Blackhawks defenseman Henri Jokiharju scored a power play goal in the first period for Finland against Slovakia on Saturday at the World Junior Championship.
Jokiharju fired a one-timer from the top of the left face-off circle past Slovakian goaltender Samuel Hlavaj for a 1-0 lead.
On the two-man advantage, Chicago Blackhawks defenceman Henri Jokiharju scores his first goal of the tournament and the season. 1-0 Finland. #WJC2019 pic.twitter.com/GrPgmnaAex— Steven Ellis (@StevenEllisNHL) December 29, 2018
It’s the first goal for Jokiharju since April 12 in Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinals for the Portland Winterhawks in the Western Hockey League playoffs.
Jokiharju also recorded a secondary assist on Ville Heinola’s goal, which made it 3-0.
Jokiharju had 11 assists in 32 NHL games for the Blackhawks before being loaned to the Finnish national junior team for the tournament.
The 19-year-old blue liner has a goal and two assists in three tournament games.