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Veli-Pekka Ketola

Veli-Pekka Ketola

Center
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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You don't see many. The [Drew] Doughtys, the [P.K.] Subbans, those are guys that create offense from the back and then on top of that ability, the size that he has. In the West you play against some pretty big players, and being able to clear the crease and contain the [Ryan] Getzlafs and the [Corey] Perrys and [Anze] Kopitars and players like that, we're excited about him going back there.

— Sharks general manager Doug Wilson on Brent Burns returning back to defense