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Ville Peltonen

Ville Peltonen  #18

Left Wing
NUMBER: 18 BIRTHDATE: May 24, 1973
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Vantaa, Finland
WEIGHT: 182 DRAFTED: SJS / 1993 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 3rd   (58th overall)
Finnish Rookie of the Year (1993) WC-A All-Star Team (1995, 2004) IHL Second All-Star Team (2001) Traded to Nashville by San Jose for Nashville's 5th round choice (later traded to Phoenix Phoenix selected Josh Blackburn) in 1998 Entry Draft, June 26, 1998. Missed majority of 1998-99 due to shoulder surgery, December 10, 1998. Signed as a free agent by Jokerit Helsinki (Finland), April 26, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Lugano (Swiss), April 9, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Florida, June 15, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Minsk (KHL), July 31, 2009. Signed as a free agent by HIFK Helsinki (Finland), June 29, 2010.
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We think that Randy is a very good coach. Our players think that Randy is a very good coach. We think that he's going to get the most out of this group. With the addition of the two assistants, a bit of a different dynamic, we're very comfortable that this is a quality coaching staff that's going to maximize the potential of this team.

— Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis on head coach Randy Carlyle and his staff