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Flyers' Kapanen retires after 12 NHL seasons

The Canadian Press

6/3/2008 2:42:35 PM

PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphia Flyers winger Sami Kapanen is retiring after 12 NHL seasons.

The 34-year-old had eight points in 74 regular-season games for the Flyers.

Kapanen was selected by the Hartford Whalers in the fourth round of the 1995 NHL entry draft.

Over 12 seasons with the Flyers, Whalers and Carolina Hurricanes, Kapanen had 458 points (189-269) and 175 penalty minutes.

He posted 35 points (13-22) and 22 penalty minutes in 87 career playoff games.

Kapanen played for Finland at the Olympics in 1994, 1998 and 2002.