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Jani Rita

Jani Rita  #28

Left Wing
NUMBER: 28 BIRTHDATE: July 25, 1981
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Helsinki, Finland
WEIGHT: 206 DRAFTED: EDM / 1999 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 1st   (13th overall)
Signed as a free agent by Hameenlinna (Finland), August 17, 2004. Traded to Pittsburgh by Edmonton with Cory Cross for Dick Tarnstrom, January 26, 2006.
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I first met him when I was 19 years old and he coached me for 13 consecutive years. I don't know how many athletes who have had that pleasure. Al Arbour was a man that left us not only feeling like champions, but left us with a lot of great memories that we can carry on through life.

— Islanders Hall of Fame defenseman Denis Potvin on former coach Al Arbour, who passed away Friday at the age of 82