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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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He stuck his neck out there for us. I don't know what's wrong with him, but you see he was in pain. But he went back in there. He's a tough guy. You've got to give him credit for helping the boys out.

— Panthers forward Brandon Pirri on goalie Roberto Luongo, who returned to game on Tuesday against Maple Leafs after leaving earlier in the contest with an injury