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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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He is, in my opinion, one of the best defensemen in the NHL and continuing to grow. I think his game, from an offensive standpoint, he continues to drive our offense... I think there's still tremendous upside for Oliver.

— Coyotes GM Don Maloney on defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson