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Ville Leino

30-Year-Old Center – Free Agent

2013-14 NHL Stats

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2013-14 NHL Projections

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2013-14 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Not much has gone right for Leino since signing a six-year, $27 million deal as a free agent in 2011. After struggling mightily in his first season with the Sabres, he was riddled with injuries last season and played in just eight games, recording six points. After being mis...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 190   DOB: 10/6/1983   BORN: Savonlinna, Finland   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Became an unrestricted free agent in July 2014.

June 17, 2014  –  Ville Leino News

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Leino was placed on unconditional waivers by the Sabres on Tuesday for the purpose of a buyout, TSN's Bob McKenzie reports.

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Ville Leino 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
2008-09 24 13 5 4 9 5 6 17 29.4 1 0 0:00 0 0 0 0:00 0 0
2009-10 25 55 6 5 11 -8 10 77 7.8 2 0 13:05 1 1 2 1:34 19 17
2010-11 26 NHL PHI 81 19 34 53 14 22 117 16.2 2 0 16:01 5 6 11 2:36 35 40
2011-12 27 NHL BUF 71 8 17 25 -2 16 78 10.3 1 0 15:55 1 0 1 1:03 41 28
2012-13 28 NHL BUF 8 2 4 6 0 6 11 18.2 0 0 15:48 1 1 2 1:40 5 2
2013-14 29 NHL BUF 58 0 15 15 -16 10 38 0.0 0 0 14:26 0 6 6 1:47 26 25
2013-14 Proj 29 NHL BUF 67 Subscribe now to see our 2013-14 projections for Ville Leino

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Ville Leino – Playing Time Overview

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Time On Ice Stats

14:26

Average Time On Ice in 2013-14

During an average game, Ville Leino was on the ice for 14:26.

1:47

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2013-14

During an average game, Ville Leino was on the ice for 1:47 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2011-12 15:55 1:03
2012-13 15:48 1:40
2013-14 14:26 1:47

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Ville Leino 2013-14 NHL Game Log

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Ville Leino: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

It's official: With a 4-3 shootout loss to the Islanders on Sunday, Leino finishes the 2013-14 season with zero goals scored in 57 games.

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Leino (illness) will play Tuesday against the Devils, the Sabres' official site reports.

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Leino (illness) expects to play Tuesday against the Devils.

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Leino (illness) will not play Saturday against the Lightning, Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News reports.

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Sabres coach Ted Nolan said that Leino left Thursday's game because the forward was feeling light-headed, John Vogl of the Buffalo News reports.

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Leino left Thursday's game due to an upper-body injury, John Vogl of the Buffalo News reports.

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Leino will suit up against Montreal on Tuesday, the Buffalo News reports.

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Leino will be a healthy scratch Sunday against Vancouver, reports WGR 550.

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Leino won't play Thursday against the Oilers.

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With the Sabres mired in a losing streak, Leino was demoted to the fourth line at practice Wednesday.

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Leino had two assists in Wednesday's 5-4 win over the Bruins.

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Leino is slated to be a healthy scratch Wednesday against the Penguins, the Buffalo News reports.

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2013-14

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2012-13

Leino's first season in Buffalo was a massive disappointment after signing a six-year, $27 million deal as a free-agent in 2011. He struggled to just 25 points in 71 games after posting 53 points for the Flyers in '10-11. Leino has fallen way down the depth chart and may only get a chance to redeem himself if injuries hit the Sabres again in '12-13 considering how many skilled forwards Buffalo has. Despite what looks like a poor fit in Buffalo, he's too talented to not have a slight rebound and post 35-40 points in '12-13.

2011-12

Leino broke the hearts of Sabres fans with an overtime winner in Game 6 of the Flyers' eventual series win over Buffalo in the 2011 playoffs. He was dynamic in the series, and the Sabres saw enough to make him their number one forward target when free agency began. Leino, who had 19 goals and 34 assists last year for Philly, is expected to, at the very least, match that output but forwards in their first year under Lindy Ruff have tended to struggle getting acclimated to his system, so his presence as a top-six forward comes with that caveat.

2010-11

Leino certainly didn't impress in Detroit before coming over to Philadelphia in a midseason trade and wasn't anything special as the Flyers wound down the regular season. And then the playoffs started, and he erupted to the tune of 21 points as the Flyers marched all the way to the Stanley Cup Finals. Leino, who turns 27 in October, had eight multi-point games in the postseason after managing just 11 points in 55 games. Whether the explosion was a matter or circumstance or the light going on for the Scandinavian remains to be seen, but his pedigree suggests that he just might be the real deal.

2009-10

The latest in what has become a long line of successful scouting efforts in Scandinavia, Leino spent most of his first season in North America with Grand Rapids (AHL), where he tallied 46 points in 57 games (and 13 points in 10 postseason contests) for the Griffins around limited duty with Detroit. Following the departure of Hossa, Hudler and Samuelsson, the 25-year-old Leino was inked to a two-year deal during the summer, with the promise from head coach Mike Babcock that he won't be going to back to Grand Rapids. As a result, Leino will be among the cast expected to replace the lost production, while his offensive talent and improving footwork could land him on one of the Wings' top two lines if he has a strong camp.