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Sami Vatanen

24-Year-Old Defenseman – Anaheim Ducks

2015-16 NHL Stats

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2015-16 NHL Projections

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2015-16 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

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 cam...

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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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Vatanen (illness) will play in Wednesday's game against the Wild, Eric Stepehens of the Orange County Register reports.

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Sami Vatanen 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
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 54 6 20 26 0 20 109 5.5 1 0 21:35 1 9 10 2:48 64 85
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Sami Vatanen – Playing Time Overview

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Time On Ice Stats

21:35

Average Time On Ice in 2015-16

During an average game, Sami Vatanen was on the ice for 21:35.

2:48

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2015-16

During an average game, Sami Vatanen was on the ice for 2:48 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2014-15 21:28 3:41
2015-16 21:35 2:48

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2015-16 NHL Game Log   Sami Vatanen
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
2016-2Feb 13 @CHI 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 4 0 21:33 3:43
2016-2Feb 11 @CLM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 5 19:34 1:27
2016-2Feb 9 @PHI 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 4 0.0 1 0 19:25 3:52
2016-2Feb 8 @PIT 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 2 19:48 1:51
2016-2Feb 5 ARI 0 1 1 1 2 0 1 0 1 0.0 1 3 22:03 8:28
2016-2Feb 4 @LOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 22:23 6:07
2016-2Feb 2 SAN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 3 24:24 3:21
2016-1Jan 26 @BOS 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 0 1 23:06 4:05
2016-1Jan 23 @DET 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 4 22:25 4:02
2016-1Jan 22 @WAS Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 20 MIN 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 4 20:19 0:51
2016-1Jan 17 LOS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 2 1 23:43 3:22
2016-1Jan 15 DAL 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 2 4 22:10 1:48
2016-1Jan 13 OTT 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 5 0.0 0 1 22:17 2:35
2016-1Jan 10 DET 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 2 22:20 2:43
2016-1Jan 8 STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 3 25:43 4:49
2016-1Jan 6 TOR 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 22:46 2:30
2016-1Jan 3 WPG 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 3 0 22:32 2:20
2016-1Jan 1 @VAN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 25:30 2:05
2015-12Dec 31 @EDM 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 23:59 1:54
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2015-12Dec 29 @CGY 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 5 24:14 1:09
2015-12Dec 27 PHI 0 2 2 -1 4 0 1 0 1 0.0 1 2 26:01 3:15
2015-12Dec 22 @NYR 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 1 21:25 3:57
2015-12Dec 21 @NYI 0 1 1 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 23:43 0:00
2015-12Dec 19 @NJD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 19:54 0:00
2015-12Dec 17 @BUF 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 8 0.0 3 0 25:54 4:17
2015-12Dec 11 CAR 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 3 20:56 0:05
2015-12Dec 6 PIT 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 3 21:38 1:46
2015-12Dec 4 SAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 1 22:33 5:21
2015-12Dec 2 TAM 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 0 22:57 5:16
2015-11Nov 30 VAN 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 2 0 20:13 2:47
2015-11Nov 27 CHI 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 1 18:29 3:12
2015-11Nov 25 @ARI 1 1 2 -1 0 1 1 0 3 33.3 2 0 22:55 2:43
2015-11Nov 24 CGY 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 17:09 0:26
2015-11Nov 21 @TAM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 20:28 0:04
2015-11Nov 19 @FLA 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 21:45 3:08
2015-11Nov 17 @NAS 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 20:33 5:03
2015-11Nov 16 @CAR 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 0 1 19:15 0:00
2015-11Nov 13 NYI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 2 21:58 3:24
2015-11Nov 11 EDM 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 3 19:13 1:52
2015-11Nov 9 ARI 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 4 2 18:48 2:59
2015-11Nov 7 @SAN 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 20:39 1:01
2015-11Nov 6 CLM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 18:42 3:12
2015-11Nov 4 FLA 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 1 25:10 5:38
2015-11Nov 1 NAS 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 1 0 23:51 1:17
2015-10Oct 29 @STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 21:30 3:19
2015-10Oct 27 @DAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 21:31 4:50
2015-10Oct 26 @CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 23:49 2:27
2015-10Oct 24 @MIN 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 3 20:17 0:56
2015-10Oct 22 @NAS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 2 19:15 2:57
2015-10Oct 18 MIN 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 18:34 1:46
2015-10Oct 16 COL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 2 21:54 6:03
2015-10Oct 14 ARI 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 4 18:41 2:21
2015-10Oct 12 VAN 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 3 3 18:28 2:02
2015-10Oct 10 @SAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 16:43 0:49

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

Vatanen is dealing with flu-like symptoms leaving his availability for Wednesday's game against the Wild in question, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.

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Vatanen is on pace to reach a new career high in points this seaso..

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Vatanen dished out two assists in Sunday's win over the Flyers.

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Vatanen has five goals and 11 assists for 16 points this season.

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Vatanen recorded an assist on Rickard Rakell's power play marker in Monday's home win against the Canucks.

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Vatanen picked up a goal and an assist in 23:02 on ice in Wednesday's 4-2 loss in Arizona.

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Vatanen notched a pair of assists in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Flames.

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Vatanen registered a goal and an assist in Monday's loss to the Coyotes.

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Vatanen scored his second goal of the season and had an assist in Sunday's win over the Predators.

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Vatanen potted the team's lone goal in Monday's loss to the Canucks.

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Vatanen tallied a goal and an assist in Monday's Game 5 win over the Blackhawks.

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Vatanen had a productive outing in Tuesday's triple-overtime Game 2 loss to the Blackhawks, producing an assist, five shots on goal, and five blocks across 37:57 of ice time.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015-16

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2014-15

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 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.