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ISLANDERS PICK JOENSUU

Saturday, 06.24.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
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ISLANDERS PICK JOENSUU
Finnish power-forward selected in the second round

The Islanders have selected winger Jesse Joensuu in the second round of the draft, 60th overall, in Vancouver.

Joensuu tallied 4 goals, 8 assists and 12 points in 51 games during the 2005-2006 season with Assat of the Finnish Elite League.

"We were very happy Jesse was still available in the second round," said Islanders Finnish scout Vellu Kautonen. "Jesse is a very good two-way player. He is mature for his age after playing for a number of years in the Finnish Elite League."

Joensuu is strong along the boards and is good at winning the battles in the corners. He'll have no trouble adapting to the NHL's physical style of play and will be a welcome addition up front for the Islanders.

His size doesn't take away from his skills, as he is an excellent passer and playmaker.

"Joensuu is a great addition because of his size, but also because of his skills," said Kautonen.

Look for Joensuu to develop, in the future, into an effective power-forward for the Islanders.

Stay tuned for more as the draft continues in Vancouver.


Jesse Joensuu's Bio

Forward
Born: October 5, 1987 Pori, Finland
Winger Shoots: Left
Height: 6-4 Weight: 207
Central Scouting Rank: 18th (EU)

 

 

Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM
2004-05 Assat Pori FNL 39 1 1 2 4
2005-06 Assat Pori FNL 51 4 8 12 57

 

 

* 1st ROUND -  ISLANDERS TAKE OKPOSO 7th OVERALL!

* 2nd ROUND - ISLANDERS PICK JOENSUU

* 3rd ROUND - ISLANDERS TAKE FIGREN

* 4th ROUND - RAKHSHANI, WESLOSKY, MARCINKO AND ROGERS SELECTED

* 5th ROUND - SIMS AND JOHANSSON PICKED

* 6th and 7th ROUND - FINAL ROUND SELECTIONS

* MORE OF THE DRAFT CENTRAL '06

 

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 62 41 16 5 171 135 87
2 NYI 64 41 21 2 205 179 84
3 NYR 61 38 17 6 192 152 82
4 TBL 64 38 20 6 210 171 82
5 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
6 PIT 62 36 17 9 181 155 81
7 WSH 64 34 20 10 188 159 78
8 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
9 FLA 63 28 22 13 154 178 69
10 PHI 63 27 25 11 168 183 65
11 OTT 60 27 23 10 171 163 64
12 NJD 63 26 27 10 141 164 62
13 CBJ 62 26 32 4 160 196 56
14 CAR 61 24 30 7 142 162 55
15 TOR 63 25 33 5 170 193 55
16 BUF 63 19 39 5 123 212 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 64 30 35 4 65
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 64 14 27 22 41
B. Nelson 64 17 19 7 36
F. Nielsen 64 11 25 12 36
A. Lee 58 20 13 13 33
J. Bailey 52 12 19 10 31
J. Boychuk 54 7 23 16 30
N. Leddy 64 8 18 15 26
T. Hamonic 54 4 21 15 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 33 13 0 .911 2.46
C. Johnson 8 8 1 .889 3.08

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