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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 just wanted to do something to take my mind off the shot and let me relax a little bit. It seemed like the fans liked it. I'm glad I was able to score.

— Oilers forward Taylor Hall on lifting his arms to fire up the crowd before his penalty shot
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