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Michel Riesen

Michel Riesen  #34

Left Wing
NUMBER: 34 BIRTHDATE: April 11, 1979
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Oberbalm, Switzerland
WEIGHT: 190 DRAFTED: EDM / 1997 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 1st   (14th overall)
Best Forward at EJC-A (1997) EJC-A All-Star Team (1997) WJC-A Second All-Star Team (1998) Swiss Elite League Rookie of the Year (1998) Traded to St. Louis by Edmonton with Doug Weight for Marty Reasoner, Jochen Hecht and Jan Horacek, July 1, 2001. Signed as a free agent by HC Davos (Swiss), October 2, 2001.
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I'm very excited about what happened today. We've worked on this deal with Toronto for a month, or over a month. It got a little bit of legs on draft day, but it really heated up last night, and we were able to complete the deal today.

— Penguins GM Jim Rutherford on Phil Kessel, who he acquired from the Maple Leafs in a trade on Wednesday