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MRuutu

Mikko Ruutu (born on September 10, 1978 in Vantaa, Finland) is a retired Finnish ice hockey forward.

Playing CareerEdit

Mikko played for HIFK and Jokerit in the Finnish SM-liiga, earning a silver medal with HIFK and the SM-liiga championship with Jokerit in 2002.

He was drafted by the Ottawa Senators as their 7th round pick in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft, but his only season in North America was for Clarkson University in the NCAA league.

Mikko has since retired from professional hockey due to a broken knee. He is currently a scout for the Ottawa Senators.

Career StatisticsEdit

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1998–99 HIFK SM-liiga 31 3 1 4 12 4 0 0 0 2
1999–00 Clarkson University NCAA 33 5 5 10 26 -- -- -- -- --
2000–01 Jokerit SM-liiga 56 5 6 11 38 5 0 1 1 2
2001–02 Jokerit SM-liiga 47 3 3 6 65 5 1 0 1 27
2002–03 Jokerit SM-liiga 23 2 4 6 4 10 0 1 1 4
SM-liiga Totals 157 13 14 27 119 24 1 2 3 35

Personal LifeEdit

Mikko has two brothers: Jarkko who is a former NHL player currently playing for Jokerit and Tuomo who currently plays in the NHL for the Carolina Hurricanes.

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