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2007-08 SEASON: Appeared in 79 games with the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL), tallying 23 goals and 27 assists for 50 points, along with 71 penalty minutes ... Tied for third on the team in goals (23) and second in shorthanded goals (2) ... Finished fourth on the club in points (50), fifth in power play goals (6) and fifth in plus/minus rating (plus-20) ... Posted 12 multiple-point games ... Notched the game-winning goal against Worcester on Mar. 28 ... Recorded two, four-game points streaks ... Also appeared in five playoff games with Hartford, recording one goal and one assist for two points ... Tallied a goal in his NHL debut in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Semi Finals on May 4 at Pittsburgh.
AHL CAREER: Appeared in 162 career games with the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL), recording 36 goals and 55 assists for 91 points, along with 94 penalty minutes. 2005-06: Skated in five games with Hartford, collecting two goals and one assist ... In 11 playoff games with the Wolf Pack, registered one goal and two penalty minutes. 2006-07: Appeared in 78 games with the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL), tallying 11 goals and 27 assists for 38 points, along with a plus-eight rating … In his first full season with Hartford, tied for third on the team in games played (78) and ranked fourth on the team in assists (27) … His plus-eight rating tied for second on the team among rookies … Ranked third among Wolf Pack rookies in goals (11) and fourth among rookies in scoring with 38 points … Registered a four-game scoring streak from Feb. 18 to Feb. 25, tallying one goal and seven assists over the span … Netted his first shorthanded goal on Jan. 6 at Springfield and added an assist in a 6-3 win … Tallied three assists on Nov. 11 vs. San Antonio in a 9-3 victory … Recorded his first multi-point game on Nov. 1 vs. Portland, tallying two assists in a 4-3 win. 2005-06: Skated in five games with Hartford, collecting two goals and one assist ... In 11 playoff games with the Wolf Pack, registered one goal and two penalty minutes.
FINNISH CAREER: Appeared in 92 career games with TPS Turku of the SM-Liiga in Finland, registering three goals and ten assists for 13 points, along with 28 penalty minutes … In eight career postseason games with TPS Turku, notched one goal and one assist. 2004-05: In 41 regular season contests with TPS Turku of the Finnish League, posted six assists along with 12 penalty minutes … Skated in six playoff games, tallying one goal. 2005-06: Appeared in 51 career games with TPS Turku, tallying seven points (three goals and four assists), along with 16 penalty minutes… Posted a three-game pointscoring streak from Sept. 22 to Sept. 30, recording two goals and one assist over the span… In two playoff games, registered one assist… Nominated as best Finnish player for Finland U-20.
INTERNATIONAL CAREER: 2004: Skated in six games for Finland at the World Junior (U-18) Championships, notching five goals and six assists for 11 points, along with a plus-seven rating … Tied for first among all players in the tournament with 11 points. 2005: In five games at the World Junior Championships, tallied two goals and six penalty minutes. 2006: Captured bronze medal at the World Junior Championships, notching one goal and five assists, along with four penalty minutes in seven games … Tied for fifth in assists (five) among all players in the tournament.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: June 26, 2004 - Rangers first round pick, 19th overall, in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.