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Esa Pirnes

Esa Pirnes  #12

Center
NUMBER: 12 BIRTHDATE: April 1, 1977
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Oulu, Finland
WEIGHT: 189 DRAFTED: LAK / 2003 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 6th   (174th overall)
Signed as a free agent by Rauma (Finland), July 30, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Espoo (Finland), April 28, 2005.
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He seemed to thrive on his own and didn't really need any push from me. I certainly don't want to get in the way of the coaches. You see how that goes sometimes. I never really worried about it and just enjoyed the ride.

— David Ekblad on his son's [Aaron Ekblad] journey to the NHL, signing with the Florida Panthers