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Ville Pokka
Ville Pokka
Defenseman  - NYI
Number: 52
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 214
Shoots: Right
Born: Jun 3, 1994  (Age 20)
Birthplace: Tornio, Finland
Drafted: NYI / 2012 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 2nd (34th overall) PROSPECT BIO
ISLANDERS TRANSACTIONS: Selected by the Islanders in the second round (34th overall) of the 2012 National Hockey League Draft.

LAST SEASON: Named a finalist for the best defenseman in Finland’s SM-liiga after scoring 26 points (5g/21a) in 46 games during his third full season with Karpat...Posted the best plus-minus rating (+32) in the league...Ranked seventh among league defenders in points...Scored 11 points in 16 postseason games as Karpat won the league championship...Won a gold medal with Finland at the 2014 World Junior Championships in Sweden, scoring four points (1g/3a) in seven games.

CAREER: 2012-13: Scored 12 points (6g/6a) in 47 games during his second full season with Karpat (SM-liiga)...Tied for third on the team with four power-play goals...Established career highs in goals, assists, points, plus-minus (+2) and power-play goals...Added two assists in three playoff games.  2011-12: Played in 35 games with Karpat during his first full season in the SM-liiga, recording three assists...Added three assists in nine playoff games...Also appeared in four games with Karpat’s junior club, scoring seven points (3g/4a)...Represented Finland at the World Junior Championships in Calgary and Edmonton, netting four points (1g/3a) in seven games as Finland fell in the bronze medal game to Canada...Also played for Finland at the Under-18 World Championships in the Czech Republic, where they fell to Canada in overtime of the bronze medal game.  2010-11: Scored 21 points (6g/15a) in 32 games with Karpat’s junior team as a 16-year-old...Also made his SM-liiga debut, skating in two games with Karpat...With Karpat’s under-18 club, recorded two assists in three regular-season games and added seven assists in nine playoff games... Represented Finland at the Under-18 World Championships in Germany and at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.




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