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Jani Rita

Player Facts
  • Position
    LW/RW
  • Height
    6'1" / 185 cm
  • Weight
    212 lbs / 96 kg
  • Shoots
    L
  • Status
    Retired

A fast skater with good acceleration. Has an excellent technique. A reliable point scorer and finisher. (Matias Strozyk)

Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1994-95 Jokerit U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 7 3 0 3 0 | Playoffs 6 1 0 1 0
1995-96 Jokerit U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 12 10 3 13 2 |
Jokerit U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 5 0 0 0 0 |
1996-97 Jokerit U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 10 4 4 8 4 | Playoffs 7 3 0 3 0
Jokerit U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 27 22 7 29 4 |
Jokerit U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 3 0 0 0 0 |
Finland U16 (all) International-Jr 5 5 1 6 0 |
1997-98 Jokerit U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 7 7 4 11 2 |
Jokerit U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 36 15 9 24 2 | Playoffs 8 4 1 5 0
Finland U18 EJC-18 6 2 3 5 6 |
Finland U18 (all) International-Jr 21 10 6 16 21 |
1998-99 Jokerit U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 20 9 13 22 8 | Playoffs 6 1 1 2 8
Jokerit Liiga 41 3 2 5 39 -4 |
Finland U20 WJC-20 6 1 1 2 2 |
Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 17 4 2 6 10 |
1999-00 Jokerit U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 1 1 0 1 0 |
Jokerit Liiga 49 6 3 9 10 -1 | Playoffs 11 1 0 1 0 +1
Finland U20 WJC-20 7 0 3 3 0 -1 |
Finland U20 (all) “A” International-Jr 16 3 3 6 12 |
2000-01 Jokerit U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 3 3 2 5 0 |
Jokerit Liiga 50 5 10 15 18 +1 | Playoffs 5 0 0 0 2 +0
Finland U20 WJC-20 7 8 1 9 0 +5 |
Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 16 11 6 17 4 |
2001-02 Edmonton Oilers NHL 1 0 0 0 0 +0 |
Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 76 25 17 42 32 -10 | Playoffs 15 8 4 12 0 +1
2002-03 Edmonton Oilers NHL 12 3 1 4 0 +2 |
Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 64 21 27 48 18 +12 | Playoffs 23 3 4 7 2 +3
2003-04 Edmonton Oilers NHL 2 0 0 0 0 +0 |
Toronto Roadrunners AHL 64 17 24 41 18 +7 | Playoffs 1 1 0 1 0 +1
2004-05 HPK Liiga 56 21 18 39 12 +27 | Playoffs 10 7 4 11 4 +4
Finland EHT 10 0 1 1 2 |
Finland WC 7 0 2 2 6 +2 |
2005-06 Edmonton Oilers NHL 21 3 0 3 6 +0 |
Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 30 3 4 7 4 -6 |
Finland EHT 4 1 2 3 0 |
Finland WC 6 1 0 1 0 +2 |
2006-07 Jokerit Liiga 56 32 20 52 28 +24 | Playoffs 10 6 1 7 2 -5
Finland EHT 11 0 2 2 2 +0 |
2007-08 Jokerit Liiga 37 10 10 20 16 +3 | Playoffs 14 6 4 10 0 -1
Finland EHT 3 0 0 0 0 +0 |
2008-09 Jokerit Liiga 58 15 16 31 12 -4 | Playoffs 5 0 2 2 0 +1
Finland EHT 3 0 0 0 0 -1 |
2009-10 Jokerit Liiga 58 13 15 28 26 -6 | Playoffs 3 0 2 2 27 -1
2010-11 Jokerit Liiga 8 2 0 2 2 +0 | Playoffs 7 0 1 1 2 -2
2011-12 Jokerit Liiga 60 17 14 31 20 +7 | Playoffs 10 0 2 2 4 +2
2012-13 Jokerit Liiga 50 11 5 16 6 +4 | Playoffs 6 1 1 2 2 -1
2013-14 Jokerit Liiga 60 11 10 21 6 +13 | Playoffs 2 1 0 1 2 +1
2014-15 Jokerit KHL 34 3 2 5 8 -4 | Playoffs 4 0 0 0 2 +2
2015-16 Jokerit KHL 56 3 5 8 28 -1 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0 2 -2
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1998-99 Jokerit Euro HL 3 0 0 0 0 -4 |
2010-11 Jokerit ET 1 0 0 0 0 |
2011-12 Jokerit ET 8 2 0 2 4 | Playoffs 2 1 0 1 2 +0
2012-13 Jokerit ET 6 0 0 0 27 |
2013-14 Jokerit ET 8 0 1 1 4 |
2014-15 Jokerit Spengler Cup 2 0 0 0 0 -2 |
Player Career Totals
League GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 204 63 68 131 0.64 68 +9 | 39 12 8 20 0.51 2 +5
EHT 31 1 5 6 0.19 4 -1 |
EJC-18 6 2 3 5 0.83 6 |
ET 23 2 1 3 0.13 35 +0 | 2 1 0 1 0.50 2 +0
Euro HL 3 0 0 0 0.00 0 -4 |
International-Jr 75 33 18 51 0.68 47 +0 |
Jr. A SM-liiga 63 28 24 52 0.83 10 +0 | 14 5 2 7 0.50 8 +0
Jr. B SM-sarja 39 29 11 40 1.03 6 |
Jr. C SM-sarja 29 17 7 24 0.83 6 | 13 4 0 4 0.31 0
KHL 90 6 7 13 0.14 36 -5 | 7 0 0 0 0.00 4 +0
Liiga 583 146 123 269 0.46 195 +64 | 83 22 17 39 0.47 45 -1
NHL 66 9 5 14 0.21 10 -4 |
Spengler Cup 2 0 0 0 0.00 0 -2 |
WC 13 1 2 3 0.23 6 +4 |
WJC-20 20 9 5 14 0.70 2 +4 |
Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
06/27/2016
06/27/2016 Confirmed Jokerit Retired
04/27/2015
04/27/2015 Extension Jokerit Jokerit
04/08/2014
04/08/2014 Extension Jokerit Jokerit
01/12/2012
01/12/2012 Extension Jokerit Jokerit
01/04/2011
01/04/2011 Extension Jokerit Jokerit
05/05/2009
05/05/2009 Extension Jokerit Jokerit
Player Biography and Trivia

Drafted 2000, 1 #54 overall by Kelowna Rockets in the CHL Import Draft

Cult/Star player for Jokerit

Cult/Star player for Jokerit U18

- 2009-05-05 • Re-signed to a two-year contract by Jokerit

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