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Veli-Pekka Ketola

Veli-Pekka Ketola

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BIRTHDATE: March 28, 1948
BIRTHPLACE: Pori, Finland
Finnish First All-Star Team (1968, 1970, 1971, 1974, 1978, 1979) Selected by Calgary-Cleveland (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. WHA rights traded to Winnipeg (WHA) by Cleveland (WHA) for future considerations, August, 1974. Traded to Winnipeg (WHA) by Calgary (WHA) with Ron Ward and Heikki Riihiranta for Mike Ford, Danny Lawson and future considerations, March, 1977. Signed as a free agent by Colorado, July 8, 1981.
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He seemed to thrive on his own and didn't really need any push from me. I certainly don't want to get in the way of the coaches. You see how that goes sometimes. I never really worried about it and just enjoyed the ride.

— David Ekblad on his son's [Aaron Ekblad] journey to the NHL, signing with the Florida Panthers