'Two of Lydman's recommendations came from Numminen and Sabres center Chris Drury, a former Flames teammate. Lydman and Sabres goalie Mika Noronen played two seasons together with Tappara Tampere of the Finnish League. "I spoke to Chris, and I spoke to Teppo, and they were both excited," Regier said. "He's a good player, a good teammate. For us, the dressing room is important, and their comments were very positive."'
The Sabres Report - August 26, 2005