|NUMBER:||36||BIRTHDATE:||April 1, 1983 (AGE 31)|
|HEIGHT:||5' 11"||BIRTHPLACE:||Kalajoki, Finland|
|WEIGHT:||198||DRAFTED:||DAL / 2001 NHL Entry Draft|
|Shoots:||Left||ROUND:||6th (192nd overall)|
2013-14: Completed ninth NHL season, second with Pittsburgh...Recorded 21 goals, 36 assists and 57 points - which all rank 2nd-best in his NHL career...Reached the 50-point mark for 4th time in career...Notched 400th NHL point vs. MTL Feb. 27... Notched a career-high three assists at CAR Dec. 27...Posted five points (2-3-5) in six games played to help Finland win a bronze medal at the 2014 Olympics
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There's no discouragement in that room. There's no issues there at all to be honest with you. It's more about, 'Hey, it's opportunities for players.' And if we become that bad of a team because of one player, it's not a real good sign for our hockey club. So this is part of sports. It's part of hockey.