Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Mikko Jokela
Miko Jokela was born March 4, 1980 in Lappeenranta, Finland. The fourth round, 96th overall selection of the New Jersey Devils in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft, Jokela spent the early part of his career playing in the Finnish League before coming to North America in 2001-02.

A stay at home defenceman, Jokela is a two-time member of Finlands World Junior Team (1999-2000) who made North American professional debut with the Albany River Rats of the AHL where he spent parts of two seaons with the team before being dealt to the Vancouver Canucks midway through the 2002-03 season. Upon his arrival with the Canuck organization, Jokela spent the majority of his playing time with the team's AHL affiliate in Manitoba while seeing action in one game with the parent club.

Internationally, Jokela represented his homeland at the World Junior Championships (1998-99, 1999-00) and the World Championships (2008).

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1995-96 KalPa Kuopio U18 Fin-U18 9 2 1 3 20
1995-96 KalPa Kuopio Jr. Fin-Jr. 2 0 0 0 0
1996-97 KalPa Kuopio U18 Fin-U18 11 3 2 5 8 5 1 1 2 4
1996-97 KalPa Kuopio Jr. Fin-Jr. 34 2 5 7 18
1996-97 Finland EJC-A 6 1 0 1 6
1997-98 HIFK Helsinki U18 Fin-U18 4 5 1 6 2
1997-98 HIFK Helsinki Jr. Fin-Jr. 22 2 5 7 14
1997-98 HIFK Helsinki Finland 16 0 0 0 0
1997-98 Hermes Kokkola Finland-2 6 0 1 1 2
1997-98 Finland EJC-A 6 1 6 7 22
1998-99 HIFK Helsinki Finland 3 0 0 0 2
1998-99 KalPa Kuopio Jr. Fin-Jr. 8 7 4 11 8
1998-99 KalPa Kuopio Finland 42 1 2 3 18
1998-99 KalPa Kuopio Finland-Q 6 0 0 0 2
1998-99 Finland WJC-A 6 0 2 2 6
1999-00 SaiPa Lappeenranta Jr. Fin-Jr. 1 0 0 0 0
1999-00 SaiPa Lappeenranta Finland 48 0 5 5 50
1999-00 Finland WJC-A 7 0 1 1 2 -4
2000-01 SaiPa Lappeenranta Jr. Fin-Jr. 4 2 2 4 2 2 0 0 0 2
2000-01 KooKoo Kouvola Finland-2 5 3 0 3 0
2000-01 SaiPa Lappeenranta Finland 50 1 0 1 26
2001-02 Albany River Rats AHL 56 5 13 18 28 -10
2002-03 Albany River Rats AHL 44 8 11 19 35 -3
2002-03 Vancouver Canucks NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
2002-03 Manitoba Moose AHL 32 3 7 10 17 0 14 1 4 5 2
2003-04 Manitoba Moose AHL 78 5 10 15 52 -11
2004-05 HPK Hameenlinna Finland 55 4 12 16 102 10 2 1 3 12
2005-06 HPK Hameenlinna Finland 25 6 2 8 65 11 2 3 5 43
2006-07 HPK Hameenlinna Finland 29 5 12 17 40 9 1 3 4 12
2007-08 Jokerit Helsinki Finland 51 7 11 18 42 14 1 3 4 12
2007-08 Finland WC-A 9 0 0 0 6 +2
2008-09 Jokerit Helsinki Finland 55 8 20 28 72 2 1 0 1 2
2009-10 Dynamo Minsk KHL 18 0 2 2 6
2010-11 Timra IK Sweden 45 1 10 11 56
2011-12 HIFK Helsinki Finland 45 4 8 12 70 4 0 0 0 4
2012-13 HIFK Helsinki Finland 56 3 11 14 88 8 0 1 1 4
2013-14 HIFK Helsinki Finland 51 1 11 12 24 2 0 0 0 0
2014-15 KalPa Kuopio Finland 53 3 6 9 40 6 0 0 0 2
2015-16 KalPa Kuopio Finland 56 2 2 4 40 3 0 0 0 2
2016-17 KooKoo Kouvola Finland 24 3 2 5 30
NHL Totals 1 0 0 0 0


Traded to Vancouver by New Jersey for Steve Kariya, January 24, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Hameenlinna (Finland), April 17, 2004.
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