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Sami Vatanen

23-Year-Old Defenseman – Anaheim Ducks

2014-15 NHL Stats

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2014-15 NHL Projections

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

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 declin...

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SHOOTS: Right   HT: 5' 10"   WT: 180   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 scored the game-opening goal, then contributed two third-period power-play assists Thursday in a Game 1 victory over Winnipeg.

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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 3:16 75 123
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Sami Vatanen – Playing Time Overview

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Time On Ice Stats

21:28

Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Sami Vatanen was on the ice for 21:28.

3:16

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Sami Vatanen was on the ice for 3:16 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2013-14 17:27 2:45
2014-15 21:28 3:16

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Sami Vatanen 2014-15 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Apr 20 at WPG 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 4 0.0 2 2 21:44 2:42
Apr 18 WPG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 3 22:02 2:47
Apr 16 WPG 1 2 3 0 0 0 2 0 5 20.0 1 0 21:10 4:15
Apr 11 at ARI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 6 0.0 1 1 19:57 3:36
Apr 8 DAL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 2 20:07 0:48
Apr 3 COL 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 5 0.0 1 0 18:55 2:21
Apr 1 EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 22:12 0:31
Mar 29 at NJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 18:09 1:13
Mar 28 at NYI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 19:37 0:00
Mar 26 at BOS 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 18:54 1:56
Mar 24 at CLS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 1 21:14 4:41
Mar 22 at NYR 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 21:03 0:58
Mar 20 COL 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 22:21 3:03
Mar 18 LA Did Not Play
Mar 15 NSH Did Not Play
Mar 13 at MIN Did Not Play
Mar 11 at CGY Did Not Play
Mar 9 at VAN Did Not Play
Mar 6 PIT Did Not Play
Mar 4 MON Did Not Play
Mar 3 at ARI Did Not Play
Mar 1 at DAL Did Not Play
Feb 27 LA Did Not Play
Feb 25 OTT Did Not Play
Feb 23 DET Did Not Play
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Feb 21 at EDM Did Not Play
Feb 20 at CGY Did Not Play
Feb 18 TB Did Not Play
Feb 15 WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 5:22 0:53
Feb 12 at CAR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 1 19:13 1:00
Feb 10 at FLA 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 22:22 2:49
Feb 8 at TB 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 50.0 1 0 23:18 4:18
Feb 6 at WAS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 3 22:22 1:53
Feb 5 at NSH 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 0 3 21:05 4:17
Feb 3 CAR 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 6 0.0 1 1 21:37 3:18
Jan 30 CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 19:44 3:44
Jan 29 at SJ 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 3 19:10 2:51
Jan 27 at VAN 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 22:10 3:27
Jan 21 CGY 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 4 18:06 2:20
Jan 17 at LA 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 100.0 0 1 22:34 2:27
Jan 16 NJ 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 2 20:39 2:18
Jan 14 TOR 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 3 23:07 1:36
Jan 11 WPG 0 1 1 1 2 0 1 0 2 0.0 0 3 20:53 3:27
Jan 7 NYR 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 5 23:04 0:47
Jan 4 NSH 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 2 22:05 3:43
Jan 2 STL 0 2 2 0 2 0 1 0 2 0.0 0 0 18:07 3:34
Dec 31 SJ 0 0 0 -1 4 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 18:40 3:05
Dec 28 VAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 20:42 2:50
Dec 27 at ARI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 5 22:46 0:50
Dec 22 SJ 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 1 25:10 5:13
Dec 19 at OTT 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 22:09 3:47
Dec 18 at MON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 3 24:01 3:29
Dec 16 at TOR 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 50.0 0 2 24:19 2:38
Dec 13 at WPG 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 2 4 23:37 6:10
Dec 12 at EDM 1 1 2 1 2 1 0 0 4 25.0 1 3 21:41 2:01
Dec 10 EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 21:18 3:47
Dec 7 at WPG 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 6 22:24 5:50
Dec 5 at MIN 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 23:19 4:31
Dec 3 PHI 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 20.0 2 1 26:12 6:29
Dec 1 BOS 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 1 5 20:55 3:18
Nov 29 at SJ 0 1 1 -1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 2 24:05 4:59
Nov 28 CHI 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 5 1 27:00 1:21
Nov 25 CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 2 23:45 0:00
Nov 23 ARI 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 1 24:17 2:33
Nov 20 at VAN 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 3 21:53 4:00
Nov 18 at CGY 1 2 3 -1 0 0 2 0 2 50.0 1 3 21:47 3:14
Nov 16 FLA 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 22:02 2:34
Nov 15 at LA 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 22:52 3:37
Nov 12 LA 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 24:17 2:42
Nov 9 VAN 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 100.0 1 3 24:28 0:03
Nov 7 ARI 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 4 0.0 4 1 25:38 4:16
Nov 5 NYI 0 1 1 0 4 0 1 0 1 0.0 2 0 20:53 2:00
Nov 2 at COL 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 4 22:16 3:14
Oct 31 at DAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 2 23:07 4:56
Oct 30 at STL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 24:01 4:10
Oct 28 at CHI 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 1 19:34 0:55
Oct 26 SJ 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 3 20:34 6:47
Oct 24 CLS 1 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 2 50.0 2 0 20:21 4:41
Oct 22 BUF 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 20:06 4:28
Oct 19 STL 2 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 2 100.0 0 2 20:37 3:28
Oct 17 MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 2 21:14 5:41
Oct 14 at PHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 9 21:05 2:36
Oct 13 at BUF 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 3 0.0 1 1 18:18 5:59
Oct 11 at DET 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 3 20:27 4:04
Oct 9 at PIT 0 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 3 0.0 1 0 18:40 5:13

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

Vatanen assisted on Corey Perry's overtime-winner Friday night against the Avalanche.

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Vatanen (lower body) said he will return for Friday's game against Colorado, Lance Pugmire of the LA Times reports.

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Vatanen (lower body) is expected to return to the lineup Friday against the Avalanche, the Los Angeles Times reports.

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Vatanen (lower body) appears unlikely to play Wednesday against the Kings, NHL.com's Curtis Zupke reports.

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Vatanen (lower body) indicated he's ready to play if needed for Wednesday's game against the Kings, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.

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Vatanen (lower body) is expected to be available for Wednesday’s game against the Kings, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.

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Vatanen was activated from injured reserve Sunday, but didn't play in the win over the Predators.

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Vatanen (lower body) did not take the ice for warmups before Sunday's game against the Predators, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.

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Vatanen (lower body) will not play Friday against the Wild, Helene Elliott of the Los Angeles Times reports.

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Vatanen (lower body) won't play Wednesday against the Flames.

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Vatanen (lower body) will travel to Canada for Monday's game in Vancouver and Wednesday's game in Calgary, Lance Pugmire of the LA Times reports.

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Vatanen (leg) has not experienced any setbacks, and he is still targeting a return in late March, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014-15

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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.