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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.
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Life's about opportunity and how you respond to that opportunity, and obviously he must have some swagger about him, some confidence about him, because he was solid. He made some good saves. He was 6-foot-3 on every shot, which is a good thing for a goalie. He played well. We got a win.

— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock on rookie goaltender Garret Sparks, who made 24 saves in his first NHL start, a 3-0 win vs. Oilers
World Cup of Hockey 2016