Jyrki Jokipakka

Joel Henderson



Jyrki Jokipakka, D

Shoots: L

Height: 6-3

Weight: 198

Born: 1991-8-20

Hometown: Tampere, Finland

Drafted: 2011 by Dallas, 195th overall







May 2016 – In 18 games for the Flames, Jyrki managed to buy into the defensive system fairly quickly and was rewarded with increased ice time (played over 19 minutes in 8 of final 14 games). He will have to earn the same trust as he did with Hartley as Flames will have a new boss behind the bench. He adds shot blocking and a hit or two here or there, but shouldn't be significant for you unless you need a cheap option for a salary cap league (makes 0.9M next season). – Joel Henderson


March 2016 – Jokipakka was traded to the Calgary Flames along with Brett Polluck and a 2016 conditional 2nd round draft pick for Kris Russell. Jokipakka should be given Kris Russell's minutes, which will help to develop his game at the NHL level. Jokipakka should get the same amount of ice time as what he was getting in Dallas, about 12-15 minutes a game. Jokipakka could get a little more penalty kill minutes, Kris Russell had the third most penalty kill minutes per game for the Calgary Flames. Jokipakka will be competing with Jakub Nakladal for that final roster spot on the backend once Dennis Wideman returns from his suspension. Paul Zwambag


November 2014 Jokipakka has been returned to Cedar Park following a three game call up in Big D. In his first game Jokipakka turned in a good performance in spite of going without a point and looked like he belonged with the big club. In the two games that followed his lack of experience showed in his uneven play and with Sergei Gonchar back from his broken ankle the decision was made to send Jokipakka back the "A". During his three games in Cedar Park to open the AHL season, Jokipakka had one power play goal and skated one the second and third pairing with Maxime Fortunus, a pairing that should resume with his return. Rex Doty


October 2014 – Jyrki Jokipakka has been recalled from Cedar Park as the seventh man for the D corps in Dallas. The move comes after the injury to fellow prospect Patrik Nemeth. Jokipakka will have a chance to battle it out with Jamie Oleksiak for a spot on the third D pairing. So far in 2014-15 Jokipakka has played in all three games with the Texas Stars picking up a game-wining power play goal against the OKC Barons. Rex Doty


September 2014 – Jokipakka really impressed during the preseason in Dallas, but will be heading back to Cedar Park to start the 2014-15 season. He'll get plenty of minutes as part of a really strong group of D for the Texas Stars and his name will be in the mix for call ups as the season goes along. Rex Doty


September 2014 – Jokipakka has been having a