Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jesse Joensuu
Jesse Joensuu was born on October 5, 1987 in Pori, Finland. He was a second round selection of the New York Islanders at the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.

Joensuu became the youngest player in history to play professional hockey in Finland when he joined Assat of the SM-liiga at the age of 16.

After four years with Assat, Joensuu joined the Islanders AHL affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers in 2008 and would make his NHL debut for New York in March of 2009, scoring the first goal of his career. In all he would appear in seven games for the Isles in the 2008-09 season.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2002-03 Assat Pori U18 Fin-U18 26 8 10 18 53 3 1 2 3 0
2002-03 Assat Pori Jr. Fin-Jr. 3 0 1 1 2
2003-04 Assat Pori U18 Fin-U18 6 7 2 9 8
2003-04 Assat Pori Jr. Fin-Jr. 28 7 9 16 18 3 0 1 1 2
2003-04 Assat Pori Finland 6 0 0 0 0
2004-05 Assat Pori Jr. Fin-Jr. 17 7 13 20 20 2 1 1 2 2
2004-05 Assat Pori Finland 39 1 1 2 4
2004-05 Finland WJ18-A 6 2 1 3 0
2005-06 Assat Pori Finland 51 4 8 12 57 14 0 2 2 12
2005-06 Suomi U20 Finland-2 2 1 0 1 12
2006-07 Assat Pori Jr. Fin-Jr. 5 2 1 3 6
2006-07 Suomi U20 Finland-2 2 0 2 2 6
2006-07 Assat Pori Finland 52 9 17 26 74
2006-07 Finland WJC-A 6 1 1 2 14
2007-08 Assat Pori Finland 56 17 18 35 89
2007-08 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
2008-09 New York Islanders NHL 7 1 2 3 4 -1
2008-09 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 71 20 19 39 58 +22 5 2 1 3 4
2009-10 New York Islanders NHL 11 1 0 1 4 +4
2009-10 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 70 14 34 48 66 +6 5 0 2 2 6
2010-11 New York Islanders NHL 42 6 3 9 33 -6
2010-11 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 35 8 16 24 31 -3
2011-12 HV 71 Jonkoping Sweden 50 13 16 29 58 6 2 1 3 37
2011-12 Finland WC-A 9 2 3 5 24 +2
2012-13 Assat Pori Finland 24 11 14 25 83
2012-13 New York Islanders NHL 7 0 2 2 6 +2 1 0 0 0 0
2013-14 Edmonton Oilers NHL 42 3 2 5 16 -16
2014-15 Edmonton Oilers NHL 20 2 2 4 14 -8
2014-15 SC Bern Swiss 15 2 5 7 30 8 2 1 3 8
2015-16 Jokerit Helsinki (FIN) KHL 54 9 16 25 70 6 2 3 5 54
2016-17 Jokerit Helsinki (FIN) KHL 50 15 13 28 90 4 0 0 0 10
NHL Totals 129 13 11 24 77 1 0 0 0 0


Signed as a free agent by Jonkoping (Sweden), July 1, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Assat Pori (Finland), September 18, 2012. Missed majority of 2012-13 due to sports hernia surgery and as a healthy reserve. Signed as a free agent by Edmonton, July 5, 2013. Re-assigned to Bern (Swiss) by Edmonton, December 12, 2014. Missed majority of 2014-15 as a healthy reserve. Signed as a free agent by Jokerit Helsinki (Finland), April 23, 2015.
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