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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.
Quote of the Day

For our team, as a group, we've never been this far before, and so it's just more lessons learned, and sometimes you have to go to the school of hard knocks to find out what works and what doesn't. We've got a young group. They've played some unreal hockey here to get us this far, and we showed if we're not going to play the proper way, a really, really good hockey team is going to beat you, and that's what they did. It's a lesson learned.

— Lightning coach Jon Cooper after Rangers win in Game 6 forced a Game 7 that will be played at Madison Square Garden on Friday