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Janne Niskala

Janne Niskala  #29

Defenseman
NUMBER: 29 BIRTHDATE: September 22, 1981
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Vasteras, Sweden
WEIGHT: 187 DRAFTED: NSH / 2004 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 5th   (147th overall)
Traded to Philadelphia by Nashville for Triston Grant and Philadelphia's 7th round choice (later traded to St. Louis St. Louis selected Maxwell Tardy) in 2009 Entry Draft, June 24, 2008. Traded to Tampa Bay by Philadelphia for Tampa Bay's 6th round choice (Dave Labrecque) in 2009 Entry Draft, June 30, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Frolunda (Sweden), November 13, 2008.
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The groove of being behind a bench is going to be interesting at first, but thank God we have a few exhibition games to get rid of those cobwebs. Overall the excitement of it all and the freshness and coming back refreshed, all those things are going to be assets. If [the players] come ready to give their best effort in practice and games, good things are going to happen. I'm always looking for results. It's not always on the scoreboard. It's winning and building something.

— Bryan Trottier on making his return to coaching as an assistant with the Sabres