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Niko Kapanen

Niko Kapanen  #39

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NUMBER: 39 BIRTHDATE: April 29, 1978
HEIGHT: 5' 8" BIRTHPLACE: Hämeenlinna, Finland
WEIGHT: 180 DRAFTED: DAL / 1998 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 6th   (173rd overall)
Signed as a free agent by Zug (Swiss), June 9, 2004. Traded to Atlanta by Dallas with Dallas' 7th round choice (Will O'Neill) in 2006 Entry Draft for Patrik Stefan and Jaroslav Modry, June 24, 2006. Claimed on waivers by Phoenix from Atlanta, February 27, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Kazan (KHL), June 9, 2008.
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I loved being in the jerseys again and they worked some magic for us. It was weird in warm-ups, seeing No. 22 in that jersey and thinking he’s [Mike Gartner], and No. 8 reminds you of Danny Briere … every number had me thinking back to the guys who wore them and smiling.

— Coyotes captain Shane Doan on wearing Kachina-style throwback jerseys in a 3-2 victory against the Canucks on Thursday