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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)
2008 Playoffs: Was scoreless in five games of the Eastern Conf. Final series vs. Pittsburgh...Recorded two penalty minutes in five games of the Eastern Conf. Semifinal series vs. Montreal...Scored two goals in six games of Eastern Conf. Quarterfinal series vs. Washington...2007-08 Regular Season: Missed the final two games due to the flu-like symptoms and a sore neck...Missed game vs. Toronto on March 12 due to the flu...Missed game at Atlanta on Jan. 8 recovering from injuries sustained when hit by a puck to the mouth at Toronto on Jan. 5...Missed four games from Nov. 8 through 15 due to right knee sprain.
- Flyers Career Regular Season Totals: 311 GP, 44-66-110, 70 PIM
- Flyers Career Playoff Totals: 53 GP, 9-10-19, 16 PIM
- 2008 Eastern Conf. Quarterfinals: 6 GP, 2-0-2, 0 PIM
- 2008 Eastern Conf. Semifinals: 5 GP, 0-0-0, 2 PIM
- 2008 Eastern Conf. Finals: 5 GP, 0-0-0, 0 PIM
- 2007-08 Single Game Regular Season Highs: Goals - 1 (five times); Assists - 1 (three times); Points - 1 (eight times); Shots - 7 (vs. TOR, 12/27/07); Plus/Minus - +2 (twice); TOI - 20:17 (@ CAR, 11/28/07)
- 2008 Single Game Playoff Highs: Goals - 1 (twice); Assists - 0 (16 times); Points - 1 (twice); Shots - 4 (@ MTL 4/24/08); Plus/Minus - +1 (twice); TOI - 15:34 (@ WSH, 4/22/08)
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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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