Good evening, and welcome to what we hope will be the first of many live chats with Panther players, coaches and staff on FloridaPanthers.com.
Tonight’s guest is Panther captain Olli Jokinen, who last year set career-highs and led the team in goals (39), assists (52) and points (91).
Entering his sixth season with the Panthers, Jokinen needs only seven more points to become the team’s all-time leading scorer and four more goals to pass former captain Scott Mellanby to become the team’s all-time leading goal scorer.
Jokinen has also missed only seven games in his first five seasons with the Panthers.
The third overall choice in the 1997 Entry Draft, Jokinen played for gold-medal winning Finland in the 1997 World Championships and has repesented his native country in two Olympic Games.
The captain is ready to speak. Email