HEIGHT: 6' 2"
BIRTHPLACE: Kuopio, FIN
DRAFTED: LAK: 1997-3 overall
|Finnish Rookie of the Year Award (1997) WJC-A All-Star Team (1998) Named Best Forward at WJC-A (1998) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2003) Traded to NY Islanders by Los Angeles with Josh Green, Mathieu Biron and Los Angeles' 1st round choice (Taylor Pyatt) in 1999 Entry Draft for Ziggy Palffy, Bryan Smolinski, Marcel Cousineau and New Jersey's 4th round choice (previously acquired, Los Angeles selected Daniel Johansson) in 1999 Entry Draft, June 20, 1999. Traded to Florida by NY Islanders with Roberto Luongo for Mark Parrish and Oleg Kvasha, June 24, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Kloten (Swiss), September 15, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Sodertalje (Sweden), November, 2004. Signed as a free agent by HIFK Helsinki (Finland), January 30, 2005.Traded to Phoenix by Florida for Keith Ballard, Nick Boynton and Ottawa's 2nd round choice (previously acquired, later traded back to Phoenix - Phoenix selected Jared Staal) in 2008 Entry Draft, June 20, 2008. Traded to Calgary by Phoenix with Phoenix's 3rd round choice (later traded to Florida Florida selected Josh Birkholz) in 2009 Entry Draft for Matthew Lombardi, Brandon Prust and Calgary's 1st round choice (Brandon Gormley) in 2010 Entry Draft, March 4, 2009. Traded to NY Rangers by Calgary with Brandon Prust for Chris Higgins and Ales Kotalik, February 2, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Calgary, July 1, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Winnipeg, July 2, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Nashville, July 2, 2014.|
|2011-12: Netted his first goal of the season on opening night Oct.8... Had points (1G, 4A) in the
first five games of the season with an assist on Oct. 18... Played his 1,000th career game on
Jan. 1... Registered his seventh career hat-trick and added an assist on Feb. 8... Hit the 50 point
plateau for the eighth consecutive season with the game tying goal against his former team
(PHX) on Feb. 23... Played in all 82 games in 2011-12, marking the sixth time he’s played the entire
season in his NHL career...
2010-11: Third on the Flames in assists (37) and points (54)… Scored his first goal of the season and added an assist on Oct. 28... Played in his 900th career game on Nov. 26... Had his fifth multi-point game with a pair of assists on Jan. 11... Scored the game-winner in the shootout on Jan. 15... Had a pair of assists on Jan. 17...
2009-10: Earned 35 points (11G, 24A) to go along with 53 penalty minutes in 56 games as a Flame… Played in his 800th career game Oct. 1 vs. VAN… Earned his 300th career NHL assist Dec. 28 at EDM… Traded to the NYR on Feb. 1... Notched overtime goal, his 250th career NHL goal, and added an assist Feb. 12 at PIT…
2008-09: Recorded a goal and an assist in his Coyotes debut on Oct. 11 vs. CBJ... Returned from
the IR and scored two goals on Dec. 10 at DAL... Notched his sixth career hat trick on Feb. 21 at
LAK... Traded to the Flames on Mar. 4... Played in his first career NHL playoff game on Apr. 16 at
CHI... Registered his first playoff point (assists) on Apr. 18 at CHI... Scored his first two playoff
goals, added an assist for a three point night and was a team high +4, on Apr. 22 vs. CHI…
2007-08: Appeared in all 82 games for Florida, recording 71 points (34G, 37A) and 67 PIM… Led the
Panthers in goals (34), assists (37), and points (71)… Ranked third in the NHL in power-play goals
(18) and shots (341)… Was the team’s leading scorer for the fifth straight season… Served as
Florida’s team captain for fourth consecutive season… Became the franchise’s all-time leader in
goals (188), assists (231), points (419) and consecutive games played (376)… Played in his 700th
career NHL game vs. NYR on Mar. 14…
2006-07: Completed his ninth NHL season, sixth with Florida and served as team captain for the third consecutive year… Recorded 91 points (39G, 52A) and 78 PIM… Was one of six Panthers to play in all 82 games… Led the team in GWG (8), and posted career-highs to lead the team in goals (39), assists (52) and points (91)… Was one of only three NHL players to record three hat-tricks during the season… Scored a goal and an assist Oct. 6 vs. BOS to surpass 300 points in his career…
2005-06: Led the team and posted career-highs in goals scored (38), assists (51), points (89), PPG (14) and GWG (9)... Led the NHL with four OT goals, and was third in the NHL with nine GWG...
2004-05: Appeared in 14 contests with HIFK-Helsinki (Finland), recording 17 points (9G, 8A) and 10 PIM... Skated in eight games with Kloten (Swiss), collecting 17 points (6G, 1A) with 14 PIM... Appeared in 23 games with Sodertalje (Sweden), and posted 22 points (13G, 9A) and 52 PIM…
2003-04: Completed his seventh NHL season, fourth with Florida, posting 26 goals, a career-high 32 assists and 58 points with 81 PIM in 82 games... Served as the team captain - his first NHL captaincy... Led all Finnish-born NHL players in scoring... Led club in goals (26), assists (32), points (58), PPG (8), SHG (2) and GWG (8)... Ranked second among all NHL forwards in TOI/game (22:34)... One of two Panthers (Lyle Odelein) to appear in all 82 games...
2002-03: Completed his sixth NHL season, third with Florida, posting 65 points (36G, 29A) and 79 PIM in 81 games...
2001-02: Registered 29 points (9G, 20A) and 98 penalty minutes in 80 games with Florida...
2000-01: Recorded 16 points (6G, 10A) with career-high 106 penalty minutes in 78
games with Florida... Played in 200th career NHL game Jan. 20 at PHI...
1999-00: Played all 82 games for the Islanders, collecting 21 points (11G, 10A)... Played in his 100th NHL game at OTT, Dec. 11...
1998-99: Named NHL Rookie of the Month for November, posting eight points (4G, 4A) in 11 games… Recorded first NHL point Nov. 5 with an assist vs. STL... Scored first NHL goal and recorded first multi-point game (1G, 1A) Nov. 10 at CGY...
1997-98: Made his NHL debut at PIT, Oct.1… Assigned to HIFK in the Finnish Elite League Nov. 6 for the remainder of the season…
1996-97: Was the youngest player on his team, HIFK, during his rookie season in the Finnish Elite League.