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Janne Laukkanen

Janne Laukkanen  #23

Defenseman
NUMBER: 23 BIRTHDATE: March 19, 1970
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Lahti, Finland
WEIGHT: 187 DRAFTED: QUE / 1991 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 8th   (156th overall)
Finnish First All-Star Team (1993) Transferred to Colorado after Quebec franchise relocated, June 21, 1995. Traded to Ottawa by Colorado for the rights to Brad Larsen, January 26, 1996. Traded to Pittsburgh by Ottawa with Ron Tugnutt for Tom Barrasso, March 14, 2000. Missed majority of 2002-03 due to hip injury vs. San Jose, December 12, 2002. Traded to NY Rangers by Pittsburgh with Mike Wilson, Alex Kovalev and Dan LaCouture for Joel Bouchard, Richard Lintner, Rico Fata and Mikael Samuelsson, February 10, 2003. Claimed on waivers by Tampa Bay from NY Rangers, March 11, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Blues Espoo (Finland), May 13, 2003.
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Obviously there's a lot of expectations around me but it's something I try not to focus on. I'm just trying to go out there, be myself on the ice every day, try to get better, be myself around the guys in the locker room. I think that's what's made me successful and the person that I am.

— Sabres forward Jack Eichel on transitioning from college hockey to the NHL