UND M Hockey BIO
Joel Janatuinen
Player Profile:
Joel Janatuinen 2339743
Position: Forward
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 186
Year: Junior
Hometown: Espoo, Finland
Club: Sioux City-USHL
Major: Undeclared
  • Joel Janatuinen Career Statistics

2015-16 (Freshman):  Named to NCHC Academic All-Conference Team … Had four goals and five assists in 35 games ... Four of his nine points came during the postseason, including three during the NCHC Quarterfinals against Colorado College (March 11-12) ... Scored his first career power-play goal and added an assist in a 7-1 win in Game 1 ... Game was the first multi-point performance of his career ... Added his first collegiate game-winning goal in a 5-1 victory in Game 2 ... His 3-point series snapped a six-game point drought ... Picked up an assist in the third period of UND’s 5-2 win over No. 5 Michigan in the NCAA Midwest Region championship (March 26) ... Scored his first career-goal in a 4-1 win at Michigan State (Nov. 29) ... Earned first letter … Joined fellow freshman Matej Tomek, Slovakia’s Rastislav Spirko (2004-06), Denmark’s Lars Oxholm (1991-93) and the Czech Republic’s Zdenek “Stan” Marek (1950-51) as the only Europeans to play men’s hockey at UND. 

Before UND: Spent the 2014-15 season, his first in North America, with the USHL’s Sioux City Musketeers and registered 21 goals and 29 assists in 50 games … Also owned a plus-20 rating, tied for eighth-best in the USHL … Tied for ninth in the league with nine power-play goals … Added a team-leading three goals in five playoff games … Spent the 2013-14 season in Finland’s Jr. A. SM-Liiga league and led the Blues U20 to a league championship … Had 22 goals and 26 assists in 46 games, tying for second on the team in goals and tying for third in points … Won the league’s Jere Lehtinen Award as Gentleman of the Year ... A 2014 graduate of Tapiolan lukio. 

Personal: Undecided on a major ... Son of Tuomo and Lisbeth Janatuinen.

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