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SABRES AGREE TO TERMS WITH TEPPO NUMMINEN

Wednesday, 07.04.2007 / 5:16 PM / News
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SABRES AGREE TO TERMS WITH TEPPO NUMMINEN

Defenseman Teppo Numminen
Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier announced on Wednesday the Sabres have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with unrestricted free agent defenseman Teppo Numminen.  The 2006-2007 season was Numminen's second in a Sabres uniform, and he finished the year with 29 points (2+27) in 79 games.  Numminen also had 4 points (0+4) in 16 playoff games, and he was tied for the NHL lead (along with Chris Pronger and Sami Pahlsson) with a plus - 10 postseason rating.

"We are delighted to have Teppo back for a third season in Buffalo," Regier said, "He provides great leadership and is a steadying influence on our blueline, while continuing to act as a positive role model for our younger defensemen both on and off the ice."

Numminen, who turned 39 yesterday, set an NHL record last October 13 at Carolina when he played in his 1,252nd NHL game, the most ever by a European-trained NHL player.

In 1,314 career games, the  native of Tampere, Finland, has scored 115 goals to go with 505 assists and 491 penalty minutes.  Numminen has scored 39 career power-play goals, including six in both the 1995-96 and 1997-98 seasons.

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 Winnepeg, and 48 (13-35) in 2001-02 with Phoenix.

Numminen was originally taken in the second round (29th overall) by the Winnipeg Jets in the 1986 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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  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