Janne Kuokkanen
C 6'1" 188
Born: May 25, 1998
Birthplace: Oulunsalo, Finland
Shoots: Left
Drafted: CAR 2016 (2nd, 43rd)

Career Statistics

        Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League   GP G A PTS PIM   GP G A PTS PIM
2015-16 Hokki Kajanni Mestis   1 1 1 2 2   - - - - -
  Karpat SM-Liiga   1 2 0 2 0   - - - - -
2016-17 London OHL   60 26 36 62 14   14 10 6 16 2
  Charlotte AHL   - - - - -   1 0 0 0 0
2017-18 Carolina NHL   4 0 0 0 0   - - - - -
  Charlotte AHL   60 11 29 40 16   8 3 1 4 2
   
AHL TOTALS   60 11 29 40 16   8 3 1 4 2
NHL TOTALS   4 0 0 0 0   - - - - -
PRO TOTALS   66 14 30 44 18   9 3 1 4 2

Biography

Is one of two players (Zach Boychuk) to record five points in a single game as a Checker (3g, 2a at HER on 4/7/18) ... Signed a three-year, entry-level contract with Carolina on March 23, 2017.

2017-18

Spent the majority of his 19-year-old season with the Checkers after starting the campaign with the Hurricanes in Carolina … Ranked fourth on the Checkers and eighth among AHL rookies with 29 assists … Tied for fifth on the team and for eighth among AHL rookies with a plus-17 rating … Tied for second on the team with three playoff goals and tied for sixth on the team with four playoff points … Made his professional/NHL debut in the Hurricanes’ opening-night win vs. MIN (10/7) … Assigned to the Checkers on 10/30 after playing four NHL games with Carolina … Recorded his first pro point, an assist, in his Checkers debut at BEL (11/3) … Scored his first professional goal at UTI (11/10) … Posted multiple assists/points for the first time with a pair of helpers the following night at SYR (11/11) … Posted four points, including a career high three assists, vs. BEL (11/21) … Scored a goal vs. SPR (2/9) to extend his point streak to four games (1g, 5a) … Posted three points (2g, 1a), was plus-3 and fired five shots on goal vs. HFD (2/13) … Assisted on both Checkers’ goals in a 2-1 win at BRI (2/24) … Named the AHL’s Rookie of the Month for February after posting 12 points (3g, 9a) in 13 games … Tied a team record with five points, including his first professional hat trick, was plus-4 and fired six shots on goal in a 7-3 win vs. HER (4/7) … Scored two goals, including the game winner that opened the scoring, in the Checkers’ Game 2 victory at LV (5/5).

2016-17

Played for the OHL's London Knights in his first season in North America, ranking fourth on the team with 62 points and tying for third with 26 goals ... Led the Knights in playoff goals (10) and points (16) ... Joined the Checkers at the conclusion of his junior season and made his professional debut in Game 3 of the team's first-round Calder Cup Playoff series at CHI (4/23).

2015-16

Made his pro debut, appearing in one game in each of Finland’s top two leagues … Spent the majority of his season with Karpat’s junior club … Ranked second on Karpat U20 with 53 points in 47 games … Tied for the team lead in assists with 31.

International

Tied for third on the team in scoring and helped lead Finland to a Gold Medal at the 2016 U18 World Junior Championship.
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