|International Won a bronze medal with Team Finland at the 1991 European Junior Championship scoring four goals and four assists in five games ? Scored five goals and six assists in seven games for Team Finland at the 1993 World Junior Championship ? Won a bronze medal at the 1994 Olympics and tied for the team lead with seven points ? Won a silver medal at the 1994 World Championship ? Won a gold medal with Finland's first ever World Championship team in 1995 and scored a hat trick in the gold medal game against Sweden in Sweden for a 4-1 victory ? Led Team Finland and ranked second in the tournament in points at the 1995 World Championship with 11 ? Was named a tournament All-Star at the 1995 World Championship, along with his Finnish linemates Jere Lehtinen and Saku Koivu ? Was a member of the 1996 World Cup team and the 1996 and 1997 World Championship teams ? Won a bronze medal with Team Finland at the 1998 Olympics ? Won a silver medal at the 1998 World Championship and scored four goals and six assists in 10 games ? Named to the tournament All-Star team at the 1998 World Championship ? Won a silver medal at the 1999 World Championship ? Won a bronze medal at the 2000 World Championship ? Member of both the 2003 and 2004 World Championship teams ? Contributed three points in six games to the Finnish team at the World Cup of Hockey that lost to Canada in the finals.
Career Drafted 58th overall in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft by the San Jose Sharks ? Played three years in the Finnish league with HIFK Helsinki from 1992-93 to 1994-95 ? Won Finnish Rookie of the Year in 1993 ? During the 1995-96 season scored 13 points in 31 games with the San Jose Sharks of the NHL and 18 points in 29 games with the Kansas City Blades of the IHL ? Played 1997-98 season with Vastra Frolunda in Sweden and recorded 22 goals and 29 assists for 51 points in 45 games ? NHL rights traded by the San Jose Sharks to the Nashville Predators in 1998 ? Played first full season in the NHL in 1999-2000 with the Nashville Predators and in 79 games had six goals and 22 assists ? Member of the Nashville organization until 2000-01 ? Returned to Finland in 2001-02 to resume his professional career.