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Monday, 07.03.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
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Sabres Re-sign Numminen

July 3, 2006

Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier announced today the Sabres have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with unrestricted free agent defenseman Teppo Numminen.

Last season, Numminen finished second on the team in scoring among defensemen with 40 points (2+38). Numminen also appeared in 12 playoff games, collecting two points (1+1).

During the 2005-06 regular season, Numminen hit a dubious mark in NHL history by setting the record for the highest assist total without scoring a goal with 33. Numminen notched his first tally on March 11 against Philadelphia. The 2005-06 season also marked the first time in Numminen's career that his team had advanced beyond the second round in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

"We are delighted to have Teppo back for the upcoming season," Regier said. "He brings a lot of different things to the team and provides great leadership and a positive example for our younger defensemen."

A proven power-play defenseman with strong skating and passing skills, Numminen has eclipsed the 40-point plateau seven times in his career. His top two seasons were 54 points (11-43) in 1995-96 with Winnipeg, and 48 (13-35) in 2001-02 with Phoenix.

In 1235 career games, the 38-year-old native of Tampere, Finland, has scored 113 goals to go with 478 assists and 459 penalty minutes. Numminen has scored 39 career power-play goals, including six in both the 1995-96 and 1997-98 seasons.

Numminen was taken in the second round (29th overall) by the Winnipeg Jets in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft. Numminen has appeared in three NHL All-Star Games (1999, 2000, 2001), and he represented Finland in the 2006, 2002, 1998 and 1988 Winter Olympics.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
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

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Hodgson 72 20 24 -26 44
T. Ennis 80 21 22 -25 43
D. Stafford 70 16 18 -19 34
C. Ehrhoff 79 6 27 -27 33
C. Stewart 63 15 11 0 26
C. Conacher 79 7 19 1 26
T. Myers 62 9 13 -26 22
Z. Girgensons 70 8 14 -6 22
M. Foligno 74 7 12 -17 19
J. McBain 69 6 11 -13 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Neuvirth 4 8 2 .921 2.78
J. Enroth 4 17 5 .911 2.82