImpactJokinen has eight goals and 16 points in 25 games this season. Moving from Carolina to Pittsburgh seems to have revitalized his career and should help him flirt with the 50-point mark in 2013-14.
Jussi Jokinen continues to play on 2nd line | 11/11/2013 9:32 AM
NewsJussi Jokinen is still on the Penguins second line.
ImpactJokinen has meshed well with Evgeni Malkin so when Beau Bennett returned on Saturday, Jokinen remained there with Bennett getting third line duty. James Neal returned and is playing alongside Jokinen and Malkin so Jokinen's fantasy value just got another boost on the weekend. Get him in your lineup immediately as he sees power play time as well.
Jussi Jokinen tied for first on Pens in goals | 11/09/2013 11:17 PM
NewsJussi Jokinen picked up the only goal for the Penguins in their 2-1 loss to the Blues on Saturday night.
ImpactWith eight goals, fied for first on the team, Jokinen is clearly benefiting from a pretty high 19 percent shooting percentage, but it's not terribly far off from his 13.7 career one. Jokinen also had a team-high four shots on net in the loss, but he's not the guy the Pens want leading their offense. James Neal, in his first game back since the season opener, had an assist for his first point, and so did Evgeni Malkin, who has 15 points but only three goals this season.
Jussi Jokinen scores for Penguins in shutout | 11/02/2013 10:04 PM
NewsJussi Jokinen potted a goal in the Penguins' 3-0 win over the Blue Jackets on Saturday night.
ImpactAfter several ordinary seasons, it's easy to forget that Jokinen was once a 30-goal scorer. Granted, the 2009-10 season was the only one in which he topped 19 goals in a season, but the talent is there to be a dcent contributor. Thus far, he has six goals and 10 points. Chris Kunitz and Deryk Engelland scored the other goals for Pittsburgh.
Jussi Jokinen scores 6th goal in win over Bs | 10/30/2013 10:46 PM
NewsJussi Jokinen scored his sixth goal of the season in Pittsburgh's 3-2 win over the Bruins Wednesday.
ImpactThought to be little more than a depth player on the loaded Penguins, a spot among the team's top six forwards has allowed the veteran to exceed expectations so far. Brandon Sutter and Chris Kunitz also found the back of the net in the victory.
Jokinen notches hat trick against former team | 10/08/2013 10:49 PM
NewsJussi Jokinen's hat trick against Carolina lifted the Penguins to a 5-2 win over his former team on Tuesday night.
ImpactThe 30 year-old's first career hat trick lifts the Pens to 3-0 to start the year. The Finnish center has 14 points in 13 games since being traded to Pittsburgh.
Jokinen and Bennett to play with Malkin | 10/08/2013 3:19 PM
NewsJussi Jokinen is slated to stay at left wing alongside Evgeni Malkin.
ImpactPittsburgh will shift Beau Bennett to the right side because of James Neal's absence due to injury. Jokinen has six shots and no points after two games this season.
Jussi Jokinen looks good on second line | 09/22/2013 11:06 AM
NewsJussi Jokinen is looking very good on the wing with Evgeni Malkin and James Neal.
ImpactIf Jokinen keeps this spot, his fantasy value will skyrocket although he will not see first power play time in all likelihood as the Penguins seem set with Sidney Crosby, James Neal and Chris Kunitz up front with Malkin and Kris Letang on the point. But he will see second unit time. If you believe Jokinen will get second line time with Malkin then take him in the middle rounds of drafts as he is capable of getting 55-70 points.
Jussi Jokinen nets preseason hat trick | 09/21/2013 6:56 PM
NewsJussi Jokinen recorded a natural hat trick in the second period of Saturday's preseason game versus Columbus.
ImpactHis markers weren't enough though in a 5-3 loss. Evgeni Malkin and James Neal picked up two assists each in the match, while Brandon Dubinsky enjoyed a four-point night for the Jackets with a goal and three helpers.
Jussi Jokinen might play alongside Crosby | 09/11/2013 10:14 AM
NewsJussi Jokinen will be given a chance to earn a spot on Sidney Crosby's line.
ImpactBeau Bennett seems like the favorite for that role, but it's worth keeping a close eye on this situation. Obviously, Jokinen or Bennett stand to get a big boost from a fantasy perspective from playing with Crosby.
Jussi Jokinen may move up depth chart | 07/01/2013 2:05 PM
NewsJussi Jokinen could be a potential replacement for Pascal Dupuis or Matt Cooke.
ImpactDupuis and Cooke can both become unrestricted free agents this Friday. If the Penguins can't retain them then Jokinen could get a shot on a line with Sidney Crosby next season.
Jussi Jokinen was a contingency plan | 06/09/2013 3:03 PM
NewsPittsburgh Penguins head coach Dan Byslma reiterated something the team seemed to admit from the start: Jussi Jokinen was acquired because of uncertainty surrounding Sidney Crosby.
Josh Yohe on Twitter
ImpactJokinen actually acquitted himself early on before being phased out. It remains to be seen if he gets another chance with a team - interest seemed lukewarm on him during the 2013 season - but it sounds like he won't be back with the Penguins. Then again, with their free agent issues, you never know.
Jussi Jokinen a healthy scratch for Game 3 | 06/05/2013 7:44 PM
NewsJussi Jokinen will not be in the Penguins' Game 3 lineup Wednesday night.
Joe Haggerty on Twitter
ImpactJokinen did not take part in the pregame warmups. He has three assists in eight postseason games this year. The 30-year-old had seen his ice time dip to 7:46 in Game 2. Beau Bennett will take his place in the lineup.
Jussi Jokinen helps out Pens in his return | 05/23/2013 12:16 PM
NewsJussi Jokinen contributed a power-play assist and won 60 percent of his faceoffs in his return to the lineup Wednesday night.
ImpactHe pretty much did exactly what was expected of him after being a healthy scratch for the past five games.
Pittsburgh puts Jussi Jokinen into lineup | 05/22/2013 7:22 PM
NewsJussi Jokinen has been inserted into the Penguins' lineup.
Penguins.nhl.com on Twitter
ImpactJokinen is capable of being an offensive force, but he's projected to start the game on Pittsburgh's fourth line. He has two assists in four postseason contests.
Jussi Jokinen will probably play Wednesday | 05/22/2013 4:50 PM
NewsJussi Jokinen is likely to play in Game 4 Wednesday night at Ottawa.
ImpactCoach Dan Bylsma wouldn't confirm his lineup, but he did speak in hypothetical terms in the morning about what Jokinen could bring to the table if he played. "Jussi is a guy who's been out of our lineup and you're sitting on a guy who can make plays, score big goals, he's a faceoff guy," Bylsma said. "He's also a guy who would see time on our second power-play unit, as well." Jokinen practiced on the second unit on Tuesday.
J. Jokinen ready to play, may dress in Gm 4 | 05/22/2013 11:53 AM
NewsJussi Jokinen is waiting for another opportunity to play and he may get back into the lineup for Game 4 Wednesday night.
Impact"It's not easy to watch in the press box," he said. "I just want to play to my strengths and help my team win." The versatile forward could help the Penguins on faceoffs and he may join Craig Adams and Tyler Kennedy on the team's fourth line. Jokinen also denied speculation that he had been dealing with an injury, so he's good to go if he gets the chance to return to the lineup.
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.
|Goals||3||vs. Car||Oct 8||2|
|Assists||2||2 times-last:at Bos||last:Nov 25||2|
|Points||3||vs. Car||Oct 8||3|
|Penalty Minutes||2||2 times-last:at Tor||last:Oct 26||4|
|Plus/Minus||3||at Fla||Nov 30||2|
|Power Play Goals||2||vs. Car||Oct 8||1|
|Power Play Points||2||2 times-last:at TB||last:Oct 12||2|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||32 times-last:vs. CBJ||last:Dec 9||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||32 times-last:vs. CBJ||last:Dec 9||0|
|Shots||5||vs. Car||Oct 8||5|
|Penalty Minutes||54||2011-12 (Car)|
|Power Play Goals||10||2009-10 (Car)|
|Shorthanded Goals||2||2011-12 (Car)|
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