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Jussi Jokinen

Jussi Jokinen

Jussi Jokinen may not have been considered a star in terms of his National Hockey League performance, but the Finnish Center appeared in 951 Games, though he never had more than 288 for any team.

Jokinen suited up for Dallas, Tampa Bay, Carolina, Pittsburgh, Florida, Edmonton, Los Angeles, Columbus and Chicago, and scored 563 Points, a respectable number.  Five times, he had 50-Point seasons, his best being a 30-35-65 campaign as a Hurricane in 2009-10.  After the 2017-18 season, Jokinen returned to his first professional team, Karpat in the Finnish League, playing three more years before he retired.

Jokinen is not likely to get into the Hockey Hall of Fame, but Jokinen could be a dark horse candidate for the International Ice Hockey Hall of Fame, as he played 99 Games for Finland, winning Silver in the Olympics and World Hockey Championships, and Bronze in the Olympics, World Hockey Championships (twice) and World Juniors (twice).                              

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Kalajoki, Finland
  • Eligible Since: Monday, 01 January 2024
  • Position: Center
  • Played For: Carolina Hurricanes, Columbus Blue Jackets, Dallas Stars, Edmonton Oilers, Florida Panthers, Los Angeles Kings, Pittsburgh Penguins, Tampa Bay Lightning, Vancouver Canucks
  • Non-NHL Teams:

    Team Finland (Olympics 2006 & 2014, World Cup of Hockey 2016, World Hockey Championships 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012 & 2016)

  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Stanley Cup Rings (None) 
    Olympic Silver Medal (1) (Finland, 2006)
    Olympic Bronze Medal (1) (Finland, 2014)
    World Hockey Championship Silver Medal (1) (Finland, 2016)
    World Hockey Championship Bronze Medal (2) (Finland, 2006 & 2008)

Should Jussi Jokinen be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 50%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 0%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 0%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 50%
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