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Finland Urho Vaakanainen

#5 Anaheim Ducks / NHL - 22/23
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# Player GP G A TP
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2. Brayden Yager 5 5 4 9
3. Otto Stenberg 5 5 4 9
4. Ethan Gauthier 5 6 1 7
5. Zach Benson 5 2 5 7
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
D
Age
23
Height
6'1" / 185 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
185 lbs / 84 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Youth Team
Contract
23/24
Cap Hit
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Highlights
1-time U18 WJC Gold Medal 1
1-time U20 WJC Gold Medal 1
1-time U18 WJC Silver Medal 1
An intelligent, two-way defender…reads the play really well, has his head up all the time and makes quick decisions with the puck, Futureconsiderations.ca 2017
He has good puck moving ability and strong offensive upside. He is also a good skater and can rush the puck up ice with confidence, Hockeyprospect.com 2017
Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2011-12 Jokipojat U16 U16 I-divisioona 1 0 0 0 2 - | Playoffs 3 0 1 1 16 -
2012-13 Jokipojat U16 U16 SM-sarja Q 5 4 2 6 0 - |
Jokipojat U16 U16 SM-sarja 15 5 14 19 16 - |
Jokipojat U18 U18 Mestis 13 3 9 12 52 - |
Jokipojat U18 U18 SM-sarja 9 1 4 5 4 - |
2013-14 Blues U16 U16 SM-sarja Q 1 0 0 0 0 - |
Blues U16 U16 SM-sarja 6 4 6 10 10 - | Playoffs 1 0 0 0 0 -
Blues U18 U18 SM-sarja 41 8 25 33 48 - | Playoffs 5 0 3 3 2 -
2014-15 Blues U18 U18 SM-sarja 0 0 0 0 0 - | Playoffs 1 0 0 0 0 -
Blues U20 U20 SM-liiga 30 4 8 12 34 20 | Playoffs 9 2 0 2 0 -2
Finland U17 WHC-17 6 0 1 1 2 - |
Finland U17 (all) International-Jr 19 1 6 7 10 -2 |
2015-16 Blues U20 U20 SM-liiga 18 2 11 13 8 10 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0 2 0
Blues Liiga 25 1 5 6 8 -8 |
Finland U17 WHC-17 5 0 0 0 6 - |
Finland U18 WJC-18 7 1 2 3 6 6 |
Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 2 0 0 0 0 -2 |
2016-17 JYP U20 U20 SM-liiga 1 0 0 0 0 -1 |
JYP Liiga 41 2 4 6 12 5 | Playoffs 14 0 3 3 2 1
JYP-Akatemia Mestis 3 0 1 1 29 -2 |
Finland U18 WJC-18 5 3 3 6 2 4 |
Finland U18 (all) International-Jr 8 3 3 6 4 - |
Finland U20 WJC-20 6 1 0 1 4 -2 |
Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 9 2 1 3 4 -1 |
2017-18 SaiPa Liiga 43 4 7 11 24 8 | Playoffs 9 0 1 1 0 1
Finland U20 WJC-20 5 0 1 1 2 3 |
Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 13 0 2 2 26 - |
Finland (all) International 9 0 3 3 4 4 |
2018-19 Boston Bruins NHL 2 0 0 0 0 -1 |
Providence Bruins AHL 30 4 10 14 10 2 | Playoffs 4 0 0 0 2 1
Finland U20 “A” WJC-20 7 0 4 4 6 5 |
Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 10 0 4 4 10 - |
2019-20 Boston Bruins NHL 5 0 0 0 0 2 |
Providence Bruins AHL 54 5 9 14 18 18 |
2020-21 SaiPa Liiga 2 1 0 1 2 2 |
Boston Bruins NHL 9 0 2 2 2 -3 |
Providence Bruins AHL 11 1 2 3 6 1 |
2021-22 Boston Bruins NHL 15 0 4 4 4 0 |
Providence Bruins AHL 23 1 7 8 20 6 |
Anaheim Ducks NHL 14 0 2 2 6 -5 |
2022-23 Anaheim Ducks NHL - - - - - - |
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Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2011-12 Finland Selects U13 QC Int PW 2 1 2 3 2 - |
2014-15 Blues U20 JCWC 5 1 0 1 6 -4 |
Finland U17 EYOF 3 0 1 1 0 3 |
2015-16 Blues Champions HL 2 0 1 1 2 0 |
2016-17 JYP Champions HL 5 0 1 1 4 2 |
Finland U18 Ivan Hlinka Memorial 4 0 1 1 2 -1 |
2017-18 Finland EHT 5 0 1 1 2 4 |
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Game Log
Date Team Opp Score G A TP PIM +/- SOG PPG SHG TOI
NHL
2022-04-29T20:30:00-0400 Anaheim Ducks @ Dallas Stars
2022-04-26T22:30:00-0400 Anaheim Ducks @ San Jose Sharks
2022-04-24T20:30:00-0400 Anaheim Ducks vs St. Louis Blues
2022-04-23T22:30:00-0400 Anaheim Ducks @ Los Angeles Kings
2022-04-17T20:30:00-0400 Anaheim Ducks vs Columbus Blue Jackets
2022-04-14T19:00:00-0400 Anaheim Ducks @ Tampa Bay Lightning
2022-04-12T19:00:00-0400 Anaheim Ducks @ Florida Panthers
2022-04-10T18:00:00-0400 Anaheim Ducks @ Carolina Hurricanes
2022-04-09T19:30:00-0400 Anaheim Ducks @ Philadelphia Flyers
2022-04-06T22:00:00-0400 Anaheim Ducks vs Calgary Flames
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Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 4 118 11 28 39 0.33 54 27 | 1 4 0 0 0 0.00 2 1
Champions HL 2 7 0 2 2 0.29 6 2 | 0
EHT 1 5 0 1 1 0.20 2 4 | 0
EYOF 1 3 0 1 1 0.33 0 3 | 0
Ivan Hlinka Memorial (Hlinka Gretzky Cup) 1 4 0 1 1 0.25 2 -1 | 0
International 1 9 0 3 3 0.33 4 4 | 0
International-Jr 5 61 6 16 22 0.36 54 -5 | 0
JCWC 1 5 1 0 1 0.20 6 -4 | 0
Liiga 4 111 8 16 24 0.22 46 7 | 2 23 0 4 4 0.17 2 2
Mestis 1 3 0 1 1 0.33 29 -2 | 0
NHL 5 45 0 8 8 0.18 12 -7 | 0
QC Int PW 1 2 1 2 3 1.50 2 - | 0
U16 I-divisioona 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 2 - | 1 3 0 1 1 0.33 16 -
U16 SM-sarja 2 21 9 20 29 1.38 26 - | 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 -
U16 SM-sarja Q 2 6 4 2 6 1.00 0 - | 0
U18 Mestis 1 13 3 9 12 0.92 52 - | 0
U18 SM-sarja 3 50 9 29 38 0.76 52 - | 2 6 0 3 3 0.50 2 -
U20 SM-liiga (U20 SM-sarja) 3 49 6 19 25 0.51 42 29 | 2 11 2 0 2 0.18 2 -2
WHC-17 2 11 0 1 1 0.09 8 - | 0
WJC-18 2 12 4 5 9 0.75 8 10 | 0
WJC-20 3 18 1 5 6 0.33 12 6 | 0
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Speed
15
Puckhandling
15
Acceleration
15

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DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
07/22/2022
07/22/2022 Extension Anaheim Ducks Anaheim Ducks
03/19/2022
03/19/2022 Confirmed Boston Bruins Anaheim Ducks
11/23/2020
11/23/2020 Loan Boston Bruins SaiPa
06/13/2018
06/13/2018 Confirmed SaiPa Boston Bruins
05/05/2017
05/05/2017 Confirmed JYP SaiPa
04/28/2016
04/28/2016 Confirmed Blues JYP
11/13/2015
11/13/2015 Extension Blues U20 Blues
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Player Biography and Trivia

Drafted 2016, 1 #41 overall by Windsor Spitfires in the CHL Import Draft

Drafted 2015, 19 #303 overall by Dubuque Fighting Saints in the USHL Entry Draft

2017 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #37 by ISS Hockey

2017 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #30 by FCHockey

2017 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #13 by McKeen's Hockey

2017 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #22 by TSN/McKenzie

2017 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #8 by NHL Central Scouting

Career transactions
- 2015-11-13 • Signed to a three-year contract with Blues
- 2013-Summer• Transferred from Jokipojat juniors to Blues juniors

Other memorable dates
- 2015-11-28 • Scored first Liiga assist point (vs.Kärpät)
- 2015-11-13 • Made Liiga debut (vs JYP) +/-: 0 S: 2 TOI; 18:47 (AGE:16)
- 2015-10-26 • Selected to U17 World Hockey Challenge roster
- 2015-01-13 • Selected to U17 European Youth Olympic Festival roster
- 2014-10-27 • Selected to U17 World Hockey Challenge roster

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