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Janne Pesonen
Janne Pesonen
Left Wing
Number: 20
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 180
Shoots: Left
Born: May 11, 1982
Birthplace: Suomussalmi, Finland
Acquired: Signed as a free agent on July 7, 2008.
Drafted: ANA / 2004 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 9th (269th overall)
2007-08:  Leading scorer in Finnish Elite League with 34 goals, 78 points in 56 games for Oulu Karpat … Added 16 points in playoffs (7+9) to lead club to its fifth league championship … Posted a plus-39 rating.

INTERNATIONAL CAREER: Played six games for Finland national team at 2007 Karjala Cup and Sweden Hockey Games, registering four points (2+2) ... Scored three goals in two games at European Champions Cup … Has played on four Finnish league championship teams with Karpat (2004, 2005, 2007, 2008) … Named playoff MVP after scoring seven points in nine games in 2006-07 … Was Rookie of the Year for Karpat in 2003-04.


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