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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

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