SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers forwards Aleksander Barkov and Jussi Jokinen will represent Team Finland at the 2016 IIHF World Men’s Ice Hockey Championship in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia from May 6-22.
The 20-year old Barkov played in 66 games this season with Florida recording a career-high 28 goals and 59 points. The 6-foot-3, 213-pound native of Tampere, Finland played in six Stanley Cup Playoff games recording three points (2-1-3). Barkov has recorded 119 points (52-67-119) in 191 career NHL games with the Panthers.
Barkov won a bronze medal with Finland at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games and recorded seven points (4-3-7) in eight 2015 World Championship games.
The 33-year old Jokinen played in 81 games this season with Florida recording 60 points (18-42-60) and a career-high 42 assists. The 5-foot-11, 198-pound native of Kalajoki, Finland played in six Stanley Cup Playoff games recording four points (1-3-4). Jokinen has recorded 518 points (175-343-518) in 822 career NHL games with Dallas (2005-08), Tampa Bay (2008-09), Carolina (2009-13), Pittsburgh (2013-14) and Florida.
Jokinen won a silver medal (2006) and bronze medal (2014) at the Olympics with Finland and has represented Finland six times at the World Championship, most recently recording 11 points (3-8-11) in eight 2015 World Championship games.