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Encyclopedia > Tuomo Ruutu
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
ft 0 in (1.83 m)
200 lb (91 kg)
NHL Team Chicago Blackhawks
Nationality Flag of Finland Finland
Born February 16, 1983,
Vantaa, FIN
NHL Draft 9th overall, 2001
Chicago Blackhawks
Pro Career 2003 – present

Tuomo Ruutu (born February 16, 1983 in Vantaa, Finland) is a Finnish ice hockey forward. The position an ice hockey player plays can be divided into three basic categories: Forwards Centre Wingers Defenceman Goaltender ... Winger in hockey is a forward position of a player whose primary zone of play on the ice is along the outer playing area. ... A shot in ice hockey is an attempt by a player to score a goal by striking the puck with his stick in the direction of the net. ... Stature redirects here. ... Weight, in the context of human body weight measurements in the medical sciences and in sports is a measurement of mass, and is thus expressed in units of mass, such as kilograms (kg), or units of force such as pounds (lb). ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... An inch (plural: inches; symbol or abbreviation: in or, sometimes, ″ - a double prime) is the name of a unit of length in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The or meter (see spelling differences) is a measure of length. ... The pound (abbreviations: lb or, sometimes in the United States, #) is a unit of mass in a number of different systems, including various systems of units of mass that formed part of English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The U.S. National Prototype Kilogram, which currently serves as the primary standard for measuring mass in the U.S. It was assigned to the United States in 1889 and is periodically recertified and traceable to the primary international standard, The Kilogram, held at the Bureau International des Poids et... NHL can also be an abbreviation for National Historic Landmark or Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. ... The Chicago Blackhawks are a professional ice hockey team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... In English usage, nationality is the legal relationship between a person and a country. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Finland_(bordered). ... A childs first birthday party. ... February 16 is the 47th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Founded 1974 Province Southern Finland Region Uusimaa Sub-region Helsinki Area - Of which land - Rank 243 km² 240,84 km² ranked 316th Population - Density - Rank 187 365 (2005) 770. ... This article or section needs additional references or sources to improve its verifiability. ... The NHL Entry Draft is a collective meeting in which the franchises of the National Hockey League systematically select the rights to available amateur players who meet the eligibility requirements to play professional hockey in the NHL. // The first NHL Amateur Draft was held on June 5, 1963 at the... The 2001 NHL Entry Draft was held in June at the National Car Rental Center in Sunrise, Florida. ... The Chicago Blackhawks are a professional ice hockey team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... February 16 is the 47th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Founded 1974 Province Southern Finland Region Uusimaa Sub-region Helsinki Area - Of which land - Rank 243 km² 240,84 km² ranked 316th Population - Density - Rank 187 365 (2005) 770. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Forward is a hockey player position on the ice whose responsibility is primarily offense. ...

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Playing career

Ruutu started out playing for HIFK in the Finnish SM-liiga in the 1999-00 season, and moved to Jokerit for the next two seasons. In 2002 he returned to HIFK for one more season. Ruutu was drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, as their first-round pick, #9 overall. He crossed the Atlantic in 2003, playing a full 82 games with the Blackhawks in the 2003-04 NHL season. HIFK (Helsingfors IFK or Helsingin IFK, originally Idrottsförening Kamraterna i Helsingfors) is a sports association from Helsinki, Finland. ... logo of SM-liiga SM-liiga is the top professional ice hockey league in Finland. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jokerit are an ice hockey team in the Finnish SM-liiga. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... The Chicago Blackhawks are a professional ice hockey team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... The 2001 NHL Entry Draft was held in June at the National Car Rental Center in Sunrise, Florida. ... The Atlantic Ocean forms a component of the all-encompassing World Ocean and is directly linked to the Arctic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and the Southern Ocean. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 2003-04 NHL season was the 87th regular season of the National Hockey League. ...


He didn't play during the NHL lockout, as he was recovering from injuries, but provided commentary on Finnish television during the ice hockey world championships, along with fellow NHL player Ville Nieminen. Ruutu returned to the NHL after the lockout, but his 2005-06 NHL season was cut short, first by a back injury that kept him out of the game for most of the fall, and in January an ankle injury requiring surgery ended his season. The Ice Hockey World Championship is an annual event organized by the International Ice Hockey Federation. ... NHL can also be an abbreviation for National Historic Landmark or Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. ... Ville Nieminen (born April 6, 1977 in Tampere, Finland) is a Finnish professional ice hockey forward for the St. ... The modernized NHL shield logo was introduced for the 2005-06 season. ...


He is the younger brother of Jarkko and Mikko Ruutu. Jarkko Ruutu (born August 23, 1975 in Vantaa, Finland) is a Finnish professional ice hockey forward. ... Mikko Ruutu (born September 10, 1978, in Vantaa, Finland) is a retired Finnish ice hockey forward. ...


Ruutu represented Finland at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey and scored his first goal with Team Finland in the final against Canada. The 2004 World Cup of Hockey is the second World Cup of Hockey (WCH), an international ice hockey tournament. ... Please add to this entry the roster of the world cup (most recent) and/or olympic (2006) for the Finnish mens hockey team The Finnish national mens ice hockey team or Leijonat, as it is called in Finland, is one of the most successful ice hockey teams in...


After an unimpressive showing at the 2006 World Championships Ruutu said he might retire, though that was put to rest when Ruutu signed a two year 3.75 million dollar contract on September the 13th.


Career statistics

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM +/- GP G A Pts PIM +/-
1999-00 HIFK SM-liiga 1 0 0 0 2 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2000-01 Jokerit SM-liiga 47 11 11 22 94 7 5 0 0 0 4 -3
2001-02 Jokerit SM-liiga 51 7 16 23 69 3 10 0 6 6 29 1
2002-03 HIFK SM-liiga 30 12 15 27 24 4 -- -- -- -- -- --
2003-04 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 82 23 21 44 58 -13 -- -- -- -- -- --
2005-06 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 15 2 3 5 31 -7 -- -- -- -- -- --
2006-07 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 71 17 21 38 95 4 -- -- -- -- -- --
NHL Totals 168 42 45 87 184 -34 -- -- -- -- -- --

International play

International statistics

Year Team Event GP G A Pts PIM
2004 Finland WCH 6 1 2 3 4
2006 Finland WC 9 0 0 0 49
2007 Finland WC 8 3 3 6 20

See also

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References

External links

  • Official website
  • Tuomo Ruutu on nhlfinns.com
  • [1] Tuomo Ruutu Fan Site On Myspace

  Results from FactBites:
 
Tuomo Ruutu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (280 words)
Tuomo Ruutu (born February 16, 1983 in Vantaa, Finland) is a Finnish ice hockey forward.
Ruutu was drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, as their first-round pick, #9 overall.
Ruutu returned to the NHL after the lockout, but his 2005-06 NHL season was cut short, first by a back injury that kept him out of the game for most of the fall, and in January an ankle injury requiring surgery ended his season.
Jarkko Ruutu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (269 words)
Jarkko Ruutu (born August 23, 1975 in Vantaa, Finland) is a Finnish professional ice hockey forward for the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Ruutu started his pro hockey career with HIFK in the Finnish SM-liiga in the 1996-97 season.
Ruutu has signed to play with the Canucks for the 2005-06 NHL season.
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