|NUMBER:||20||BIRTHDATE:||February 8, 1984 (AGE 30)|
|HEIGHT:||5' 10"||BIRTHPLACE:||Helsinki, Finland|
|WEIGHT:||201||DRAFTED:||NYI / 2002 NHL Entry Draft|
|Shoots:||Left||ROUND:||1st (22nd overall)|
2013-2014: Recorded game-winner Apr. 6 vs DAL...Scored a goal Mar. 25 vs. OTT...Tied a career high with a five-game point streak (Jan.21-30: 3-2-5)...Scored six goals in six games (Dec. 23-Jan.6)...Had a three-game point streak (4-0-4: Dec. 23-29)...Scored a pair of goals Dec. 28 vs. DET...Recorded a goal and an assist Dec. 17 at TOR...Netted his first two goals of the season Nov. 25 vs. PHI...Played in first NHL game since Apr. 26, 2012 on Oct. 25 vs BUF, picking up an assist on 11:59 TOI. Played in 400th career game on November 30 against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
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I'm just excited about the opportunity. I've been on the ice earlier than usual and in the weight room, pushing around a little more weights than usual. Every day I go into a workout with a smile on my face and ready to go. When you do have a little more responsibility, you want to take your lunch pail and get ready to work.