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Petteri Nokelainen

Petteri Nokelainen  #15

Center
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)
Missed majority of 2005-06 due to knee injury vs. Pittsburgh, November 3, 2005. Traded to Boston by NY Islanders for Ben Walter and Boston's 2nd round choice (later traded to Columbus Columbus selected Kevin Lynch) in 2009 Entry Draft, September 11, 2007. Traded to Anaheim by Boston for Steve Montador, March 4, 2009. Traded to Phoenix by Anaheim for Phoenix's 6th round choice (later traded to Ottawa Ottawa selected Max McCormick) in 2011 Entry Draft, March 3, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Jokerit Helsinki (Finland), August 28, 2010. Traded to Montreal by Phoenix with Garrett Stafford for Brock Trotter and Montreal's 7th round choice (Marek Langhamer) in 2012 Entry Draft, October 23, 2011. Missed majority of 2012-13 due to recurring back injury and as a healthy reserve. Signed as a free agent by Gavle (Sweden), August 16, 2013.
Quote of the Day

When I first became captain here, Monsieur Beliveau came to me and said, 'You're going to be fine. You don't have to change, you got selected because of who you are.'

— Saku Koivu on Thursday, recalling what he was told by the late Jean Beliveau when he was named Canadiens captain in 1999
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