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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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I'm just excited about the opportunity. I've been on the ice earlier than usual and in the weight room, pushing around a little more weights than usual. Every day I go into a workout with a smile on my face and ready to go. When you do have a little more responsibility, you want to take your lunch pail and get ready to work.

— Brian Elliott to Jeremy Rutherford of the Post-Dispatch on being the Blues' No. 1 goalie