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Sami Vatanen

26-Year-Old Defenseman – Anaheim Ducks

2016-17 NHL Stats

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2017-18 NHL Projections

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2017-18 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

It was a down year from Vatanen in 2016-17, as the power-play quarterback dropped to just a single goal and nine assists at even strength while posting a career-low 0.5 points per 60 minutes at five-on-five. Vatanen salvaged some of his fantasy value with 14 points on the ma...

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STATUS:  Out    INJURY:  Shoulder    EST. RETURN:  10/1/2017
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 four-year, $19.5 million contract extension in June of 2016. Deal includes a partial no-trade clause between 2018-20.

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Vatanen (shoulder) was left unprotected ahead of the upcoming expansion draft, TSN 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 2:25 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 3:07 75 123
2015-16 24 NHL ANH 71 9 29 38 8 20 140 6.4 2 0 21:19 4 15 19 2:52 85 105
2016-17 25 NHL ANH 71 3 21 24 3 30 117 2.6 0 0 21:40 2 12 14 2:50 75 128
2017-18 Proj 25 NHL ANH 77 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Sami Vatanen

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Sami Vatanen – Playing Time Overview

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2016-17 Time On Ice Stats

21:40

Average Time On Ice

On average, Sami Vatanen was on the ice for 21:40.

2:50

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Sami Vatanen was on the ice for 2:50 during power plays.

2:10

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Sami Vatanen was on the ice for 2:10 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2014-15 21:28 3:07 1:47
2015-16 21:19 2:52 2:14
2016-17 21:40 2:50 2:10

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2016-17 NHL Game Log   Sami Vatanen
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
May 22 NAS@NAS 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 22:08 2:49
May 20 NAS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 4 20:53 4:20
May 18 NAS@NAS 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 23:35 2:02
May 16 NAS@NAS 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 0 3 24:04 2:39
May 14 NAS 1 0 1 -1 0 1 0 0 2 50.0 1 2 22:33 2:09
May 12 NAS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 23:56 2:48
May 10 EDM 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 4 19:51 0:54
May 7 EDM@EDM 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 3 19:00 1:22
May 5 EDM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 5 1 28:16 1:26
May 3 EDM@EDM 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 3 20:59 2:57
Apr 30 EDM@EDM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 4 5 18:08 2:47
Apr 28 EDM Did Not Play
Apr 26 EDM Did Not Play
Apr 19 CGY@CGY Did Not Play
Apr 17 CGY@CGY Did Not Play
Apr 15 CGY Did Not Play
Apr 13 CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 22:11 4:58
Apr 9 LOS 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 19:58 2:45
Apr 6 CHI 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 1 1 22:24 2:23
Apr 4 CGY Did Not Play
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Apr 2 CGY@CGY Did Not Play
Apr 1 EDM@EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 12:12 0:00
Mar 30 WPG@WPG 0 1 1 0 4 0 1 0 2 0.0 0 2 19:41 2:31
Mar 28 VAN@VAN 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 5 0.0 0 1 21:19 3:38
Mar 26 NYR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 3 20:28 1:12
Mar 24 WPG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 21:50 2:26
Mar 22 EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 16:44 3:16
Mar 18 SAN@SAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 19:47 1:53
Mar 17 BUF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 3 22:01 0:00
Mar 15 STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 3 23:24 4:34
Mar 12 WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 3 21:53 5:01
Mar 10 STL@STL 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 21:26 2:20
Mar 9 CHI@CHI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 1 20:40 2:16
Mar 7 NAS 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 7 0.0 1 0 22:01 1:30
Mar 5 VAN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 22:24 2:06
Mar 3 TOR 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 1 2 19:27 0:54
Feb 25 LOS@LOS 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 4 22:26 3:15
Feb 22 BOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 22:31 3:02
Feb 20 ARI@ARI 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 19:43 0:55
Feb 19 LOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 7 0 24:56 2:51
Feb 17 FLA 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 22:27 3:48
Feb 14 MIN@MIN Did Not Play
Feb 11 WAS@WAS Did Not Play
Feb 9 BUF@BUF Did Not Play
Feb 7 NYR@NYR Did Not Play
Feb 4 TAM@TAM Did Not Play
Feb 3 FLA@FLA 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 11:06 0:30
Jan 31 COL 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 4 0.0 2 1 19:51 0:37
Jan 25 EDM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 22:31 2:30
Jan 23 WPG@WPG Did Not Play
Jan 21 MIN@MIN 0 0 0 -4 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 22:18 1:14
Jan 19 COL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 23:08 2:49
Jan 17 TAM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 5 23:10 4:04
Jan 15 STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 2 22:42 3:45
Jan 14 ARI@ARI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 2 19:28 2:17
Jan 12 COL@COL 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 19:16 0:55
Jan 10 DAL 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 2 0 25:17 4:35
Jan 8 MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 7 25:49 4:12
Jan 6 ARI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 2 23:30 2:28
Jan 4 DET 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 24:15 2:45
Jan 1 PHI 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 3 22:37 3:00
Dec 30 VAN@VAN Did Not Play
Dec 29 CGY@CGY Did Not Play
Dec 27 SAN Did Not Play
Dec 22 OTT@OTT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 21:31 3:17
Dec 20 MON@MON 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 22:16 2:19
Dec 19 TOR@TOR 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 1 5 27:02 3:28
Dec 17 DET@DET 0 1 1 -2 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 3 1 24:59 0:34
Dec 15 BOS@BOS 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 4 21:40 1:06
Dec 13 DAL@DAL 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 21:21 3:31
Dec 11 OTT 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 50.0 0 1 23:19 2:33
Dec 9 SAN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 4 21:38 2:36
Dec 7 CAR 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 2 24:25 3:43
Dec 4 CGY@CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 18:08 4:20
Dec 3 EDM@EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 25:32 2:10
Dec 1 VAN@VAN 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 3 22:59 1:42
Nov 29 MON 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 0 1 23:49 3:36
Nov 26 SAN@SAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 19:03 0:31
Nov 25 CHI 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 0 21:45 2:18
Nov 22 NYI 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 5:20 1:25
Nov 20 LOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 24:15 8:05
Nov 17 NJD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 6 22:05 2:21
Nov 15 EDM 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 1 2 19:40 2:54
Nov 12 NAS@NAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 25:14 7:22
Nov 10 CAR@CAR 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 22:37 3:37
Nov 9 CLM@CLM 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 2 22:32 4:19
Nov 6 CGY 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 21:34 2:36
Nov 4 ARI 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 19:55 1:49
Nov 2 PIT 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0.0 2 1 21:08 2:50
Nov 1 LOS@LOS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 2 22:09 3:39
Oct 28 CLM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 3 25:06 4:40
Oct 26 NAS 0 2 2 1 0 0 2 0 1 0.0 0 3 19:40 2:41
Oct 25 SAN@SAN 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 2 23:02 2:49
Oct 23 VAN 0 1 1 -2 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 2 1 19:52 2:27
Oct 20 PHI@PHI 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 9 24:34 3:07
Oct 18 NJD@NJD 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 100.0 1 1 22:21 5:34
Oct 16 NYI@NYI 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 2 23:43 4:32
Oct 15 PIT@PIT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 2 25:48 3:13
Oct 13 DAL@DAL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 23:27 5:13

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

Vatanen (shoulder) was not traded ahead of the 30-team roster freeze Saturday, the Orange County Register reports.

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Vatanen is dealing with a shoulder injury that will require surgery, and his rehabilitation could take longer than five months.

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Vatanen recorded two assists and two shots on net over 22:08 of ice time during Monday's Game 6 loss to Nashville.

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Vatanen (upper body) took line rushes, indicating that he will play Sunday's road playoff game against the Oilers, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.

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Vatanen (upper body) is questionable for Sunday's Game 3 against the Oilers, Elliott Teaford of the Southern California News Group reports.

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Vatanen (upper body) will not play in Game 2 against the Oilers on Friday, Greg Beacham of the Associated Press reports.

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Vatanen (upper body) was on the ice for warmups ahead of Friday's Game 2 against the Oilers, though he deferred to Shea Theodore for line rushes, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.

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Vatanen is still being bothered by an upper-body injury despite being deemed available ahead of Wednesday's Game 1.

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Vatanen (upper body) isn't on the ice for pregame warmups, indicating he'll be a healthy scratch for Wednesday's Game 1 against Edmonton, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.

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Vatanen (upper body) is "available" to play in Game 1 versus the Oilers on Wednesday, though coach Randy Carlyle said a final decision on the blueliner's status won't be made until warmups, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.

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Vatanen (upper body) will be a game-time decision against Edmonton in Wednesday's Game 1 matchup, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.

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Vatanen (upper body) will sit out Game 4 against the Flames on Wednesday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2016-17

The most dangerous offensive weapon on the Ducks’ blue line, Vatanen set new career highs in points (38) and shots on goal (140), but his nine goals fell three short of the 12 he put up in 2014-15 in four less games. Vatanen is a smooth skater, a dynamic puck-mover and does well quarterbacking the league’s most potent power-play unit (23.1 percent last year), but he’s rather diminutive for a defenseman at 5-foot-10, 183-pounds. Not only is Vatanen more likely to get bumped off the puck by the opposition due to his stature, but injuries are a concern as well, as evidenced by the 26 games he’s missed over the last two campaigns. Still, his talent is undeniable and he’s just coming into his prime as a 25-year-old in his fourth full NHL season, so all signs point to Vatanen continuing to progress. Additionally, his average ice time was 21:19 in 2015-16, leaving him with plenty of room for additional scoring opportunities should new head coach Randy Carlyle decide to grant him more looks. The Finnish rearguard ended last season 29th in scoring among defensemen, but it’s probably best to expect that rank to improve as the Ducks’ core of players continues to improve.

2015-16

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 campaign with totals of 12 goals and 37 points, establishing himself as one of the top young players at his position. Never afraid to join the rush, Vatanen built off his superb regular season during the Stanley Cup Playoffs, where he recorded three goals and 11 points in 16 games. While he’s only played 123 career NHL contests, Vatanen has tremendous offensive instincts and has made great progress in two NHL seasons. He’s the quarterback on a lethal power-play unit featuring Ryan Getzlaf, Ryan Kesler, and Corey Perry, and led all Anaheim blueliners last season with 122 shots on goal. If he's able to avoid the health issues that plagued him a season ago, Vatanen could become a top-10 fantasy defenseman in both 2015-16 and the years to come.

2014-15

Vatanen’s 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.