Henri Jokiharju

Chicago Blackhawks

Fantasy Summary

A smart and cerebral right-hand defender with top-four upside.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 8.0
NHL Certainty 8.5
Country FIN
Position D
Roster Type NHL
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth June 17, 1999
Height 6‘0”
Weight 176 lbs
Drafted 2017 Round 1; Overall: 29

Observations

February 2019- Jokiharju has been recalled by the Blackhawks from his stint in Rockford. He has used this time in the AHL well, tying for the second most points by a defenceman since being sent down, while playing big minutes in all situations. Hopefully his confidence is as high as it was after winning gold at the 2019 WJHC with Team Finland. Tony Carr

 

March 2018- Jokiharju has been named Portland’s “Best Defensive Player” for the 2017/18 season. He led all Portland defenseman in scoring with 71 points and his +47 rating was tops on the team. Tony Carr

March 2018- Jokiharju continues to roll along in Portland, putting points on the board seemingly every night while shutting down the opposition’s top producers. After a solid WJHC, the next step in his evolution will be an extended run in the WHL playoffs while maintaining his elite level of play. Tony Carr

December 2017- Jokiharju has looked great playing with Portland of the WHL and has received an invite to the Finish world junior training camp to the surprise of no one. Averaging over a point per game thus far, he is also sitting at a whopping +27. When Jokiharju is on the ice, the puck tends to stay out of the defensive end. Tony Carr

September 2017- Jokiharju was assigned to Portland of the WHL. All signs were positive through his time at prospects camp and the start of the main camp, seeing action in a preseason game. Smart decisions in the defensive end combined with solid offensive skills earned him the extended look. Expect a great start to this season. Tony Carr

June 2017 – The freshly turned 18-year-old is your prototypical new age defender. He’s not the biggest player but skates well, offers solid offensive awareness and promising defensive zone coverage. His U18 tournament left scouts with the impression that he can step up in big games and consistently make safe plays. Always quick to make a smart outlet pass, Jokiharju is also adept at skating the puck out of the defensive end and pushing the pace to set up offensive chances.

He should be selected in the latter portion of Round One or early in the second. Cam Robinson


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2011-2012 Finland Selects U13 QC Int PW 3 0 0 0 2 |          
 2013-2014 Jokerit U16 Jr. C SM-sarja Q 2 0 5 5 2 |          
  Jokerit U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 32 6 17 23 14 | Playoffs 9 3 3 6
 2014-2015 Jokerit U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 37 8 22 30 6 | Playoffs 10 4 2 6
  Finland U16 (all) International-Jr 8 1 6 7 2 |          
  Finland U18 (all) International-Jr 1 0 0 0 0 |          
 2015-2016 Tappara U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 3 0 2 2 10 
  Tappara U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 47 9 20 29 20 | Playoffs 3 1 2 3
  Finland U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 5 0 2 2 0 |          
  Finland U17 WHC-17 5 1 0 1 2 |          
  Finland U18 WJC-18 7 0 3 3 10 |          
 2016-2017 Portland Winterhawks WHL 71 9 39 48 38 | Playoffs 11 0 3 3
  Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 7 0 1 1 0 |          
 2017-2018 Portland Winterhawks WHL 63 12 59 71 14 | Playoffs 12 3 5 8
  Finland U20 WJC-20 5 2 2 4 2 |          
  Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 9 2 3 5 2 |          
  Finland EHT 6 2 1 3 2 |          
  Finland (all) International 6 2 1 3 2 |          
 2018-2019 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 38 0 12 12 16 |          
  Rockford IceHogs AHL 18 1 12 13 10 |          
  Finland U20 WJC-20 7 2 3 5 2 |          
  Finland U20 (all) International-Jr - - - - - |          

Highlights