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Sami Vatanen

24-Year-Old Defenseman – Anaheim Ducks

2015-16 NHL Stats

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2015-16 NHL Projections

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2015-16 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

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 cam...

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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 two-year, $2.525 million contract extension with Anaheim in July of 2014.

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Vatanen notched the game-winning goal and added a power-play assist in Saturday's 5-2 win over Nashville. He is riding a three-game, four-point streak (one goal, three assists).

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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 3:41 75 123
2015-16 24 NHL ANH 71 9 29 38 8 20 140 6.4 2 0 21:19 4 15 19 3:11 85 105
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Sami Vatanen – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Left Defenseman

Time On Ice Stats

21:19

Average Time On Ice in 2015-16

During an average game, Sami Vatanen was on the ice for 21:19.

3:11

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2015-16

During an average game, Sami Vatanen was on the ice for 3:11 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2014-15 21:28 3:41
2015-16 21:19 3:11

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2015-16 NHL Game Log   Sami Vatanen
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Apr 27 NAS 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 3 23:10 3:48
Apr 25 @NAS 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 21:02 1:47
Apr 23 NAS 1 1 2 3 2 0 1 0 5 20.0 0 2 20:35 4:53
Apr 21 @NAS 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 24:07 4:02
Apr 19 @NAS 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 2 21:34 2:00
Apr 17 NAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 3 1 23:22 1:30
Apr 15 NAS 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 27:31 3:57
Apr 10 @WAS Did Not Play
Apr 9 @COL Did Not Play
Apr 7 @LOS Did Not Play
Apr 5 WPG 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 0 0 21:44 4:22
Apr 3 DAL 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 21:40 3:21
Apr 1 VAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 2 2 21:50 1:58
Mar 30 CGY 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 23:18 2:34
Mar 28 @EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 5 2 20:49 3:15
Mar 26 @OTT Did Not Play
Mar 24 @TOR Did Not Play
Mar 22 @MON Did Not Play
Mar 20 @WPG Did Not Play
Mar 18 BOS Did Not Play
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Mar 16 NYR Did Not Play
Mar 14 NJD Did Not Play
Mar 11 @STL Did Not Play
Mar 9 @COL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 5:54 0:37
Mar 7 WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 2 2 22:37 3:22
Mar 5 @LOS 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 4 2 23:11 1:09
Mar 3 @ARI 0 2 2 1 0 0 2 0 2 0.0 1 0 20:56 6:31
Mar 2 MON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 3 25:37 4:51
Feb 28 LOS 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 18:25 3:37
Feb 26 EDM 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 22:02 3:02
Feb 24 BUF 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 50.0 1 2 19:15 3:00
Feb 21 CGY 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 0 22:22 3:25
Feb 18 @VAN 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 3 33.3 0 1 20:07 2:32
Feb 16 @EDM 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 0.0 0 0 20:07 3:38
Feb 15 @CGY 1 0 1 -1 0 1 0 0 2 50.0 0 2 18:18 1:34
Feb 13 @CHI 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 4 0 21:33 3:43
Feb 11 @CLM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 5 19:34 1:27
Feb 9 @PHI 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 4 0.0 1 0 19:25 3:52
Feb 8 @PIT 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 2 19:48 1:51
Feb 5 ARI 0 1 1 1 2 0 1 0 1 0.0 1 3 22:03 8:28
Feb 4 @LOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 22:23 6:07
Feb 2 SAN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 3 24:24 3:21
Jan 26 @BOS 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 0 1 23:06 4:05
Jan 23 @DET 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 4 22:25 4:02
Jan 22 @WAS Did Not Play
Jan 20 MIN 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 4 20:19 0:51
Jan 17 LOS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 2 1 23:43 3:22
Jan 15 DAL 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 2 4 22:10 1:48
Jan 13 OTT 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 5 0.0 0 1 22:17 2:35
Jan 10 DET 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 2 22:20 2:43
Jan 8 STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 3 25:43 4:49
Jan 6 TOR 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 22:46 2:30
Jan 3 WPG 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 3 0 22:32 2:20
Jan 1 @VAN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 25:30 2:05
Dec 31 @EDM 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 23:59 1:54
Dec 29 @CGY 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 5 24:14 1:09
Dec 27 PHI 0 2 2 -1 4 0 1 0 1 0.0 1 2 26:01 3:15
Dec 22 @NYR 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 1 21:25 3:57
Dec 21 @NYI 0 1 1 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 23:43 0:00
Dec 19 @NJD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 19:54 0:00
Dec 17 @BUF 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 8 0.0 3 0 25:54 4:17
Dec 11 CAR 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 3 20:56 0:05
Dec 6 PIT 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 3 21:38 1:46
Dec 4 SAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 1 22:33 5:21
Dec 2 TAM 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 0 22:57 5:16
Nov 30 VAN 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 2 0 20:13 2:47
Nov 27 CHI 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 1 18:29 3:12
Nov 25 @ARI 1 1 2 -1 0 1 1 0 3 33.3 2 0 22:55 2:43
Nov 24 CGY 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 17:09 0:26
Nov 21 @TAM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 20:28 0:04
Nov 19 @FLA 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 21:45 3:08
Nov 17 @NAS 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 20:33 5:03
Nov 16 @CAR 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 0 1 19:15 0:00
Nov 13 NYI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 2 21:58 3:24
Nov 11 EDM 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 3 19:13 1:52
Nov 9 ARI 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 4 2 18:48 2:59
Nov 7 @SAN 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 20:39 1:01
Nov 6 CLM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 18:42 3:12
Nov 4 FLA 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 1 25:10 5:38
Nov 1 NAS 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 1 0 23:51 1:17
Oct 29 @STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 21:30 3:19
Oct 27 @DAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 21:31 4:50
Oct 26 @CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 23:49 2:27
Oct 24 @MIN 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 3 20:17 0:56
Oct 22 @NAS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 2 19:15 2:57
Oct 18 MIN 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 18:34 1:46
Oct 16 COL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 2 21:54 6:03
Oct 14 ARI 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 4 18:41 2:21
Oct 12 VAN 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 3 3 18:28 2:02
Oct 10 @SAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 16:43 0:49

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

Vatanen (illness) is fine to play in Game 1 of the first-round playoff series against the Predators on Friday.

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Vatanen (illness) will not join the team on their upcoming road trip to Colorado, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.

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Vatanen will not play in Thursday's game against the Kings due to an illness.

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Vatanen (head) will rejoin the lineup for Monday's tilt versus the Oilers, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.

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Vatanen (head) won't play Saturday against the Senators, The Orange County Register reports.

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Vatanen (head) participated in Thursday's morning skate, the Orange County Register reports.

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Vatanen (upper body) is not joining the Ducks on their five-game road trip, Elliott Teaford of the Southern California News Group reports.

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Vatanen (upper body) will not suit up for Wednesday's meeting with the Rangers.

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Vatanen (upper body) will not play in Monday's game against the Devils.

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Vatanen (upper body) remains a questionable for Monday's tilt against the Devils, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.

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Vatanen (upper body) has been ruled out of Friday's tilt with St. Louis.

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Vatanen (upper body) was treated Friday, but he's labeled "questionable at the very best" for the upcoming contest against the Blues, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015-16

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2014-15

Vatanenís 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.