Henri Jokiharju

Birthplace: Oulu, Finland
Position: D
Shoots: Right
Height: 6’0″
Weight: 170
NHL Draft: 2017: 1st Round, 29th Overall by Chicago Blackhawks

#37 by Riding Pine Hockey
#35 by Future Considerations
#29 by HockeyProspect.com
#29 by ISS Hockey
#31 by McKeen’s Hockey
#19 by Central Scouting (NA Skaters)

Scouting Reports:
“Intelligent and poised offensive minded blue liner, Jokiharju’s greatest asset is his ability to rush the puck out of his own zone with great vision and smooth skating ability, doesn’t panic when the puck is on his stick and in turn is capable of facilitating a powerplay as its QB; solid top 4 NHL potential.” – Brandon Holmes, Riding Pine Hockey

“A smart, shifty and skilled two-way rearguard…plays a steady game with a high end skillset…confidence with the puck and is a creative playmaker…skates well with solid speed and agility…strong transitional footwork…great panic threshold and withstands pressure by outmaneuvering opponents and digging his feet in withstand physical pressure…moves quick and decisively…has vision to hit his pass up ice with consistency, handling the puck well…not overly aggressive on the offensive line but assesses risk and will jump in to keep pucks alive or enter the zone to lead a rush…shoots the puck effectively; not breaking velocity records but generating rebounds with his accurate wrist shot and consistently connecting on the one timer…needs some strength as he can get outmuscled…one of those guys who seemingly never comes off the ice…has the potential to be a high end, pace controlling defender at the next level.  (November 2016)” – Future Considerations

Season Team League GP G A TP PIM
 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
 2014-2015 Jokerit U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 37 8 22 30 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
Tappara U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 47 9 20 29 20
Finland U18 Hlinka Memorial 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
Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 7 0 1 1 0

Player Statistics provided by eliteprospects.com

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