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Finland Jani Rita
Jokerit / KHL - 15/16
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Database: 780 991 players
Last added: Rickard Forsberg
Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Josh Kestner 58 33 40 73
2. David Vallorani 62 31 40 71
3. Tyler Sheehy 47 26 44 70
4. Jesse Schultz 62 25 39 64
5. Brady Ferguson 57 24 39 63
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
LW/RW
Age
38
Height
6'1" / 185 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
212 lbs / 96 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Youth Team
Status
Retired
Highlights
1-time U20 WJC Silver Medal 1
1-time World Championship Bronze Medal 1

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 U16 SM-sarja 7 3 0 3 0 | Playoffs 6 1 0 1 0
1995-96 Jokerit U16 U16 SM-sarja 12 10 3 13 2 | -
Jokerit U18 U18 SM-sarja 5 0 0 0 0 | -
1996-97 Jokerit U16 U16 SM-sarja 10 4 4 8 4 | Playoffs 7 3 0 3 0
Jokerit U18 U18 SM-sarja 27 22 7 29 4 | -
Jokerit U20 U20 SM-sarja 3 0 0 0 0 | -
Finland U16 (all) International-Jr 5 5 1 6 0 | -
1997-98 Jokerit U18 U18 SM-sarja 7 7 4 11 2 | -
Jokerit U20 U20 SM-sarja 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 U20 SM-sarja 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 U20 SM-sarja 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 U20 SM-sarja 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 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 WC 6 1 0 1 0 2 | -
2006-07 Jokerit Liiga 56 32 20 52 28 24 | Playoffs 10 6 1 7 2 -5
2007-08 Jokerit Liiga 37 10 10 20 16 3 | Playoffs 14 6 4 10 0 -1
2008-09 Jokerit Liiga 58 15 16 31 12 -4 | Playoffs 5 0 2 2 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 | -
2004-05 Finland EHT 10 0 1 1 2 | -
2005-06 Finland EHT 4 1 2 3 0 | -
2006-07 Finland EHT 11 0 2 2 2 0 | -
2007-08 Finland EHT 3 0 0 0 0 0 | -
2008-09 Finland EHT 3 0 0 0 0 -1 | -
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 Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 3 204 63 68 131 0.64 68 9 | 3 39 12 8 20 0.51 2 5
EHT 5 31 1 5 6 0.19 4 -1 | 0
EJC-18 1 6 2 3 5 0.83 6 | 0
ET 4 23 2 1 3 0.13 35 0 | 1 2 1 0 1 0.50 2 0
Euro HL 1 3 0 0 0 0.00 0 -4 | 0
International-Jr 5 75 33 18 51 0.68 47 0 | 0
KHL 2 90 6 7 13 0.14 36 -5 | 2 7 0 0 0 0.00 4 0
Liiga 12 583 146 123 269 0.46 195 64 | 11 83 22 17 39 0.47 45 -1
NHL 4 66 9 5 14 0.21 10 -4 | 0
Spengler Cup 1 2 0 0 0 0.00 0 -2 | 0
U16 SM-sarja 3 29 17 7 24 0.83 6 | 2 13 4 0 4 0.31 0
U18 SM-sarja 3 39 29 11 40 1.03 6 | 0
U20 SM-sarja 5 63 28 24 52 0.83 10 0 | 2 14 5 2 7 0.50 8 0
WC 2 13 1 2 3 0.23 6 4 | 0
WJC-20 3 20 9 5 14 0.70 2 4 | 0
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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