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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.
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There's no discouragement in that room. There's no issues there at all to be honest with you. It's more about, 'Hey, it's opportunities for players.' And if we become that bad of a team because of one player, it's not a real good sign for our hockey club. So this is part of sports. It's part of hockey.

— Bruins coach Claude Julien on the loss of Zdeno Chara to injury
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