Happy 48th Birthday to Former Bruins Defenseman Jarno Kultanen!

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By: Amy Tolman | Follow me on Twitter @amy7594

Jarno Kultanen was born in Bonin Luumaki, Finland, on January 8, 1973. He was drafted in the sixth round (174th overall) by the Boston Bruins in the 2000 National Hockey League entry draft. He played for the Bruins from 2001 to 2003 but lost some time in the 2001-02 season due to a knee injury he sustained on October 8, 2001, against the Minnesota Wild.

Kultanen played 102 games in three seasons for the B’s before being sent to the Providence Bruins, Boston’s top minor-pro affiliate. With Providence, he appeared in 59 games before signing as a free agent in his native Finland with the HIFK of the Liiga in May of 2003. He spent the rest of his career playing with various teams in the Finnish country until he retired from the game in 2010.

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