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Raimo Helminen

Raimo Helminen  #23

Center
NUMBER: 23 BIRTHDATE: March 11, 1964
BIRTHPLACE: Tampere, Finland
DRAFTED: NYR / 1984 NHL Entry Draft
ROUND: 2nd   (35th overall)
WJC-A All-Star Team (1984) Named Best Forward at WJC-A (1984) Finnish First All-Star Team (1988, 1997) Traded to Minnesota by NY Rangers for future considerations, March 10, 1987. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, June 1, 1988. Officially announced retirement June 30, 2002.
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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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