Henri Jokiharju
Henri Jokiharju
22-Year-Old DefensemanD
Buffalo Sabres
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Jokiharju was a full-time player for the Sabres last season, picking up 15 points while posting a minus-6 rating and averaging 17:13 of ice time in 69 contests as a bottom-pairing option. The 21-year-old Finn will continue to be a regular in Buffalo's lineup in 2020-21, but his limited even-strength role and complete lack of power-play usage will keep him off the radar in all but the deepest of fantasy formats. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $3.84 million contract with the Blackhawks in June of 2018. Traded to the Sabres in July of 2019.
Sneaks in assist
DBuffalo Sabres
April 14, 2021
Jokiharju earned an assist Tuesday, but the Sabres lost to the Bruins in the shootout, 3-2.
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This was the third point in the last four games for Jokiharju, who is averaging 17:26 of ice time as a second-pairing defenseman for a struggling Buffalo team. The Finn has produced three goals and four assists through 32 games while showing flashes of the offensive potential that resulted in the Blackhawks nabbing him 29th overall in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.
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2020–21 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    18:23
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    0:07
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:59
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2018–19
18:59
1:00
0:48
2019–20
17:13
0:11
1:05
2020–21
18:23
0:07
0:59
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Henri Jokiharju
Redoing the First Round of the 2017 NHL Draft
June 23, 2020
Jon Litterine details how he believes the first round of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft would unfold now with the benefit of hindsight.
NHL Waiver Wire: Pickups of the Week
December 5, 2019
Evan Berofsky analyzes the top waiver-wire additions for the week, including Arizona's Clayton Keller, who fires more than two pucks per game.
DraftKings NHL: Sunday Breakdown
November 17, 2019
The Blackhawks' defense has looked awful, so Jason Chen figures Rasmus Dahlin will be selected on many entries.
2019-20 Top 100 NHL Prospects Part I (51-100)
August 15, 2019
Jon Litterine breaks down the bottom half of his Top 100 NHL Prospects list.
2019-20 Forward Tiers
2019-20 Forward Tiers
July 19, 2019
July 19, 2019
Mike Gay provides a tiered preview of this year's options at forward.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2019
2018
Jokiharju had a promising start to his rookie campaign in 2018-19, notching 12 assists while averaging 18:59 of ice time in 38 appearances with the Blackhawks, but the organization ultimately felt that it would be in his best interest to continue to develop in the AHL for the remainder of the season. He proceeded to show why Chicago was willing to spend a first-round pick on him in 2017 during his time in the minors, posting a respectable two goals and 17 points while registering a plus-7 rating in 30 contests. However, the Finnish blueliner was drafted when coach Joel Quenneville was still at the helm, and simply didn't fit new head coach Jeremy Colliton's system, so the Blackhawks decided to cut ties with the 20-year-old in July, trading him to the Sabres in exchange for Alexander Nylander. Jokiharju has top-pairing potential, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him start the 2019-20 campaign with Buffalo's AHL affiliate. He's definitely worth a stash in dynasty formats, but the 6-foot defender is probably still at least a year away from fantasy relevancy, so there's no reason for owners in re-draft leagues to spend a pick on him this season.
Jokiharju is a Finnish blue-line prospect binded by a three-year, entry-level contract with the Blackhawks. The mobile skater crafted 21 goals and 98 helpers for the WHL's Portland Winterhawks between 2016-18, but his sublime offensive skils could help him secure a spot on Chicago's Opening Night roster to start the 2018-19 campaign. With the Blackhawks sending 2018 eigth overall pick Adam Boqvist back to junior, that's even more evidence that Jokiharju could skip the AHL entirely and contribute to the parent club right away. It's clear that Jokiharju is worth more than a dynasty stash.
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Up to active roster
DBuffalo Sabres
March 16, 2021
Jokiharju was promoted to the active roster Tuesday.
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Returned to taxi squad
DBuffalo Sabres
March 13, 2021
Jokiharju was returned to Buffalo's taxi squad Saturday.
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Jumps to active roster
DBuffalo Sabres
March 9, 2021
Jokiharju was promoted to the active roster Tuesday.
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Heads to taxi squad
DBuffalo Sabres
March 7, 2021
Jokiharju was assigned to the taxi squad Sunday.
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Nabs first assist of season
DBuffalo Sabres
February 22, 2021
Jokiharju collected an assist in Monday's loss to the Islanders.
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