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Tuomo Ruutu
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Tuomo Ruutu  #15

New Jersey Devils  Left Wing
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)
Returned to lineup Jan. 28 vs. Tor.; missed three games Jan. 14-19 (ill)...Had points in back-to-back games Dec. 23-27 (2a); is 8a shy of 200 in career Also had points in two straight Nov. 21-22 (2g)...DND Oct. 21 vs. NYR...Scored first goal of season Oct. 11 at Fla...2013-14: Acquired from Car. Mar. 5 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 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., 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.
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.
Quote of the Day

You get the right the whistles at the right times, you can leave him out there. He's a beast when it comes to being on the ice. I thought [Saturday] he was a big man. That first period, he did that lateral cut and it was like three bowling pins bounced off him. There's not too many guys that can do that.

— Capitals coach Barry Trotz on Alex Ovechkin, who enters February tied for the NHL lead in goals