20-year NHL veteran Numminen retires

20-year NHL veteran Numminen retires

BUFFALO, N.Y., Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Teppo Numminen on Wednesday announced his retirement, ending a 20-year NHL career that included 1,372 regular-season games.

NHL: Buffalo 3, Carolina 1

BUFFALO, N.Y., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Tim Connolly had two goals and Ryan Miller blocked 36-of-37 shots Saturday night to lead the Buffalo Sabres to a 3-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes.

NHL: Montreal 4, Buffalo 3 (OT)

MONTREAL, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Alex Kovalev's goal with 25 seconds left in overtime Saturday night boosted the Montreal Canadiens to a come-from-behind 4-3 win over Buffalo.

Buffalo's Teppo Numminen returns

BUFFALO, N.Y., Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Buffalo Sabres defenseman Teppo Numminen practiced Thursday for the first time since heart surgery three months ago.

NHL: New Jersey 3, Buffalo 2

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Zach Parise and Jamie Langenbrunner had a goal and an assist apiece Saturday night as the New Jersey Devils beat Buffalo, 3-2.

NHL: Buffalo 3, N.Y. Rangers 2 (OT)

NEW YORK, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Chris Drury scored in overtime Sunday evening to give the Buffalo Sabres a 3-2 win over the New York Rangers.

NHL: Buffalo 7, Carolina 4

RALEIGH, N.C., Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Derek Roy had a goal and two assists Monday as the Buffalo Sabres posted a 7-4 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes.

NHL: Buffalo 3, Carolina 2 (SO)

RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Daniel Briere scored a shoot-out goal Wednesday night as the Buffalo Sabres beat Carolina, 3-2, in the season opener for the National Hockey League.

NHL: Buffalo 7, Ottawa 6 (OT)

OTTAWA, May 6 (UPI) -- Chris Drury scored a goal 18 seconds into overtime Friday night as the Buffalo Sabres beat Ottawa, 7-6, in Game One of the Eastern Conference semifinals.

NHL: Buffalo 6, Philadelphia 5

PHILADELPHIA, March 11 (UPI) -- Mike Grier scored the game-winning goal with 4.6 seconds left Saturday to give the Buffalo Sabres a 6-5 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers.

NHL: Buffalo 3, Montreal 2 (OT)

MONTREAL, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Maxim Afinogenov scored his second goal 30 seconds into overtime Tuesday to give the Buffalo Sabres a 3-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens.

NHL: Buffalo 4, Philadelphia 2

BUFFALO, N.Y., Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Jochen Hecht scored a goal midway through the second period Thursday night to help the Buffalo Sabres beat Philadelphia, 4-2, for their fourth win in a row.

NHL: Buffalo 3, Edmonton 1

EDMONTON, Alberta, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Maxim Afinogenov scored the game-winning goal in the final period and added an assist, as the visiting Buffalo Sabres downed the Edmonton Oilers, 3-1.

NHL: Buffalo 3, Anaheim 2

BUFFALO, N.Y., Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Maxim Afinogenov scored the game-winning goal in overtime Thursday night as the Buffalo Sabres edged Anaheim, 3-2.

NHL: Buffalo 8, Washington 5

BUFFALO, N.Y., Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Taylor Pyatt scored three goals Thursday night as the Buffalo Sabres skated past the Washington Capitals, 8-5.
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Teppo Numminen
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Teppo Numminen of Finland warms up prior to facing the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada on March 31, 2007. (UPI Photo/Ed Wolfstein)

Teppo Kalevi Numminen (born July 3, 1968 in Tampere, Finland) is a Finnish professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Numminen started his career with his local team, Tappara, in the SM-liiga. Drafted twenty-ninth overall in the 1986 NHL Entry Draft by the Winnipeg Jets, Numminen moved to North America in 1988 to play for the Jets. He moved with the team as it became the Phoenix Coyotes before the 1996–97 season. He played in the NHL All-Star Game in both 1999 and 2000. After fifteen seasons playing for the Winnipeg/Phoenix organization, Numminen was traded to the Dallas Stars in July, 2003, for Mike Sillinger. Numminen took a break from hockey during the 2004–05 NHL lockout. Numminen then signed as a free agent with the Buffalo Sabres.

On November 13, 2006, Numminen played his 1252nd game in the NHL and in the process, set a record for most NHL games played as a European-trained player, surpassing Jari Kurri. Numminen is the only player from the 1986 NHL Entry Draft who is still playing in the NHL.

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