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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 PIT 31 21 6 4 99 71 46
2 TBL 33 20 10 3 110 87 43
3 NYI 31 21 10 0 99 89 42
4 DET 32 17 7 8 92 80 42
5 MTL 33 20 11 2 88 82 42
6 TOR 32 19 10 3 110 91 41
7 FLA 30 14 8 8 68 76 36
8 WSH 31 15 10 6 91 85 36
9 BOS 32 16 13 3 81 83 35
10 NYR 29 15 10 4 89 79 34
11 OTT 31 13 12 6 82 86 32
12 CBJ 31 13 15 3 76 100 29
13 PHI 31 11 14 6 81 92 28
14 BUF 32 13 17 2 62 100 28
15 NJD 33 11 16 6 74 96 28
16 CAR 31 9 19 3 66 88 21

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 31 12 15 -5 27
K. Okposo 31 7 20 -3 27
B. Nelson 31 13 11 4 24
R. Strome 31 6 15 10 21
F. Nielsen 31 6 11 0 17
N. Leddy 31 5 10 7 15
J. Boychuk 21 2 12 7 14
M. Grabovski 28 5 7 4 12
N. Kulemin 31 5 7 -3 12
T. Hickey 30 2 9 1 11
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 16 6 0 .917 2.35
C. Johnson 5 4 0 .868 3.59

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