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Valtteri Filppula

32-Year-Old Center – Tampa Bay Lightning

2015-16 NHL Stats

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23

PP Pts

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PIM

46

2015-16 NHL Projections

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2015-16 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Filppula got lost in the crowd last season in Tampa Bay. He wasnít bad, but he didnít shine the way Tyler Johnson, Nikita Kucherov and Ondrej Palat did. His 48 points in the regular season were a disappointment and he gave up possession far too often for the analytics crowd....

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 196   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 dished out two assists in Friday's 3-1 win over the Penguins in Game 1.

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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 82 12 36 48 -14 24 91 13.2 0 0 19:01 2 15 17 4:05 25 29
2015-16 31 NHL TB 76 8 23 31 -6 46 101 7.9 2 1 18:15 1 7 8 3:08 30 25
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Valtteri Filppula – Playing Time Overview

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#3 Center

2015-16 Time On Ice Stats

18:15

Average Time On Ice

On average, Valtteri Filppula was on the ice for 18:15.

3:08

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Valtteri Filppula was on the ice for 3:08 during power plays.

2:26

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Valtteri Filppula was on the ice for 2:26 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2013-14 19:59 3:28 1:11
2014-15 19:01 4:05 1:51
2015-16 18:15 3:08 2:26

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2015-16 NHL Game Log   Valtteri Filppula
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
May 26 @PIT 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 20:59 0:00
May 24 PIT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 20:29 0:53
May 22 @PIT 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 21:20 0:34
May 20 PIT 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 21:41 2:45
May 18 PIT 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 19:37 0:59
May 16 @PIT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 23:06 1:15
May 13 @PIT 0 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 1 0 21:27 1:58
May 8 NYI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 19:32 4:34
May 6 @NYI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 23:06 2:24
May 3 @NYI 0 2 2 2 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 1 1 23:18 3:08
Apr 30 NYI 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 17:54 0:54
Apr 27 NYI 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 0 0 19:18 2:20
Apr 24 @DET Did Not Play
Apr 21 DET 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 20:30 1:50
Apr 19 @DET 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 24:02 1:17
Apr 17 @DET 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 1 19:24 1:55
Apr 15 DET 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 19:59 2:35
Apr 13 DET 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 17:08 0:21
Apr 9 @MON 0 1 1 1 4 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 17:56 1:34
Apr 7 @NJD 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 0 0 15:58 2:17
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Apr 5 @NYR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 17:21 5:20
Apr 4 @NYI 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 17:32 4:27
Apr 2 NJD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 16:13 2:56
Mar 31 MON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 17:23 4:00
Mar 28 TOR 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 17:27 3:26
Mar 26 FLA Did Not Play
Mar 25 NYI Did Not Play
Mar 22 DET Did Not Play
Mar 19 @ARI Did Not Play
Mar 17 @DAL Did Not Play
Mar 15 @TOR Did Not Play
Mar 13 @CLM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 5:03 1:00
Mar 11 PHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 15:50 0:55
Mar 8 BOS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 18:06 4:40
Mar 7 @PHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 16:44 1:26
Mar 5 CAR 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 17:22 4:22
Mar 3 @OTT 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 16:28 1:13
Feb 29 @TOR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 2 0 15:04 1:03
Feb 28 @BOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 17:42 2:15
Feb 26 @NJD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 17:50 5:01
Feb 23 ARI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 17:08 0:32
Feb 21 @CAR 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 14:44 1:54
Feb 20 @PIT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 1 21:58 4:41
Feb 18 WPG 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 21:32 3:42
Feb 16 SAN 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 16:50 0:48
Feb 14 STL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 19:07 3:49
Feb 12 NAS 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 17:57 1:52
Feb 9 @MON 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 0 1 18:50 3:04
Feb 8 @OTT 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 16:58 2:02
Feb 5 PIT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 16:45 0:51
Feb 3 DET 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 16:39 1:45
Jan 27 TOR 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 0 0 19:29 7:23
Jan 23 @FLA 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 20:22 6:10
Jan 21 CHI 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 19:04 4:12
Jan 19 EDM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 19:12 2:34
Jan 17 FLA 0 1 1 1 4 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 20:46 2:42
Jan 15 PIT 1 2 3 1 0 1 1 0 2 50.0 0 0 21:55 4:30
Jan 12 @COL 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 19:22 3:24
Jan 9 @VAN 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 16.7 0 0 17:40 4:18
Jan 8 @EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 21:34 3:19
Jan 5 @CGY 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 19:44 0:00
Jan 2 MIN 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 1 0 20:11 1:13
Dec 30 NYR 0 1 1 -2 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 0 0 21:02 5:17
Dec 28 MON 0 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 17:49 2:51
Dec 26 CLM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 22:26 6:47
Dec 22 VAN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 25:34 10:47
Dec 20 OTT 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 23:07 1:02
Dec 18 @WAS 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 17:11 3:05
Dec 15 @TOR 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 1 19:31 0:52
Dec 14 @CLM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 20:23 1:42
Dec 12 WAS 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 0 21:21 1:28
Dec 10 OTT 1 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 2 50.0 1 0 16:21 1:19
Dec 6 @LOS 0 0 0 -3 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 19:03 4:49
Dec 5 @SAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 23:27 1:42
Dec 2 @ANA 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 0.0 2 1 22:10 2:58
Nov 28 NYI 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 6 0.0 1 1 23:14 2:42
Nov 27 @WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 20:37 0:38
Nov 25 LOS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 19:26 3:06
Nov 21 ANA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 19:24 0:35
Nov 19 NYR 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 100.0 0 2 18:58 0:59
Nov 16 @FLA 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 18:10 1:55
Nov 14 FLA 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 16:05 0:46
Nov 12 CGY 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 13:05 1:14
Nov 10 BUF 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 18:27 2:37
Nov 7 @MIN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 18:21 1:55
Nov 5 @BUF 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 17:26 2:39
Nov 3 @DET 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 16:33 2:40
Nov 1 @CAR 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 15:29 2:26
Oct 31 BOS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 1 15:01 2:41
Oct 29 COL 0 1 1 -2 2 0 1 0 2 0.0 1 0 15:34 3:26
Oct 27 @STL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 16:47 0:15
Oct 24 @CHI 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 20:45 3:47
Oct 23 @WPG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 14:39 0:34
Oct 20 @NAS 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 18:00 1:24
Oct 17 BUF 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 18:48 4:50
Oct 15 DAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 16:07 1:45
Oct 13 @DET 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 18:04 2:39
Oct 12 @BOS 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 0 0 16:55 3:21
Oct 10 @BUF 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 15:05 1:36
Oct 8 PHI 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 19:20 2:49

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

Filppula dished out two helpers -- including one on the power play -- in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime win over the Islanders.

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Filppula found the back of the net in Wednesday's Game 1 loss to the Islanders.

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Filppula scored a goal and collected an assist in Thursday's win over the Devils.

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Filppula (upper body) will rejoin the lineup Monday against the Maple Leafs, Michelle Gingras of Fox Sports Sun reports.

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Filppula (upper body) is out of the lineup for Friday's matchup with the Islanders, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Filppula (upper body) is progressing toward a return to action, Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune reports.

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Filppula (upper body) won't playmTuesday against the Red Wings, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Filppula is dealing with an upper-body injury that could keep him out for the remainder of the Lightning's current road trip, Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune reports.

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Filppula left Sunday's game against the Blue Jackets with an upper-body injury and won't return.

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Filppula (flu) is on the ice at practice Friday, reports Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune.

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Filppula didn't practice Thursday due to an illness, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Filppula factored into both Lightning goals in Tuesday's loss to Montreal, scoring the first and assisting on the second.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015-16

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2014-15

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 Tampa delivered 58 points, including a career-best 25 goals, and he should deliver mid-60s point production as the team's second-line center in 2014-15. Just be wary of him in leagues that also count SOG, PIM, hits and blocks Ė he doesn't deliver much of anything in those categories. Still, most of those categories are fantasy afterthoughts, so snap him up Ė this Bolts squad is going places in the East.

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