Blue Jackets declare veteran ahead Jussi Jokinen off waivers

COLUMBUS, OHIO — The Columbus Blue Jackets have claimed veteran forward Ju si Jokinen (pronounced YEW-see YOH-kih-nihn) off waivers from your L. a. Kings, club Typical Manager Jarmo Kekalainen introduced these days.Jokinen, 34, has registered 187 ambitions and 365 helps for 552 details, such as sixty three energy enjoy aims, with 371 penalty minutes plus a cumulative +2 plus/minus score in 923 profe sion NHL online games with all the Kings, Edmonton Oilers, Florida Panthers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Carolina Hurricanes, Tampa Bay Lightning and Dallas Stars. This year, he has tallied 1-5-6 and 6 penalty minutes, while winning 58 p.c of his faceoffs taken (65-of-112) in 32 video games with L. a. and Edmonton. He has also notched 17-15-32 and twenty penalty minutes in 54 occupation Stanley Cup Playoff game titles. “Ju si Jokinen is often a player we know very very well. He can line up at middle or po sibly wing, is nice inside the faceoff circle and can enjoy around the energy enjoy and get rid of penalties,” claimed Kekalainen. “He is an excellent participant during the National Hockey League for many years and we think he will include good practical experience and versatility to our lineup.”Jokinen was selected by Dallas inside the sixth round, 192nd all round, on the 2001 NHL Draft. He produced his NHL debut along with the Stars in 2005-06 and tallied 17-38-55 in 81 video games being a rookie. He expended parts of three seasons in Dallas prior to signing up for Tampa Bay through the 2007-08 period. He joined the Hurricanes in 2009 and went on to rack up a career-high 30-35-65 in eighty one game titles together with the club in 2009-10. He was traded to Pittsburgh in April 2013 and the pursuing period recorded the fourth of his 5 50-plus position strategies with 21-36-57 in eighty one contests. Just before signing with Edmonton as a totally free agent past summer, he used the preceding three years with the Panthers. In 2015-16, he led the club in a sists and was next in points with 18-42-60 in eighty one game titles to aid Florida seize the Atlantic Division title.A 6-1, 191-pound indigenous of Kalajoki, Finland, Jokinen has represented his place in many intercontinental competitions. He has appeared in two Olympic Video games, profitable a silver medal for the 2006 Video games in Turin, Italy in addition to a bronze medal at the 2014 Video games in Sochi, Ru sia. He was an alternate captain for Finland on the 2016 Environment Cup of Hockey and has performed in 7 Planet Championships (2005, 2006-bronze, 2008-bronze, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2016-silver), two World Junior Championships (2002-bronze, 2003-bronze) as well as 2001 U18 World Hockey Championships (bronze).