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Mika Noronen

Mika Noronen  #31

Goalie
NUMBER: 31 BIRTHDATE: June 17, 1979
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Tampere, Finland
WEIGHT: 196 DRAFTED: BUF / 1997 NHL Entry Draft
Catches: Left ROUND: 1st   (21st overall)
AHL All-Rookie Team (2000) AHL Second All-Star Team (2000, 2001) Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award (Rookie of the Year AHL) (2000) Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award (fewest goals against AHL) (2001) (shared with Tom Askey) Signed as a free agent by Hameenlinna (Finland), November 2, 2004. Traded to Vancouver by Buffalo for Vancouver's 2nd round choice (Jhonas Enroth) in 2006 Entry Draft, March 9, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Kazan (Russia), August 4, 2006.
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He seemed to thrive on his own and didn't really need any push from me. I certainly don't want to get in the way of the coaches. You see how that goes sometimes. I never really worried about it and just enjoyed the ride.

— David Ekblad on his son's [Aaron Ekblad] journey to the NHL, signing with the Florida Panthers