Finnish hockey forward best known for his years with the Chicago Blackhawks and Carolina Hurricanes. He earned gold medals representing Finland at the 2000 IIHF World Under-18 Championships and 2011 IIHF World Championships.
He played for HIFK in SM-liiga during the 1999-00 season.
He earned a medal in each of the first eleven events in which he represented Finland internationally.
His older brother is former NHL players Jarkko Ruutu and Mikko Ruutu.
He played with centre Eric Staal in Carolina.