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2015 NHL Draft
Jyrki Jokipakka

Jyrki Jokipakka  #2

Dallas Stars  Defenseman
NUMBER: 2 BIRTHDATE: August 20, 1991  (AGE 23)
HEIGHT: 6' 3" BIRTHPLACE: Tampere, Finland
WEIGHT: 210 DRAFTED: DAL / 2011 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 7th   (195th overall)    Prospect Bio
Notched his second multi-point game of the season with two assists (0-2=2) on Jan. 17 vs. WSH * Was recalled from Texas (AHL) on Jan. 17 * Has three goals and four points (3-1=4) in 14 games with Texas this season * Made his NHL debut on 10/24 at NJD, posting 1 shot and 1 hit in 13:34 of ice time * Recorded his first two NHL points (0-2=2) on 11/28 vs. MIN * Notched his 10th assist of the season on 3/21 vs. CHI 2013-14 SEASON: * In his first professional hockey season, won the 2014 Calder Cup with the Texas Stars (AHL) * Recorded 21 points (5-16=21), 32 penalty minutes and a +5 rating in 68 regular-season contests with Texas BEFORE TEXAS: * Played three seasons with Ilves in SM-LIIGA, recording 44 points (15-29=44) and 56 penalty minutes from 2010-13 * Registered SM-LIIGA career-highs in goals (5), assists (13), points (18), penalty minutes (20) and games played (59) with Ilves in 2012-13
Quote of the Day

Obviously there's a lot of expectations around me but it's something I try not to focus on. I'm just trying to go out there, be myself on the ice every day, try to get better, be myself around the guys in the locker room. I think that's what's made me successful and the person that I am.

— Sabres forward Jack Eichel on transitioning from college hockey to the NHL