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Sami Kapanen

Sami Kapanen  #24

Right Wing
NUMBER: 24 BIRTHDATE: June 14, 1973
HEIGHT: 5' 10" BIRTHPLACE: Vantaa, Finland
WEIGHT: 185 DRAFTED: HFD / 1995 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 4th   (87th overall)
Finnish First All-Star Team (1994) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2000, 2002) Transferred to Carolina after Hartford franchise relocated, June 25, 1997. Traded to Philadelphia by Carolina with Ryan Bast for Pavel Brendl and Bruno St. Jacques, February 7, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Kuopio (Finland-2), November 17, 2004. Officially announced his retirement, June 3, 2008.
Quote of the Day

That's a really tough thing to play through; when you finally are thrown out there, the game is fast, intense, every single play matters, you've got to find a way to play through that and make smart plays. So it's a huge testament to [Vermette] and some other individuals in our locker room that are putting their own ego, their own wants and needs aside, and are ready for those opportunities when they do come.

— Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews on teammate Antoine Vermette, who returned from being a healthy scratch in Game 3 to score the double-overtime winner in Game 4