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Jarkko Ruutu
Jarkko Ruutu
Left Wing
(ROO-too, YAHR-koh)
Number: 37
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 204
Shoots: Left
Born: Aug 23, 1975
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland
Acquired: Signed by the Penguins as a free agent on July 4, 2006
Drafted: VAN / 1998 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 3rd (68th overall)



2008 PLAYOFF NOTES:
* Scored his second goal of the playoffs in Game 1 to spark the Penguins comeback from a 3-0 deficit.
* Has 48 hits in the playoffs, including 10 in Game 1 vs. New York.
* Scored the game-winning and series-winning goal in Round 1.

2007-08 NOTES:
* Recorded a career-high three point game, including a short handed goal and two
assists on Mar. 27 against the Devils.
* Posted a career high, three-game goal streak from Mar. 18-22.
* Notched 3 goals in 6 shootout attempts (50%) this season and is 8 of 16
(50%) for his career.
* Scored his first goal in 59 games on Feb. 17 against the Buffalo Sabres and his
second goal in three games Feb. 21st at Montreal.
* Ranked second on the team with 138 penalty minutes and third in hits with
134.
* He collected two assists in the 6-2 win on January 3rd. He had just two assists in 28 previous games this season. It was his first multi-point game since March 14th, 2007 vs. New Jersey (1g, 1a) and first mulit-assist game since December 29th, 2003 when he was a member of the Vancouver Canucks.
* Scored the winning goal in a 6-5 shootout victory at Ottawa on Nov. 22.

SEASON HIGHS
Points: 3 (03/27 vs. NJ)br>Shots: 4 (01/10 @ TB)br>Icetime: 15:29 (02/02 vs. CAR)br>Plus/Minus: +3 (03/27 vs. NJ)br>Blocked Shots: 2 ( three times, last time 04/02 vs. PHI)br>Hits: 7 (02/10 vs. PHI)br>
CAREER PLAYOFF HIGHS: MOST RECENT:
Goals: 1 (3X) 04/25/2008 PIT 5 vs NYR 4
Assists: 1 (4X) 04/14/2008 PIT 4 at OTT 1
Points: 1 (7X) 04/25/2008 PIT 5 vs NYR 4 (1G-0A)br>SOG: 4 (1X) 04/27/2008 PIT 2 vs NYR 0
PIM : 14 (1X) 04/29/2008 PIT 5 at NYR 3
+/- : 2 (1X) 04/27/2003 VAN 2 vs MIN 3
HITS: 10 (1X) 04/25/2008 PIT 5 vs NYR 4
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