Numminen played 1,372 games over 21 NHL seasons, including four seasons in Buffalo. He scored 117 goals and 520 assists and was a +56. He also played in 12 international competitions for Finland, winning three Olympic medals (two silvers and a bronze). He's now an assistant coach for Buffalo.
Other inductees include players Peter Forsberg (Sweden), Mats Sundin (Sweden), Paul Henderson (Canada) and Danielle Goyette (Canada), and builder Jan-Ake Edvinsson (Sweden). They will be inducted May 19, 2013.
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