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Sami Vatanen

23-Year-Old Defenseman – Anaheim Ducks

2014-15 NHL Stats

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2014-15 NHL Projections

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Vatanenís second NHL season saw him substantially increase both his playing time and his productivity. But he still saw a lot of healthy scratches, particularly late in the season. Stephane Robidas has departed to Toronto, so those healthy scratches for Vatanen should declin...

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SHOOTS: Right   HT: 5' 10"   WT: 183   DOB: 6/3/1991   BORN: Jyvaskyla, Finland   DRAFTED: 4th Rd, #106 Overall in 2009   Show ContractHide Contract

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Sami Vatanen Contract Information:

Signed a two-year, $2.525 million contract extension with Anaheim in July of 2014.

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Vatanen scored two-power-play goals and earned first star honors in Sunday's win over the Blues.

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Sami Vatanen NHL Stats
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Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2012-13 21 NHL ANH 8 2 0 2 3 0 6 33.3 0 0 15:49 1 0 1 2:35 2 13
2013-14 22 NHL ANH 48 6 15 21 9 22 73 8.2 0 0 17:27 2 5 7 2:45 66 47
2013-14 22 AHL NOR 8 2 5 7 0 4 0 1
2014-15 23 NHL ANH 7 2 3 5 -2 4 12 16.7 0 0 20:04 2 3 5 4:30 5 19
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Sami Vatanen – Playing Time Overview

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Time On Ice Stats

20:04

Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Sami Vatanen was on the ice for 20:04.

4:30

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Sami Vatanen was on the ice for 4:30 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2013-14 17:27 2:45
2014-15 20:04 4:30

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Sami Vatanen 2014-15 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Oct 22 BUF 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 20:06 4:28
Oct 19 STL 2 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 2 100.0 0 2 20:37 3:28
Oct 17 MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 2 21:14 5:41
Oct 14 at PHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 9 21:05 2:36
Oct 13 at BUF 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 3 0.0 1 1 18:18 5:59
Oct 11 at DET 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 3 20:27 4:04
Oct 9 at PIT 0 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 3 0.0 1 0 18:40 5:13

Sami Vatanen: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Vatanen gathered two assists and attempted three shots on goal in 18:40 of ice time Thursday against the Penguins.

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Vatanen signed a two-year contract to remain with the Ducks on Tuesday.

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Vatanen was recalled from AHL Norfolk on Thursday, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.

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Vatanen was reassigned to AHL Norfolk on Sunday.

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Vatanen picked up the game-tying and game-winning asssists during an overtime victory over the Avalanche on Sunday.

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Vatanen registered two assists during a 3-2 win over the Flames on Wednesday.

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Vatanen (lower body) was recalled from AHL Norfolk on Sunday and he's participating in warmups.

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Vatanen is nursing a lower-body injury, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.

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Vatanen was recalled from AHL Norfolk on Monday, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.

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Vatanen was reassigned to AHL Norfolk on Tuesday.

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Vatanen gathered three helpers for Finland in their Olympic-opening victory over Austria on Thursday.

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The Ducks have recalled Vatanen from AHL Norfolk.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014-15

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2013-14

Vatanen is a small, offensive dynamo who scored two goals in the eight games he played during the 2012-2013 regular season. He'd be considered a stud in the making if his parents had given him the gift of three more inches in height, but alas that didn't happen. Still, the Ducks have a serviceable defense corps that helps insulate players' shortcomings (see Souray, Sheldon), so Vatanen could be eased into NHL time nice and easy on the left coast. He has the tool belt to be an elite power-play QB, but like we said, those tools just hang a little closer to the ground than for most. Watch his development and don't be afraid to stash him on keeper rosters. Single-year leagues need to use more caution than that, so a waiver pick up might be in order.

2012-13

Vatanen has elite offensive abilities, and if he were over six feet, he'd be on the short list of the best defense prospects in the world. Everyone would know his name and they'd be tossing around words like game-breaker and stud. But he's 5-9 and that seriously changes the adjectives used to describe him. Watch from afar -- if he can show that he can handle his own-zone duties on smaller ice, we might have a sleeper.