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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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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
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2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

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2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 82 24 43 16 67
P. Elias 65 18 35 -4 53
T. Zajac 80 18 30 3 48
A. Henrique 77 25 18 3 43
M. Zidlicky 81 12 30 -3 42
M. Ryder 82 18 16 -6 34
A. Greene 82 8 24 3 32
E. Gelinas 60 7 22 -3 29
D. Zubrus 82 13 13 1 26
R. Clowe 43 7 19 -10 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 16 15 12 .921 1.97
M. Brodeur 19 14 6 .901 2.51