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Teppo Numminen

Teppo Numminen  #27

Defenseman
NUMBER: 27 BIRTHDATE: July 3, 1968
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Tampere, Finland
WEIGHT: 198 DRAFTED: WIN / 1986 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 2nd   (29th overall)
WJC-A All-Star Team (1988) Named Best Defenseman at WJC-A (1988) WC-A All-Star Team (1997) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1999, 2000, 2001) Transferred to Phoenix after Winnipeg franchise relocated, July 1, 1996. Traded to Dallas by Phoenix for Mike Sillinger, July 22, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Buffalo, August 4, 2005. Missed majority of 2007-08 recovering from open heart surgery, September 20, 2007. Officially announced his retirement, August 5, 2009.
Quote of the Day

It's about enjoying the moment. It's pretty cool to get that many people together and that excited about hockey to the point they really want you to mess up. They've got a ton of red jerseys and you have to sit back and appreciate people love hockey that much and you are the one out there who gets to play the game. Just try and stick with that respect for the game and also the mentality that for me it's just about entering the fight and seeing how long I can stay in it.

— Canucks goaltender Ryan Miller on what he expects from the fans in Calgary for Game 6