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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.
Quote of the Day

You know what? We've played in some pretty special buildings along this playoff run so far. You start in Detroit, you go to Montreal, you come here … I think it's the first team to beat three Original Six teams to get to the Final if I'm not mistaken. That says how tough the road has been. Those are tough places to win.

— Lightning forward Steven Stamkos after Game 7 win vs. Rangers on Friday in New York