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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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It's pretty crazy, but believe me when I say we didn't draft these players with the mindset we had to because they had good hockey-playing dads. It just turned out that way. But we're certainly glad they're a part of our organization.

— Arizona Coyotes director of amateur scouting Tim Bernhardt regarding the coincidence that six of the organization's top prospects are sons of former NHL players