|International Played for Team Finland at the World Junior Championships in 1989 ... A member of Team Finland at the 1991 Canada Cup, scoring the game-winning goal in one of two Finnish wins ... Played at the 1991 World Championships (team had 6-3-1 record) and at the 1992 Albertville Olympics for Finland ... Selected to Team Finland for the 1994 World Championships but could not play because of injury ... Led Finnish team in scoring at the 1996 World Cup of Hockey ... Won a bronze medal at the 1998 Nagano Olympics and was top scorer of the tournament (four goals and six assists in five games) ? Won silver medal at the 1999 World Championships with 11 points in 11 games and was named tournament All-Star and Most Valuable Player ? Member of the 2002 Olympic team ? Scored 11 points in seven games at the 2003 World Championships ? Veteran leader on the 2004 World Cup of Hockey team that lost in the finals to Canada.
Career Winnipeg's first choice, 10th overall, in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft ... Played five years with Jokerit in the Finnish League from 1987 to 1992 ... Was named to the Finnish All-Star team in 1991 and 1992 ... Tied for the NHL lead in goals with Alexander Mogilny and established a rookie record with 76 in 1992-93 and finished fifth in NHL scoring with 132 points , which also set rookie record (breaking Peter Stastny's mark of 109 points) ... Scored his 100th goal in his 130th game, the second-fastest pace in NHL history (Mike Bossy, 129 games) ... In his rookie season he represented Winnipeg at NHL All-Star Game ... Sophomore season came to an end on Jan. 26, 1994 when he suffered a severed achilles tendon in Anaheim ... His childhood hockey idols were Guy Lafleur, Jari Kurri and Wayne Gretzky ... In 1997-98, while playing for Anaheim, tied for the NHL in goal-scoring along with Peter Bondra (Washington) with 52 ? Winner of the first ever Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy for most goals (47) in the NHL in 1999 ? Traded to San Jose Sharks in 2000-01 ? Signed as free agent with Colorado Avalanche in 2003-04.