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Jussi Jokinen

Born:April 1, 1983Draft:2001 Stars #192 Overall
Hometown:Kalajoki, FinlandPosition:C/W
Known For:The ShootoutShoots:Left
National Team:Finland

Jussi Petteri Jokinen (born April 1, 1983) is a Finnish former professional ice hockey forward. After playing in his native Finland with Oulun Kärpät of the Liiga he was drafted by the National Hockey League (NHL)’s Dallas Stars in 2001 in the sixth round, 192nd overall, and spent his first three NHL seasons with the team. Jokinen has also played in the NHL for the Tampa Bay Lightning, Carolina Hurricanes, Pittsburgh Penguins, Florida Panthers, Edmonton Oilers, Los Angeles Kings, Columbus Blue Jackets and Vancouver Canucks.

Jokinen is of no relation to former NHL player Olli Jokinen, but has a younger brother, Juho, who also plays hockey. During his NHL career, Jokinen was widely considered a shootout and faceoff specialist.

Jussi Jokinen Blue Jackets
Jussi Jokinen, seen here with the Columbus Blue Jackets (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

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Achievements

  • 2x SM-liiga Silver Medalist (2003, 2019)
  • World Championship Silver Medal (2016)
  • Olympic Bronze Medal (2014)
  • 2x World Championship Bronze Medalist (2006, 2008)
  • NHL YoungStars Roster (2007)
  • Olympic Silver Medal (2006)
  • 2x SM-liiga Champion (2004, 2005)
  • U20 WJC Bronze Medal (2002)
  • U18 WJC Bronze Medal (2001)
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