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Justin Jokinen

North American Skater - Minnesota State, WCHA
Final Rank:54Midterm Rank:60
Position:Right WingShoots:Right
Height:6' 2"Weight:165
Born:November 25, 1989Hometown:Carlton, MN
Born in:Cloquet, MN, USA
Drafted: 2008: BUF (4th Round / 101st Overall)  Buffalo Sabres
  • Helped lead Cloquet  to a 15-13-2 record and the state Class AA tournament for only the second time in 15 years in 2006-07.
  • Registered 22 goals and 50 points as a junior and posted 21 goals and 43 points this season while logging an average of 25 minutes of ice time a game.
  • Was an honorable mention on the 2008 Associated Press All-State Minnesota boys hockey team and was nominated for the Mr. Hockey Award as the outstanding senior high school player in Minnesota.
  • Patterns his game after Washington's Alex Ovechkin – “I play the same style as he does, skating and scoring goals”.
  • His nickname is ‘Jok’ and he wears his favorite number 14 because he’s had it since he was little.
  • Played on his first hockey team with the Carlton Bulldogs and starting skating at the age of three.
  • Credits his parents for having had the most influence on his career – “they have pushed me over the years to get better”.
  • His most memorable hockey moment was “scoring a hat trick against our team rival, Duluth East, to win the game 4-2”.
  • If he could invite any three people to dinner he would choose: Wayne Gretzky – “he was one of the best hockey players to ever play”, Alex Ovechkin – “he is my favorite player” and Adam Sandler – “he is hilarious”.
  • His most embarrassing hockey moment was forgetting a glove when he was young and having to wear a winter glove and the most embarrassing song on his iPod is “The One” by Backstreet Boys.
  • He couldn’t live without hockey rinks and if he could be any one movie he would choose Slapshot.

 

FAVORITES

 

NHL Team: New Jersey Devils

NHL Player: Washington’s Alex Ovechkin

Shootout move: “Fake shot, stick handle left, back right and five hole”

Practice Drill: Shootout and Scrimmage

Video Game: Mario Bros.

Movie: Miracle

TV Show: Seinfeld

Actor: Chris Farley

Group: AC/DC

Website: prephockeynorth.com

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Pump-up song: “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor

Food to cook: Steak

Sport (other than hockey): Football

Activity away from the rink: Hunting and fishing

Toy growing up: Cars

Place to shop: American Eagle and Abercrombie

Place to visit: Florida

STATISTICS

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2007-2008CLOQUETHIGH-MN2521183958