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Tuomo Ruutu  #15

New Jersey Devils  Left Wing
NUMBER: 15 BIRTHDATE: February 16, 1983  (AGE 31)
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Vantaa, Finland
WEIGHT: 205 DRAFTED: CHI / 2001 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (9th overall)
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).

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I don't know how he does it. I don't know how he gets his body parallel with the player and pulls it through his legs like that. I know he's tried it a couple times in practice and it's never worked, so how he does it in a game, it's incredible.

— Capitals defenseman Mike Green on teammate Alex Ovechkin's highlight-reel goal against the Devils on Saturday