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Canada Finland Jake Virtanen
a.k.a. "Jacob Virtanen"
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Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Milan Gulas 6 4 5 9
2. Tomas Mertl 6 6 2 8
3. Petr Straka 6 2 6 8
4. Roman Horák 7 3 4 7
5. Jakub Orsava 5 2 5 7
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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 - - - - - | -
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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 | -
Skill Rating

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Strength
19
Speed
18
Acceleration
18
Shooting Accuracy
16

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Game Log
Date Team Opp Score G A TP PIM +/- SOG PPG SHG TOI
NHL 2019-2020
Fri 04/09 Vancouver Canucks @ Vegas Golden Knights
Thu 03/09 Vancouver Canucks @ Vegas Golden Knights
Tue 01/09 Vancouver Canucks @ Vegas Golden Knights
Sun 30/08 Vancouver Canucks @ Vegas Golden Knights
Sat 29/08 Vancouver Canucks @ Vegas Golden Knights
Tue 25/08 Vancouver Canucks @ Vegas Golden Knights
Sun 23/08 Vancouver Canucks @ Vegas Golden Knights
Fri 21/08 Vancouver Canucks @ St. Louis Blues
Wed 19/08 Vancouver Canucks @ St. Louis Blues
Mon 17/08 Vancouver Canucks @ St. Louis Blues
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 | 0
BCHSHL 2 5 2 7 9 1.80 10 0 | 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 6 279 50 45 95 0.34 178 -25 | 1 16 2 1 3 0.19 25 2
PCBHL 1 59 68 49 117 1.98 0 0 | 0
U17 Cup 1 - 0 0 0 - 0 | 0
WCCC-16 1 4 5 0 5 1.25 0 0 | 0
WHC-17 1 5 5 2 7 1.40 8 0 | 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
Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
10/22/2020
10/22/2020 Extension Vancouver Canucks Vancouver Canucks
07/25/2018
07/25/2018 Extension Vancouver Canucks Vancouver Canucks
07/25/2014
07/25/2014 Confirmed Calgary Hitmen Vancouver Canucks
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 Future Considerations

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

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