Petteri Nokelainen
HEIGHT: 6' 1"
BIRTHDATE: 16/01/1986
DRAFTED: NYI: 2004-16 overall
Missed majority of 2005-06 due to knee injury vs. Pittsburgh, November 3, 2005. Traded to Boston by NY Islanders for Ben Walter and Boston's 2nd round choice (later traded to Columbus Columbus selected Kevin Lynch) in 2009 Entry Draft, September 11, 2007. Traded to Anaheim by Boston for Steve Montador, March 4, 2009. Traded to Phoenix by Anaheim for Phoenix's 6th round choice (later traded to Ottawa Ottawa selected Max McCormick) in 2011 Entry Draft, March 3, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Jokerit Helsinki (Finland), August 28, 2010. Traded to Montreal by Phoenix with Garrett Stafford for Brock Trotter and Montreal's 7th round choice (Marek Langhamer) in 2012 Entry Draft, October 23, 2011. Missed majority of 2012-13 due to recurring back injury and as a healthy reserve. Signed as a free agent by Gavle (Sweden), August 16, 2013.

Played his first game with the Canadiens on October 24 against Florida, winning all of his 4 face-offs (100%).

Won 18 of his 29 face-offs (62.1%) with the Canadiens in October.

Played his 200th NHL career game on November 5 against the New York Rangers.

Scored his first goal with the Canadiens on November 25 at Philadelphia.

Nost penalized player on the team in November (20 minutes).

Returned to action on February 25 at Washington after missing 14 games due to an upper body injury suffered on January 20 at Pittsburgh.

Suffered a season-ending upper body injury on March 31 at Washington.


Drafted by the Islanders (with Chris Campoli) in 2004, Nokelainen also played with Boston, Anaheim and Phoenix before being acquired by the Canadiens.

Played 46 games with Jokerit Helsinki of SM-Liiga in 2010-11, scoring 27 points (11goals, 16 assists) and logging 116 penalty minutes.

Nokelainen played his first game as a member of the Canadiens on October 24 against the Florida Panthers.