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Canes Acquire Conditional Pick for Jussi Jokinen

Forward has 11 points in 33 games this season

Wednesday, 04.3.2013 / 1:45 PM ET / News
By Terrell Williams
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Canes Acquire Conditional Pick for Jussi Jokinen
RALEIGH, NC – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has acquired a conditional 2013 sixth or seventh round draft pick from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for forward Jussi Jokinen. Carolina retains a portion of Jokinen’s salary.

Jussi Jokinen
Jussi Jokinen
Left Wing - CAR
GOALS: 6 | ASST: 5 | PTS: 11
SOG: 61 | +/-: -8
“We thank Jussi for his great service to our organization during the last five years,” said Rutherford. “This deal is important for our team’s financial flexibility moving forward.”

Jokinen, 30, has scored six goals and added five assists (11 points) in 33 games for the Hurricanes this season. The Kalajoki, Finland, native was originally acquired by Carolina from Tampa Bay on Feb. 7, 2009, and totaled 68 goals and 117 assists (185 points) in 288 regular-season games with the Hurricanes. Jokinen (5’11”, 198 lbs.) appeared in 18 Stanley Cup playoff game for the Hurricanes, totaling 11 points (7g, 4a) during the team’s run to the Eastern Conference Finals in 2009. Selected by the Dallas Stars in the sixth round, 192nd overall, of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, Jokinen has earned 346 points (121g, 225a) in 569 career NHL regular-season games with Dallas, Tampa Bay and Carolina.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - MTL 76 47 21 8 200 169 102
2 x - NYR 75 47 21 7 228 177 101
3 TBL 76 46 23 7 244 198 99
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 DET 75 40 23 12 220 206 92
7 WSH 76 41 25 10 223 188 92
8 BOS 76 38 25 13 201 196 89
9 OTT 75 37 26 12 218 203 86
10 FLA 76 35 26 15 190 207 85
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 76 31 33 12 168 194 74
14 CAR 75 28 36 11 174 204 67
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 70 21 28 -12 49
J. Faulk 75 15 32 -17 47
E. Lindholm 74 16 21 -19 37
J. Skinner 70 18 13 -21 31
V. Rask 73 11 20 -12 31
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
N. Gerbe 71 8 17 -13 25
J. McClement 75 7 13 -3 20
A. Nestrasil 47 7 13 4 20
J. Staal 39 4 16 -7 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 20 21 5 .911 2.40
A. Khudobin 8 15 6 .904 2.60