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Jussi Markkanen

Jussi Markkanen  #40

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.
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It's cool when you think about how many great American players have played the game and the two players that were at that 18-game point streak and what they've done in their careers. It's pretty cool right now, but it was kind of overshadowed by the loss.

— Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane after breaking the record for longest point streak by an American-born player with a goal and an assist in a 3-2 overtime loss against the Kings
World Cup of Hockey 2016