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Former Buffalo Sabre Teppo Numminen Joins IIHF Hall of Fame

November 25th, 2012 at 9:00 AM
By Paul Lane Sabres 101

Former Buffalo Sabres defenseman Teppo Numminen is one of six members of the International Ice Hockey Federation Hall of Fame class of 2013.

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.

The IIHF is the body that governs international hockey, including the World Championships and Olympics.

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