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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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I don't know how he does it. I don't know how he gets his body parallel with the player and pulls it through his legs like that. I know he's tried it a couple times in practice and it's never worked, so how he does it in a game, it's incredible.

— Capitals defenseman Mike Green on teammate Alex Ovechkin's highlight-reel goal against the Devils on Saturday