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Simo Saarinen

Simo Saarinen  #21

Defenseman
NUMBER: 21 BIRTHDATE: February 14, 1963
BIRTHPLACE: Helsinki, Finland
DRAFTED: NYR / 1982 NHL Entry Draft
ROUND: 10th   (193rd overall)
WJC-A All-Star Team (1983) Finnish First All-Star Team (1988) Missed remainder of 1984-85 and majority of 1985-86 due to knee injury vs. Los Angeles, November 11, 1984.
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I definitely think going back down helped me, I had a lot of confidence down there, I played a lot of minutes and I think that helped me a lot. With the 37 games up here, that gave me experience as well. I know what it takes to play in the NHL and now it's time for me to show that I'm capable of being a full-time NHL player.

— Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl on finishing the 2014-15 season in juniors after playing 37 games with Edmonton to begin the season