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Teppo Numminen
Teppo Numminen
Defenseman
(NOO-mih-nehn, TEH-poh)
Number: 27
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 198
Shoots: Right
Born: Jul 3, 1968
Birthplace: Tampere, Finland
Acquired: Signed as unrestricted free agent on Aug. 4, 2005, from Dallas.
Drafted: WIN / 1986 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 2nd (29th overall)
CAREER: 2005-06: Recorded 40 points (2+38) in 75 games… Missed seven games due to injury…Scored first goal as a Sabre and added one assist @ Philadelphia (3/11) ... Consecutive assist streak stopped at 33...Two assists @ Montreal (2/7) set new NHL record for most assists from the start of the season without scoring a goal...Had three assists in 5-2 win vs Toronto (11/11)... 2006 Playoffs: Two points (1+1) in 12 games... Missed five games with hip flexor sustained in Game 1 @ Carolina (5/20)... Scored ninth career playoff goal @ Ottawa (5/5)

2003-04: Appeared in the 1,100th game of his NHL career and posted his first point as a Dallas Star with an assist at Nashville (10/11)...Became the 105th NHL player to appear in 1,100 games... Missed five games (3/20-3/28) with a dilated aorta.

2002-03: Led Phoenix defensemen in assists (24) and points (30) and led all Phoenix players in average ice time (23:51) and in power play assists (14).

2001-02: Finished tied for sixth among all NHL defensemen in points (48) and tied for ninth in goals (13)...Set a career-high in goals and game-winning goals (6)...Became the all-time franchise leader in games played with 951, surpassing Thomas Steen’s 950, at Dallas (10/18)...Played in his 1,000th career NHL game vs. Columbus (3/3)...Set a career-high with four assists vs. Vancouver (3/7)...Tallied his 100th career NHL goal at Nashville (3/15)...Recorded his 500th career NHL point at Vancouver (4/7).

2000-01: Led Coyotes defensemen in assists (26), points (31) and shots (109)...Played in his 900th NHL game vs. Atlanta (12/22)...Represented Phoenix at NHL All-Star Game (World All-Stars), recording two assists in his third straight All-Star appearance.

1999-00: Led Coyotes defensemen in assists (34) and points (42)...Represented Phoenix at the NHL All-Star Game in Toronto, his second All-Star appearance... Recorded three points (2-1-3) at Vancouver (10/28), tying his career-high for goals in a game... Missed game vs. Dallas (3/3) with injury, ending the longest current streak in the NHL for consecutive games played (360)...Set 2nd longest consecutive games played streak (360 games) in franchise history from Dec. 17, 1995 - Mar. 1, 2000 (last game missed was Dec. 15, 1995).

1998-99: Represented the Coyotes as a starter for the World All-Star Team at the NHL All-Star game...Led all Coyotes defensemen in goals (10), assists (30), points (40) and shots (156)...For 5th time in his career, played in all 82 Coyotes games (his third consecutive season without missing a game).

1997-98: 51 points ranked him T-6th among NHL defenseman in scoring...Led all Coyotes defensemen in scoring and ranked fifth on team in scoring and third in assists... Surpassed Frederik Olausson as the highest scoring defenseman in franchise history with a 1-3-4 performance vs. Anaheim (4/3)...Scored one goal in his 700th NHL game vs. Toronto (3/24)...Recorded 300th NHL point with two assists vs. Montreal (11/5)...During the 1998 playoffs, suffered a groin strain in Game One of the playoffs vs. DET and missed the remainder of the postseason.

1996-97:
Played in all 82 games...Played in his 600th NHL game vs. Chicago (2/6)...Named assistant captain for the Coyotes...During the 1997 playoffs, set career highs in playoff games played (7), goals (3), assists (3) and points (6)... Scored GWG and was +4 in Game 5 at Anaheim.
1995-96: Set new single season career-highs for assists (43) and points (54) and matched his career-high for goals (11)...Collected a seven-game point streak, recording 1-10-11 from (1/3-1/16)...Collected 200th NHL assist at Hartford (3/1)...Scored two goals 43 seconds apart at NYI (3/3).
1994-95: Appeared in 42 games for the Jets in shortened season.

1993-94: Played in 57 games before being sidelined with a dislocated thumb at Dallas (2/9)...Played in 400th NHL game and was +6 at Los Angeles (11/30). 1992-93: Had three separate five-game point streaks throughout the year.

1991-92: Was the only Jets player to play in all 80 games.

1990-91: Played in his 200th NHL career game vs. New York Islanders (1/25).

1989-90: Had two separate five-game point streaks.

1988-89: Registered his first career NHL point and goal (SHG, GTG) in his first career NHL game vs. Vancouver (10/6).

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