Hailing from Finland, Jokinen was drafted by the Dallas Stars in the 2001 NHL draft. He would play 2 and 2/3 seasons with the Stars. In his rookie season, Jokinen racked up a very respectable 55 points (17 goals and 38 assists), quickly proving his offensive skill.
In 2007-08, Jussi was traded from the Stars to the Tampa Bay Lightning, where he would continue to set his teammates up with prime scoring opportunities. After finishing out that season, and playing half of the 2008-09 season with Tampa Bay, Jokinen was again traded, this time to the Carolina Hurricanes.
Jokinen has remained with the Hurricanes through the 2009-10 season. 2009-10 may be his most formidable in the NHL to-date, as Jokinen racked up 65 points, and scored his single-season high goal total of 30.
Over his five NHL seasons to-date, Jokinen has accumulated 237 regular season points in 387 games. In 27 playoff games, he has scored 15 points (9 goals and 6 assists).
Did you know................Jussi Jokinen ranked 8th overall in the NHL in shooting percentage during the 2009-10 season?
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