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LW Jussi Jokinen Agrees to Four-Year Contract with Florida Panthers

Tuesday, 07.01.2014 / 2:59 PM / News
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Florida Panthers Executive Vice President and General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has agreed to terms on a four-year contract with LW Jussi Jokinen.

“Jussi is a talented player with great hockey sense who we are pleased to have signed,” said Tallon. “He possesses goal scoring ability and is very good in shootouts. He adds a leadership presence to our club and will be the perfect mentor for our younger players.”

Jokinen, 31, has played in 660 career National Hockey League games for Dallas (2005-2008), Tampa Bay (2007-2009), Carolina (2008-2013) and Pittsburgh (2012-2014), scoring 149 goals with 265 assists and 250 penalty minutes. The 5-foot-11, 198-pound left wing has recorded 50 or more points four times throughout his NHL playing career, including a career best 65 points (30-35-65) in 2009-2010. He has appeared in 48 post-season games registering 28 points (16-12-28).

Jokinen was drafted by the Dallas Stars in the sixth round (192nd overall) in 2001 NHL Draft.

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SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
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J. Jokinen 20 2 10 4 12
A. Ekblad 20 2 9 1 11
J. Hayes 13 4 5 3 9
B. Boyes 20 4 5 1 9
J. Huberdeau 17 2 6 3 8
S. Upshall 17 3 4 -1 7
B. Campbell 20 1 6 -3 7
V. Trocheck 11 1 5 4 6
D. Kulikov 16 0 6 1 6
 
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R. Luongo 7 5 5 .927 2.33
 
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