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2015 NHL Draft
Kari Takko

Kari Takko  #1

NUMBER: 1 BIRTHDATE: June 23, 1962
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Uusikaupunki, Finland
WEIGHT: 185 DRAFTED: MNS / 1984 NHL Entry Draft
Catches: Left ROUND: 5th   (97th overall)
Finnish First All-Star Team (1985) Traded to Edmonton by Minnesota for Bruce Bell, November 22, 1990.
Quote of the Day

I have been blessed to play for 16 years in the NHL; it has been an amazing ride. I would like to thank the Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Rangers organizations and owners for providing me the opportunity to play the sport I love for so many years. I could have never played for so long or accomplished all that I have without the unwavering love and support from my wife, Heather, our three sons, Ryan, Lucas, and Mason, and my parents.

— Martin St. Louis after announcing his retirement from the NHL on Thursday