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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)
Last game: Served a one-game suspension for a hit on NSH's Erat in Game 4...is eligible to return for Game 6
 
- Made his Anaheim playoff debut in Game 1 of the CQF, Apr. 13 vs. NSH...went scoreless in 6:27 TOI
 
Playoff Experience:
- Has previously appeared in the Stanley Cup Playoffs on seven different occasions
- Has made two CSF appearances (2003 & 2008) and one SCF appearance (2008)…most recently with Ottawa in 2010, appeared in all six of the Senators’ CQF series contests vs. PIT
- In 2008 with Pittsburgh, advanced to the SCF vs. DET…appeared in all six SCF contests, going scoreless with two PIM
 
2010-11 Regular Season:
- Appeared in his 11th NHL season, his first with Anaheim…was acquired from Ottawa in exchange for a sixth-round selection in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft on Feb. 17
- Appeared in 23 contests for the Ducks following his acquisition, scoring 1-1=2 points with 38 PIM
- On the season, appeared in 73 contests with Ottawa and Anaheim, scoring 3-9=12 points with 97 PIM
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.
Quote of the Day

He seemed to thrive on his own and didn't really need any push from me. I certainly don't want to get in the way of the coaches. You see how that goes sometimes. I never really worried about it and just enjoyed the ride.

— David Ekblad on his son's [Aaron Ekblad] journey to the NHL, signing with the Florida Panthers