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Stars' Jani Hakanpaa: Helpers in back-to-back games
Hakanpaa recorded an assist, four hits and two blocked shots in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Flames in Game 3.
Hakanpaa set up Roope Hintz on the empty-net tally. The 30-year-old Hakanpaa has two assists in three postseason contests -- he's one of few players on either team to find much scoring success in a tightly played series. The defenseman has added six hits, eight blocked shots and four shots on net from a bottom-four role.... See More ... See Less
Stars' Jani Hakanpaa: Adds assist in Game 2
Hakanpaa notched an assist and three blocked shots in Thursday's 2-0 win over the Flames in Game 2.
Hakanpaa helped out on Michael Raffl's empty-net goal, which served as extra insurance in the win. The 30-year-old Hakanpaa had a career year on offense with 12 points in 80 games, but he shouldn't be expected to chip in often from a third-pairing role. The Finn's biggest contributions are often physical -- he's posted two hits and six blocked shots through two postseason contests.... See More ... See Less
Stars' Jani Hakanpaa: Records helper in win
Hakanpaa notched an assist and three hits in Friday's 4-2 win over the Ducks.
Playing against his former team, Hakanpaa was able to get on the scoresheet with an assist on a Joel Hanley goal in the second period. Hakanpaa isn't known for offense, but he collected three points in his last seven games of the regular season. The Finn ended 2021-22 with 12 points, 248 hits, 112 blocked shots, 68 shots on net, 43 PIM and a plus-1 rating in 80 contests. He'll look to bring that physicality to a first-round playoff series against the Flames, which begins Tuesday.... See More ... See Less
Stars' Jani Hakanpaa: Bulges twine Wednesday
Hakanpaa scored a goal on two shots and levied five hits in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Coyotes.
Hakanpaa has earned three of his 11 points this season in 14 games in April. His tally Wednesday opened the scoring at 4:42 of the first period. The heavy-hitting defenseman has earned a role on the third pairing while contributing 245 hits, 111 blocked shots, 68 shots on net and 43 PIM through 79 outings.... See More ... See Less
Stars' Jani Hakanpaa: Gathers shorthanded helper
Hakanpaa posted a shorthanded assist, two shots on goal and a minus-2 rating in Monday's 6-2 loss to Canucks.
Hakanpaa had gone seven contests without a point since he missed a game to an undisclosed injury. The 30-year-old ended the slump with a helper on Roope Hintz's second goal of the game. Hakanpaa is up to the 10-point mark for the first time in his career, and he's added 64 shots on net, 225 hits, 106 blocked shots, 43 PIM and an even plus-minus rating in 74 contests. He's a consistent defensive presence in the Stars' bottom four.... See More ... See Less
Stars' Jani Hakanpaa: Ready to return
Hakanpaa (undisclosed) will return to the lineup Tuesday versus the Islanders, Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Hakanpaa missed Sunday's game versus the Kraken after suffering an injury in warmups. It's evidently not severe, as the 30-year-old will return after a one-game absence. Andrej Sekera will be a healthy scratch with Hakanpaa back in the lineup.... See More ... See Less
Stars' Jani Hakanpaa: Late scratch Sunday
Hakanpaa (undisclosed) was hurt in warmups and will not play Sunday against Seattle, Bruce LeVine of Dallas Stars Radio reports.
It's unclear what happened to Hakanpaa but an update on his status should be available ahead of Tuesday's matchup with the Islanders. Joel Hanley will jump back into the lineup in his place.... See More ... See Less
Stars' Jani Hakanpaa: Nets rare goal
Hakanpaa scored a goal on two shots, levied six hits and blocked two shots in Saturday's 5-4 win over the Sharks.
Tyler Seguin whiffed on a shot, but Hakanpaa was there to fire it home at 8:11 of the first period. Offense is rare for Hakanpaa, though he's had a career year with three goals and nine points in 66 appearances. The hard-hitting Finn has added 204 hits, 96 blocked shots, 43 PIM and a plus-3 rating in a bottom-four role.... See More ... See Less
Stars' Jani Hakanpaa: Heavy hitter Tuesday
Hakanpaa doled out nine hits and blocked three shots in Tuesday's 2-1 loss to the Predators.
Hakanpaa's nine hits represented a season high for the bruising defenseman, who has only been held without a hit three times this season. He's not one to add much offense -- Tuesday was his ninth game in a row without a point. The Finn is at 158 hits, 76 blocked shots, eight points, a plus-6 rating and 39 PIM through 55 appearances. With Miro Heiskanen (illness) expected back Saturday versus the Rangers, Hakanpaa will likely revert to a bottom-pairing role.... See More ... See Less
Stars' Jani Hakanpaa: Gathers assist in win
Hakanpaa notched an assist, five hits and five blocked shots in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Avalanche.
Hakanpaa picked up the secondary helper on Jason Robertson's tally in the second period. The 29-year-old Hakanpaa also set a season high with his five blocks Tuesday. The Finn has enjoyed a career year with eight points, 124 hits, 57 blocks, 37 shots on net, 37 PIM and a plus-5 rating through 46 contests. Given his lack of offense, his fantasy appeal is limited to deep formats.... See More ... See Less
Stars' Jani Hakanpaa: Deposits empty-netter
Hakanpaa scored an empty-net goal on two shots, doled out five hits and blocked three shots in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Devils.
Hakanpaa's two goals this season have come in the last eight games. He's yet to score on a goalie, as both of his tallies have been empty-netters. The Finn is a bruising and defense-first blueliner with seven points, 101 hits, 48 blocked shots and 37 PIM through 39 appearances.... See More ... See Less
Stars' Jani Hakanpaa: Fills empty cage Wednesday
Hakanpaa scored an empty-net goal on two shots, logged three hits and went plus-2 in Wednesday's 5-2 win over the Kraken.
Hakanpaa took the shot from his own goal line, and it had just enough to get into the net vacated by Philipp Grubauer as the Kraken tried to mount a late rally. The goal was Hakanpaa's first as a Star. The defenseman isn't known for his offense -- he has just six points to go with 83 hits, 39 blocked shots, 33 PIM and a plus-6 rating through 32 contests. He'll likely continue to play in a bottom-four role.... See More ... See Less
Stars' Jani Hakanpaa: Gets physical in loss
Hakanpaa had two PIM, three blocked shots, and two hits in a 2-1 loss to the Blues on Sunday.
Hakanpaa hooked St. Louis center Ryan O'Reilly late in the third period, leading to the game-tying goal scored by O'Reilly. The 29-year-old defenseman has logged penalties in back-to-back contests.... See More ... See Less
Stars' Jani Hakanpaa: Released from protocols
Hakanpaa cleared the NHL's COVID-19 protocols Monday.
The Stars activated 10 players out of the league's protocols, including Hakanpaa, which could be an indication the team will be ready to play against the Panthers on Thursday. In 28 appearances this season, the 29-year-old Hakanpaa has garnered five helpers but is still looking for his first goal of the season. Despite his lack of offensive production, the Finnish blueliner should remain a fixture in the Stars' lineup moving forward.... See More ... See Less
Stars' Jani Hakanpaa: In COVID-19 protocols
Hakanpaa was placed in the NHL's COVID-19 protocols Friday.
In 28 games this season, Hapanpaa has yet to score a goal while registering just 24 shots. The blueliner has garnered five assists on the year but generally figures to provide low-end fantasy value moving forward. If Hakanpaa does miss out versus Nashville on Monday, Andrej Sekera figures to step into the lineup for the first time since Dec. 14 versus St. Louis.... See More ... See Less
Stars' Jani Hakanpaa: Garners helper in loss
Hakanpaa posted an assist, three hits and two blocked shots in Saturday's 2-1 loss to the Sharks.
Hakanpaa now has a career-high five points in just 24 contests this year. All of his contributions on offense have been assists. The Finn has added 57 hits, 29 blocked shots, 27 PIM, 20 shots on net and a plus-4 rating while working in a bottom-four role for much of the season.... See More ... See Less
Stars' Jani Hakanpaa: Rare two-assist game
Hakanpaa registered two assists, three shots on net and a pair of hits in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Blue Jackets.
Hakanpaa helped out on Jason Robertson's opening tally in the first period and Tyler Seguin's equalizer in the second. The two-assist game gave Hakanpaa four helpers through 20 games this year, matching his career-high output for a season. The Finnish defenseman has added 47 hits, 21 blocked shots, 27 PIM and a plus-5 rating as a physical presence on the blue line. He'll likely return to a third-pairing role after filling in alongside Ryan Suter with John Klingberg (illness) out Thursday.... See More ... See Less
Stars' Jani Hakanpaa: Delivers helper Tuesday
Hakanpaa registered an assist and two hits in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Red Wings.
Hakanpaa helped out on Jason Robertson's first of two goals in the third period. Points are rare for Hakanpaa -- he has two assists through 13 games. The Finnish blueliner had four points in 57 contests last season between the Ducks and the Hurricanes. He's added 33 hits, 16 blocked shots and 25 PIM as a physical, third-pairing defenseman this season.... See More ... See Less
Stars' Jani Hakanpaa: Playing against Jets
Hakanpaa (not injury related) will be in the lineup versus Winnipeg on Tuesday, Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Hakanpaa is averaging a mere 14:53 of ice time ins even games this season. Unsurprisingly, the defenseman has just one assist to show for it along with 21 PIM, seven shots and 21 hits. Given his limited offensive upside, few fantasy players will be impacted by his return to action.... See More ... See Less
Stars' Jani Hakanpaa: Cleared to travel
Hakanpaa was removed from the league's COVID-19 protocols and will travel with the team for its three-game Canadian road trip, Mike Heika of the Stars' official site reports.
Despite being cleared to travel, Hakanpaa may not be ready to play right away against the Jets on Tuesday, hence the club's decision to promote Thomas Harley from the minors. Still, if Hakanpaa is up to game fitness, he should be in the mix to challenge Joel Hanley for a spot in the lineup.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-6, 220 lbs|
|Birthplace: Kirkkonummi, Finland|