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.
Obviously a lot happened in a short period of time. At the end of the day, considering everything I went through, I really felt close to my teammates and I really feel like what we accomplished, I know we didn't win it all. ... I'm really proud of how we got there and what we did once we got there.
— Rangers forward Martin St. Louis to Jim Cerny of BlueshirtsUnited.com