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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.
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I first met him when I was 19 years old and he coached me for 13 consecutive years. I don't know how many athletes who have had that pleasure. Al Arbour was a man that left us not only feeling like champions, but left us with a lot of great memories that we can carry on through life.

— Islanders Hall of Fame defenseman Denis Potvin on former coach Al Arbour, who passed away Friday at the age of 82