Teppo Numminen is a Finnish defenseman on the Buffalo Sabres.
Numminen is one of the most successful Finnish hockey players in NHL history, having been drafted by the Winnipeg Jets in 1986. Numminen joined the club in 1988 and spent the next 15 years playing for the franchise, both before and after the club was moved to Phoenix. Numminen has been one of the most successful European players in NHL history and has played more games than any other European player. He made a name for himself as a very solid two-way defenseman, putting up the best season of his career in 1995-96, when he had 43 assists and 54 points. Numminen was team captain for the Coyotes between 2001 and 2003. In 2003, he was traded to the Dallas Stars, where he spent a season before the lockout. Upon returning to the NHL, he signed with the Buffalo Sabres and has remained with the club since. He is currently under a one year contract with the Sabres.
Numminen has played for Team Finland on a number of occasions, winning three medals. He won a silver medal at the 1988 and 2006 Winter Olympics, as well as a bronze at the 1998 Nagano Games.