3 Olli Jokinen
Olli Jokinen is known for having gone the longest in NHL history before tasting the NHL playoffs.  That stint largely took place when he was with the Florida Panthers, his longest tenured team by far over his career, and for his first two seasons in South Beach, he wasn’t helping the team much in any capacity and was largely viewed as a bust.

Something changed, be it Mike Keenan or be it his own desire, but in the 2002/03 season Jokinen became the scorer that scouts predicted he could be, leading to a 91 Point season in the 2006/07 campaign.  The Finnish Center currently holds the franchise record for Goals and in Points.  Five times, he would lead Florida in Points and was named an All Star in 2003.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Kuopio, Finland
  • Position: Center
  • Acquired: Traded from the New York Islanders with Roberto Luongo for Mark Parrish & Oleg Kvasha, 6/24/04.
  • Departed: Traded to the Phoenix Coyotes for Keith Ballard, Nick Boynton and the previously acquired 2008 2nd Round Pick from the Ottawa Senators 6/20/08.
  • Games Played: 567
  • Notable Statistics: 188 Goals
    231 Assists
    419 Points
    597 PIM
    .74 PPG
    -58 Plus/Minus
    43.1 Point Shares
  • Major Accolades and Awards: All Star Game Participant (2003)
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