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Sami Vatanen

25-Year-Old Defenseman – Anaheim Ducks

2016-17 NHL Stats

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2016-17 NHL Projections

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2016-17 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

The most dangerous offensive weapon on the Ducks’ blue line, Vatanen set new career highs in points (38) and shots on goal (140), but his nine goals fell three short of the 12 he put up in 2014-15 in four less games. Vatanen is a smooth skater, a dynamic puck-mover and does ...

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STATUS:  Day-To-Day    INJURY:  Upper Body    EST. RETURN:  4/26/2017
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 four-year, $19.5 million contract extension in June of 2016. Deal includes a partial no-trade clause between 2018-20.

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Vatanen (upper body) will sit out Game 4 against the Flames on Wednesday.

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Sami Vatanen NHL Stats
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  Overall Power Play Defense
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 67 12 25 37 5 36 122 9.8 1 1 21:28 7 10 17 3:41 75 123
2015-16 24 NHL ANH 71 9 29 38 8 20 140 6.4 2 0 21:19 4 15 19 3:11 85 105
2016-17 25 NHL ANH 71 3 21 24 3 30 117 2.6 0 0 21:40 2 12 14 2:54 75 128
2016-17 Proj 25 NHL ANH 77 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 projections for Sami Vatanen

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Sami Vatanen – Playing Time Overview

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2016-17 Time On Ice Stats

21:40

Average Time On Ice

On average, Sami Vatanen was on the ice for 21:40.

2:54

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Sami Vatanen was on the ice for 2:54 during power plays.

2:12

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Sami Vatanen was on the ice for 2:12 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2014-15 21:28 3:41 2:11
2015-16 21:19 3:11 2:29
2016-17 21:40 2:54 2:12

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2016-17 NHL Game Log   Sami Vatanen
Calculate Stats Over Any Time Period Just click on any two dates to see the totals.
Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Apr 19 CGY@CGY Did Not Play
Apr 17 CGY@CGY Did Not Play
Apr 15 CGY Did Not Play
Apr 13 CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 22:11 4:58
Apr 9 LOS 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 19:58 2:45
Apr 6 CHI 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 1 1 22:24 2:23
Apr 4 CGY Did Not Play
Apr 2 CGY@CGY Did Not Play
Apr 1 EDM@EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 12:12 0:00
Mar 30 WPG@WPG 0 1 1 0 4 0 1 0 2 0.0 0 2 19:41 2:31
Mar 28 VAN@VAN 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 5 0.0 0 1 21:19 3:38
Mar 26 NYR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 3 20:28 1:12
Mar 24 WPG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 21:50 2:26
Mar 22 EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 16:44 3:16
Mar 18 SAN@SAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 19:47 1:53
Mar 17 BUF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 3 22:01 0:00
Mar 15 STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 3 23:24 4:34
Mar 12 WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 3 21:53 5:01
Mar 10 STL@STL 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 21:26 2:20
Mar 9 CHI@CHI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 1 20:40 2:16
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Mar 7 NAS 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 7 0.0 1 0 22:01 1:30
Mar 5 VAN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 22:24 2:06
Mar 3 TOR 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 1 2 19:27 0:54
Feb 25 LOS@LOS 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 4 22:26 3:15
Feb 22 BOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 22:31 3:02
Feb 20 ARI@ARI 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 19:43 0:55
Feb 19 LOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 7 0 24:56 2:51
Feb 17 FLA 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 22:27 3:48
Feb 14 MIN@MIN Did Not Play
Feb 11 WAS@WAS Did Not Play
Feb 9 BUF@BUF Did Not Play
Feb 7 NYR@NYR Did Not Play
Feb 4 TAM@TAM Did Not Play
Feb 3 FLA@FLA 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 11:06 0:30
Jan 31 COL 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 4 0.0 2 1 19:51 0:37
Jan 25 EDM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 22:31 2:30
Jan 23 WPG@WPG Did Not Play
Jan 21 MIN@MIN 0 0 0 -4 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 22:18 1:14
Jan 19 COL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 23:08 2:49
Jan 17 TAM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 5 23:10 4:04
Jan 15 STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 2 22:42 3:45
Jan 14 ARI@ARI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 2 19:28 2:17
Jan 12 COL@COL 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 19:16 0:55
Jan 10 DAL 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 2 0 25:17 4:35
Jan 8 MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 7 25:49 4:12
Jan 6 ARI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 2 23:30 2:28
Jan 4 DET 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 24:15 2:45
Jan 1 PHI 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 3 22:37 3:00
Dec 30 VAN@VAN Did Not Play
Dec 29 CGY@CGY Did Not Play
Dec 27 SAN Did Not Play
Dec 22 OTT@OTT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 21:31 3:17
Dec 20 MON@MON 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 22:16 2:19
Dec 19 TOR@TOR 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 1 5 27:02 3:28
Dec 17 DET@DET 0 1 1 -2 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 3 1 24:59 0:34
Dec 15 BOS@BOS 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 4 21:40 1:06
Dec 13 DAL@DAL 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 21:21 3:31
Dec 11 OTT 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 50.0 0 1 23:19 2:33
Dec 9 SAN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 4 21:38 2:36
Dec 7 CAR 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 2 24:25 3:43
Dec 4 CGY@CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 18:08 4:20
Dec 3 EDM@EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 25:32 2:10
Dec 1 VAN@VAN 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 3 22:59 1:42
Nov 29 MON 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 0 1 23:49 3:36
Nov 26 SAN@SAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 19:03 0:31
Nov 25 CHI 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 0 21:45 2:18
Nov 22 NYI 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 5:20 1:25
Nov 20 LOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 24:15 8:05
Nov 17 NJD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 6 22:05 2:21
Nov 15 EDM 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 1 2 19:40 2:54
Nov 12 NAS@NAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 25:14 7:22
Nov 10 CAR@CAR 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 22:37 3:37
Nov 9 CLM@CLM 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 2 22:32 4:19
Nov 6 CGY 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 21:34 2:36
Nov 4 ARI 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 19:55 1:49
Nov 2 PIT 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0.0 2 1 21:08 2:50
Nov 1 LOS@LOS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 2 22:09 3:39
Oct 28 CLM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 3 25:06 4:40
Oct 26 NAS 0 2 2 1 0 0 2 0 1 0.0 0 3 19:40 2:41
Oct 25 SAN@SAN 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 2 23:02 2:49
Oct 23 VAN 0 1 1 -2 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 2 1 19:52 2:27
Oct 20 PHI@PHI 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 9 24:34 3:07
Oct 18 NJD@NJD 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 100.0 1 1 22:21 5:34
Oct 16 NYI@NYI 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 2 23:43 4:32
Oct 15 PIT@PIT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 2 25:48 3:13
Oct 13 DAL@DAL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 23:27 5:13

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

Vatanen (upper body) did not suit up for Game 3 against the Flames on Monday.

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Vatanen (upper body) will make the decision on whether he suits up against the Flames on Monday, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.

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Vatanen (upper body) will travel with the team to Calgary for Monday's game and his status will be reassessed Monday morning.

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Vatanen (upper body) told reporters he is ready to suit up against Chicago on Thursday, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.

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Vatanen (upper body) is sidelined for the second consecutive game Tuesday against the Flames, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.

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Vatanen (upper body) will not play in Sunday's game against the Flames.

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Vatanen suffered an upper-body injury in the second period of Saturday's game against the Oilers, Eric Stephens of The Orange County Register reports.

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Vatanen failed to mark the scoresheet but did register five shots on net during Tuesday's win over Vancouver.

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Vatanen posted a goal, assist and plus-1 rating with a pair of blocked shots in Friday's 5-2 win against the Maple Leafs.

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Vatanen (lower body) has been activated off injured reserve, and is expected to be in the lineup for Friday's game against the Panthers.

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Vatanen (lower body) is listed on injured reserve, per the NHL's official media site.

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Vatanen (lower body) is unable to play Tuesday's game against Minnesota, Dan Wood of AM 830 KLAA reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016-17

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2015-16

Vatanen emerged as a lethal offensive blueliner in 2014-15, finishing third among all NHL defensemen with seven power-play goals. It's an accomplishment made all the more impressive considering Vatanen missed 15 games with a leg injury, with the 24-year-old finishing the campaign with totals of 12 goals and 37 points, establishing himself as one of the top young players at his position. Never afraid to join the rush, Vatanen built off his superb regular season during the Stanley Cup Playoffs, where he recorded three goals and 11 points in 16 games. While he’s only played 123 career NHL contests, Vatanen has tremendous offensive instincts and has made great progress in two NHL seasons. He’s the quarterback on a lethal power-play unit featuring Ryan Getzlaf, Ryan Kesler, and Corey Perry, and led all Anaheim blueliners last season with 122 shots on goal. If he's able to avoid the health issues that plagued him a season ago, Vatanen could become a top-10 fantasy defenseman in both 2015-16 and the years to come.

2014-15

Vatanen’s 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 decline. And he should get a shot at the point on the first power-play unit. This could be the start of something beautiful for his fantasy owners -- 35 points are within reach.

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.