Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Petteri Nokelainen
Petteri Nokelainen was born January 16, 1986 in Imatra, Finland. The first round, 16th overall selection of the New York Islanders in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, Nokelainen honed his skills in his homeland before making his NHL debut in with the Islanders during the 2005-06 season. Nokelainen went on to spend the following season competing with the Isles AHL affilate in Bridgeport, and was dealt late in the summer of 2007 to the Boston Bruins.

On the international stage, Nokelainen is a two-time member of Finland's World Junior team (2004-2005).

After appearing in 33 games during the 2008-09 season for the Boston Bruins, Nokelainen was sent to the Anaheim Ducks at the trade deadline in exchange for defenseman Steve Montador.

On March 3, 2010, the NHL trade deadline, Nokelainen was traded to the Phoenix Coyotes in exchange for a sixth round draft pick.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2001-02 SaiPa Lappeenranta U18 Fin-U18 6 2 1 3 14
2002-03 SaiPa Lappeenranta U18 Fin-U18 10 3 8 11 18
2002-03 SaiPa Lappeenranta Jr. Fin-Jr. 28 7 4 11 28 3 1 0 1 4
2002-03 SaiPa Lappeenranta Finland 2 1 0 1 2
2002-03 Finland WJ18-A 6 1 0 1 6
2003-04 Suomi U20 Finland-2 3 0 1 1 0
2003-04 SaiPa Lappeenranta Jr. Fin-Jr. 10 5 3 8 4 4 0 1 1 0
2003-04 SaiPa Lappeenranta Finland 40 4 4 8 16
2003-04 Finland WJC-A 7 1 0 1 0
2003-04 Finland WJ18-A 6 5 6 11 16
2004-05 SaiPa Lappeenranta Finland 52 15 5 20 34
2004-05 Finland WJC-A 6 1 4 5 2
2005-06 New York Islanders NHL 15 1 1 2 4 -1
2006-07 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 60 6 10 16 51 -11
2007-08 Boston Bruins NHL 57 7 3 10 19 0 7 0 2 2 4
2007-08 Providence Bruins AHL 8 3 5 8 4 -1 6 4 1 5 0
2008-09 Boston Bruins NHL 33 0 3 3 10 -1
2008-09 Anaheim Ducks NHL 17 4 2 6 6 +3 9 0 0 0 2
2009-10 Anaheim Ducks NHL 50 4 7 11 21 -7
2009-10 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 17 1 1 2 6 -2 5 0 0 0 2
2010-11 Jokerit Helsinki Finland 46 11 16 27 116 7 2 0 2 12
2010-11 Finland WC-A 9 1 1 2 8 +1
2011-12 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 5 0 1 1 0 -1
2011-12 Montreal Canadiens NHL 51 3 3 6 37 -5
2012-13 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 17 2 2 4 21 -10
2013-14 Brynas IF Gavle Sweden 19 4 3 7 12 5 0 3 3 2
2014-15 Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod KHL 26 7 3 10 32
2015-16 SaiPa Lappeenranta Finland 10 4 4 8 6
NHL Totals 245 20 21 41 103 21 0 2 2 8


Missed majority of 2005-06 due to knee injury vs. Pittsburgh, November 3, 2005. Traded to Boston by NY Islanders for Ben Walter and Boston's 2nd round pick (later traded to Columbus - Columbus selected Kevin Lynch) in 2009 NHL Draft, September 11, 2007. Traded to Anaheim by Boston for Steve Montador, March 4, 2009. Traded to Phoenix by Anaheim for Phoenix's 6th round pick (later traded to Ottawa - Ottawa selected Max McCormick) in 2011 NHL Draft, March 3, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Jokerit Helsinki (Finland), August 28, 2010. Traded to Montreal by Phoenix with Garrett Stafford for Brock Trotter and Montreal's 7th round pick (Marek Langhamer) in 2012 NHL Draft, October 23, 2011. Missed majority of 2012-13 due to recurring back injury and as a healthy reserve. Signed as a free agent by Gavle (Sweden), August 16, 2013.
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