Finnish center who was simply among the best offensive producers in the Florida Panthers in the early-to-mid 2000s. He gained a sterling silver medal using the Finnish nationwide team on the 2006 Olympics, aswell as bronze medals on the 2010 and 2014 video games. He was chosen third general in the 1997 NHL Draft with the LA Kings. He just briefly played skillfully for the Kings before he was exchanged to the brand new York Islanders in 1999, after that towards the Panthers in 2000. His greatest statistical season emerged in 2006-07 when he put together career-highs in both goals (39) and helps (52) to create for an extraordinary 91-point period. He wedded his youth sweetheart Katerina in 2001 as well as the few acquired three daughters jointly. From 2010 to 2012, he was teammates with winger Jarome Iginla in the Calgary Flames.