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Tuomo Ruutu

Tuomo Ruutu  #15

New Jersey Devils  Left Wing
NUMBER: 15 BIRTHDATE: February 16, 1983  (AGE 32)
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Vantaa, Finland
WEIGHT: 200 DRAFTED: CHI / 2001 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (9th overall)
Placed on I.R. Oct. 27, retroactive to Oct. 16; missed 17 games Oct. 18-Nov. 25 (right foot fracture)...DND Oct. 10 at Washington...Needs two games played to reach 100 with NJ; is just three assists shy of 200 in his NHL career...2014-15: Totaled 7g-6a-13pts in 77 games played during first full season with New Jersey Appeared in his 700th career NHL contest Apr. 7 vs. NY Rangers Had points in back-to-back games three times: Feb. 6-7 (1g-1a-2pts), Dec. 23-27 (2a) and Nov. 21-22 (2g) Missed three-game Western Conference road trip Jan. 14-19 (ill) Netted three goals over a six-game span Nov. 11-22 Scored first goal of season October 11 at Florida Was a healthy scratch on two occasions: Mar. 23 vs. Los Angeles and Oct. 21 vs. NY Rangers Went 0/1 in the shootout.
Missed majority of 2005-06 due to back (October 15, 2005 at San Jose) and ankle (January 8, 2006 vs. Nashville) injuries. Traded to Carolina by Chicago for Andrew Ladd, February 26, 2008. Missed majority of 2012-13 due to recurring hip injury and resulting surgery, January 18, 2013. Traded to New Jersey by Carolina for Andrei Loktionov and future considerations, March 5, 2014.
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It's a big milestone for me and I'm happy to help my team with lots of good teammates. It's fun.

— Detroit's Pavel Datsyuk, who on Wednesday became the ninth Russian-born player, and ninth Red Wings player, to score 300 NHL goals
World Cup of Hockey 2016