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Sami Lepisto

Sami Lepisto  #20

Defenseman
NUMBER: 20 BIRTHDATE: October 17, 1984
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Espoo, Finland
WEIGHT: 193 DRAFTED: WSH / 2004 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 3rd   (66th overall)
Lepisto will be participating in the Olympics for the first time. He represented Finland at the 2004 IIHF World Junior Championship where he was named the tournament’s Best Defensemen while leading Finland to a bronze medal. He also played for Finland at the 2008 World Championship.

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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