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Ville Pokka
Ville Pokka
Defenseman
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.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 6 5 1 0 20 20 10
2 NYI 5 4 1 0 20 15 8
3 OTT 5 4 1 0 14 10 8
4 WSH 5 3 0 2 18 11 8
5 DET 5 3 1 1 11 8 7
6 TBL 6 3 2 1 19 13 7
7 PIT 4 3 1 0 16 10 6
8 CBJ 5 3 2 0 15 12 6
9 NJD 5 3 2 0 17 16 6
10 NYR 6 3 3 0 17 20 6
11 BOS 7 3 4 0 15 17 6
12 TOR 6 2 3 1 15 19 5
13 PHI 5 1 2 2 17 21 4
14 FLA 5 1 2 2 5 11 4
15 CAR 4 0 2 2 10 15 2
16 BUF 6 1 5 0 8 22 2

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 5 2 7 0 9
B. Nelson 5 4 4 3 8
K. Okposo 5 2 5 -1 7
J. Boychuk 5 2 4 4 6
R. Strome 5 0 5 3 5
N. Leddy 5 2 1 3 3
M. Grabovski 4 2 1 3 3
F. Nielsen 5 0 3 2 3
J. Bailey 5 2 0 3 2
N. Kulemin 5 0 2 2 2
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 3 1 0 .913 2.70
C. Johnson 1 0 0 .875 3.00

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