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Petteri Nokelainen
Petteri Nokelainen
(no-kel-EYE-nen, PET-tree)
Number: 29
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 201
Shoots: Right
Born: Jan 16, 1986
Birthplace: Imatra, Finland
Acquired: From NY Islanders for Ben Walter and conditional 2009 second round draft pick, Sept. 11, 2007.
Drafted: NYI / 2004 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (16th overall)

2011-12: Won 7 of his 11 face-offs (64%) on Oct. 27 at BOS… Won 18 of his 29 face-offs (62.1%) with the Canadiens in Oct… Played his 200th NHL career game on Nov. 5 at NYR… Scored his 1st goal with the Canadiens on Nov. 25 at PHI… Won 5 of his 7 face-offs (71%) on Nov. 26 vs. PIT… Was the most penalized player on the team in Nov. (20 minutes)… Posted 2 points (1-1-2), including the winning-goal, with a +1 differential, while earning the 1st star of the game, on Dec. 13 vs. NYI… Won 6 of his 8 face-offs (75%) on Dec. 19 at BOS… Returned to action on Feb. 24 at WSH, after missing 14 games due to an upper body injury suffered on Jan. 20 at PIT… Produced 1 assist and a +1 differential on March 14 vs. OTT… Obtained 1 assist and a +1 differential on March 17 vs. NYI… Scored 1 goal and maintained a +1 differential on March 23 vs. OTT… Suffered an upper body injury on March 31 at WSH…

- Has missed eight games with an eye injury suffered Feb. 10 vs. San Jose.
- Has assists in each of his last two games played, Feb. 7 vs. Philadelphia and Feb. 10 vs. San Jose.
- Has not dressed for 12 games (coach's decision).
- Has missed 18 games to injury (10-upper body, Dec. 13-Jan. 3; 8-eye, Feb. 13-28).


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