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Report: Olli Jokinen to officially retire as member of Panthers

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Olli Jokinen is apparently riding off into the sunset with the right team.

The former NHL star will retire as a Florida Panther before Tuesday's game against the New York Rangers, according to George Richards of the Miami Herald.

The Star Tribune's Michael Russo clarified that Jokinen will be officially retiring Saturday prior to Tuesday's ceremony.

Jokinen hasn't played in the NHL since 2014-15, but he enjoyed his best years in the Sunshine State, notching at least 34 goals in four of his seven seasons with Florida.

The 38-year-old posted a career-high 39 goals and 91 points with the Panthers in 2006-07.

He'll hang up the skates with 321 goals, 750 points, and 1,231 career games played in 17 seasons with 10 different teams.

Jokinen ranks third all time in goals among Finnish-born NHLers behind Teemu Selanne and Jari Kurri, and fourth in points behind Selanne, Kurri and Saku Koivu.

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