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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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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.

November 29, 2016  –  Sami Vatanen News

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Vatanen recorded a power-play assist and two shots on goal through 23:49 of ice time -- 3:36 with the man advantage -- during Tuesday's win over Montreal.

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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 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 27 1 10 11 8 8 36 2.8 0 0 21:50 1 6 7 3:28 31 51
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Sami Vatanen – Playing Time Overview

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#1Right Defenseman
  1. Sami Vatanen
  2. Josh Manson
  3. Kevin Bieksa
Anaheim Ducks

2016-17 Time On Ice Stats

21:50

Average Time On Ice

On average, Sami Vatanen was on the ice for 21:50.

3:28

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Sami Vatanen was on the ice for 3:28 during power plays.

2:21

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Sami Vatanen was on the ice for 2:21 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 21:50 3:28 2:21

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2016-17 NHL Game Log   Sami Vatanen
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Dec 7 CAR 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 2 24:25 3:43
Dec 4 @CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 18:08 4:20
Dec 3 @EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 25:32 2:10
Dec 1 @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 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 25:14 7:22
Nov 10 @CAR 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 22:37 3:37
Nov 9 @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 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
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Oct 25 @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 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 9 24:34 3:07
Oct 18 @NJD 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 100.0 1 1 22:21 5:34
Oct 16 @NYI 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 2 23:43 4:32
Oct 15 @PIT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 2 25:48 3:13
Oct 13 @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 is averaging a career-high 3:47 of power-play time to begin the season.

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Vatanen recorded a power-play assist during Wednesday's loss against Pittsburgh.

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Vatanen tallied a pair of assists and blocked three shots in a 6-1 win over Nashville on Wednesday.

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Vatanen's first-period power-play goal failed to hold up in Tuesday's 2-1 road loss to the Devils.

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Vatanen's four-year, $19 million contract extension signed Saturday includes a partial no-trade clause between 2018-20, Helene Elliott of the Los Angeles Times reports.

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The Ducks signed Vatanen to a four-year, $19.5 million contract extension Saturday, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.

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Vatanen notched the game-winning goal and added a power-play assist in Saturday's 5-2 win over Nashville. He is riding a three-game, four-point streak (one goal, three assists).

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Vatanen (illness) is fine to play in Game 1 of the first-round playoff series against the Predators on Friday.

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Vatanen (illness) will not join the team on their upcoming road trip to Colorado, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.

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Vatanen will not play in Thursday's game against the Kings due to an illness.

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Vatanen (head) will rejoin the lineup for Monday's tilt versus the Oilers, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.

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Vatanen (head) won't play Saturday against the Senators, The Orange County Register 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.