|NUMBER:||15||BIRTHDATE:||February 16, 1983 (AGE 31)|
|HEIGHT:||6' 0"||BIRTHPLACE:||Vantaa, Finland|
|WEIGHT:||205||DRAFTED:||CHI / 2001 NHL Entry Draft|
|Shoots:||Left||ROUND:||1st (9th overall)|
Is 9a shy of 200 in his NHL career…2013-14: Acquired from Car. Mar. 5; traded mid-season for second time in ten-season NHL career…Tallied 8g-16a-24pts in 76 games overall, including 3g-5a-8pts in 19 appearances with NJ…Totals included three 2pt games: 2a Mar. 11 at Phi., 1g-1a-2pts Mar. 8 vs. Car. and 2a Jan. 5 vs. Nsh…Recorded points in season-high four straight games Mar. 31-Apr. 5 (2g-2a-4pts); also had points in back-to-back games six times, most recently Mar. 8-11 (1g-3a-4pts)…Notched first goal in a Devils’ sweater with GWG Mar. 8; also posted GWG Nov. 24 vs. Ott…Made New Jersey debut Mar. 7 at Det.; appeared in his 600th career NHL game Feb. 7 vs. Fla…Made season debut Oct. 13 vs. Phx.; began campaign on I.R. and missed first 5 games with lower body injury…Won second Bronze Medal with Finland at Sochi Winter Olympics; posted 1g-4a-5pts in 6 games.
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You get more opportunity, and at the end of the day those are the times you've got to step up and show what you're made of. Together as a team, that's how you win games. I think we stuck together. That's kind of our philosophy here. We have good leadership and good guys to lean on.