Ruutu will make his Olympic debut after missing the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin due to injury. Though he has yet to play in the Olympics, the Vantaa, Finland, native has extensive international experience, representing his country at tournaments including the World Junior Championships (2001, 2002, 2003), the World Cup of Hockey (2004) and World Championships (2006, 2007, 2008).
This team has been a real treat to say you've been the head coach of them. I'm extremely proud of this group ... after the disappointment of (the Game 6 loss) is digested, it's always a lot easier as a coach when your team has emptied its tank, and that team emptied its tank for me for three months.
— Senators coach Dave Cameron after getting eliminated in the first round by the Canadiens