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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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