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Community: Jokinen's Big Assist

Thursday, 04.21.2011 / 3:17 PM / Tracking the Storm
By Doug Warf
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Community: Jokinen\'s Big Assist
The NHL has a community tagline that states “the biggest assist happens off the ice."

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That statement is very fitting of Jussi Jokinen this season. Though he had 33 assists on the ice for the Carolina Hurricanes, his biggest may have come off the ice.

As discussed in a blog earlier this year, “the Juice” pledged to donate $150 for every assist and $300 for every goal this season to the Kids ‘N Community Foundation. His 19 goals totaled $5,700 and his 33 assists chipped in another $4,950.

Jussi is truly a man of his word as he delivered a check for $10,650 to the RBC Center earlier this week. 

Jussi played in 70 of the Hurricanes' 82 games this season, missing two separate six game stretches due to injury. His 19 goals were the second-highest season total of his career and his average of .74 points per game was also his second highest career total.   

As you may remember, this is an idea that Jussi came up with and that he followed-through on without any reminders. 

For the sake of the Kids ‘N Community Foundation, it was a great time for Jokinen’s generous donation. The Kids ‘N Community Foundation donated $539,771 this year to 71 different children’s charities throughout the state of North Carolina. 

To put Jokinen’s donation in active context, his personal donation will provide six full scholarships to the Autism Society of North Carolina’s Camp Royall, which provides an intensive summer camp featuring a 1:1 or 1:2 counselor to camper ratio for kids in the autism spectrum disorder. The donation also provides books at no costs to 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students in Scotland County Summer Reading Program.

I am sure each kid who attends a camp they otherwise could not afford or receives books to continue their education through the summer will greatly appreciate the generosity of Jussi and Salla Jokinen.


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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 63 41 17 5 171 139 87
2 NYR 62 39 17 6 196 153 84
3 NYI 64 41 21 2 205 179 84
4 TBL 64 38 20 6 210 171 82
5 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
6 PIT 62 36 17 9 181 155 81
7 WSH 64 34 20 10 188 159 78
8 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
9 FLA 63 28 22 13 154 178 69
10 PHI 63 27 25 11 168 183 65
11 OTT 60 27 23 10 171 163 64
12 NJD 63 26 27 10 141 164 62
13 CBJ 62 26 32 4 160 196 56
14 CAR 62 24 31 7 144 167 55
15 TOR 63 25 33 5 170 193 55
16 BUF 63 19 39 5 123 212 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 62 12 28 -18 40
E. Staal 57 18 20 -12 38
E. Lindholm 61 11 16 -18 27
J. Skinner 57 16 10 -17 26
N. Gerbe 58 7 16 -10 23
R. Nash 59 7 15 -10 22
V. Rask 60 8 12 -16 20
J. McClement 62 6 13 3 19
J. Staal 26 4 12 -4 16
A. Nestrasil 34 4 11 4 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 17 20 4 .911 2.43
A. Khudobin 7 11 3 .905 2.61