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Hurricanes Agree to Terms with Jussi Jokinen

Hurricanes Agree to Terms with Jussi Jokinen

Thursday, 06.30.2011 / 2:05 PM ET / News
By Terrell Williams
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Hurricanes Agree to Terms with Jussi Jokinen

RALEIGH, NC – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with forward Jussi Jokinen on a three-year contract. The deal will pay Jokinen $3 million per season.

“Jussi is a player who fit in with our team from day one in all situations, and has been a valuable offensive contributor,” said Rutherford. “He feels that he has found a home in Carolina, and we are glad that he has chosen to stay with the Hurricanes.”

Jokinen, 28, completed his sixth NHL season in 2010-11, and ranked tied for fourth among Hurricanes in scoring with 52 points in 70 games. The Kalajoki, Finland, native was third on the team in assists (33) and second on the team in power-play goals (8). Jokinen (5’11”, 198 lbs.) earned his 100th point with the Hurricanes with a goal against Washington on Dec. 26 at the RBC Center, and skated in his 400th career NHL game on November 5 in Florida. Jokinen netted his 100th NHL goal on Feb. 26 against Montreal at Bell Centre, and was selected by the Carolina chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers Association as the winner of the “Good Guy” Award for media cooperation following the season.

Originally drafted by the Dallas Stars in the sixth round, 192nd overall, of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, Jokinen has totaled 103 goals, 186 assists (289 points) and 154 penalty minutes in 457 regular-season games with Dallas, Tampa Bay and Carolina. He has earned 15 points (9g, 6a) in 27 career Stanley Cup playoff games, including three game-winning goals in Carolina’s run to the 2009 Eastern Conference Finals. Acquired by the Hurricanes from the Lightning in exchange for Wade Brookbank, Josef Melichar and a fourth-round pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft on Feb. 7, 2009, Jokinen has scored 50 goals and added 78 assists (128 points) in 176 regular-season games with Carolina. Jokinen is the NHL’s all-time leader in shootout goals, finding the net 28 times in 60 career attempts (46.7%).

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
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2 x - NYR 74 47 20 7 226 172 101
3 TBL 76 46 23 7 244 198 99
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14 CAR 74 28 36 10 173 202 66
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 75 20 47 8 144 254 48

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 69 21 28 -11 49
J. Faulk 74 15 32 -17 47
E. Lindholm 73 16 21 -19 37
J. Skinner 69 18 13 -21 31
V. Rask 72 11 20 -11 31
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
N. Gerbe 70 7 17 -13 24
J. McClement 74 7 13 -3 20
A. Nestrasil 46 7 13 4 20
J. Staal 38 4 16 -7 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 20 21 5 .911 2.40
A. Khudobin 8 15 5 .903 2.62