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Joonas Korpisalo
Born (1994-04-28)28 April 1994,
Pori, Finland
Height
Weight
6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
183 lb (83 kg; 13 st 1 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
NHL team
F. teams
Columbus Blue Jackets
Jokerit
Ilves
Ntl. team Flag of Finland.png Finland
NHL Draft 62nd overall, 2012
Columbus Blue Jackets
Playing career 2012–present

Joonas Korpisalo (born 28 April 1994) is a Finnish professional ice hockey goaltender currently playing with the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[]

He was selected by the Blue Jackets in the 3rd round (62nd overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

Korpisalo played professionally in his native Finland in the SM-liiga during the 2012–13 and 2013–14 seasons for Jokerit and Ilves respectively.

On 21 March 2014, the Columbus Blue Jackets of the NHL signed Korpisalo to a three-year entry-level contract.[1]

During the latter half of the 2016–17 NHL season, Korpisalo took over as the Blue Jackets's backup goaltender behind Sergei Bobrovsky. On June 9, 2017, the Blue Jackets signed Korpisalo to a two-year contract extension.[2] When Bobrovsky left to join the Florida Panthers in free agency before the 2019–20 season, Korpisalo became the Blue Jackets' starting goaltender. However, after injuring his knee in a shootout loss to the Chicago Blackhawks on 29 December, rookie goaltender Elvis Merzlikins became the new starter.[3]

On 17 April 2020, Korpisalo signed a two-year contract extension worth $5.6 million to stay with the Blue Jackets.[4]

Korpisalo made his NHL playoff debut for the Blue Jackets on 2 August 2020. Korpisalo did not allow a goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs in a 2–0 victory, becoming the first Blue Jackets goaltender to record a shutout in the playoffs.[5] On 9 August 2020, Korpisalo would again shutout the Maple Leafs by a 3–0 score, eliminating them from the playoffs and securing a series win for the Blue Jackets.[6]

In Game 1 of the Blue Jackets' First Round series, Korpisalo would set a new modern NHL record for saves made in a single game with 85, despite a 3–2 defeat in quintuple overtime versus the Tampa Bay Lightning. His performance surpassed the previous modern record of 73, set by Kelly Hrudey in the Easter Epic 33 years prior, and was ultimately eight short of the all-time record of 92 set by Detroit Red Wings goaltender Normie Smith in the 1936 NHL playoffs. [7]

Personal[]

Joonas is the son of former Liiga forward Jari Korpisalo.[8]

Career statistics[]

Regular season and playoffs[]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T/OT MIN GA SO GAA SV% GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2012–13 Jokerit SM-l 1 0 0 0 15 0 0 0.00 1.000
2012–13 Kiekko-Vantaa Mestis 18 997 45 0 2.71 .900
2013–14 Jokerit Liiga 1 0 1 0 34 3 0 5.34 .813
2013–14 Kiekko-Vantaa Mestis 4 199 11 0 3.31 .895
2013–14 Ilves Liiga 8 3 1 0 337 8 1 1.42 .957
2013–14 LeKi Mestis 2 68 7 0 6.13 .851
2014–15 Ilves Liiga 38 14 13 7 2132 83 2 2.34 .919 2 0 2 193 4 0 1.24 .951
2014–15 Springfield Falcons AHL 3 0 2 0 169 9 0 3.20 .878
2015–16 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 18 8 8 4 1066 42 2 2.36 .913 9 6 2 506 25 0 2.96 .898
2015–16 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 31 16 11 4 1803 78 0 2.60 .920
2016–17 Cleveland Monsters AHL 16 7 6 5 935 42 0 2.69 .907
2016–17 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 14 7 5 1 791 38 1 2.88 .905
2017–18 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 18 8 8 1 1049 58 0 3.32 .897
2017–18 Cleveland Monsters AHL 8 3 4 1 479 18 0 2.26 .924
2018–19 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 27 10 7 3 1361 67 0 2.95 .897
2019–20 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 37 19 12 5 2126 92 2 2.60 .911 9 3 5 599 19 2 1.90 .941
2019–20 Cleveland Monsters AHL 1 1 0 0 62 2 0 1.95 .941
NHL totals 127 60 43 14 7,129 333 3 2.80 .908 9 3 5 599 19 2 1.90 .941

International[]

Year Team Event Result GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2013 Finland WJC 7th 5 3 2 0 303 17 0 3.36 .858
2017 Finland WC 4th 6 3 2 1 303 17 0 3.32 .897
Junior totals 5 3 2 0 303 17 0 3.36 .858
Senior totals 6 3 2 1 303 17 0 3.32 .897

Awards and honors[]

Awards Year
AHL
Calder Cup (Lake Erie Monsters) 2016 [9]
NHL
All-Star Game 2020 [10]

References[]

External links[]

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