Player of the Week – March 16

The Hockey News’ player of the week for March 9 to 15, 2009 is Calgary Flames forward Olli Jokinen.

The recently acquired sniper tallied six goals and eight points in three games last week, the pinnacle of which was a three-goal, five-point performance against Toronto Saturday night.

Jokinen started the week off with one tally against the Devils and followed that up with a two-goal performance in a thrilling shootout win over Detroit.

His breakout game against the Leafs was highlighted by a second period goal in which he caught Leaf defenseman Ian White flat-footed and proceeded to flip the puck over the defender before batting the puck out of the air with his backhand into the net.

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Jokinen has now recorded eight goals and 10 points in the six games he has played since the Flames acquired him at the trade deadline from Phoenix.