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 is really special. I had a lot of friends and family here tonight, and for my first [NHL] game in here it was great. I played here as an elementary-school player in the city championships and this was my first time back. It was a lot of fun.
— Toronto native Brandon Pirri after scoring 2 goals for Panthers in win at Maple Leafs on Thursday