2008-09: Appeared in his third NHL season, his first with Anaheim…set a career high with five assists…appeared in all 17 Ducks games following his acquisition from Boston on Mar. 4…earned 4-4=8 points with a +5 rating in his final 19 games with Anaheim and Boston…was plus-or-even in 16 of 17 games with Anaheim (+3)…scored all four goals in his final 15 contests from Mar. 11-Apr. 11…tied a season high with points in consecutive games (1-1=2) from Apr. 5-10…scored his first career SHG against Brian Boucher, Apr. 5 vs. SJ…tied a career high with 1-1=2 points (second time) and established a personal best with five shots on net in a 7-2 win, Mar. 25 @ COL…logged a career-high 19:28 TOI in a 2-1 shootout victory, Mar. 24 @ NSH…scored his first goal as a Duck and the fifth of his career in a 4-3 victory, Mar. 11 vs. VAN…made his Anaheim debut on Mar. 6 vs. DAL, recording 9:45 TOI…at the time of the trade, ranked among Boston leaders in faceoffs (62.1%; 54-for-87) while averaging 9:40 TOI and 12.9 shifts-per-game…earned assists in a career-high two consecutive games (0-2=2), Feb. 7-10…notched his first point of the season (assist), Dec. 12 @ ATL…missed eight games with an eye injury from Feb. 13-Mar. 3 and 10 games with an upper body injury from Dec. 13-Jan. 3…suffered the eye injury on Feb. 10 vs. SJ…PLAYOFFS: Appeared in nine of Anaheim’s 13 playoff games, missing four with an upper body injury…made his Anaheim postseason debut in Game 1 of the CQF on Apr. 16 @ SJ, recording 10:17 TOI.
CAREER: Was originally selected by the New York Islanders in the first round (16th overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft…was traded to Boston for Ben Walter and a conditional 2009 draft pick, Sept. 11, 2007…2007-08: Appeared in his second NHL season, his first with Boston…made his Stanley Cup Playoffs debut with the Bruins, collecting 0-2=2 points in seven games…appeared in his first NHL playoff game on Apr. 10 @ MTL and recorded his first NHL playoff point with an assist on Apr. 12 @ MTL…during the regular season, won 152-of-288 faceoffs (52.8%)…recorded a career-high three-game point streak (1-2=3), Mar. 22-25...capped the streak with a career-high +3 rating, Mar. 25 @ TOR…earned his second career GWG in a 3-1 victory over his former team, Dec. 3 @ NYI…played his first game with Boston on Nov. 4 vs. OTT, representing his first NHL game since Apr. 2, 2006 while with the Islanders...did not dress for 11 games and missed two games with the flu…began the season with Boston’s AHL affiliate in Providence, appearing in eight games before his Nov. 4 recall to the NHL for the remainder of the season...returned to Providence at the end of Boston’s postseason run for the Calder Cup Playoffs and added 4-1=5 points in six games…2006-07: Spent the entire season with the Islanders’ AHL affiliate in Bridgeport where he had 6-10=16 points in 60 games...was sidelined for a portion of the season with a broken finger...2005-06: Appeared in only 15 games during his first NHL season due to knee surgery...opened the season with 1-1=2 points in 12 games before undergoing the surgery...played in his first NHL game on Oct. 5 @ BUF and recorded his first NHL points with a two-point effort (1-1=2) on Oct. 13 @ WSH...returned from the injury at the end of March to play three additional games...Miscellaneous: Played two full seasons in Finland with SaiPa Lappeenranta, scoring 20-9=29 points and 52 PIM in 94 career games...led the World U-18 tournament in scoring in 2004 with 5-6=11 points in six games for Finland...played for Finland in two World Junior tournaments, including 2004 (1-0=1 points in seven games) and 2005 (1-4=5 point in six games).
PERSONAL: Full name is Antti Petteri Nokelainen...graduated from high school in his hometown of Imatra in 2005…plays tennis and soccer in the off-season…enjoys to cook, most often fish, when eating at home…his first job growing up was cutting lawns in his hometown…favorite NHL player growing up was current teammate Teemu Selanne…his favorite athlete outside of hockey is Roger Federer…enjoys “Two and a Half Men” and “Entourage” when watching TV…enjoys The Cannery in Newport Beach, citing the sea bass as his favorite meal.