2005-06: Spent the entire season in Switzerland, appearing in 41 games with HC Davos of Nationalliga A…Finished sixth on the team in scoring with 25 points…Also skated in 14 postseason contests for Davos, placing fourth on the team with 11 points…Tied for the team lead with nine playoff assists. 2004-05: Spent the 2004-05 season in his native Finland, playing for Hameenlinna…Totaled 21 points on eight goals and 13 assists. 2003-04: Opened the season with the Colorado Avalanche but would play in only six games before suffering a fractured shoulder Oct. 23 vs. Edmonton…Missed 53 games due to the injury…Returned Feb. 20 at Dallas…Left the game on Feb. 28 at Columbus with a shoulder injury…Returned March 3 against Vancouver after missing one game…Collected his lone point/assist of the season March 8 at Vancouver…Registered his second career playoff goal with his first period tally at Dallas during Game Three of the WCQF, giving the Avalanche a 2-1 lead. 2002-03: Began the 2002-03 season in Hershey rehabilitating from a rib injury suffered in training camp…Recalled by the Avalanche on Dec. 26 and played the remainder of the season in the NHL…Was plus or even in 36 of his 42 games, including 11 consecutive to close out the regular season…Scored a career high two goals on March 29 vs. Phoenix…Missed Game One of the CQF vs. Minnesota with the flu…Plus or even in all six playoff games…Assisted on Greg de Vries’ tying goal in Game Six at Minnesota. 2001-02: Played in his first season in North America in 2001-02, beginning the year in Hershey (AHL)…Recorded four goals, eight assists and team-high +8 in 32 games at Hershey at the time of his first-ever NHL callup, Jan. 7…First career point in his first NHL game, Jan. 9 vs. Chicago (assist)…Reassigned to Hershey Jan. 30 and recalled Feb. 3…Reassigned to Hershey Feb. 13 and recalled April 1…Recorded his first career NHL goal April 1 vs. Nashville, a game winning tally…Scored first career post-season goal in Game Six of the CQF at Los Angeles.
Member of Team Finland at the 1998-99 World Junior Tournament
Spends his summers in Finland…An avid golfer…Favorite athlete is Teemu Selanne.