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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 not just going to happen on its own. We have to have guys commit to the areas we need to improve on. We're going to be better than last year but there is still a long way to go. But I really like the pieces and where we're headed.

— Sabres forward Tyler Ennis on the progress of Buffalo's rebuilding process