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|Date of birth||July 16th, 1966|
|Place of birth||Tampere, FIN|
|Seasons - MTL||2|
GP Games played - Number of games the player has set foot on the ice
G Goals - Number of goals the player has scored
A Assists - Number of goals the player has assisted in
PTS Points - Scoring points, calculated as the sum of G and A
+/- Plus/Minus - The number of team goals for minus the number of team goals against while the player is on the ice
PIM Penalties infraction minutes - Number of penalty minutes the player has been assessed
AN EXCEPTIONAL PASSER, JYRKI LUMME BEGAN HIS CAREER IN MONTREAL BEFORE DEVELOPING INTO ONE OF THE BETTER OFFENSIVE DEFENSEMEN OF THE 1990S.An offensive defenseman who could protect and move the puck adeptly, Jyrki Lumme became the first Finnish player ever to crack the Habs’ lineup in 1988-89. Prior to that, Lumme had distinguished himself with his play in his native city of Tampere.
The Canadiens’ scouting staff didn’t have to venture far to see Lumme in action. He was part of Finland’s national team at the 1986 World Junior Hockey Championship in Hamilton, ON. A few months later, the Habs selected him 57th overall in the third round of the 1986 NHL Entry Draft.
After making the jump directly from Tampere to Montreal at the beginning of 1988-89, Lumme appeared in 21 games before he was sent to the AHL’s Sherbrooke Canadiens to finish off the year.
Known for his ability to consistently set up his teammates, Lumme became a regular on the Canadiens’ blue line in 1989-90. The Finnish defenseman bolstered an already strong trio of rearguards composed of Mathieu Schneider, Chris Chelios and Petr Svoboda.
Lumme was traded to Vancouver 54 games into the season, in return for a second round draft pick. In 75 regular season games in Montreal, he had two goals and 24 assists.
Lumme went on to enjoy the best years of his career with Vancouver, where he spent eight seasons and became one of the NHL’s top offensive defensemen. He also played for the Phoenix Coyotes, Dallas Stars and Toronto Maple Leafs, with whom he ended his NHL career in 2002-03.
His career came full circle in 2005-06 when he returned home to play for Tampere.