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Olli Jokinen
NUMBER: 13 BIRTHDATE: December 5, 1978  (AGE 35)
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Kuopio, Finland
WEIGHT: 210 DRAFTED: LAK / 1997 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (3rd overall)
-Selected by the Kings with their first selection, third overall, in the 1997 NHL Draft. -Played 74 games in parts of two seasons (1997-98, 1998-99) with the Kings, tallying 21 points (9g-12a). -Scored one of his seven career hat tricks at L.A on Feb. 21, 2009 (Jonathan Quick and empty net). -Is 11 games from 1200 for his career. -Is nine points from 750 for his career. -Scored his first goal/point as a member of the Preds on Thursday against Ottawa. -Leads the NHL in games played since the start of the 1999-2000 season (1,112), having played in all 82 games seven times during that span and missing a total of just 19 games over those 14 seasons. -Is a seven-time 20-goal scorer, four-time 30-goal scorer, and five-time 60-point getter. -Helped HIFK to the SM-Liiga title in 1997-98, receiving the Jari Kurri Award as the playoff's most valuable player in the process.
Finnish Rookie of the Year Award (1997) WJC-A All-Star Team (1998) Named Best Forward at WJC-A (1998) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2003) Traded to NY Islanders by Los Angeles with Josh Green, Mathieu Biron and Los Angeles' 1st round choice (Taylor Pyatt) in 1999 Entry Draft for Ziggy Palffy, Bryan Smolinski, Marcel Cousineau and New Jersey's 4th round choice (previously acquired, Los Angeles selected Daniel Johansson) in 1999 Entry Draft, June 20, 1999. Traded to Florida by NY Islanders with Roberto Luongo for Mark Parrish and Oleg Kvasha, June 24, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Kloten (Swiss), September 15, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Sodertalje (Sweden), November, 2004. Signed as a free agent by HIFK Helsinki (Finland), January 30, 2005.Traded to Phoenix by Florida for Keith Ballard, Nick Boynton and Ottawa's 2nd round choice (previously acquired, later traded back to Phoenix - Phoenix selected Jared Staal) in 2008 Entry Draft, June 20, 2008. Traded to Calgary by Phoenix with Phoenix's 3rd round choice (later traded to Florida Florida selected Josh Birkholz) in 2009 Entry Draft for Matthew Lombardi, Brandon Prust and Calgary's 1st round choice (Brandon Gormley) in 2010 Entry Draft, March 4, 2009. Traded to NY Rangers by Calgary with Brandon Prust for Chris Higgins and Ales Kotalik, February 2, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Calgary, July 1, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Winnipeg, July 2, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Nashville, July 2, 2014.
Quote of the Day

When somebody goes out and is there to score goals, but is also there to make some big hits, fight, do all of those things, and he has a great mustache, it was great to see him get that hit and get everybody going.

— Colin Wilson on teammate Eric Nystrom, who scored a goal in Predators' win vs. Kings
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