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Devils acquire Tuomo Ruutu from Carolina

Loktionov and conditional third-round pick in 2017 sent to Hurricanes

Wednesday, 03.05.2014 / 2:03 PM / News
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Devils acquire Tuomo Ruutu from Carolina
Devils acquire Tuomo Ruutu from Carolina

Newark, NJ – The New Jersey Devils today acquired forward Tuomo Ruutu from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for forward Andrei Loktionov and a conditional third-round selection in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. The announcement was made by Devils’ President/General Manager Lou Lamoriello.

Ruutu, 31, has five goals and 11 assists for 16 points and 34 penalty minutes in 57 appearances this season. The 6-0, 205-lb. forward has career totals of 138 goals and 186 assists for 324 points and 550 penalty minutes in 606 career appearances over ten seasons with Chicago and Carolina. Ruutu was the Blackhawks’ first choice and ninth overall selection in the 2001 Entry Draft. Born February 16, 1983 in Vantaa, Fin., he represented his country at the recent 2014 and 2010 Winter Olympic Games, winning two Bronze Medals. He also played for Finland at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey, four World Championships and three World Junior Championships. While in Finland, Ruutu played for both HIFK Helsinki and Jokerit Helsinki.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 23 16 6 1 61 57 33
2 TBL 22 14 6 2 77 60 30
3 PIT 19 13 4 2 69 44 28
4 NYI 20 14 6 0 68 57 28
5 BOS 22 13 9 0 57 54 26
6 DET 20 10 5 5 55 49 25
7 TOR 21 11 8 2 67 63 24
8 OTT 19 9 6 4 52 50 22
9 NYR 20 9 7 4 57 58 22
10 WSH 20 9 8 3 56 54 21
11 NJD 21 9 9 3 53 61 21
12 FLA 18 7 5 6 40 47 20
13 PHI 19 8 9 2 57 60 18
14 CAR 20 6 11 3 48 62 15
15 CBJ 20 6 12 2 49 72 14
16 BUF 21 6 13 2 36 70 14

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 21 3 10 -2 13
M. Cammalleri 15 8 4 4 12
A. Henrique 15 6 6 5 12
M. Ryder 21 4 7 3 11
M. Zidlicky 21 3 8 0 11
P. Elias 21 2 9 -6 11
T. Zajac 21 4 4 -2 8
D. Severson 21 4 4 2 8
E. Gelinas 18 2 5 3 7
T. Ruutu 20 5 1 2 6
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 9 8 2 .914 2.58
S. Clemmensen 0 0 1 .852 4.71