Jake Virtanen a.k.a. "Jacob Virtanen"

Player Facts
  • Position
    RW
  • Height
    6'1" / 186 cm
  • Weight
    229 lbs / 104 kg
  • Shoots
    R
  • Contract
    17/18

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 Bantam A1 PCBHL 59 68 49 117 - |
Yale Secondary Lions Blue BCHSHL 1 1 1 2 0 |
2011-12 Fraser Valley Bruins BCMML 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 |
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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 Memorial 5 0 1 1 4 -2 |
2014-15 WHL All-Stars Jr Super Series 2 1 0 1 0 -1 |
Player Career Totals
League GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 67 9 10 19 0.28 48 -11 | 10 0 1 1 0.10 6 2
BCHSHL 5 2 7 9 1.80 10 0 |
BCMML 39 17 22 39 1.00 120 0 |
Hlinka Memorial 5 0 1 1 0.20 4 -2 |
Jr Super Series 2 1 0 1 0.50 0 -1 |
NHL 140 17 17 34 0.24 93 -17 |
PCBHL 59 68 49 117 1.98 0 0 |
U17 Cup 0 0 0 0 - 0 |
WCCC-16 4 5 0 5 1.25 0 0 |
WHC-17 5 5 2 7 1.40 8 0 |
WHL 192 85 76 161 0.84 253 66 | 40 8 15 23 0.58 63 -9
WJC-18 7 3 3 6 0.86 10 2 |
WJC-20 12 1 4 5 0.42 14 4 |
Career Highlights
Season
Awards by season
Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
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