|NUMBER:||42||BIRTHDATE:||October 22, 1984|
|HEIGHT:||5' 11"||BIRTHPLACE:||Vantaa, Finland|
* Began the 2008-09 season in Milwaukee before being recalled on Nov. 24, 2008. Led the Admirals in goals (8), and ranked second in points (12) in 15 games at the time of his recall.
* Ranked third among Nashville forwards in hits (100) despite playing only 53 games.
* Missed the final five games of the regular season due to injury.
* Posted points/assists in back-to-back games for the first time in his career Feb. 5-6, doubling his assist output from the first 28 games of his career.
* Scored his first career goal on Dec. 8 at St. Louis.
* Notched his first career NHL point/assist on the game-winning goal on Dec. 4 vs. Colorado.
* Made his 2008-09 season debut Nov. 25 vs. St. Louis, playing 12:21 and doling out a game-high four hits.
* Played his lone career NHL game prior to 2008-09 on Dec. 15, 2008 at Colorado.
OT Points: none, Shootouts: none, Penalty Shots: none.
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