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Saturday, 06.04.2011 / 11:19 AM

By Adam Kimelman - Deputy Managing Editor / Combing the NHL Combine

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Perhonen engineered way up leaderboard
The player with the MacGyver-inspired hair has engineered a way to take the lead in the curl-up competition here at the NHL Scouting Combine.

Finnish goaltender Samu Perhonen didn't need a paper clip, drinking straw, some gum and a comb to hit 68 curl-ups -- just hard work.

Perhonen, who plays for JYP in Finland's junior league, is NHL Central Scouting's top-rated European netminder. He said during the interview process, a team had asked him about his thick mane of blond locks.

"Someone asked me what the inspiration was for my hair style," Perhonen told "I said, 'I don't know, maybe MacGyver.'"

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