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08-09-2011, 08:04 AM
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More than a mere offensively defenceman, Risto Siltanen was a solid defender, known as "the Littlest Hulk" due to his strength and relatively small stature.

His NHL offensive production peaked at 10th among defencemen in 1981/82, when he recorded 63 points for the Oilers. The previous season he was 18th with 53 points, and then to prove he wasn't just piggybacking on superior teammates, recorded another 53-point season with Hartford in 1983/84 (17th among blueliners).

In his career in Finland, he was never the best offensive defenceman in the league (3rd in 1989, 4th in 1990, 6th in 1979, 7th in 1977), but he still made three First All-Star Teams (1977, 1989 and 1990).

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