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Community: Jokinen's Big Assist

Thursday, 04.21.2011 / 3:17 PM ET / 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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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
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
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

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
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 22 24 5 .910 2.40
A. Khudobin 8 17 6 .900 2.72