Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jyrki Jokipakka
Jyrki Jokipakka was born on August 20, 1991 in Tampere, Finland. The product of the development leagues in Finland was drafted in the seventh round, 195th overall, by the Dallas Stars in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

Jokipakka spent three seasons playing in Finland when he decided to make the jump to North America. The Dallas Stars would assign him to their AHL affiliate, the Texas Stars where he would play his rookie year of professional hockey in 2013-14. In Texas he helped the club win the 2014 Calder Cup as champions of the AHL.

The following season, Jokipakka started the season back in Texas, however he would be promoted to the Dallas Stars in late October. On October 24, 2014, Jokipakka made his NHL debut in a 3-2 shootout victory over the New Jersey Devils. Throughout Jokipakka’s rookie season in the NHL he would play in 51 games scoring 10 points.

Jokipakka would appear in 40 games for the Stars during the first portion of the 2015-16 season, but his time in Dallas would come to an end on February 29, 2016 when he was traded to the Calgary Flames at the NHL's trade deadline in exchange for Kris Russell.

For the second consecutive year, Jokipakka was dealt at the NHL trade deadline in 2017. This time the Flames shipped him to the Ottawa Senators along with a conditional second-round pick in exchange for Curtis Lazar and Michael Kostka.

On the international stage, Jokipakka represented his native Finland at the 2011 World Junior Championship and the 2015 World Championship.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2007-08 Ilves Tampere U17 Fin-U17 24 6 15 21 26 2 1 1 2 0
2008-09 Ilves Tampere U18 Fin-U18 33 4 7 11 12
2008-09 Ilves Tampere Jr. Fin-Jr. 4 0 0 0 2
2009-10 Ilves Tampere Jr. Fin-Jr. 38 3 12 15 77 5 1 0 1 2
2010-11 Suomi U20 Finland-2 6 0 3 3 2
2010-11 Ilves Tampere Jr. Fin-Jr. 3 0 0 0 6 2 0 0 0 2
2010-11 LeKi Lempaala Finland-2 1 0 0 0 0
2010-11 Ilves Tampere Finland 48 1 8 9 18 5 0 0 0 2
2011-12 Ilves Tampere Jr. Fin-Jr. 1 0 1 1 2
2011-12 LeKi Lempaala Finland-2 3 1 0 1 0
2011-12 Ilves Tampere Finland 52 9 8 17 18
2011-12 Ilves Tampere Finland-Q 5 0 2 2 2
2012-13 Ilves Tampere Finland 59 5 13 18 20
2012-13 Ilves Tampere Finland-Q 5 0 0 0 0
2013-14 Texas Stars AHL 68 5 16 21 32 +5 21 0 5 5 8
2014-15 Dallas Stars NHL 51 0 10 10 8 -2
2014-15 Texas Stars AHL 19 3 2 5 4 -1
2014-15 Finland WC-A 8 2 0 2 2 +2
2015-16 Dallas Stars NHL 40 2 4 6 6 +1
2015-16 Calgary Flames NHL 18 0 6 6 8 +3
2016-17 Calgary Flames NHL 38 1 5 6 12 -3
2016-17 Ottawa Senators NHL 3 0 0 0 0 -1
NHL Totals 150 3 25 28 34


Traded to Calgary by Dallas with Brent Pollock and Dallas' 2nd round pick (Dillon Dube) in 2016 NHL Draft for Kris Russell, February 29, 2016. Traded to Ottawa by Calgary with Calgary's 2nd round pick (Alex Formenton) in 2017 NHL Draft for Curtis Lazar and Michael Kostka, March 1, 2017.
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