|NUMBER:||15||BIRTHDATE:||January 16, 1986|
|HEIGHT:||6' 1"||BIRTHPLACE:||Imatra, Finland|
|WEIGHT:||201||DRAFTED:||NYI / 2004 NHL Entry Draft|
|Shoots:||Right||ROUND:||1st (16th overall)|
2011-12: Won 7 of his 11 face-offs (64%) on Oct. 27 at BOS… Won 18 of his 29 face-offs (62.1%) with the Canadiens in Oct… Played his 200th NHL career game on Nov. 5 at NYR… Scored his 1st goal with the Canadiens on Nov. 25 at PHI… Won 5 of his 7 face-offs (71%) on Nov. 26 vs. PIT… Was the most penalized player on the team in Nov. (20 minutes)… Posted 2 points (1-1-2), including the winning-goal, with a +1 differential, while earning the 1st star of the game, on Dec. 13 vs. NYI… Won 6 of his 8 face-offs (75%) on Dec. 19 at BOS… Returned to action on Feb. 24 at WSH, after missing 14 games due to an upper body injury suffered on Jan. 20 at PIT… Produced 1 assist and a +1 differential on March 14 vs. OTT… Obtained 1 assist and a +1 differential on March 17 vs. NYI… Scored 1 goal and maintained a +1 differential on March 23 vs. OTT… Suffered an upper body injury on March 31 at WSH…
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The groove of being behind a bench is going to be interesting at first, but thank God we have a few exhibition games to get rid of those cobwebs. Overall the excitement of it all and the freshness and coming back refreshed, all those things are going to be assets. If [the players] come ready to give their best effort in practice and games, good things are going to happen. I'm always looking for results. It's not always on the scoreboard. It's winning and building something.