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Ville Pokka

23-Year-Old Defenseman – Chicago Blackhawks

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Pokka has been considered the Blackhawks' top defensive prospect since he was acquired by Chicago in a trade with the Islanders in 2014, but he's clearly fallen out of favor with the organization since then. He's shown promise as an offensive-minded defenseman over the past ...

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SHOOTS: Right   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 214   DOB: 6/3/1994   BORN: Tornio, Finland   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd, #34 Overall in 2012   Show ContractHide Contract

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Ville Pokka Contract Information:

Agreed to terms on a one-year contract extension with the Blackhawks in June 2017.

September 30, 2017  –  Ville Pokka News

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Pokka cleared waivers and was assigned to AHL Rockford on Saturday, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2014-15 20 AHL ROC 68 8 22 30 0 16 0 5
2015-16 21 AHL ROC 76 10 35 45 0 24 0 5
2016-17 22 AHL ROC 76 6 24 30 -25 35 1 5

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Ville Pokka: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

The Blackhawks placed Pokka on waivers Friday, James Mirtle of The Athletic Toronto reports.

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The Blackhawks agreed to terms with Pokka on a one-year contract extension Tuesday, The Athletic's Scott Powers reports.

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Pokka was sent back down to AHL Rockford on Sunday, Tracey Myers of CSN Chicago reports.

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Pokka was recalled by the Blackhawks on Friday, Tracey Myers of CSN Chicago reports.

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Pokka was assigned to AHL Rockford on Thursday, Brian Sandalow of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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Pokka was recalled by the Blackhawks on Tuesday.

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Pokka, who was acquired by the Blackhawks from the Islanders last week, was sent down to AHL Rockford on Monday, CSN Chicago reports.

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Pokka was one of three players acquired by the Blackhawks on Saturday in exchange for defenseman Nick Leddy, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.

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Pokka is expected to remain in Finland if he does not make the Islanders out of camp this season, according to Newsday's Arthur Staple.

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Pokka signed a three-year entry level contract with the Islanders on Wednesday, according to Newsday.

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Pokka was drafted by the Islanders with the 34th pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

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2013-14

Pokka was the second of the Islanders seven defensive picks in the 2012 draft. At this point he is still playing in Finland and that is where he will most likely stay this season.

2012-13

Taken by the Islanders in the second round of the 2012 draft, Pokka projects as a solid defender with limited offensive upside. He recorded three points in 35 games with Karpat of Finland's SM-Liiga last year.