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Jussi Markkanen

Jussi Markkanen  #40

Goalie
NUMBER: 40 BIRTHDATE: May 8, 1975
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Imatra, Finland
WEIGHT: 182 DRAFTED: EDM / 2001 NHL Entry Draft
Catches: Left ROUND: 5th   (133rd overall)
Traded to NY Rangers by Edmonton with Edmonton's 4th round choice (later traded to Toronto Toronto selected Roman Kukumberg) for Brian Leetch, June 30, 2003. Traded to Edmonton by NY Rangers with Petr Nedved for Steve Valiquette, Dwight Helminen and Edmonton's 2nd round compensatory choice (Dane Byers) in 2004 Entry Draft, March 3, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Togliatti (Russia), September 25, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Jokerit Helsinki (Finland), July 30, 2007.

It means a lot to us, we're very excited. We're looking to continue to build on [our] top core talent of young players. It's just a great opportunity for us to really build high.

— Panthers vice president of hockey operations Travis Viola after Florida won the No. 1 pick in the NHL Draft Lottery