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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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[He's] real confident with the puck now, getting it off his stick quick and no second-guessing. We need that. He's such a good guy in the room. He works so hard. That's the big thing. For not a big man, he just fights for every puck and when he scores, the guys appreciate that even more.

— Winnipeg Jets coach Paul Maurice on Mathieu Perreault, who scored two goals in win against Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday