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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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That's a really tough thing to play through; when you finally are thrown out there, the game is fast, intense, every single play matters, you've got to find a way to play through that and make smart plays. So it's a huge testament to [Vermette] and some other individuals in our locker room that are putting their own ego, their own wants and needs aside, and are ready for those opportunities when they do come.

— Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews on teammate Antoine Vermette, who returned from being a healthy scratch in Game 3 to score the double-overtime winner in Game 4