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Valtteri Filppula

32-Year-Old Center – Tampa Bay Lightning

2016-17 NHL Stats

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5

A

11

PP Pts

5

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2

PIM

8

2016-17 NHL Projections

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2016-17 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Filppula is on the decline – he's posted point totals of 58, 48 and 31 in the past three seasons. And while he still has some offensive upside, Flip spends far more time playing dirty defensive minutes for Tampa Bay than getting scoring opportunities. He has two years left o...

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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 lit the lamp and picked up two PIM during Tuesday's 5-1 loss to the Blue Jackets.

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Valtteri Filppula NHL Stats
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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
2016-17 32 NHL TB 26 5 11 16 2 8 32 15.6 1 0 18:08 0 5 5 1:59 10 14
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Valtteri Filppula – Playing Time Overview

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2016-17 Time On Ice Stats

18:08

Average Time On Ice

On average, Valtteri Filppula was on the ice for 18:08.

1:59

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Valtteri Filppula was on the ice for 1:59 during power plays.

2:24

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Valtteri Filppula was on the ice for 2:24 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2014-15 19:01 4:05 1:51
2015-16 18:15 3:08 2:26
2016-17 18:08 1:59 2:24

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2016-17 NHL Game Log   Valtteri Filppula
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Dec 4 @CAR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 20:05 3:57
Dec 3 WAS 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 23:09 1:27
Dec 1 @STL 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 19:03 0:03
Nov 29 @CLM 1 0 1 -2 2 0 0 0 1 100.0 0 1 15:06 0:32
Nov 27 @BOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 15:24 2:05
Nov 25 CLM 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 13:36 0:00
Nov 23 PHI 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 21:41 6:22
Nov 21 @NAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 18:45 1:30
Nov 19 @PHI 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 0 1 20:26 0:41
Nov 17 @BUF 0 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 0 0 17:56 2:30
Nov 15 @DET 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 1 0 18:28 2:43
Nov 14 @NYI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 19:13 5:31
Nov 12 SAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 17:28 1:51
Nov 10 NYI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 18:50 5:28
Nov 7 @FLA Did Not Play
Nov 5 NJD 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 0 1 18:44 2:56
Nov 3 BOS 0 1 1 -2 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 0 0 19:15 2:39
Nov 1 @NYI 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 1 1 20:09 6:33
Oct 30 @NYR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 13:31 0:00
Oct 29 @NJD 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 16:25 1:32
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Oct 27 @MON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 21:05 2:15
Oct 25 @TOR 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 18:41 0:00
Oct 22 @OTT 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 1 0 17:42 0:00
Oct 20 COL 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 15:51 1:00
Oct 18 FLA 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 17:35 0:00
Oct 15 NJD 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 0 16:44 0:00
Oct 13 DET 1 0 1 -1 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 3 0 16:23 0:05

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

Filppula picked up two assists in Thursday's win over Buffalo. He has three points, all assists, in his last two games and seven points (one goal, six assists) in his last eight games.

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Filppula (lower body) will rejoin the lineup for Thursday's contest against the Islander, Bryan Burns of NHL.com reports.

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Filppula is day-to-day with a lower-body injury and is not playing Monday against the Panthers.

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Filppula scored a goal and added an assist in a 4-1 win over the Senators on Saturday night.

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Filppula scored the game-winner Saturday night against New Jersey. It was his second goal in as many games.

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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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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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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016-17

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2015-16

Filppula got lost in the crowd last season in Tampa Bay. He wasn’t bad, but he didn’t 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. On a team that went to the Stanley Cup Finals, his rating was a stunning minus-14, but some of that had to be plain bad luck... right? Filppula’s now the Bolts’ third-line center and will see some second-unit power-play time, but his $5 million price tag is a bit steep for a third-line, 45-point producer. Watch for the Bolts to showcase him in a scoring role around the trade deadline, as his value might be higher in a different situation.

2014-15

Filppula is now the Bolts' resident veteran-in-chief, and the team's only forward 30 years or older -- OK, that’s 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 – he doesn't deliver much of anything in those categories. Still, most of those categories are fantasy afterthoughts, so snap him up – 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