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Sami Vatanen

23-Year-Old Defenseman – Anaheim Ducks

2013-14 NHL Stats

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6

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15

PP Pts

7

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9

PIM

22

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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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 Proj 23 NHL ANH 75 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Sami Vatanen

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Sami Vatanen – Playing Time Overview

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#2 Right Defenseman

Time On Ice Stats

17:27

Average Time On Ice in 2013-14

During an average game, Sami Vatanen was on the ice for 17:27.

2:45

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2013-14

During an average game, Sami Vatanen was on the ice for 2:45 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2012-13 15:49 2:35
2013-14 17:27 2:45

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Sami Vatanen 2013-14 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
May 16 LA 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 22:48 2:50
May 14 at LA 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 3 18:25 6:10
May 12 LA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 1 20:48 2:15
May 10 at LA 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 3 0 18:52 2:42
May 8 at LA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 20:19 2:34
May 5 LA Did Not Play
May 3 LA Did Not Play
Apr 27 at DAL Did Not Play
Apr 25 DAL Did Not Play
Apr 23 at DAL Did Not Play
Apr 21 at DAL Did Not Play
Apr 18 DAL Did Not Play
Apr 16 DAL Did Not Play
Apr 13 COL 0 2 2 3 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 18:47 2:55
Apr 12 at LA Did Not Play
Apr 9 SJ Did Not Play
Apr 7 at VAN Did Not Play
Apr 6 at EDM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 0 19:11 4:02
Apr 4 NSH Did Not Play
Apr 2 EDM Did Not Play
Mar 31 WPG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 13:56 0:00
Mar 29 at VAN 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 19:24 4:52
Mar 28 at EDM 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 6 0.0 2 1 26:55 3:56
Mar 26 at CGY 0 2 2 1 2 0 1 0 1 0.0 0 2 17:14 1:22
Mar 23 FLA 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 19:56 1:26
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Mar 20 at SJ Did Not Play
Mar 18 WAS Did Not Play
Mar 15 at LA Did Not Play
Mar 14 at COL Did Not Play
Mar 12 at CGY Did Not Play
Mar 10 TOR Did Not Play
Mar 7 PIT Did Not Play
Mar 5 MON Did Not Play
Mar 2 CAR Did Not Play
Feb 28 STL Did Not Play
Feb 8 at NSH Did Not Play
Feb 5 CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 16:16 2:47
Feb 3 CLS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 1 16:11 1:40
Feb 1 DAL Did Not Play
Jan 30 PHI Did Not Play
Jan 28 MIN Did Not Play
Jan 25 at LA Did Not Play
Jan 23 LA Did Not Play
Jan 21 WPG Did Not Play
Jan 18 at STL Did Not Play
Jan 17 at CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 12:20 0:15
Jan 15 VAN 1 2 3 1 2 1 2 0 6 16.7 2 2 21:36 8:06
Jan 12 DET 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 13:09 3:08
Jan 11 at PHO 1 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 2 50.0 3 1 13:45 0:16
Jan 9 at NSH 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 12:19 1:54
Jan 7 BOS 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 2 0 14:50 0:08
Jan 5 VAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 0 16:18 0:50
Jan 3 EDM 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 0 16:43 4:32
Dec 31 SJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 4 0 17:32 0:13
Dec 29 at SJ Did Not Play
Dec 28 PHO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 1 19:46 1:59
Dec 23 at WAS Did Not Play
Dec 21 at NYI 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 14:05 0:30
Dec 20 at NJ Did Not Play
Dec 17 at DET 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 0 0 17:52 1:11
Dec 15 EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 14:09 1:39
Dec 11 MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 19:22 0:15
Dec 9 NYI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 2 18:55 0:28
Dec 7 at STL 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 15:46 0:41
Dec 6 at CHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 3 1 19:44 0:00
Dec 3 LA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 14:12 0:26
Nov 30 at SJ 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 21:04 1:05
Nov 29 CGY 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 2 18:10 1:18
Nov 26 at DAL 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 16:00 0:59
Nov 23 at PHO 1 0 1 -2 0 1 0 0 2 50.0 0 1 14:28 1:22
Nov 22 TB Did Not Play
Nov 20 NJ Did Not Play
Nov 18 at PIT Did Not Play
Nov 15 at CAR Did Not Play
Nov 14 at TB Did Not Play
Nov 12 at FLA 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 2 16:27 3:20
Nov 10 VAN Did Not Play
Nov 8 BUF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 16:19 0:00
Nov 6 PHO Did Not Play
Nov 4 at NYR Did Not Play
Nov 2 at BUF 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 0 1 12:48 2:39
Oct 31 at BOS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 3 20:10 5:17
Oct 29 at PHI 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 16:43 2:13
Oct 27 at CLS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 19:00 3:34
Oct 25 at OTT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 17:14 5:06
Oct 24 at MON 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 20:02 3:00
Oct 22 at TOR 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 3 1 19:35 2:27
Oct 20 DAL 0 1 1 -1 2 0 1 0 2 0.0 1 2 19:32 4:12
Oct 18 PHO 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 15:07 4:04
Oct 16 CGY 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 15:03 3:31
Oct 13 OTT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0.0 3 3 22:01 6:19
Oct 10 NYR 0 1 1 5 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 19:08 5:27
Oct 6 at WPG 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 17:41 4:11
Oct 5 at MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 22:09 4:00
Oct 2 at COL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 1 18:46 2:04

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

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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Vatanen has been assigned to AHL Norfolk.

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Vatanen is a scratch for Saturday's game in St. Louis, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.

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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.