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Valtteri Filppula

30-Year-Old Center – Tampa Bay Lightning

2014-15 NHL Stats

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6

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18

PP Pts

11

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-6

PIM

12

2014-15 NHL Projections

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Filppula is now the Bolts' resident veteran-in-chief, and the team's only forward 30 years or older -- OK, thatís 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...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 195   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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Filppula picked up an empty-net goal in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Flyers. He now has a point in each of his last two games.

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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 2:23 30 25
2011-12 27 NHL DET 81 23 43 66 18 14 144 16.0 1 1 18:16 3 8 11 2:37 42 23
2012-13 28 NHL DET 41 9 8 17 -4 6 78 11.5 0 0 17:47 3 0 3 3:32 16 12
2013-14 29 NHL TB 75 25 33 58 5 20 131 19.1 2 0 19:59 6 14 20 3:28 33 33
2014-15 30 NHL TB 33 6 18 24 -6 12 51 11.8 0 0 19:06 1 10 11 3:41 9 15
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Time On Ice Stats

19:06

Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Valtteri Filppula was on the ice for 19:06.

3:41

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Valtteri Filppula was on the ice for 3:41 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2012-13 17:47 3:32
2013-14 19:59 3:28
2014-15 19:06 3:41

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Valtteri Filppula 2014-15 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Dec 16 at PHI 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 100.0 0 0 19:30 5:15
Dec 15 at PIT 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 21:48 3:26
Dec 13 at WAS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 24:14 4:15
Dec 11 CAR 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0 20:41 1:59
Dec 9 WAS 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 0 0 18:29 3:51
Dec 6 CLS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 18:50 2:06
Dec 4 BUF 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 0 0 18:19 5:34
Dec 2 at BUF 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 15:33 3:13
Dec 1 at NYR 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 18:03 3:44
Nov 29 OTT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 20:01 4:25
Nov 26 NYR 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 0 0 14:19 2:39
Nov 22 MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 15:17 3:44
Nov 20 at TOR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 20:32 3:41
Nov 18 at NYI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 18:30 3:03
Nov 17 at NYR 0 2 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 1 0 14:51 3:21
Nov 15 NYI 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 50.0 1 0 17:43 2:26
Nov 13 SJ 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 19:21 4:24
Nov 11 at CHI 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 22:01 3:56
Nov 9 at DET 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0.0 0 1 23:38 6:26
Nov 8 at CLS 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 1 16:26 1:08
Nov 6 CGY 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 0 1 16:47 1:02
Nov 1 WAS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 21:21 2:36
Oct 30 PHI 0 3 3 1 0 0 2 0 1 0.0 0 0 21:18 6:12
Oct 28 ARI 1 0 1 -1 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 0 0 18:44 3:58
Oct 25 at MIN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 18:08 3:19
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Oct 24 at WPG 0 1 1 -1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 21:51 5:18
Oct 21 at CGY 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 100.0 0 2 21:28 0:00
Oct 20 at EDM 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 18:34 2:23
Oct 18 at VAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 2 19:02 5:42
Oct 14 NJ 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 19:26 5:39
Oct 13 MON 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 1 1 16:24 2:26
Oct 11 OTT 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0.0 0 0 17:38 3:03
Oct 9 FLA 0 2 2 -1 0 0 2 0 1 0.0 0 0 21:16 7:33

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

Filppula scored a goal on his only shot of the night in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the Capitals.

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Filppula stretched his point streak to three games and five points with two assists Monday against the Rangers. He has one goal and four assists on the streak.

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Filppula scored a power-play goal and added an even-strength assist in Saturday's win over the Islanders.

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Filppula picked up an assist in Thursday's 2-1 loss to the Sharks.

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Filppula shifted to wing on Tampa's top line during Saturday's game. He played alongside Steven Stamkos and Ryan Callahan.

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Filppula picked up three assists in Thursday's win over Philadelphia. Two of those helpers came on the power play.

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Filppula stretched his point streak to three games and four points with another assist, this time in Monday's 7-1 win over Montreal.

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Filppula recorded two power-play assists in Thursday's 3-2 overtime win over the Panthers.

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Filppula (lower body) skated Thursday during the team's informal workouts and said the ailment he played through during the postseason last year did not affect his summer training, reports the Tampa Tribune.

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Filppula (lower body) is expected to play Wednesday against the Canadiens.

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Filppula (lower body) returned to practice Tuesday after missing two games, reports the Tampa Bay Times.

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Filppula (lower body) won't play Sunday against the Caps, Damian Cristodero of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014-15

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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