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Oilers sign Jokinen

The Oilers have signed forward Jussi Jokinen to a one-year contract

by Edmonton Oilers Press Release /

The Edmonton Oilers have signed forward Jussi Jokinen to a one-year contract.

Jokinen, 34, played with the Florida Panthers in 2016-17, serving as an alternate captain and posting 28 points (11G, 17A) and 39 penalty minutes in 69 games.

The native of Kalijoki, Finland also represented Finland at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. In 2015-16, he amassed 60 points (18G, 42A) and 42 penalty minutes in 81 games for the Panthers, ranking second in team scoring.

The 6'0", 198-pound forward has appeared in 891 career NHL games with Dallas, Tampa Bay, Carolina, Pittsburgh and Florida, accumulating 546 points (186G, 360A) and 365 penalty minutes. In addition, Jokinen has played in 56 playoff games, posting 32 points (17G, 15A) and 20 penalty minutes. 

Internationally, Jokinen has appeared in over 170 games with Finland national teams, winning silver medals at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Turin, Italy and the 2016 World Hockey Championship in Russia. Overall, he has played in two Olympics Games (2006, 2014), eight World Hockey Championships (2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2016), two World Junior Hockey Championships (2002, 2003) and one World U18 Hockey Championship (2001).

Jokinen was originally selected by the Dallas Stars in the sixth round, 192nd overall, of the 2001 NHL Draft.


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