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RELEASE: Blackhawks re-assign Jokiharju

The rookie defenseman has been re-assigned to the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League

by Chicago Blackhawks Media Relations /

The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have re-assigned defenseman Henri Jokiharju (yoh-kee-HAHR-yoo) to the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League.

Jokiharju skated in one game with the Blackhawks following his recall on Feb. 22. The defenseman has 12 assists in 38 games with Chicago during his rookie campaign this season.

Originally selected by the Blackhawks in the first round (29th overall) of the 2017 National Hockey League Draft, Jokiharju has split time with the IceHogs and Blackhawks this season. In nine games with Rockford, he has nine points (1G, 8A), including tallying a point (7A) in his last four consecutive games. He notched his first professional goal on Feb. 1 in his IceHogs debut.

A native of Oulu, Finland, Jokiharju helped his country to a gold medal at the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship in January. He notched five points (2G, 3A) in seven games for Team Finland during the tournament.

The Blackhawks host the Dallas Stars on Sunday, Feb. 24 at the United Center at 2 p.m. That game can be seen on WGN-TV and heard on WGN Radio and in Spanish on WRTO AM-1200.

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