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Petteri Nummelin
Petteri Nummelin
Defenseman
(PET ari NOO-muh-lihn)
Number: 33
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 188
Shoots: Left
Born: Nov 25, 1972
Birthplace: Turku, Finland
Acquired: Signed to a contract by Minnesota after his rights were acquired from Atlanta in exchange for a conditional draft choice in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft on June 14, 2006.
Drafted: CBJ / 2000 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 5th (133rd overall)
Career: Has appeared in 112 games during his two seasons in the NHL with Columbus and Minnesota...Has recorded 36 points (7-29=36) and 32 PIM...2006-07: Set career-highs in assists?(17), points?(20) and PIM?(22) during his first season with Minnesota and second in the NHL...Ranked tied for sixth in NHL with six shootout goals in seven attempts...Logged 32:36 of ice time vs. ANA (10/27), the second highest total in franchise history (Kuba 33:02, 12/26/02)...Collected a goal and assist vs. NSH (11/4)...Goal was first in NHL since April 1, 2001 vs. STL, a span of 2,043 days...Notched a point in six consecutive games played in (1/27-2/10, healthy scratch 2/3 at PHX) tallying seven points over the span?(1-6=7)...Missed 14 games with upper body injury (12/22-1/16) and four games with leg injury (3/24-3/31)...2005-06: Played fifth consecutive season with HC Lugano of the Swiss League and ranked third on the team in scoring with 43 points (13-30=43) in 38 games...Led team in playoff scoring with 29 points (9-20=29) to help lead HC Lugano to playoff championship...2004-05: Registered 47 points (13-34=47) in 36 games in fourth season with HC Lugano...Added one goal in three Swiss League playoff games...2003-04: Accumulated 59 points (20-39=59) in 48 regular season Swiss League games in third season with HC Lugano and ranked third on the team in scoring and tied for fifth in the league...Posted 25 playoff points (6-19=25)...2002-03: Skated in 43 games with HC Lugano and tallied 18 goals and 39 assists for 57 points to lead the league in scoring...Posted nine points on three goals and six assists in eight playoff games as HC Lugano won playoff championship...2001-02: Played first season with HC Lugano of the Swiss League and finished the regular season with 22 points on four goals and 18 assists...Notched 15 points (6-9=15) in 13 playoff games...2000-01: Posted 16 points on four goals and 12 assists in 61 games during first NHL season with Columbus...Also registered 10 PIM...1999-00: Tallied 15 goals and 23 assists for 38 points and 20 PIM in 40 games with HC Davos of the Swiss League...Ranked third among defensemen and 19th overall in League scoring...Led all team defensemen in goals, assists and points...Picked up three assists in five playoff games...1998-99: Spent second consecutive season with HC Davos and led the club in scoring with 53 points (11-42=53) in 44 games...Ranked sixth in the League in scoring...Notched two assists in four playoff games...1997-98: Played first season in the Swiss League with HC Davos...Tallied 13 goals and 17 assists for 30 points in 33 games...1996-97: Played 44 games with Vastra Frolunda of the Swedish League and finished the year with 20 goals and 14 assists for 34 points...Added one assist in two playoff games...1995-96: Spent first season in the Swedish League and accumulated 18 points (7-11=18) in 32 games...INTERNATIONAL: Tallied eight points (3-5=8) including three power-play goals in seven games with Finland at 2007 World Championships and claimed silver medal...Led team in shots on goal and ranked second in scoring...Finished tied for second in tournament scoring among defensemen...Won a bronze medal with Team Finland at 2006 World Championships where he led all defensemen in scoring with three goals and 11 assists for 14 points in nine games...Won a silver medal with Finland at the 2006 Winter Olympics while appearing in all eight games and notching two assists...Picked up two assists in seven games with Team Finland at 2005 World Championships...Represented Team Finland at the 2004 World Championships and finished the tournament with four points on two goals and two assists...Notched four points (2-2=4) in seven games for Team Finland at 2003 World Championships...Notched one goal in seven games for Team Finland at the 2002 World Championships...Helped Team Finland to a silver medal finish at the 2001 World Championships by scoring a goal and adding 12 assists in nine games...Won a bronze medal with Team Finland at the 2000 World Championships after scoring two goals and four assists for six points in nine games...Appeared in 12 games and won a silver medal with Team Finland at 1999 World Championships... Appeared in one game for Team Finland at the 1998 World Championships and won a silver medal...Skated for Team Finland at the 1997 World Championships and posted two assists in eight games...Did not register a point in five Team Finland games at the 1996 World Championships...Appeared in one game with Team Finland in the 1996 World Cup of Hockey...Won a gold medal with Team Finland at the 1995 World Championships after appearing in five games...Represented Team Finland at the 1992 World Junior Championships and notched one assist in six games...AMATEUR: Spent three seasons with TPS Turku of Finland from 1992-95...Collected 24 goals and 41 assists for 65 points and 60 PIM in 95 games over that span...Helped club to 1994-95 League Championship after tallying 27 points (10-17=27) in 48 games.

Playoffs: Has appeared in three postseason contests in his career tallying two points (1-1=2) and a +1 rating...2006-07:?Appeared in three games during his first postseason...Finished with a goal and an assist as well as a +1 rating...Was the only Wild defenseman to score a goal in the postseason...Notched first career playoff goal in 2-1?Game 3 loss vs. ANA?(4/15)...Tallied an assist in 4-1 Game 4 win vs. ANA?(4/17).

Career Transactions: Rights acquired by Minnesota from Atlanta in exchange for a conditional draft choice in the 2007 NHL?Entry Draft, June 14, 2006; Acquired by Atlanta with Chris?Nielsen from Columbus in exchange for Tomi Kallo and Pauli Levokari, December 2, 2002; Originally selected by Columbus in the fifth round (133rd overall) of the 2000 NHL?Entry Draft.

Personal: Nummelin and his wife, Riina have three children, a daughter, Ada, a son, Rene, and a daughter, Isa...The family resides in Turku, Finland during the offseason....Nickname is “Nummi”...Lists golf and tennis among his hobbies...Calls the 1995 World Championships his most memorable hockey moment and the birth of his children as his most memorable moments away from the rink...Started playing hockey at age six and says his dad inspired his hockey career...Also played youth soccer...Favorite NHL team as a child was the Montreal Canadiens and favorite player was Paul Coffey...Wants to get into coaching after his playing career is over...Favorite food is steak and favorite breakfast is oatmeal...Lists Old School as his favorite movie and Will Ferrell as the person he’d most like to meet...“Prison Break” is his favorite TV?show and Sakura is his favorite restaurant in the Twin Cities...Favorite athlete is Tiger Woods and favorite type of music is rock.
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