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VALTTERI FILPPULA    Finland

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BIRTHYEAR 1984-03-20 BIRTHPLACEVantaa, FIN
AGE 32 NATION Finland
POSITION C/W SHOOTS L
HEIGHT 183 cm / 6'0" WEIGHT 89 kg / 196 lbs
YOUTH TEAM EVU CONTRACT 17/18
NHL DRAFT 2002 round 3 #95 overall by Detroit Red Wings
CAP HIT $5,000,000 powered by
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HIGHLIGHTS
2-time U20 WJC Bronze Medal 2
1-time Olympic Bronze Medal 1
1-time NHL Stanley Cup Champion 1

A good two-way forward with an excellent understanding of the game. A very good skater with good playmaking skills. A good passer who needs to develop the physical side of his game. Can play in any forward position. Works hard, useful as a penalty killer. (Matias Strozyk)

Brother: Ilari Filppula

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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 +/- 
 1998-99 Kiekko-Vantaa U16 Jr. C SM-sarja Q 10 1 784 |            
  Kiekko-Vantaa U16 Jr. C I-divisioona - - --- |            
 1999-00 Kiekko-Vantaa U16  Jr. C SM-sarja 14 14 18328 | Playoffs 3 2 020  
  Finland U16 (all) International-Jr 8 2 020 |            
 2000-01 Jokerit U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 31 18 29474 | Playoffs 6 4 480  
  Jokerit U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 1 0 110 |            
 2001-02 Jokerit U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 1 0 110 | Playoffs 8 4 9132  
  Jokerit U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 40 8 152314 | Playoffs 1 0 000  
  Finland U18 WJC-18 8 4 6102 5 |            
 2002-03 Jokerit U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 35 16 375314 18 | Playoffs 11 4 10144
  Finland U20 WJC-20 6 0 112 1 |            
 2003-04 Jokerit Liiga 49 5 13186 -2 |            
  Suomi U20  Mestis 1 0 002 -1 |            
  Finland U20 WJC-20 7 4 592 3 |            
 2004-05 Jokerit Liiga 55 10 203020 8 | Playoffs 12 5 6112
  Finland EHT 6 0 002 |            
  Finland (all) International 6 0 002 |            
 2005-06 Detroit Red Wings NHL 4 0 112 1 |            
  Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 74 20 507030 23 | Playoffs 16 7 9164 -4 
 2006-07 Detroit Red Wings NHL 73 10 71720 8 | Playoffs 18 3 252 -2 
  Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 3 2 242 2 |            
 2007-08 Detroit Red Wings NHL 78 19 173628 16 | Playoffs 22 5 6112
 2008-09 Detroit Red Wings NHL 80 12 284042 9 | Playoffs 23 3 13168
 2009-10 Detroit Red Wings NHL 55 11 243524 -4 | Playoffs 12 4 596
  Finland OG 6 3 030 1 |            
  Finland (all) International 6 3 030 1 |            
 2010-11 Detroit Red Wings NHL 71 16 233922 -1 | Playoffs 11 2 686
 2011-12 Detroit Red Wings NHL 81 23 436614 18 | Playoffs 5 0 222 -3 
  Finland WC 10 4 6106 1 |            
  Finland (all) International 10 4 6106 1 |            
 2012-13 Jokerit  Liiga 16 6 9156 7 |            
  Detroit Red Wings NHL 41 9 8176 -4 | Playoffs 14 2 464 -4 
 2013-14 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 75 25 335820 5 | Playoffs 4 0 110 -4 
 2014-15 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 82 12 364824 -14 | Playoffs 26 4 10144 -6 
 2015-16 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 76 8 233146 -6 | Playoffs 17 1 670
 2016-17 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 26 5 11168 2 |            
  Finland  WCup 3 1 010 -3 |            
  Finland (all) International 3 0 002 -2 |            


CAREER TOTALS
  GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/-    GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/- 
  Regular Season   Postseason
  AHL: 77 22 52 74 0.96 32  25  | 16 7 9 16 1.00 -4 
  EHT: 6 0 0 0 0.00 |    
  International: 25 7 6 13 0.52 10  |    
  International-Jr: 8 2 0 2 0.25 |    
  Jr. A SM-liiga: 76 24 53 77 1.01 28  18  | 12 4 10 14 1.17
  Jr. B SM-sarja: 32 18 30 48 1.50 | 14 8 13 21 1.50  
  Jr. C I-divisioona: 0 0 0 0 - |    
  Jr. C SM-sarja: 14 14 18 32 2.29 | 3 2 0 2 0.67
  Jr. C SM-sarja Q: 10 1 7 8 0.80 |    
  Liiga: 120 21 42 63 0.53 32  13  | 12 5 6 11 0.92
  Mestis: 1 0 0 0 0.00 -1  |    
  NHL: 742 150 254 404 0.54 256  30  | 152 24 55 79 0.52 34 
  OG: 6 3 0 3 0.50 |    
  WC: 10 4 6 10 1.00 |    
  WCup: 3 1 0 1 0.33 -3  |    
  WJC-18: 8 4 6 10 1.25 |    
  WJC-20: 13 4 6 10 0.77 |    



CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
SEASON AWARDS BY SEASON
2000-2001 U16 Pohjola Camp All-Star Team
  U16 Pohjola Camp Roster (Jokerit)
2002-2003 Jr. A SM-liiga Most Points (Kari Jalonen Award) (53)
  Jr. A SM-liiga Silver Medal
  U20 WJC Bronze Medal
2003-2004 SM-liiga Most Assists by Rookie (13)
  U20 WJC All-Star Team
  U20 WJC Bronze Medal
2004-2005 SM-liiga Silver Medal
2005-2006 AHL All-Star Game
  AHL Player of the Week (Nov. 20)
2007-2008 NHL Stanley Cup Champion
2009-2010 Olympic Bronze Medal
2011-2012 World Championship Top 3 Player on Team
 AWARDS BY LEAGUE
- AHL All-Star Game 05/06
- AHL Player of the Week 05/06
- Jr. A SM-liiga Most Points (Kari Jalonen Award) 02/03
- Jr. A SM-liiga Silver Medal 02/03
- NHL Stanley Cup Champion 07/08
- Olympic Bronze Medal 09/10
- SM-liiga Most Assists by Rookie 03/04
- SM-liiga Silver Medal 04/05
- U16 Pohjola Camp All-Star Team 00/01
- U16 Pohjola Camp Roster 00/01
- U20 WJC All-Star Team 03/04
- U20 WJC Bronze Medal 02/03, 03/04
- World Championship Top 3 Player on Team 11/12



TRANSACTIONS
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE  
2013-07-05 Confirmed Detroit Red Wings Tampa Bay Lightning 5 years 
2012-09-21 Confirmed Detroit Red Wings Jokerit NHL lockout contract 


PLAYER BIOGRAPHY AND TRIVIA
 
 
 
Cult/Star player for Jokerit
Cult/Star player for Grand Rapids Griffins
Cult/Star player for Jokerit U18
Cult/Star player for Detroit Red Wings
Cult/Star player for Tampa Bay Lightning
Cult/Star player for Finland