Henri Jokiharju
Henri Jokiharju
21-Year-Old DefensemanD
Buffalo Sabres
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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. 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.
Lacking offense lately
DBuffalo Sabres
February 14, 2020
Jokiharju has just one point in the last 10 games.
ANALYSIS
Jokiharju played a season-high 22:26 during Thursday's win over Columbus, but he finished the contest with no points and a minus-3 rating. With 14 points through 58 games, he has set a new career high, but the recent slump has him on pace to finish the campaign under the 20-point plateau, limiting his fantasy value.
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2019–20 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    17:13
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    0:11
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    1:05
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2017–18
0:00
0:00
0:00
2018–19
0:00
0:00
0:00
2018–19
18:59
1:00
0:48
2019–20
17:13
0:11
1:05
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
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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Sets up eventual game-winner
DBuffalo Sabres
January 16, 2020
Jokiharju registered an assist, two hits and two blocked shots in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Stars.
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Snaps point drought
DBuffalo Sabres
January 5, 2020
Jokiharju found the back of the net during Saturday's meeting with the Panthers.
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Scores with man advantage
DBuffalo Sabres
December 2, 2019
Jokiharju scored a goal on two shots and was plus-2 with two PIM in Monday's 7-1 win over the Devils.
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Registers goal in loss
DBuffalo Sabres
November 15, 2019
Jokiharju netted his second career goal in Thursday's loss to the Hurricanes.
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Scores first NHL goal
DBuffalo Sabres
November 1, 2019
Jokiharju scored a goal on five shots in Friday's 6-1 loss to the Capitals.
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