Joonas Korpisalo, G
Hometown: Pori, Finland
Drafted: 2012 by Columbus, 62nd overall
March 2018 – Korpisalo saw rare back-to-back NHL starts this past week with top CBJ netminder Sergei Bobrovsky missing time due to illness. He netted two wins as well, holding the high-powered Vegas squad to just one goal and prevailing in a high-scoring overtime affair, yielding four goals to Colorado two nights later. In 14 starts he has put up some ugly peripherals (3.19 GAA , .902 SV%) yet managed a 7-7-0 record while being used sporadically. Kevin Wickersham
December 2017 – Continuing to fill the number two slot in Columbus with sporadic trips to the AHL to stay sharp, Korpisalo has won his last three big league starts with a .939 save percentage and goals-against under 2.00. But that's all the NHL work he's had over the past six weeks other than one period of relief duty. With 50 starts on his resume and 16-11-4, 2.60, .920 numbers in the campaign before last, one wonders how the 23-year-old might fare with a true starting gig. Barring a Bobrovsky injury, that's just not going to happen in Columbus. Kevin Wickersham.
October 2017 – Much like last year, Korpisalo has thus far had mixed results allowing five goals in an opening-week loss to Chicago while holding Winnipeg to two goals 10 days later and emerging with a 5-2 victory. Surely skewed by a short sample size, his peripherals don't look good with an .873 save percentage and 3.50 goals-against. Coming off a year in which his .905 save percentage and 2.88 goals-against were achieved backing Columbus' winningest team ever, he'll hope things change before long. If not he risks being passed on the org chart by one of the plenitiful goalie prospects in the Blue Jacket pipeline. Kevin Wickersham
August 2017 – Korpisalo inked a two-year extension with Columbus to presumably continue as Vezina-winner Sergei Bobrovsky’s understudy. He will be paid $700,000 in 2017-18 and $1.1 million in 2018-19. Kevin Wickersham
June 2017 – Seeing Korpisalo in North America for the 2015-16 campaign was a surprise, as he still had one more year on his Finnish contract. It appears that it was well worth the trip across the pond, as Korpisalo put up some nice numbers in the AHL; 8-8-2, with a .913 save percentage and a 2.36 GAA. He also appeared with Columbus, putting up similar numbers; 16-11-4, a .920 save percentage and a 2.60 GAA.
May 2015 – Korpisalo played his first full season in the Finnish league, Liiga. He competed for Ilves and in 38 contests went 14-13-7 with a 2.34 GAA and .919 SV%. He also got his first glimpse of North American hockey, appearing in three games with the Falcons. Unfortunately, he failed to collect a win and finished those three games with a 3.20 GAA and .878 SV%. Korpisalo still has a contract with Ilves for the 2015-16 season, so he’ll likely return to Finland. Chris Bagwell
March 2014 – Korpisalo has had quite the busy 2013-2014 season. He’s played two games in the European Trophy (ET) tournament, three games for two separate teams in the Jr. A SM-Liiga, nine games for two separate teams in the SM-Liiga and six games for two separate teams in the Mestis. He played well in the ET, averaging 1.01 GAA and .944 SV%, but the team narrowly missed the playoffs. They went 5-3. Korpisalo is currently playing for Jokerit in Liiga and has struggled. He is currently listed on injured reserve. Chris Bagwell
March 2013 – The Jackets hope to bring Korpisalo over to North America for 2013-14. There is no way to truly know how far off he is. – Dobber
June, 2012 – Joonas Korpisalo is a talented goalie from Jokerit Helsinki. He was chosen as the best goalie in the Junior A SM-liiga in 2012 when he posted the best GAA and saving percentage numbers in the league. He also broke the record of most wins by a goalie in the league. He has told Finnish media that he will move to play in the CHL in 2012/13. Korpisalo is a son of a former SM-liiga and Team Finland veteran Jari Korpisalo. Miika Arponen
Still a large, mobile goalie with starter's promise, he's obviously second fiddle as long as Bobrovsky's in Columbus. With an impressive set of prospects behind him on the org chart soon fighting for that number two spot, Korpisalo may need to move elsewhere to get a number one gig.
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