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Mikko Jokela
Position Defence
Shoots Right
Height
Weight
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
194 lb (88 kg)
KHL Team
F. Teams
Dynamo Minsk
Vancouver Canucks
Nationality Flag of Finland Finnish
Born March 4 1980 (1980-03-04) (age 36),
Lappeenranta, FIN
NHL Draft 96th overall, 1998
New Jersey Devils
Pro Career 1997 – present

Mikko Jokela (born March 4, 1980 in Lappeenranta, Finland) is a Finnish professional ice hockey defenceman. He played one game in the National Hockey League for the Vancouver Canucks in 2003.

Jokela started his ice hockey career with the KalPa junior team, and was selected 96th overall in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft by the New Jersey Devils He represented various SM-liiga teams before he signed with the Devils for the 2001–02 NHL season. Jokela spent the season with the AHL Albany River Rats, and after starting the next season in the AHL, he was traded to the Vancouver Canucks for Steve Kariya, where he played his only NHL game in the 2002–03 season.

After another year with the Canucks' AHL affiliate Manitoba Moose, Jokela returned to Finland and signed with HPK. He was made team captain for the 2005–06 season when the team won the SM-liiga championship. In April 2007, he signed a three-year contract with Jokerit.

He played for Finland in the 2008 World Championship.

In 2009 he joined Dynamo Minsk in the Kontinental Hockey League.

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