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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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I have been blessed to play for 16 years in the NHL; it has been an amazing ride. I would like to thank the Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Rangers organizations and owners for providing me the opportunity to play the sport I love for so many years. I could have never played for so long or accomplished all that I have without the unwavering love and support from my wife, Heather, our three sons, Ryan, Lucas, and Mason, and my parents.

— Martin St. Louis after announcing his retirement from the NHL on Thursday