March 4, 1980|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||194 lb (88 kg; 13 st 12 lb)|
HC Dinamo Minsk
96th overall, 1998|
New Jersey Devils
Jokela started his ice hockey career with the KalPa junior team, and was selected 96th overall in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft by the New Jersey Devils He represented various SM-liiga teams before he signed with the Devils for the 2001–02 NHL season. Jokela spent the season with the AHL Albany River Rats, and after starting the next season in the AHL, he was traded to the Vancouver Canucks for Steve Kariya, where he played his only NHL game in the 2002–03 season.
After another year with the Canucks' AHL affiliate Manitoba Moose, Jokela returned to Finland and signed with HPK. He was made team captain for the 2005–06 season when the team won the SM-liiga championship. In April 2007, he signed a three-year contract with Jokerit. However, he moved to KHL team HC Dynamo Minsk after his second season with Jokerit. After spending the 2009–10 season with Minsk, he took his game to Sweden and joined SHL side Timrå IK for the 2010–11 campaign. In 2011, he embarked on a three-year stint with HIFK in the Finnish Liiga.
On March 21, 2014, Jokela left HIFK after three seasons and signed a two-year contract in returning to captain fellow Finnish Liiga club, KalPa. He served as team captain both years and left for Austria when his contract was up, signing with EC VSV of the EBEL in May 2016.
- "Mikko Jokela brings leadership, experience to KalPa" (in Finnish). KalPa. March 21, 2014. Retrieved March 21, 2014.
- "VSV holt Abwehrrecken Mikko Jokela! | EC VSV - Der Adlerhorst im Internet". www.ecvsv.at. Retrieved May 19, 2016.
- "Mikko Jokela ends his career" (in Finnish). KooKoo. August 21, 2017. Retrieved August 21, 2017.