Sunday, August 23, 2009

Hyvää syntymäpäivää Jarkko!!

[This is one of my FAVORITE pictures of Ruutu which I got from HftL reader Lexie H.]

Yes, if you've been following this blog for any length of time, you know that one of my all time favorite players is Jarkko Ruutu!!

Well, today is his birthday (which he shares with my own dad) and I just want to wish him a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

Hyvää syntymäpäivää

As a tribute, below are a few of my favorite Ruutu moments (as a Pittsburgh Penguin).


Val said...

I love Jarkko, too...and my favorite line from the second video is when the announcer says he might need to be sedated, because he keeps talking.

The only thing that makes me sadder than not having Jarkko in a pens uniform, is not having Whitney in one either...when I saw him on the video, as well, it made me a little verklempt :)

Kat said...


He is my boy too! I will always love my Ruutu a lot despite whatever team he is on. I will always love my Finnish boys!

Happy Birthday to your dad too!

Val said...

@Kat - thanks for the reminder, happy birthday to your dad, too, Stephanie!

Sam said...

Oh, I miss that man. He always put on a show. ;)

But I'm happy to say that along with Ruuts and your dad, it's my birthday too! =)

Stephanie said...

THANKS TO ALL for the birthday wishes for my dad!! And HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you, Sam!!

Cat said...

I miss his bad-a**nes. He was so much fun to watch! I'm so sad he's no longer with the Pens. He was such a character!