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Valtteri Filppula

30-Year-Old Center – Tampa Bay Lightning

2013-14 NHL Stats

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25

A

33

PP Pts

20

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5

PIM

20

2014-15 NHL Projections

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Filppula is now the Bolts' resident veteran-in-chief, and the team's only forward 30 years or older - not entirely true, what with Brendan Morrow around. He will be when Morrow gets scratched - and he will. Filppula's first season in Tampa delivered 58 points, including a ca...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 195   DOB: 3/20/1984   BORN: Vantaa, Finland   DRAFTED: 3rd Rd, #95 Overall in 2002   Show ContractHide Contract

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Valtteri Filppula Contract Information:

Signed a five-year contract with Tampa Bay in July 2013 worth $5 million per season.

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Filppula (lower body) is expected to play Wednesday against the Canadiens.

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Valtteri Filppula 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
2005-06 21 4 0 1 1 1 2 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
2006-07 22 73 10 7 17 8 20 76 13.2 1 0 0 0 0
2007-08 23 78 19 17 36 16 28 122 15.6 3 0 3 0 3
2008-09 24 80 12 28 40 9 42 129 9.3 1 0 16:06 1 3 4 0:47 41 18
2009-10 25 55 11 24 35 -4 24 114 9.6 1 1 18:14 1 7 8 2:28 34 25
2010-11 26 NHL DET 71 16 23 39 -1 22 115 13.9 5 0 16:43 4 4 8 2:23 30 25
2011-12 27 NHL DET 81 23 43 66 18 14 144 16.0 1 1 18:16 3 8 11 2:37 42 23
2012-13 28 NHL DET 41 9 8 17 -4 6 78 11.5 0 0 17:47 3 0 3 3:32 16 12
2013-14 29 NHL TB 75 25 33 58 5 20 131 19.1 2 0 19:59 6 14 20 3:28 33 33
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Valtteri Filppula – Playing Time Overview

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Time On Ice Stats

19:59

Average Time On Ice in 2013-14

During an average game, Valtteri Filppula was on the ice for 19:59.

3:28

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2013-14

During an average game, Valtteri Filppula was on the ice for 3:28 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2011-12 18:16 2:37
2012-13 17:47 3:32
2013-14 19:59 3:28

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Valtteri Filppula 2013-14 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Apr 22 at MON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 21:12 1:03
Apr 20 at MON 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 20:41 1:32
Apr 18 MON 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 0 1 17:55 2:08
Apr 16 MON 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 25:12 3:16
Apr 13 at WAS Did Not Play
Apr 11 CLS Did Not Play
Apr 10 PHI 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 17:12 3:34
Apr 8 TOR 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 17:03 0:07
Apr 5 DAL 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 24:33 5:47
Apr 3 CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 17:41 3:33
Apr 1 MON 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 23:11 9:31
Mar 30 at DET 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 0 0 22:31 4:59
Mar 29 at BUF 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 4 0.0 0 0 23:15 4:13
Mar 27 NYI 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 22:03 3:40
Mar 24 OTT 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 1 0 24:51 7:49
Mar 22 at PIT 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 100.0 0 0 18:14 1:55
Mar 20 at OTT 1 0 1 -2 0 1 0 0 1 100.0 0 0 19:23 4:58
Mar 19 at TOR 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 0 0 20:50 4:38
Mar 17 VAN 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 1 23:06 5:09
Mar 15 NJ 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 19:00 1:15
Mar 13 FLA 0 3 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 1 0 19:21 5:20
Mar 10 PHO 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 21:24 3:36
Mar 8 BOS 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 1 1 19:58 0:54
Mar 6 BUF 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 19:06 4:11
Mar 4 at STL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 22:00 4:44
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Mar 2 at COL Did Not Play
Mar 1 at DAL Did Not Play
Feb 27 at NSH Did Not Play
Feb 8 DET Did Not Play
Feb 6 TOR 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 14:48 0:00
Feb 4 at MIN 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 0 1 22:04 3:23
Feb 1 at MON Did Not Play
Jan 30 at OTT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 7:17 1:03
Jan 28 at TOR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 22:07 4:39
Jan 25 COL 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 0 17:42 2:54
Jan 23 OTT 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 24:35 3:45
Jan 19 at CAR 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 18:17 2:08
Jan 18 SJ 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 19:48 2:40
Jan 16 NYI 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 1 0 20:28 2:34
Jan 14 at NYR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 23:30 2:27
Jan 13 at CLS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 19:30 3:25
Jan 11 at PHI 1 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 2 18:00 4:10
Jan 9 WAS 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 0.0 0 2 20:53 1:25
Jan 7 at WPG 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 4 25.0 0 0 20:16 6:32
Jan 5 at EDM 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 1 1 16:48 0:58
Jan 3 at CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 2 21:55 5:15
Jan 1 at VAN 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 0 0 24:03 3:55
Dec 29 NYR 1 1 2 0 2 0 1 0 3 33.3 0 0 20:39 2:25
Dec 28 MON 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 18:07 3:48
Dec 23 at FLA 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 100.0 1 0 17:47 3:49
Dec 21 CAR 0 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 1 1 21:30 5:40
Dec 19 NSH 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 19:29 4:05
Dec 17 at NYI 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 4 50.0 0 1 22:42 1:29
Dec 15 at DET 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 18:32 1:42
Dec 14 at NJ 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 22:27 3:46
Dec 12 DET 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 18:50 2:54
Dec 10 at WAS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 21:44 1:34
Dec 7 WPG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 20:34 0:58
Dec 5 OTT 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 0 18:46 3:49
Dec 3 at CLS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 19:36 2:32
Nov 29 PIT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 17:36 3:05
Nov 27 PHI 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 1 1 20:39 3:47
Nov 25 NYR 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 18:36 3:41
Nov 22 at ANH 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 0 24:50 6:52
Nov 21 at SJ 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 19:06 2:00
Nov 19 at LA 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 50.0 0 0 21:39 3:38
Nov 16 at PHO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 1 0 20:47 3:17
Nov 14 ANH 2 1 3 0 0 1 1 0 2 100.0 0 1 20:17 1:39
Nov 12 at MON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0 23:27 5:29
Nov 11 at BOS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 23:16 5:06
Nov 9 at DET 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0.0 1 1 21:05 3:29
Nov 7 EDM 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 0 0 17:46 2:27
Nov 2 STL 1 1 2 2 2 0 0 0 2 50.0 2 0 15:51 2:15
Nov 1 at CAR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 18:15 0:40
Oct 29 at NJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 20:01 2:47
Oct 27 at FLA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 19:03 2:56
Oct 26 BUF 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 1 1 16:26 4:46
Oct 24 CHI 0 2 2 -2 2 0 2 0 0 0.0 0 0 18:41 2:29
Oct 19 BOS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 17:15 4:28
Oct 17 MIN 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 2 0 18:05 3:31
Oct 15 LA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 17:39 2:18
Oct 12 PIT 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 2 0 25:32 3:57
Oct 10 FLA 2 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 3 66.7 1 0 20:52 3:42
Oct 8 at BUF 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 20:09 1:47
Oct 5 at CHI 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 19:12 0:00
Oct 3 at BOS 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 0 14:59 2:41

Valtteri Filppula: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Filppula (lower body) returned to practice Tuesday after missing two games, reports the Tampa Bay Times.

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Filppula (lower body) won't play Sunday against the Caps, Damian Cristodero of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Filppula is out with a lower-body injury Friday against the Blue Jackets, Damian Cristodero of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Filppula's point streak stands at 12 games after he notched a goal against his former team, the Detroit Red Wings.

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Filppula's assist Saturday in a win over Buffalo stretched his point streak to 11 games and 15 points.

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Filppula's point streak now stands at 10 games and 14 points, including four goals, after he picked up an assist in Thursday's shootout win over the Islanders.

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Filppula fired home his 24th goal of the season - extending his point streak to eight games - in Saturday's matinee OT loss to the Penguins.

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Filppula's point streak now stands at six games and 10 points (two goals, eight assists) after tallying two assists in Wednesday's win over the Maple Leafs.

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Filppula picked up two more assists in Tampa's win over the Devils on Saturday. The points extend his current streak to four games and seven points, including six assists.

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Filppula had a three-assist night in a 5-4 win over Florida on Thursday. His point streak now stands at three games and five points.

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Filppula's assist Monday gives him two points in his last two games.

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Filppula (ankle) indicated that he is good to go for Tuesday's game against the Blues, Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2013-14

Filppula has some huge skates to fill. He's now the Bolts' second-line center, a job previously held down by fan favorite, Vinny Lecavalier. Filppula has great upside -- he had 66 points in 2011-12 -- but he's coming off a disappointing, injury-plagued 2012-13 where he tallied just 17 points in 41 games. He needs the right line mates to excel and the Bolts are hoping that Teddy Purcell and one of Ryan Malone, Alex Killorn or Tyler Johnson will fit the bill. If he clicks with good mates, Filppula could easily set a new career mark, especially in an expanded role in Tampa.

2012-13

The breakout many were expecting in previous campaigns finally came from Filppula last season, as he really clicked after joining Henrik Zetterberg's line while posting career-high totals (23 G, 43 A, plus-18) across the board. One knock continues to be that Filppula does not shoot the puck as much as he should, and last season was no exception as he fired just 144 shots despite an impressive 16.0% success rate. Although he struggled in the opening-round playoff loss to Nashville, Filppula finished the season on a high note in March with 14 points (4 G, 10 A) in 14 games while putting more than two shots on goal per game. He'll open the season skating on the Zetterberg line again, making another 65-70 point season a good bet.

2011-12

A sprained left knee cost Filppula most of February, while his role centering the team's third line did not translate to the breakout campaign many were expecting. He's still just 26 years old, and an regular opportunity to work on a scoring line isn't completely out of reach, especially if Pavel Datsyuk's wrist injury forces a move to the wing. There's reason to believe that Filppula could benefit from shooting the puck more, as he fired just 115 shots last season in 71 games after putting 114 shots on goal in 55 games during the 2009-10 campaign. As late-round darts go, Filppula offers plenty of upside if head coach Mike Babcock squeezes him into the mix as a top-six forward at any point this season.

2010-11

Filppula was projected as a growth stock with an opportunity to move up to the Wings' second line last season, but a broken wrist suffered in late October limited him to 55 games and ultimately left fantasy owners disappointed. The good news here is that Filppula was scoring at a 50-point pace a year ago and he'll get a chance center a line with even more talent around him thanks to the return of Jiri Hudler from the KHL. Filppula had nine points in the team's 12 playoff contests after racking up 13 points during 15 games in March, so signs of growth were apparent later in the season. At 26, a breakout seems likely, and the 60-point mark is within reach. Keep an eye on who his linemates will be to start the year and be ready to invest now that he's seeing more time both at even strength and on the power play.

2009-10

Filppula has emerged as a consistent third-line center for the Red Wings, potting 12 goals and picking up 28 assists for his first 40-point NHL season. At 25, his offensive game may still improve, and the opportunity to earn a role on the second power-play unit could be a very nice boost to his production. If Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk are paired together on the same line this season, Filppula may see extra time centering the second line, where the opportunity to contribute more offense would improve even further. To open the season, he'll likely have countryman Ville Leino as one of his wingers, while Jason Williams looks to be a good bet for the second spot.

2008-09

Filppula doubled his production during his second full season with the Red Wings (19 G, 17 A). He's set to center the team's third line this season, with Dan Clearly and Mikael Samuelsson skating as his two wingers. Detroit has been pleased with his development thus far and promptly locked him up with a five-year, $15 million contract in July. If the Wings are unable to ink Henrik Zetterberg to a long-term contract, Filppula may get a shot to center the second line down the road, so he's got more upside in keeper leagues than in one-year formats, as he'll likely fall in the 40-50 point range this season.

2007-08

He's starting the year off the top two lines, and his upside even on a better spot looks like 40 or so points. An ordinary forward, no one to get excited about just yet.

2006-07

Filppula spent four games with the Red Wings in 2005-06, notching one assist. Odds are he would have spent the beginning of the season in the AHL anyway, but a broken finger in the preseason solidified his fate.

2005-06

Third-round pick from 2002 has looked good in training camp.

2004-05