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Valtteri Filppula

33-Year-Old Center – Philadelphia Flyers

2016-17 NHL Stats

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12

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30

PP Pts

7

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PIM

26

2017-18 NHL Projections

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2017-18 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Filppula looked like he was on the fast track to irrelevance, but he bounced back a bit in 2016-17, improving his point total from 31 to 42 and earning some value in deeper fantasy formats along the way. A third-liner in his new home with the Flyers, the Finnish veteran is s...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 196   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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Valtteri Filppula 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
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 2:02 30 25
2011-12 27 NHL DET 81 23 43 66 18 14 144 16.0 1 1 18:16 3 8 11 2:28 42 23
2012-13 28 NHL DET 41 9 8 17 -4 6 78 11.5 0 0 17:47 3 0 3 2:43 16 12
2013-14 29 NHL TB 75 25 33 58 5 20 131 19.1 2 0 19:59 6 14 20 3:22 33 33
2014-15 30 NHL TB 82 12 36 48 -14 24 91 13.2 0 0 19:01 2 15 17 3:23 25 29
2015-16 31 NHL TB 76 8 23 31 -6 46 101 7.9 2 1 18:15 1 7 8 2:45 30 25
2016-17 32 NHL PHI 20 5 3 8 -2 2 23 21.7 0 0 17:08 0 0 0 1:53 5 11
2016-17 32 NHL TB 59 7 27 34 1 24 74 9.5 1 0 17:30 0 7 7 1:53 21 28
2017-18 Proj 32 NHL PHI 77 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Valtteri Filppula

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Valtteri Filppula – Playing Time Overview

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2016-17 Time On Ice Stats

17:30

Average Time On Ice

On average, Valtteri Filppula was on the ice for 17:30.

1:53

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Valtteri Filppula was on the ice for 1:53 during power plays.

2:02

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Valtteri Filppula was on the ice for 2:02 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2015-16 18:15 2:45 1:39
2016-17 17:08 1:53 0:53
2016-17 17:30 1:53 2:02

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2016-17 NHL Game Log   Valtteri Filppula
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Apr 9 CAR 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 16:49 0:51
Apr 8 CLM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 17:02 1:44
Apr 4 NJD@NJD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 16:09 2:12
Apr 2 NYR@NYR 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 3 66.7 0 0 17:22 2:21
Apr 1 NJD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 15:54 1:39
Mar 30 NYI 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 1 0 18:53 0:55
Mar 28 OTT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 2 18:22 1:43
Mar 26 PIT@PIT 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 0 15:01 0:40
Mar 25 CLM@CLM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 14:41 2:33
Mar 23 MIN@MIN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 13:20 0:09
Mar 21 WPG@WPG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 13:52 2:06
Mar 19 CAR 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 17:11 2:32
Mar 16 NJD@NJD 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 17:00 1:34
Mar 15 PIT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 19:57 2:13
Mar 13 CLM 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 21:10 4:42
Mar 11 BOS@BOS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 17:41 0:06
Mar 9 TOR@TOR 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 17:49 1:44
Mar 7 BUF@BUF 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 18:26 2:04
Mar 4 WAS@WAS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 2 20:42 5:52
Mar 2 FLA 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 1 0 15:12 0:00
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Feb 28 COL Did Not Play
Feb 27 OTT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 17:32 0:00
Feb 23 CGY 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 14:15 2:59
Feb 21 EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 13:45 0:00
Feb 19 COL@COL 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 12:17 0:00
Feb 18 DAL@DAL 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 16:07 0:00
Feb 11 WPG@WPG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 17:57 2:17
Feb 10 MIN@MIN 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 21:31 0:56
Feb 7 LOS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 20:27 0:43
Feb 4 ANA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 17:49 1:35
Feb 2 OTT 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 16:34 3:08
Jan 31 BOS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 14:20 1:31
Jan 26 FLA@FLA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 17:27 3:06
Jan 24 CHI@CHI 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 1 0 16:01 1:01
Jan 21 ARI@ARI 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 15:44 2:54
Jan 19 SAN@SAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 16:43 1:23
Jan 17 ANA@ANA 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 0 12:29 2:39
Jan 16 LOS@LOS 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 14:44 1:09
Jan 13 CLM 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 17:30 2:50
Jan 12 BUF 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 1 0 17:25 3:19
Jan 8 PIT@PIT 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 17:06 3:04
Jan 7 PHI@PHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 3 17:50 0:00
Jan 5 NAS 0 0 0 -4 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 17:33 4:48
Jan 3 WPG 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 17:03 2:10
Dec 31 CAR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 17:53 0:40
Dec 29 TOR 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 23:16 4:44
Dec 28 MON Did Not Play
Dec 23 WAS@WAS 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 16:21 3:13
Dec 22 STL 0 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 21:48 0:57
Dec 20 DET 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 14:32 2:23
Dec 17 EDM@EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 23:05 2:51
Dec 16 VAN@VAN 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 2 19:27 1:30
Dec 14 CGY@CGY 0 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 14:41 1:33
Dec 10 PIT 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 0 14:33 0:00
Dec 8 VAN 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0 15:32 0:29
Dec 4 CAR@CAR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 20:05 3:57
Dec 3 WAS 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 23:09 1:27
Dec 1 STL@STL 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 19:03 0:03
Nov 29 CLM@CLM 1 0 1 -2 2 0 0 0 1 100.0 0 1 15:06 0:32
Nov 27 BOS@BOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 15:24 2:05
Nov 25 CLM 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 13:36 0:00
Nov 23 PHI 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 21:41 6:22
Nov 21 NAS@NAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 18:45 1:30
Nov 19 PHI@PHI 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 0 1 20:26 0:41
Nov 17 BUF@BUF 0 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 0 0 17:56 2:30
Nov 15 DET@DET 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 1 0 18:28 2:43
Nov 14 NYI@NYI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 19:13 5:31
Nov 12 SAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 17:28 1:51
Nov 10 NYI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 18:50 5:28
Nov 7 FLA@FLA Did Not Play
Nov 5 NJD 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 0 1 18:44 2:56
Nov 3 BOS 0 1 1 -2 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 0 0 19:15 2:39
Nov 1 NYI@NYI 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 1 1 20:09 6:33
Oct 30 NYR@NYR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 13:31 0:00
Oct 29 NJD@NJD 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 16:25 1:32
Oct 27 MON@MON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 21:05 2:15
Oct 25 TOR@TOR 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 18:41 0:00
Oct 22 OTT@OTT 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 1 0 17:42 0:00
Oct 20 COL 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 15:51 1:00
Oct 18 FLA 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 17:35 0:00
Oct 15 NJD 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 0 16:44 0:00
Oct 13 DET 1 0 1 -1 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 3 0 16:23 0:05

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

Filppula led all Flyers forwards with 18:53 on the ice in Thursday's 6-3 win over the Islanders, notching an empty-net goal and an assist.

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Filppula potted a second-period goal Sunday against Pittsburgh.

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Fillpula scored the game-tying goal in the third period of his Flyers debut Thursday, keying a 2-1 shootout win over the Panthers.

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Filppula was traded to the Flyers by the Lightning along with a fourth-rounder and a conditional seventh-rounder for Mark Streit on Wednesday.

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Filppula picked up an assist Thursday in a loss to Calgary. It was just his second point in 11 games.

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Filppula picked up a pair of assists with a plus-2 and a hit in Tuesday's 5-2 win against the Blackhawks.

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Filppula (discipline) will return to Tampa Bay's lineup for Thursday's matchup with Toronto, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Filppula (disciplinary) is not in the lineup for Wednesday's matchup with the Canadiens after missing the team's morning meeting, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Filppula notched a pair of late-game assists Thursday against St. Louis, adding a plus-2 rating, two shots and two PIM in a 5-2 win.

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Filppula handed out a trio of assists in Wednesday's 6-3 win over Calgary.

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Filppula lit the lamp and picked up two PIM during Tuesday's 5-1 loss to the Blue Jackets.

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Filppula picked up two assists in Thursday's win over Buffalo. He has three points, all assists, in his last two games and seven points (one goal, six assists) in his last eight games.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2016-17

Filppula is on the decline – he's posted point totals of 58, 48 and 31 in the past three seasons. And while he still has some offensive upside, Flip spends far more time playing dirty defensive minutes for Tampa Bay than getting scoring opportunities. He has two years left on a deal that pays him $5 million a season, and that's just too much for a third-line player. Best case, Filppula either gets traded or ends up as Steven Stamkos' permanent winger. But the latter is highly unlikely. Your league's depth will dictate whether you can afford to draft and carry an expensive, bottom-six pivot who might score 40 points with a bad plus-minus and minimal power-play time.

2015-16

Filppula got lost in the crowd last season in Tampa Bay. He wasn’t bad, but he didn’t shine the way Tyler Johnson, Nikita Kucherov and Ondrej Palat did. His 48 points in the regular season were a disappointment and he gave up possession far too often for the analytics crowd. On a team that went to the Stanley Cup Finals, his rating was a stunning minus-14, but some of that had to be plain bad luck... right? Filppula’s now the Bolts’ third-line center and will see some second-unit power-play time, but his $5 million price tag is a bit steep for a third-line, 45-point producer. Watch for the Bolts to showcase him in a scoring role around the trade deadline, as his value might be higher in a different situation.

2014-15

Filppula is now the Bolts' resident veteran-in-chief, and the team's only forward 30 years or older -- OK, that’s not entirely true, what with Brendan Morrow around. But he will be the only greybeard around when Morrow gets scratched (and he will). Filppula's first season in Tampa delivered 58 points, including a career-best 25 goals, and he should deliver mid-60s point production as the team's second-line center in 2014-15. Just be wary of him in leagues that also count SOG, PIM, hits and blocks – he doesn't deliver much of anything in those categories. Still, most of those categories are fantasy afterthoughts, so snap him up – this Bolts squad is going places in the East.

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