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SAMI VATANEN  Finland

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BIRTHYEAR 1991-06-03 BIRTHPLACEJyväskylä, FIN
AGE 24 NATION Finland
POSITION D SHOOTS R
HEIGHT 179 cm / 5'10" WEIGHT 83 kg / 183 lbs
YOUTH TEAM JYP CONTRACT 15/16
NHL DRAFT 2009 round 4 #106 overall by Anaheim Ducks
CAP HIT $1,262,500
SOCIAL  


A small and talented defenseman. An excellent skater who understands the game well and is useful on powerplay. Needs to improve physically. Good stickhandling. (Matias Strozyk)

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CAREER STATISTICS Use/Embed statistics RSS feed
 SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP G A TP PIM +/-      POST GP G A TP PIM +/- 
 2006-07 JYP U16  Jr. C SM-sarja Q 9 7 162330 |            
  JYP U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 4 5 3816 |            
  Finland U16 (all) International-Jr 7 1 342 |            
 2007-08 JYP U18 Jr. B SM-sarja Q 9 2 4610 |            
  JYP U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 26 7 253220 | Playoffs 1 0 000  
  JYP U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 0 0 000 | Playoffs 2 0 000
  Finland U17 WHC-17 5 2 358 |            
  Finland U17 (all)  International-Jr 8 2 6810 |            
  Finland U18 WJC-18 6 0 334 -2 |            
  Finland U18 (all) International-Jr 6 0 334 |            
 2008-09 JYP U18 Jr. B SM-sarja Q 3 1 1214 |            
  JYP U18 Jr. B I-divisioona 2 2 350 |            
  JYP U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 20 3 71022 -8 |            
  D Team Mestis 5 1 128 -2 |            
  Suomi U20  Mestis 2 0 002 0 |            
  Finland U18  WJC-18 6 1 122 6 |            
  Finland U18 (all)  International-Jr 22 5 121748 |            
 2009-10 JYP Liiga 55 7 233044 -1 | Playoffs 14 3 476
  Suomi U20  Mestis 1 0 002 1 |            
  Finland U20 WJC-20 6 2 350 2 |            
  Finland U20 (all)  International-Jr 17 8 10186 |            
  Finland EHT 3 0 002 1 |            
  Finland WC 7 0 006 -2 |            
 2010-11 JYP Liiga 52 11 203130 30 | Playoffs 3 1 120
  Suomi U20  Mestis 1 0 000 -1 |            
  Finland U20  WJC-20 6 0 444 7 |            
  Finland U20 (all)  International-Jr 10 0 554 |            
  Finland EHT 3 0 112 0 |            
 2011-12 JYP  Liiga 49 14 284240 11 | Playoffs 4 2 024
  Finland EHT 3 2 130 0 |            
 2012-13 Anaheim Ducks NHL 8 2 020 3 |            
  Norfolk Admirals AHL 62 9 364544 0 |            
 2013-14 Anaheim Ducks NHL 48 6 152122 9 | Playoffs 5 0 110 -2 
  Norfolk Admirals AHL 8 2 574 0 | Playoffs 5 0 334
  Finland OG 6 0 550 3 |            
  Finland (all) International 6 0 550 3 |            
 2014-15 Anaheim Ducks NHL 67 12 253736 5 | Playoffs 16 3 8118
 2015-16 Anaheim Ducks NHL 71 9 293820 8 | Playoffs 7 1 346
 2016-17 Finland WCup - - --- |            


CAREER TOTALS
  GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/-    GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/- 
  Regular Season   Postseason
  AHL: 70 11 41 52 0.74 48  | 5 0 3 3 0.60
  EHT: 9 2 2 4 0.44 |    
  International: 6 0 5 5 0.83 |    
  International-Jr: 70 16 39 55 0.79 74  |    
  Jr. A SM-liiga: 20 3 7 10 0.50 22  -8  | 2 0 0 0 0.00
  Jr. B I-divisioona: 2 2 3 5 2.50 |    
  Jr. B SM-sarja: 26 7 25 32 1.23 20  | 1 0 0 0 0.00
  Jr. B SM-sarja Q: 12 3 5 8 0.67 24  |    
  Jr. C SM-sarja: 4 5 3 8 2.00 16  |    
  Jr. C SM-sarja Q: 9 7 16 23 2.56 30  |    
  Liiga: 156 32 71 103 0.66 114  40  | 21 6 5 11 0.52 10 
  Mestis: 9 1 1 2 0.22 12  -2  |    
  NHL: 194 29 69 98 0.51 78  25  | 28 4 12 16 0.57 14 
  OG: 6 0 5 5 0.83 |    
  WC: 7 0 0 0 0.00 -2  |    
  WCup: - - - - - |    
  WHC-17: 5 2 3 5 1.00 |    
  WJC-18: 12 1 4 5 0.42 |    
  WJC-20: 12 2 7 9 0.75 |    



CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
SEASON AWARDS BY SEASON
2005-2006 U16 Pohjola Camp Roster (JYP)
2007-2008 Jr. B SM-sarja Most Assists by Defenseman (25)
  Jr. B SM-sarja Most Points by Defenseman (32)
2008-2009 U18 WJC Bronze Medal
2009-2010 SM-liiga Bronze Medal
  U20 WJC Top 3 Player on Team
2010-2011 SM-liiga All-Star Team
  SM-liiga Best Defenseman (Pekka Rautakallio Award)
  SM-liiga Best Plus/Minus (Matti Keinonen Trophy) (+30)
  SM-liiga Best Plus/Minus by Defenseman (+30)
  SM-liiga Player of the Month (November)
  U20 WJC Top 3 Player on Team
2011-2012 SM-liiga All-Star Team
  SM-liiga Best Defenseman (Pekka Rautakallio Award)
  SM-liiga Champion
2012-2013 AHL All-Rookie Team
  AHL First All-Star Team
2013-2014 Olympic Bronze Medal
 AWARDS BY LEAGUE
- AHL All-Rookie Team 12/13
- AHL First All-Star Team 12/13
- Jr. B SM-sarja Most Assists by Defenseman 07/08
- Jr. B SM-sarja Most Points by Defenseman 07/08
- Olympic Bronze Medal 13/14
- SM-liiga All-Star Team 10/11, 11/12
- SM-liiga Best Defenseman (Pekka Rautakallio Award) 10/11, 11/12
- SM-liiga Best Plus/Minus (Matti Keinonen Trophy) 10/11
- SM-liiga Best Plus/Minus by Defenseman 10/11
- SM-liiga Bronze Medal 09/10
- SM-liiga Champion 11/12
- SM-liiga Player of the Month 10/11
- U16 Pohjola Camp Roster 05/06
- U18 WJC Bronze Medal 08/09
- U20 WJC Top 3 Player on Team 10/11, 09/10



TRANSACTIONS
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE  
2014-07-22 Extension Anaheim Ducks Anaheim Ducks 2 years 
2014-05-08 Up/Down Norfolk Admirals Anaheim Ducks Recalled 
2014-04-20 Up/Down Anaheim Ducks Norfolk Admirals Reassigned 
2014-03-23 Up/Down Norfolk Admirals Anaheim Ducks Recalled 
2014-02-25 Up/Down Anaheim Ducks Norfolk Admirals Reassigned 
2014-02-03 Up/Down Norfolk Admirals Anaheim Ducks Recalled 
2014-01-21 Up/Down Anaheim Ducks Norfolk Admirals Reassigned 
2013-11-22 Up/Down Norfolk Admirals Anaheim Ducks Recalled 
2013-11-14 Up/Down Anaheim Ducks Norfolk Admirals Reassigned 
2013-04-16 Up/Down Norfolk Admirals Anaheim Ducks Recalled 
2013-04-09 Up/Down Anaheim Ducks Norfolk Admirals Reassigned 
2013-04-08 Up/Down Norfolk Admirals Anaheim Ducks Recalled 
2013-02-09 Up/Down Anaheim Ducks Norfolk Admirals Reassigned 
2013-01-27 Up/Down Norfolk Admirals Anaheim Ducks Recalled 
2013-01-25 Up/Down Anaheim Ducks Norfolk Admirals Reassigned 
2013-01-17 Up/Down Norfolk Admirals Anaheim Ducks Recalled 
2012-09-14 Up/Down Anaheim Ducks Norfolk Admirals Reassigned 
2011-06-02 Loan Anaheim Ducks JYP Loan end of season 
2011-05-31 Confirmed JYP Anaheim Ducks Entry Level 


PLAYER BIOGRAPHY AND TRIVIA
 
- Drafted 2010, round 1 #2 overall by Metallurg Novokuznetsk in the KHL Draft
 
 
Cult/Star player for JYP