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Teppo Numminen

Teppo Numminen  #27

Defenseman
NUMBER: 27 BIRTHDATE: July 3, 1968
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Tampere, Finland
WEIGHT: 198 DRAFTED: WIN / 1986 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 2nd   (29th overall)
WJC-A All-Star Team (1988) Named Best Defenseman at WJC-A (1988) WC-A All-Star Team (1997) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1999, 2000, 2001) Transferred to Phoenix after Winnipeg franchise relocated, July 1, 1996. Traded to Dallas by Phoenix for Mike Sillinger, July 22, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Buffalo, August 4, 2005. Missed majority of 2007-08 recovering from open heart surgery, September 20, 2007. Officially announced his retirement, August 5, 2009.
Quote of the Day

We have no doubt how he can play. You don't, with four teams that are left, you're not getting here without good goaltending. All great goalies left, and [Bishop] is a top-tier goaltender in this league and he's shown it.

— Lightning coach Jon Cooper on goalie Ben Bishop, who shut out the Rangers in Game 5