Panthers Sign F Jussi Jokinen

Tuesday afternoon, the Florida Panthers kicked off “Free Agent Frenzy” by announcing the signing of former Pittsburgh Penguin winger, Jussi Jokinen.

Jokinen, 31, is coming off of his 2nd best NHL season where he tallied 57 points (21G-36A) in 81 games with the Penguins. The Finnish-native has played for several NHL teams over his 9-year career, such as the Dallas Stars, Tampa Bay Lightning, Carolina Hurricanes and Penguins.

Through 660 NHL games, Jokinen has recorded 414 points (149G-265A), 52 power play goals, and an astounding 13.3 shooting percentage.

With Malkin playing as the Penguins 2nd line center, Jokinen switched roles (formely a center) and played the majority of his time with the Penguins as a winger. Luckily for the Panthers, Jokinen is well-versed as either a centerman or a winger, so you can expect him to get some playing time with fellow Finn, Aleksander Barkov.

 

We welcome your comments and feedback!

Follow Paige on Twitter @PaigeLewisFL

For All Your Florida Panthers’ Updates Follow Panther Parkway on Facebook

Follow Panther Parkway on Instagram @ PantherParkway

About these ads

Trackbacks

  1. […] C/W Jussi Jokinen, 31 Contract length: Four years Salary per season: $4 million […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,373 other followers

%d bloggers like this: