Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Joonas Nattinen
Joonas Nättinen was born on January 3, 1991 in Jämsä, Finland. While playing in the Finish Elite League for the Espoo Blues, he was drafted in the third round, 65th overall, by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

Nättinen would continue to play in the Finnish Elite League where he would hone his skills against older opponents before signing his three-year entry level deal with the Canadiens on May 26, 2011. He would play the better part of three seasons with the Canadiens’ AHL affiliate, the Hamilton Bulldogs putting up 24 goals and 45 points over that three year period.

The Montreal Canadiens would call up Joonas for his NHL debut on January 18, 2014 in a 5-3 loss against the Toronto Maple Leafs. After the season Nättinen would choose to leave North America to play for Modo of the Swedish Hockey League.

On the international stage, Nättinen has represented Finland six different times. His Finnish teams ended in 6th place in the World U17 Hockey Challenge in 2008 and in the 2008 IIHF World U18 Championships. The next year they would win the bronze medal in the 2009 IIHF World U18 Championships and finish 7th in the IIHF World U20 Championships. While in both 2010 and 2011, Finland would finish in 6th place at the IIHF World U20 Championships.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2006-07 JyP Jyvaskyla U18 Fin-U18 30 10 25 35 22 8 5 7 12 0
2007-08 JyP Jyvaskyla U18 Fin-U18 34 14 34 48 22 2 0 0 0 0
2007-08 JyP Jyvaskyla Jr. Fin-Jr. 8 0 2 2 2 3 0 2 2 2
2007-08 Finland WJ18-A 6 2 2 4 8
2008-09 Suomi U20 Finland-2 5 2 2 4 0
2008-09 Blues Espoo Jr. Fin-Jr. 30 9 29 38 6 10 3 10 13 4
2008-09 Blues Espoo Finland 14 0 0 0 4
2008-09 Finland WJC-A 6 1 2 3 0
2008-09 Finland WJ18-A 6 1 3 4 6 -3
2009-10 Blues Espoo Finland 23 0 3 3 4 1 0 0 0 0
2009-10 Suomi U20 Finland-2 7 0 8 8 6
2009-10 Hokki Kajaani Finland-2 10 2 2 4 4
2009-10 Blues Espoo Jr. Fin-Jr. 11 7 6 13 2
2009-10 Finland WJC-A 6 0 4 4 4
2010-11 Suomi U20 Finland-2 2 0 0 0 0
2010-11 Blues Espoo Jr. Fin-Jr. 2 0 2 2 0
2010-11 Blues Espoo Finland 11 0 0 0 6
2010-11 Finland WJC-A 6 3 0 3 2 +2
2010-11 HPK Hameenlinna Finland 10 0 2 2 6 1 0 1 1 0
2011-12 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 63 11 10 21 30 -3
2012-13 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 24 5 4 9 8 +6
2013-14 Montreal Canadiens NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
2013-14 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 69 8 7 15 22 -4
2014-15 MODO Hockey Ornskoldsvik Sweden 55 7 11 18 38
2014-15 MODO Hockey Ornskoldsvik Sweden-Q 4 0 0 0 2
2015-16 JYP Jyvaskyla Finland 46 9 12 21 16 13 2 2 4 8
2016-17 JYP Jyvaskyla Finland 46 8 23 31 51 15 3 4 7 6
NHL Totals 1 0 0 0 0


Missed majority of 2012-13 due to upper-body injury vs. St. Johns (AHL), December 28, 2012. Signed as a free agent by MODO (Sweden), June 3, 2014. Signed as a free agent by Jyvaskyla (Finland), April 21, 2015.
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