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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.
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Obviously there's a lot of expectations around me but it's something I try not to focus on. I'm just trying to go out there, be myself on the ice every day, try to get better, be myself around the guys in the locker room. I think that's what's made me successful and the person that I am.

— Sabres forward Jack Eichel on transitioning from college hockey to the NHL