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Jarkko Ruutu

Jarkko Ruutu  #37

Left Wing
NUMBER: 37 BIRTHDATE: August 23, 1975
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Helsinki, Finland
WEIGHT: 204 DRAFTED: VAN / 1998 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 3rd   (68th overall)
Missed majority of 2002-03 as a healthy reserve. Signed as a free agent by HIFK Helsinki (Finland), September 23, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, July 4, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Ottawa, July 2, 2008. Traded to Anaheim by Ottawa for Phoenix's 6th round choice (previously acquired, Ottawa selected Max McCormick) in 2011 Entry Draft, February 17, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Jokerit Helsinki (Finland), September 9, 2011. Officially announced his retirement, December 15, 2014.
Quote of the Day

It's obviously not fun to not know, but on the other hand, I'm not in a rush. I'm going to be back to 100 percent before I start playing. I'm not going to play on 90 percent.

— Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom in an interview with Washington Post about whether he will be able to play in 2015-16 opener
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