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Kimmo Timonen  #44

Philadelphia Flyers  Defenseman
NUMBER: 44 BIRTHDATE: March 18, 1975  (AGE 39)
HEIGHT: 5' 10" BIRTHPLACE: Kuopio, Finland
WEIGHT: 194 DRAFTED: LAK / 1993 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 10th   (250th overall)
Timonen will be making his fourth appearance for Team Finland in the Winter Olympics (1998, 2002, 2006). A native of Kuopio, Finland, Timonen won a silver medal in 2006, where he posted five points (1-4--5) in eight games, and took home a bronze medal in 1998.

In addition to his Olympic experience, he has represented Finland at the World Championships seven times (1996, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005), winning a silver medal in 2001. Timonen also helped Finland finish second at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey, leading all defensemen with six points (1-5--6) and has also participated three World Junior Championships (1993, 1994, 1995).

It means a lot to us, we're very excited. We're looking to continue to build on [our] top core talent of young players. It's just a great opportunity for us to really build high.

— Panthers vice president of hockey operations Travis Viola after Florida won the No. 1 pick in the NHL Draft Lottery