The Blue Jackets have claimed veteran forward Jussi Jokinen off waivers from the Kings, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.
Jokinen, 34, has registered 187 goals and 365 assists for 552 points, including 63 power play goals, and 371 penalty minutes in 923 career NHL games with the Kings, Oilers, Panthers, Penguins, Hurricanes, Lightning and Stars.
“Jussi Jokinen is a player we know very well. He can line up at center or either wing, is good in the faceoff circle and can play on the power play and kill penalties,” said Kekalainen. “He has been a very good player in the National Hockey League for many years and we believe he will add great experience and versatility to our lineup.”