Role Ice hockey player
Name Petteri Nokelainen
Salary 575,000 USD (2013)
|Playing career |
Weight 92 kg
National team Finland
Height 1.85 m
|Born January 16, 1986 (age 29)
Imatra, Finland (1986-01-16) |
Liiga team Former teams SaiPa New York Islanders Boston Bruins Anaheim Ducks Phoenix Coyotes Jokerit Montreal Canadiens Brynas IF
NHL Draft 16th overall, 2004 New York Islanders
Number 15 (Hamilton Bulldogs / Centerman)
Similar People Michel Therrien, Guy Carbonneau, Alain Vigneault, Jacques Martin, Sylvain Lefebvre
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Petteri Antti Nokelainen (born January 16, 1986) is a Finnish professional ice hockey forward. He is currently playing for SaiPa of the Finnish Liiga.
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Nokelainen was drafted by the New York Islanders as their first-round pick, 16th overall, in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. He played in the SM-Liiga for SaiPa in his native Finland, before going to North America in 2005 to play for the New York Islanders. Prior to Saipa, he played in Imatran Ketterä.
Twelve games into the 2005–06 NHL season with the Islanders, during which he scored a goal and an assist, Petteri suffered a severe knee injury. Many thought that this injury would sideline him for the rest of the year, but the knee healed without surgery and Nokelainen returned to finish the rest of the season with the Islanders. His knee still required surgery, which he had performed after the season.
On September 11, 2007, Nokelainen was traded to Boston for Ben Walter and a conditional second round draft pick. On March 4, 2009, Nokelainen was traded by the Bruins to the Anaheim Ducks for Steve Montador.
On March 3, 2010, Nokelainen was traded to the Phoenix Coyotes in exchange for a sixth round pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. Helping the Coyotes qualify for the playoffs for the first time in 7 seasons, Petteri went scoreless in five postseason games against the Detroit Red Wings. On July 1, 2010, Nokelainen was bought out from the remaining year of his contract by the Coyotes, releasing him as a free agent. Later that summer, Nokelainen signed a two-year contract with Jokerit of the SM-liiga. Nokelainen's season ended with a trophy, as Finland won the 2011 IIHF World Championship in Slovakia with Nokelainen scoring the game-winning goal in the final against Sweden.
After one season with Jokerit, Nokelainen returned to the Phoenix Coyotes, signing a one-year contract on May 20, 2011.
On October 23, 2011, the Montreal Canadiens acquired Nokelainen and defenceman Garrett Stafford from the Phoenix Coyotes in exchange for forward Brock Trotter and a seventh-round pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
On August 16, 2013, Nokelainen returned to Europe as a free agent and signed a one-year contract with Swedish club, Brynäs IF of the SHL.