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Canada Finland Jake Virtanen
a.k.a. "Jacob Virtanen"
#18 Vancouver Canucks / NHL - 20/21
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Last added: Michael North
Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Patrick Thoresen 24 10 29 39
2. Dan Kissel 24 13 23 36
3. Tim McGauley 24 11 23 34
4. Bobby MacIntyre 23 10 23 33
5. Daniel Leavens 24 14 16 30
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
RW
Age
24
Height
6'1" / 186 cm
Weight
227 lbs / 103 kg
Shoots
R
Youth Team
Contract
21/22
Cap Hit
$2,550,000 Powered by
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Highlights
1-time U20 WJC Gold Medal 1
1-time U18 WJC Bronze Medal 1

A formidable adversary for any challenger, Jake Virtanen is an imposing power forward in the truest sense. Possesses a non-stopping motor and creates an abundance of on-ice energy when throwing his weight around and establishing his physical presence. Exhibits world-class skating ability, and can blow by defenders just as easily as he can go through them. Stands up for his teammates and never backs down from a challenge. Displays a wicked, NHL-level release that challenges goaltenders of all skill levels. Becoming a recognizable asset when playing a more defensive role as well. All-in-all, a physical power forward that has the character traits, work ethic, and individual skills to pose a threat to whoever stands in his way. (Curtis Joe, EP 2015)

Family Relations
Brother: Stefan Virtanen
Cousin: Jared Virtanen

Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2010-11 Abbotsford Hawks U15 A1 PCBHL 59 68 49 117 - |
Yale Secondary Lions Blue BCHSHL 1 1 1 2 0 |
2011-12 Fraser Valley Bruins U18 AAA BC U18 39 17 22 39 120 |
Yale Secondary Lions Blue BCHSHL 4 1 6 7 10 |
Calgary Hitmen WHL 9 3 1 4 4 3 | Playoffs 5 0 0 0 4 -4
2012-13 Calgary Hitmen WHL 62 16 18 34 67 25 | Playoffs 15 2 4 6 27 -2
Canada Pacific U17 WHC-17 5 5 2 7 8 |
2013-14 Calgary Hitmen WHL 71 45 26 71 100 23 | Playoffs 6 1 3 4 4 -2
Canada U18 WJC-18 7 3 3 6 10 2 |
2014-15 Calgary Hitmen WHL 50 21 31 52 82 15 | Playoffs 14 5 8 13 28 -1
Utica Comets AHL 0 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 10 0 1 1 6 2
Canada U20 WJC-20 7 1 3 4 4 4 |
2015-16 Vancouver Canucks NHL 55 7 6 13 45 -7 |
Utica Comets AHL 2 0 0 0 0 0 |
Canada U20 WJC-20 5 0 1 1 10 0 |
2016-17 Vancouver Canucks NHL 10 0 1 1 2 1 |
Utica Comets AHL 65 9 10 19 48 -11 |
2017-18 Vancouver Canucks NHL 75 10 10 20 46 -11 |
2018-19 Vancouver Canucks NHL 70 15 10 25 44 -4 |
2019-20 Vancouver Canucks NHL 69 18 18 36 41 -4 | Playoffs 16 2 1 3 25 2
2020-21 Vancouver Canucks NHL 38 5 0 5 41 -4 |
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Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2011-12 Team British Columbia WCCC-16 4 5 0 5 - |
BCMML Sabres 1 U17 Cup - - - - - |
2013-14 Canada U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 5 0 1 1 4 -2 |
2014-15 WHL All-Stars Jr Super Series 2 1 0 1 0 -1 |
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Game Log
Date Team Opp Score G A TP PIM +/- SOG PPG SHG TOI
NHL
Thu 29/04 Vancouver Canucks @ Toronto Maple Leafs
Wed 28/04 Vancouver Canucks @ Ottawa Senators
Mon 26/04 Vancouver Canucks @ Ottawa Senators
Sun 25/04 Vancouver Canucks vs Ottawa Senators
Fri 23/04 Vancouver Canucks vs Ottawa Senators
Wed 21/04 Vancouver Canucks vs Toronto Maple Leafs
Thu 25/03 Vancouver Canucks vs Winnipeg Jets
Tue 23/03 Vancouver Canucks vs Winnipeg Jets
Sat 20/03 Vancouver Canucks @ Montréal Canadiens
Fri 19/03 Vancouver Canucks @ Montréal Canadiens
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Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 3 67 9 10 19 0.28 48 -11 | 1 10 0 1 1 0.10 6 2
BC U18 1 39 17 22 39 1.00 120 - | 0
BCHSHL 2 5 2 7 9 1.80 10 - | 0
Hlinka Gretzky Cup 1 5 0 1 1 0.20 4 -2 | 0
Jr Super Series 1 2 1 0 1 0.50 0 -1 | 0
NHL 6 317 55 45 100 0.32 219 -29 | 1 16 2 1 3 0.19 25 2
PCBHL 1 59 68 49 117 1.98 - - | 0
U17 Cup 1 - - - - - - - | 0
WCCC-16 1 4 5 0 5 1.25 - - | 0
WHC-17 1 5 5 2 7 1.40 8 - | 0
WHL 4 192 85 76 161 0.84 253 66 | 4 40 8 15 23 0.58 63 -9
WJC-18 1 7 3 3 6 0.86 10 2 | 0
WJC-20 2 12 1 4 5 0.42 14 4 | 0
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Speed
17
Strength
16
Hitting
16
Acceleration
16

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Player Connections
Player Period Teams
Bo Horvat (F) 2014-2021 7 Utica Comets, Vancouver Canucks
Brandon Sutter (F) 2015-2021 6 Vancouver Canucks
Ashton Sautner (D) 2015-2021 6 Utica Comets, Vancouver Canucks
Jacob Markström (G) 2014-2020 6 Utica Comets, Vancouver Canucks

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07/25/2014
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Player Biography and Trivia

Drafted 2013, 2 #65 overall by Medvescak Zagreb in the KHL Draft

Drafted 2011, 1 #1 overall by Calgary Hitmen in the WHL Bantam Draft

2014 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #7 by ISS Hockey

2014 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #10 by FCHockey

2014 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #7 by McKeen's Hockey

Cult/Star player for Calgary Hitmen

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