UND M Hockey BIO
Joel Janatuinen
Player Profile:
Joel Janatuinen 2339743
Position: Forward
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 190
Year: Junior
Hometown: Espoo, Finland
Club: Sioux City-USHL
Major: Kinesiology

2016-17 (Sophomore): Named to his second straight NCHC Academic All-Conference Team … Registered career highs in points (19), goals (8) and assists (11) ... His eight goals tied him for fifth on the team ... Seventeen of his 19 points and seven of his eight goals came at even strength ... Had four points in a sweep at Omaha (Jan. 6-7) ... Had a goal and an assist in the opener and two assists in the finale ... Scored three of his eight goals in a 5-2 win over RPI in the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Game (Oct. 15), the first hat trick of his collegiate career ... Scored in UND’s 4-3 win over #3 Boston College at Madison Square Garden (Dec. 3) to snap a 12-game goal drought ... Picked up a pair of assists in the regular-season finale at Miami (March 4) for his fourth multi-point outing of the year ... Scored an empty-net goal in UND’s 5-2 win over #20 St. Cloud State in Game 1 of the NCHC Quarterfinals (March 10) … Earned second letter.

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 … Became the first Finnish native to ever play for 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: Majoring in kinesiology ... Son of Tuomo and Lisbeth Janatuinen.

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