Oilers sign forward Jussi Jokinen to one-year contract

Edmonton Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli cites certain examples like Chicago and Pittsburgh in places where they succeeded by having multiple high paid stars.

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers have signed veteran forward Jussi Jokinen to a one-year contract.

The 34-year-old Finn had 28 points (11 goals, 17 assists) and 39 penalty minutes in 69 games with Florida last season.

Jokinen has 546 points (186 goals, 360 assists) and 365 penalty minutes over 891 career NHL games with Dallas, Tampa Bay, Carolina, Pittsburgh and Florida. He has added 32 points (17 goals, 15 assists) over 56 playoff games.

The six-foot, 198-pound forward has been known as a shootout threat, scoring 36 shootout goals over his career.

Internationally, Jokinen has appeared in over 170 games with Finland, winning silver medals at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Turin, Italy and the 2016 World Hockey Championship in Russia.

Jokinen was originally selected by the Dallas Stars in the sixth round, 192nd overall, of the 2001 NHL draft.

July 7, 2017

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Jussi Jokinen
Left Wing
AGE: 34
LENGTH:
1 Year
CONTRACT TYPE:
Free Agency
SALARY CAP HIT:
$1.1 million
TOTAL:
$1.1 million