Video: Thousands celebrate Timonen in home town of Kuopio

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Beloved Finnish defenseman Kimmo Timonen was feted by thousands of fans in his hometown of Kuopio.

Just last month, Timonen, 40, ended his career on a high note:

The city of Kuopio has a population of around 110,000. Other hockey players from Kuopio include Olli Jokinen and Sami Kapanen.