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Olli Jokinen  #12

Winnipeg Jets  Center
NUMBER: 12 BIRTHDATE: December 5, 1978  (AGE 35)
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Kuopio, Finland
WEIGHT: 210 DRAFTED: LAK / 1997 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (3rd overall)
Jokinen led Finland to a gold medal at the 1998 World Junior Championship, tying for the tournament lead in scoring. He also led Finland goal-scorers at the 2004 World Championship and tallied 2-1--3 in six games at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey as Finland advanced to the Final.

It means a lot to us, we're very excited. We're looking to continue to build on [our] top core talent of young players. It's just a great opportunity for us to really build high.

— Panthers vice president of hockey operations Travis Viola after Florida won the No. 1 pick in the NHL Draft Lottery