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The Hockey Writers Jun 8, 2019

Blackhawks Should Develop Jokiharju in the NHL

The Chicago Blackhawks had a perfectly good thing going with defenceman Henri Jokiharju, before they banished him to the American Hockey League. He played 37 games for the Blackhawks prior to the announcement that he would be heading to Rockford. Head coach Jeremy Colliton said at the time that he wanted Jokiharju to play more […] The post Blackhawks Should Develop Jokiharju in the NHL appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
Second City Hockey May 26, 2019
Blackhawks’ Henri Jokiharju, Kevin Lankinen win gold with Finland at 2019 World Championship

Blackhawks’ Henri Jokiharju, Kevin Lankinen win gold with Finland at 2019 World Championship

Former Blackhawks prospect Marko Anttila scored two goals for Finland. Blackhawks prospect Kevin Lankinen made 43 saves to help lead Finland to a 3-1 win over Canada and Dylan Strome to claim World Championship gold Sunday in Bratislava, Slovakia. Finnish captain Marko Anttila, who was drafted by Chicago in the ninth round in the 2004 NHL draft, responded with two goals and Harri Pesonen netted the insurance goal. Lankinen was one shot short of recording his third shutout in the tournament. Golden defenseman Shea Theodore defenseman tallied Canada’s lone goal with a shot past Lankinen’s...
Second City Hockey May 25, 2019
Blackhawks prospect Kevin Lankinen sends Finland to gold-medal game vs. Canada

Blackhawks prospect Kevin Lankinen sends Finland to gold-medal game vs. Canada

Henri Jokiharju and Kevin Lankinen will face Dylan Strome for gold. Blackhawks defenseman Henri Jokiharju and goalie prospect Kevin Lankinen will suit up for Finland against forward Dylan Strome and Canada in the gold-medal game at the World Championship on Sunday in Slovakia. Lankinen recorded a 32-save shutout and former Chicago prospect Marko Anttila (2004 ninth rounder) scored the game-winning goal in Finland’s 1-0 win over Russia and Artem Anisimov in the semifinals. Jokiharju’s shot from the point bounced off defenseman Nikita Zaitsev’s leg, and Anttila grabbed the rebound and...
Second City Hockey May 25, 2019
2019 World Championship: Semifinals schedule, TV, game thread

2019 World Championship: Semifinals schedule, TV, game thread

Five Blackhawks players, including two prospects will compete for a spot in the gold-medal game. The Blackhawks will have three players and two prospects competing Saturday in the semifinals at the World Championship at Ondrej Nepela Arena in Bratislava, Slovakia. With players on all four teams, the Blackhawks are guaranteed to be on each level of the podium. Finland is the lone team with two Blackhawks representatives with defenseman Henri Jokiharju and goalie prospect Kevin Lankinen. Jokiharju and Lankinen will meet forward Artem Anisimov and Russia in the first semifinal. The...

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