Joonas Jarvinen

by Donesh Mazloum on August 27, 2014

Jarvinen

Joonas Järvinen, D

Shoots: L

Height: 6-3

Weight: 220

Born: 1989-01-05

Hometown: Turku, Finland

Drafted: undrafted

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

August 2014 - After potting 12 points in 54 games in his second season with the Milwaukee Admirals, Jarvinen signed with Sochinskiye Leopardy of the KHL in the offseason. The Predators still tendered a qualifying offer to him however his move back to Europe makes it unlikely that he'll ever see time with the Predators. Donesh Mazloum

 

July 2013 - Jarvinen's first pro season in North America yielded solid if unspectacular results. Playing in all but one of Milwaukee's regular season games, Jarvinen finished 6th in defenceman scoring with two goals and 11 points. He also finished second on the team in PIMs with 124. Recently Jarvinen was also named as one of 16 defenceman attending the 2014 Finnish Olympic evaluation camp. Jarvinen is steadily improving and if his trajectory continues look for the 2014/2015 season as a NHL arrival date. Despite his solid NHL prospects Jarvinen doesn't hold much fantasy value as he seems to be developing his niche as a stay-at-home defenceman.  Donesh Mazloum

 

June, 2012 - Joonas Järvinen is a large defenseman with good positioning and good reach. He plays very physical game and is not afraid of blocking shots. Has some offensive potential as well, but will probably make his way to the NHL as a shutdown defenseman. Järvinen had his breakthrough season in 2011/12 with Pelicans in SM-liiga. He scored 25 points in 57 games adding 125 penalty minutes and finishing +28. He was selected in Team Finland for the World Championship where he played very solid game and was chosen the best defenseman of Team Finland by Finnish experts. Järvinen signed a two-year contract with the Predators as a free agent.

 

 

Fantasy Outlook: D-

Limited offensive potential and likely in Europe to stay.

 

 

Footage:

Joonas Järvinen scores in the SM-liiga finals (first few seconds of the video):

 

 

 

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