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Jokinen, Whitney to Play in World Championship

Players will represent their countries at tournament in Germany

Friday, 04.16.2010 / 3:15 PM ET / News
By Ken Preston
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Jokinen, Whitney to Play in World Championship

RALEIGH, NC—Carolina Hurricanes forwards Jussi Jokinen (Finland) and Ray Whitney (Canada) will represent their countries at the 2010 International Ice Hockey Federation World Championship, to be held May 7-23, in Mannheim and Gelsenkirchen, Germany.

Jokinen, 27, scored 30 goals and earned 65 points, while playing in 80 of the Hurricanes’ 82 games in 2009-10. His team-leading 30 goals ranked first among all Finnish-born National Hockey League players, and his 65 points ranked second among NHL-playing Finns to only Minnesota’s Mikko Koivu (71). Since making his NHL debut in 2005-06, the Kalajoki, Finland, native has scored 84 goals and earned 153 assists (237 points) in 386 NHL regular-season games with Dallas, Tampa Bay and Carolina. This marks Jokinen’s fourth IIHF World Championship, as he also represented Finland in 2005, 2006 and 2008, helping Finland to bronze medals in 2006 and 2008.

Whitney, 37, finished the 2009-10 season ranked third among Hurricanes skaters with 37 assists and 58 points, and ranked tied for third on the team with 21 goals. The Fort Saskatchewan, Alb., native played his 1,000th NHL regular season game on Oct. 21, and now has 324 goals and 545 assists (869 points) in 1,072 NHL regular-season games with San Jose, Edmonton, Florida, Columbus, Detroit and Carolina. This mark’s Whitney’s fourth IIHF World Championship, as he also represented Canada at the tournament in 1998, 1999 and 2002.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
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2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
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14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 77 23 31 -13 54
J. Faulk 82 15 34 -19 49
E. Lindholm 81 17 22 -23 39
V. Rask 80 11 22 -14 33
J. Skinner 77 18 13 -24 31
N. Gerbe 78 10 18 -14 28
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
J. Staal 46 6 18 -6 24
J. Liles 57 2 20 -9 22
J. McClement 82 7 14 -7 21
 
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A. Khudobin 8 17 6 .900 2.72