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Tuomo Ruutu
Tuomo Ruutu
Left Wing
Number: 15
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 200
Shoots: Left
Born: Feb 16, 1983
Birthplace: Vantaa, Finland
Drafted: CHI / 2001 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (9th overall)
2012-13: Injuries during final full season with Carolina limited playing time to just 17 games...Made season debut Mar. 21 vs. New Jersey while recovering from hip surgery; missed 29 games as a result...Closed out regular-season schedule on season-high three-game point-scoring streak Apr. 23-27 (2g-1a-3pts)...Stats showed two multiple-point games, with two goals Apr. 18 at Winnipeg and two assists Mar. 30 at Winnipeg...Posted 300th career NHL point/first point of season with assist Mar. 28 at Toronto; earned 200th point in a Hurricanes’ sweater with goal in season finale Apr. 27 at Pittsburgh...Also missed two contests Apr. 1-2 with lower body injury... 2011-12: Finished fourth on Carolina with 18g and fifth with 34 points...Posted career-high 6-game point-scoring streak Dec. 15-27 (5g- 2a-7pts)/career-high 4-game goal stretch Dec. 21-27 (4g)...Recorded seven multiple-point games, including season-high 1g-2a-3pts Jan. 12 at Tampa Bay...Notched lone multiple-goal game with 2g Nov. 12 vs. Pittsburgh...Appeared in his 500th career game Dec. 31 at Tampa Bay; played in his 300th game with Canes Mar. 30 vs. Winnipeg; and posted his 100th assist with club Dec. 1 vs. NY Rangers...Missed 10 games Feb. 17- Mar. 7 with upper body injury...Re-signed with team Feb. 22... 2010-11: One of seven players in Carolina lineup to appear in all 82 games; accomplished feat for first time since 2003-04 rookie campaign... Finished third on club while establishing new career high with 57pts; finished second on squad (E. Staal, 43) with career-high 38a...Totals included two season-high 5-game point-scoring streaks: Jan. 7-15 (3g-5a-8pts) and Nov. 17-26 (2g-4a-6pts)...Stats showed ten multiple-point outings, including season-high 1g-3a-4pts Jan. 1 vs. New Jersey and lone two-goal effort Dec. 15 at Florida...Notched his 100th career goal/added assist Dec. 26 vs. Washington; played in his 200th game with team Jan. 26 at NY Islanders... Notched his first goal of season Oct. 8 vs. Minnesota during NHL Premiere in Finland...Represented home country/finished third among all skaters with 6g en-route to Gold Medal at 2011 World Championships in Bratislava and Kosice, Czech Rep...2009-10: Finished tied for fifth on Carolina with 14g (S. Samsonov), sixth with 21a and seventh with 35pts...Posted season-high 5-game assist/point-scoring streak Mar. 2-10 (2g-5a-7pts)... Nine multiple-point games included career-high 4a (+GDG) Nov. 19 vs. Toronto and lone career hat trick Dec. 16 vs. Dallas...Reached 200-point mark in NHL career with assist Feb. 11 vs. Buffalo; played in his 100th game as a Hurricane Oct. 9 vs. Florida; and picked up his 100th point with squad with assist Mar. 16 vs. Boston... Missed 25 games due to injury overall; underwent season-ending surgery Mar. 25...Served 3-game suspension Oct. 24-31 as the result of a boarding major/game misconduct Oct. 23 at Colorado (D. Tucker)... Represented Bronze Medal-winning Finland at 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver...2008-09: Finished second on Carolina (Staal, 40) while setting career high with 26g; was fifth with career-high 28a (since surpassed) and third with career-high 54pts (since surpassed)...Matched career high (’03- 04)/finished second on club (E. Staal, 14) with ten power play goals; established career high/finished tied for third on squad (A. Babchuk & C. LaRose) with four game-winning goals...Recorded 12 multiple-point games/three multiple-goal outings, including career-high 2g- 3a-5pts Mar. 7 at Tampa Bay...Totals included 2g-1a-3pts Feb. 7 at Phoenix and 2g Apr. 7 vs. NY Islanders...Posted season-high 5-game point streak Oct. 30-Nov. 6 (4g-3a-7pts)...Selected as the winner of the team’s Good Guy Award, for cooperation with the local media...Played in 16 of 18 post-season games for lone NHL playoff appearances of career...Notched first career NHL playoff point with assist in game four of Eastern Conference Quarterfinals vs. New Jersey; made playoff debut in game 1 at Prudential Center...2007-08: Split campaign between Chicago (60 games) and Carolina (17); was acquired at trading deadline and made Hurricanes’ debut/recorded assist Feb. 26 vs. New Jersey...Totaled 10g-22a-32pts overall; stats included season-high 3-game point-scoring stretch Oct. 19-23 (2g-3a-5pts) and seven multiple-point games/two multi-goal efforts...Notched season-high 3a/pts Oct. 23 vs. Columbus...Recorded 2g Mar. 28 vs. Atlanta/Nov. 30 vs. Phoenix...Played in his 200th career game Dec. 22 at Ottawa; reached the 100pt mark with goal Dec. 12 vs. Los Angeles...Posted 4g-2a-6pts for Finland en-route to Bronze Medal-finish at World Championships in Quebec/Halifax...2006-07: Appeared in 71 games during final full season with Chicago, including his 100th career contest Nov. 2 vs. Detroit...Recorded season-high 5-game point-streak Jan. 26-Feb. 6 (1g-6a-7pts), as well as five 2pt games, most recently 1g-1a Feb. 3 at San Jose...Posted career-high 95 penalty minutes, including 40 minors, one major/game misconduct...Made season debut Oct. 30 at Philadelphia; missed first 10 games after suffering knee injury in Sept. 22 pre-season contest at Columbus...Posted 3g-3a-6pts for Silver Medal-winning Team Finland at World Championships in Moscow/Mytischi, Rus...2005-06: Injuries during second season in North America limited playing time to just 15 games and production to 2g-3a-5pts...Missed 25 games with a sore back and 37 games with a partially- severed tendon in his ankle suffered Jan. 8 vs. Nashville... Was scoreless in 9 games for Bronze Medal-winning Finland in first career World Championships (Riga, Lat.)...2004-05: Played for Finland at 2004 World Cup of Hockey tourney; posted 1g-2a-3pts in 6 games...2003-04: Along with T. Arnason, M. Bell and T. Moen, was one of four players in Blackhawks’ lineup to play in all 82 games during first season in NHL/in North America...Led club with 23g; was tied for first (K. Calder) with 10 PPG...Among first-year NHLers, ranked third in goals, tied with three others for fifth in assists (21), was third in points (44), first in PPG (tie, M. Ryder, Mtl.) and third in shots (174)...Totaled 4g-4a- 8pts in season’s first 41 games through Jan. 4; completed campaign with 19g-17a-36pts in last 41...Stats included five season-high 3-game point-scoring streaks, most recently Mar. 30-Apr. 3 (4g); also had 3 3-game streaks over an 11-game span Feb. 29-Mar. 21 (6g-9a-15pts)...Recorded ten multiple-point/four multiple-goal games, including three season-high 3pt efforts: 2g-1a Feb. 25 at Columbus, as well as 1g-2a Mar. 11 at New Jersey/Feb. 19 vs. San Jose...Notched 2g Mar. 30 at Nashville, Mar. 12 at Washington and Jan. 30 at Calgary...With 8g-8a, was named the NHL’s Rookie of the Month for March; 16pts were the most by any rookie in any month during season... Represented Chicago/Western Conference at the 2004 NHL YoungStars Game during All-Star Weekend in St. Paul, MN...OTHER: Completed three-season Finnish Elite League career in 2002-03 with HIFK Helsinki, after spending previous two seasons with Jokerit...Named The Hockey News’ top player in the world not playing in the NHL that season...Suffered season-ending knee injury, Jan. 2003...Served Jokerit as assistant captain en-route to its 2002 SM-Liiga Championship, while being selected as THN’s no. 1 NHL-affiliated prospect in the world by a panel of NHL executives...Was league’s youngest player in 2001; appeared in five playoff games before suffering season-ending knee injury...Served as team captain/led tourney with 2g-8a-10pts at the 2003 World Junior Championships, helping Finland capture Bronze Medal...Won a Silver Medal at the 2001 World Junior Championships and a Bronze at the 2002 World Junior Championships...Served as assistant captain and led his team in scoring (2g-6a-8pts) to help Finland capture Bronze Medal at the 2000 under-18 World Junior Championships.