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Raimo Helminen

Raimo Helminen  #23

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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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I'm here to develop a winning culture and a winning team. There is a bright future ahead of this team.  A lot of young, great hockey players here and on the way … a fan base that's passionate about the game of hockey.

— Dan Bylsma after being introduced as new coach of the Buffalo Sabres