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Kimmo Timonen

Kimmo Timonen  #44

Defenseman
NUMBER: 44 BIRTHDATE: March 18, 1975
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).

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He's, believe it or not, actually one of my favorite guys, and I've ended up trading him twice. I appreciate what he's done. He was one year away from being an unrestricted free agent, and I felt with this opportunity, that it was a chance that we were able to get somebody for him in Nick Bonino and Adam Clendening.

— Penguins GM Jim Rutherford on forward Brandon Sutter