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Getting to Know... Petteri Nokelainen

Tuesday, 04.04.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
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Getting to Know... Petteri Nokelainen

FAMILY VALUES

Petteri Nokelainen was born on January 16, 1986 to parents Liisa and Pekka in Imatra, Finland. He has one older sister, Laura, who is four years older than him. Growing up, his family had a dog named Emppu. He currently lives in Pt. Lookout, LI.

PETTERI'S FAVORITE THINGS

Food: Smashed Potatoes with mom's meatballs
Movie: "Braveheart"
TV Show: "Friends"
Color: Blue
Vacation Spot: Spain
Book: DaVinci Code
Magazine: FHM
Car: Ferrari
Video Game: Grand Theft Auto
Brand of Hockey Stick: CCM
Brand of Skates: Bauer

POP CULTURE CHALLENGE

Stadium food? Sausage and French Fries
Ever purchased an SI Swimsuit magazine? No, never
How old were you on your first date? 15
Guilty Pleasure TV show? Sex and the City
Instant or text message with other NHL players? Yeah
What type of cell phone do you have? Nokia
Watch the Sopranos? No TiVo anything? No
Plays online poker? Nope
Hogan or Rick Flair? Hulk
Lifehouse, Ashley Simpson or Billy Joel? Lifehouse
Seen Bates' PS vs. Toronto? No, but I've seen some pictures
Want to be like Garth Snow? Not really, he's a goalie
Family Guy or Entourage? Neither
Thinks Brad and Angelina will last? I hope so
Have you or will you read the Islanders yearbook? Yes
Mets or Yankees? Yankees
Jets or Giants? Jets Like the color orange? Sure
TSN.ca or ESPN.com? ESPN.com
Which Islander to box against? Bergy
Like the shootouts? I don't, but the fans do, so yes
Thinks the NHL should send players to the Olympics? Yes
Got a speeding ticket? Yes
Watch reruns of Full House? What's that?
Ricky's goalie pads... Brown, Orange or White? White
Watch Desperate Housewives?   A couple of times
What do you like best about the Nassau Coliseum? The actual rink is good
Like my picture in the Islanders' media guide? I hate it
Winter or Summer Olympics? Winter
Nicest arena outside of Long Island? Madison Square Garden
Disney World or Disney Land? Never been to either one of them

ONE-ON-ONE

NYI: So, how did it feel to come back after missing so much time?
PN: It was unbelievable. Those five months were torture. I wish we would have won the game, but it was a great feeling to be back.

NYI: Were you nervous at all?
PN: A little, but I just wanted to have fun.

NYI: What were you more nervous for: first NHL game or first game back from your injury?
PN: First NHL game. I never saw a NHL game in person, so I didn't know what to expect. But I've seen a lot of games now, so I knew what was going on.

NYI: How did rehab go?
PN: It was very tough. You want to be out there so bad.

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NYI: The dynamic of the team has changed since you were first injured. A new coach and more rookies with fewer veterans. What are your thoughts?
PN: It seems like we're a much tighter group now.

NYI: How so?
PN: I don't know. The atmosphere is better now. The guys that are gone weren't bad guys, but the chemistry is better. We work hard for each other.

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 49 23 25 -1 48
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 49 9 25 15 34
B. Nelson 49 15 16 5 31
F. Nielsen 49 9 18 4 27
J. Boychuk 39 4 21 15 25
J. Bailey 37 8 14 7 22
N. Leddy 49 7 14 13 21
N. Kulemin 49 11 9 0 20
A. Lee 43 13 5 6 18
 
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C. Johnson 6 6 0 .865 3.43

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