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Hurricanes Acquire Tuomo Ruutu From Chicago

Tuesday, 02.26.2008 / 12:21 PM ET / News
By Ken Preston
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Hurricanes Acquire Tuomo Ruutu From Chicago

Ladd traded to Chicago as teams exchange forwards

RALEIGH, NC—Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has acquired center/left wing Tuomo Ruutu (TOO-oh-moh ROO-too) from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for left wing Andrew Ladd.

“Tuomo is a versatile player who gives the coaches more options at center or wing,” said Rutherford. “He’s a hard-hitting and skilled two-way player who will complement our group of forwards.”

Ruutu, 25, is in his fourth NHL season after the Blackhawks drafted him with the ninth overall pick in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. The Vantaa, Finland, native has scored six goals, earned 15 assists (21 points) and accumulated 75 penalty minutes, while averaging 15:34 of ice time in 60 games with Chicago this season. Ruutu (6’0”, 200 lbs.) has scored 48 goals, earned 66 assists and totaled 259 penalty minutes in 228 career NHL regular-season games with the Blackhawks.

Ruutu has represented Finland at seven major international tournaments, capturing four medals. He served as an alternate captain and led Team Finland in scoring at the 2000 International Ice Hockey Federation Under-18 World Junior Championships in Switzerland. Ruutu captured a silver medal with Finland at the 2001 U-20 World Junior Championships, and bronze medals at the 2002 and 2003 World Juniors, leading the tournament in scoring in 2003. He was a member of Finland’s team at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey, and the 2006 and 2007 World Championships, leading the tournament 2006 with 49 penalty minutes.

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