|International Was a member of Team Finland at the World Championships in 1987 and 1991 ... Had a goal and four assists for the silver medal-winning Finnish Olympic team at Calgary in 1988 ... Participated in the 1987 and 1991 Canada Cup tournaments ... Was selected to represent Finland at the 1994 World Championships, but could not play due to injury ... Member of the Finnish team at the 1996 World Championships ... Played for Finland at the 1996 World Cup of Hockey ... Named to the All-Star team at the 1997 World Championships ... Won bronze medal at the 1998 Olympics in Nagano ? Member of Team Finland at the 2002 Olympics ? Member of 2002 World Championship team ? Veteran leader of 2004 World Cup of Hockey team that lost to Canada in the finals.
Career Winnipeg's second choice, 29th overall, in the 1986 NHL Entry Draft ... Childhood hero was Swedish tennis star Bjorn Borg ... Played the 1984-85 season with Tappara in the Finnish Junior League ... Promoted to Tappara's club in the Finnish Elite Division at age 17, playing three seasons ... Made his NHL debut for the Jets on October 6, 1988, scoring a shorthanded, game-tying goal in a 2-2 tie with Vancouver... Played a second full season in 1991-92, becoming the only Jet to take part in all 80 games that year ... A dislocated thumb cut short his 1993-94 campaign ... Led Jets in plus-minus in 1994-95, with a +12 ranking ... In 1997-98, led Phoenix Coyotes defensemen in scoring with 11 goals and 40 assists for 51 points in 82 games ? Played in NHL All-Star game in 1999, 2000, 2001 ? Traded to the Dallas Stars prior to the 2003-04 season.