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Joonas Korpisalo

Joonas Korpisalo
Joonas Korpisalo 2019-12-12.jpg
Korpisalo with the Columbus Blue Jackets in 2019
Born (1994-04-28) 28 April 1994 (age 28)
Pori, Finland
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 183 lb (83 kg; 13 st 1 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
NHL team
Former teams
Columbus Blue Jackets
Jokerit
Ilves
National team  Finland
NHL Draft 62nd overall, 2012
Columbus Blue Jackets
Playing career 2012–present

Joonas Korpisalo (; born 28 April 1994) is a Finnish professional ice hockey goaltender for the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career

He was selected by the Blue Jackets in the third round (62nd overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

Korpisalo played professionally in his native Finland in the SM-liiga during the 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons for Jokerit and Ilves respectively.

On 21 March 2014, the Columbus Blue Jackets of the NHL signed Korpisalo to a three-year entry-level contract.[1]

Korpisalo with the Calder Cup in 2016

During the latter half of the 2016-17 NHL season, Korpisalo took over as the Blue Jackets's backup goaltender behind Sergei Bobrovsky. On 9 June 2017, the Blue Jackets signed Korpisalo to a two-year contract extension.[2] When Bobrovsky left to join the Florida Panthers in free agency before the 2019-20 season, Korpisalo became the Blue Jackets' starting goaltender. However, after injuring his knee in a shootout loss to the Chicago Blackhawks on 29 December, rookie goaltender Elvis Merz?ikins had to start in his absence.[3]

On 17 April 2020, Korpisalo signed a two-year contract extension worth $5.6 million to stay with the Blue Jackets.[4]

Korpisalo hung onto the starting job for the 2020 Stanley Cup playoffs, and made his NHL playoff debut for the Blue Jackets on 2 August 2020. Korpisalo did not allow a goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs in a 2-0 victory, becoming the first Blue Jackets goaltender to record a shutout in the playoffs.[5] On 9 August 2020, Korpisalo would again shutout the Maple Leafs by a 3-0 score, eliminating them from the playoffs and securing a series win for the Blue Jackets.[6] In Game 1 of the Blue Jackets' First Round series, Korpisalo would set a new modern NHL record for saves made in a single game with 85, despite a 3-2 defeat in quintuple overtime versus the Tampa Bay Lightning. His performance surpassed the previous modern record of 73, set by Kelly Hrudey in the Easter Epic 33 years prior, and was ultimately eight short of the all-time record of 92 set by Detroit Red Wings goaltender Normie Smith in the 1936 NHL playoffs. [7]

Personal life

Joonas is the son of former Liiga forward Jari Korpisalo.[8]

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T/OT MIN GA SO GAA SV% GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2012-13 Jokerit SM-l 1 0 0 0 15 0 0 0.00 1.000 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012-13 Kiekko-Vantaa Mestis 18 -- -- -- 997 45 0 2.71 .900 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013-14 Jokerit Liiga 1 0 1 0 34 3 0 5.34 .813 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013-14 Kiekko-Vantaa Mestis 4 -- -- -- 199 11 0 3.31 .895 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013-14 Ilves Liiga 8 3 1 0 337 8 1 1.42 .957 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013-14 LeKi Mestis 2 -- -- -- 68 7 0 6.13 .851 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014-15 Ilves Liiga 38 14 13 7 2132 83 2 2.34 .919 2 0 2 193 4 0 1.24 .951
2014-15 Springfield Falcons AHL 3 0 2 0 169 9 0 3.20 .878 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2015-16 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 18 8 8 4 1066 42 2 2.36 .913 9 6 2 506 25 0 2.96 .898
2015-16 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 31 16 11 4 1803 78 0 2.60 .920 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2016-17 Cleveland Monsters AHL 16 7 6 5 935 42 0 2.69 .907 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2016-17 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 14 7 5 1 791 38 1 2.88 .905 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2017-18 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 18 8 8 1 1049 58 0 3.32 .897 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2017-18 Cleveland Monsters AHL 8 3 4 1 479 18 0 2.26 .924 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2018-19 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 27 10 7 3 1361 67 0 2.95 .897 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2019-20 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 37 19 12 5 2126 92 2 2.60 .911 9 3 5 599 19 2 1.90 .941
2019-20 Cleveland Monsters AHL 1 1 0 0 62 2 0 1.95 .941 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2020-21 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 33 9 13 7 1747 96 0 3.30 .894 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2021-22 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 22 7 11 0 1129 78 0 4.15 .877 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
NHL totals 182 76 67 21 10,005 507 3 3.04 .902 9 3 5 599 19 2 1.90 .941

International

Year Team Event Result GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2013 Finland WJC 7th 5 3 2 0 303 17 0 3.36 .858
2017 Finland WC 4th 6 3 2 1 303 17 0 3.32 .897
Junior totals 5 3 2 0 303 17 0 3.36 .858
Senior totals 6 3 2 1 303 17 0 3.32 .897

Awards and honors

Awards Year
AHL
Calder Cup champion 2016 [9]
NHL
All-Star Game 2020 [10]

References

  1. ^ "Blue Jackets sign Joonas Korpisalo". Columbus Blue Jackets. 21 March 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ "Blue Jackets sign Korpisalo to contract extension". Columbus Blue Jackets. 9 June 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ Merz, Craig (20 April 2020). "Korpisalo looking forward to Blue Jackets goalie battle with Merzlikins". nhl.com. National Hockey League. Retrieved 2020.
  4. ^ Hedger, Brian. "Joonas Korpisalo signs two-year contract extension with Blue Jackets". The Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved 2020.
  5. ^ Hedger, Brian. "Blue Jackets edge Maple Leafs for Game 1 victory". The Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved 2020.
  6. ^ "Korpisalo dazzles in Blue Jackets Game 5 win, CBJ advance to 1st round of Eastern Conference Playoffs". NBC4 WCMH-TV. 10 August 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  7. ^ "Blue Jackets lose to Lightning in five overtime game". National Hockey League. 11 August 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  8. ^ "Joonas Korpisalo - The Next Ones: 2012 NHL Draft Prospect Profile". thehockeywriters.com. 15 June 2012. Retrieved 2012.
  9. ^ Brown, Tony (12 June 2016). "Bjorkstrand's OT goal clinches Monsters' first-ever Calder Cup championship". Columbus Blue Jackets. Retrieved 2016.
  10. ^ "NHL All-Star Game rosters revealed". National Hockey League. 30 December 2019. Retrieved 2019.

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