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Jyrki Lumme

Born:July 16, 1966Draft:1986 Canadiens #57 Overall
Hometown:Tampere, FinlandPosition:Defense
Known For:Shoots/Catches:Left
National Team:FinlandCurrent Team:

Jyrki Olavi Lumme (born July 16, 1966) is a Finnish former professional ice hockey defenseman who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) and SM-liiga. Lumme joined the Montreal Canadiens in 1988. The Canadiens had selected Lumme two years prior in the 1986 NHL Entry Draft 57th overall. In his second NHL season, he was traded to the Vancouver Canucks, with whom he spent the majority of his career and enjoyed the most success. Over nine seasons with the Canucks, Lumme was named the club’s annual top defenseman on four occasions, became the team’s all-time top goal- and point-scoring defenseman, and was a part of the squad’s run to the 1994 Stanley Cup Finals. Towards the end of his NHL career, he additionally played for the Phoenix CoyotesDallas Stars and Toronto Maple Leafs over the span of five seasons.

Jyrki Lumme Toronto Maple Leafs
Jyrki Lumme, Toronto Maple Leafs, Oct. 31, 2002 (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/NHLI)

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Achievements

  • Olympic Silver Medal (1988)
  • Olympic Bronze Medal (1998)
  • IIHF World Championships Bronze Medal (2000)

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