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Finland Sami Lepistö
Jokerit / KHL - 19/20
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Last added: Jamie Lavigne
Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Justin Danforth 56 27 33 60
2. Eemeli Suomi 57 26 31 57
3. Julius Nättinen 54 33 22 55
4. Jesse Puljujärvi 56 24 29 53
5. Kristian Kuusela 55 20 33 53
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
D
Age
35
Height
6'1" / 185 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
190 lbs / 86 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Youth Team
Contract
20/21
Highlights
1-time World Championship Gold Medal 1
1-time U20 WJC Bronze Medal 1
1-time World Championship Bronze Medal 1
2-time Olympic Bronze Medal 2
1-time AHL Calder Cup Champion 1

Lepistö is an offensively skilled defenseman with good hockey sense. His major strength is the way he moves the puck. Furthermore, he is strong mentally, passes the puck well and has a decent release. Could use some work with his skating, the physical game and his defensive play.

Father: Jussi Lepistö

Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1998-99 Jokerit U16 U16 SM-sarja - - - - - | -
1999-00 Jokerit U16 U16 SM-sarja 14 3 9 12 22 | Playoffs 7 1 3 4 16
2000-01 Jokerit U16 U16 SM-sarja 12 1 10 11 26 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0 2
2001-02 Jokerit U18 U18 SM-sarja 20 8 14 22 36 | Playoffs 8 4 8 12 12
Jokerit U20 U20 SM-sarja 14 0 5 5 2 | -
2002-03 Jokerit U20 U20 SM-sarja 36 5 14 19 34 18 | Playoffs 11 1 5 6 8 2
2003-04 Jokerit Liiga 53 3 4 7 20 4 | Playoffs 8 0 1 1 4 0
Suomi U20 Mestis 1 0 0 0 0 -2 | -
Finland U20 WJC-20 7 4 4 8 10 10 | -
2004-05 Jokerit Liiga 55 7 18 25 44 13 | Playoffs 12 1 7 8 12 6
2005-06 Jokerit Liiga 56 8 21 29 68 8 | -
2006-07 Jokerit Liiga 26 1 9 10 32 12 | Playoffs 10 2 2 4 4 2
2007-08 Washington Capitals NHL 7 0 1 1 12 -1 | -
Hershey Bears AHL 55 4 41 45 51 29 | Playoffs 5 0 1 1 4 -4
Finland WC 7 1 1 2 10 2 | -
2008-09 Washington Capitals NHL 7 0 4 4 6 -3 | -
Hershey Bears AHL 70 4 38 42 80 24 | -
2009-10 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 66 1 10 11 60 14 | Playoffs 7 1 0 1 6 -1
Finland OG 6 0 1 1 6 -3 | -
2010-11 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 51 4 7 11 37 7 | -
Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 19 0 5 5 18 3 | -
Finland WC 9 0 3 3 6 3 | -
2011-12 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 26 1 2 3 4 3 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0 0 -3
2012-13 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL 26 0 3 3 30 -2 | -
HC Lev Praha KHL 11 0 5 5 20 0 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0 2 -2
Finland WC 10 0 4 4 2 3 | -
Finland (all) International 21 0 5 5 6 9 | -
2013-14 Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg “A” KHL 53 6 19 25 67 6 | Playoffs 4 1 1 2 6 2
Finland OG 6 1 1 2 0 5 | -
Finland (all) International 12 1 5 6 29 6 | -
2014-15 Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg KHL 60 7 16 23 44 -2 | Playoffs 5 0 1 1 4 1
Finland “A” WC 8 0 2 2 4 1 | -
Finland (all) International 18 2 7 9 6 6 | -
2015-16 Salavat Yulaev Ufa KHL 60 11 19 30 33 12 | Playoffs 19 6 7 13 16 6
Finland (all) International 3 1 2 3 0 0 | -
2016-17 Salavat Yulaev Ufa KHL 53 6 25 31 22 -1 | Playoffs 5 0 3 3 4 0
Finland WCup 3 0 0 0 2 -3 | -
Finland (all) International 6 0 2 2 6 -6 | -
2017-18 Jokerit “A” KHL 56 7 22 29 34 9 | Playoffs 11 0 7 7 8 6
Finland “A” OG 5 2 3 5 4 4 | -
Finland (all) International 8 3 4 7 10 4 | -
2018-19 Jokerit “A” KHL 59 8 28 36 65 1 | Playoffs 6 0 3 3 0 -1
2019-20 Jokerit “A” KHL 61 8 17 25 58 0 | Playoffs 6 1 2 3 2 4
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2005-06 Finland EHT 3 0 1 1 4 | -
2006-07 Finland EHT 5 0 1 1 6 2 | -
2010-11 Finland EHT 2 0 0 0 6 0 | -
2012-13 Finland EHT 6 0 0 0 0 3 | -
2013-14 Finland EHT 6 0 4 4 29 1 | -
2014-15 Finland EHT 6 2 3 5 2 3 | -
2015-16 Finland “A” EHT 3 1 2 3 0 0 | -
2016-17 Finland EHT 3 0 2 2 4 -3 | -
2017-18 Finland EHT 2 1 1 2 6 0 | -
Skill Rating

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Speed
16
Passing
16
Leadership
16
Teamwork
15

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Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 2 125 8 79 87 0.70 131 53 | 1 5 0 1 1 0.20 4 -4
EHT 9 36 4 14 18 0.50 57 6 | 0
International 6 68 7 25 32 0.47 57 19 | 0
KHL 8 439 53 154 207 0.47 373 23 | 8 59 8 24 32 0.54 42 16
Liiga 4 190 19 52 71 0.37 164 37 | 3 30 3 10 13 0.43 20 8
Mestis 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 -2 | 0
NHL 5 176 6 29 35 0.20 137 23 | 2 10 1 0 1 0.10 6 -4
OG 3 17 3 5 8 0.47 10 6 | 0
U16 SM-sarja 3 26 4 19 23 0.88 48 0 | 2 9 1 3 4 0.44 18 0
U18 SM-sarja 1 20 8 14 22 1.10 36 | 1 8 4 8 12 1.50 12
U20 SM-sarja 2 50 5 19 24 0.48 36 18 | 1 11 1 5 6 0.55 8 2
WC 4 34 1 10 11 0.32 22 9 | 0
WCup 1 3 0 0 0 0.00 2 -3 | 0
WJC-20 1 7 4 4 8 1.14 10 10 | 0
Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
06/05/2019
06/05/2019 Extension Jokerit Jokerit
04/13/2018
04/13/2018 Extension Jokerit Jokerit
05/22/2017
05/22/2017 Confirmed Salavat Yulaev Ufa Jokerit
04/14/2016
04/14/2016 Extension Salavat Yulaev Ufa Salavat Yulaev Ufa
05/01/2015
05/01/2015 Confirmed Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg Salavat Yulaev Ufa
06/10/2013
06/10/2013 Confirmed HC Lev Praha Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg
01/13/2013
01/13/2013 Confirmed Lokomotiv Yaroslavl HC Lev Praha
12/27/2012
12/27/2012 Confirmed Lokomotiv Yaroslavl Unknown
06/04/2012
06/04/2012 Confirmed Chicago Blackhawks Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
07/15/2011
07/15/2011 Confirmed Columbus Blue Jackets Chicago Blackhawks
02/28/2011
02/28/2011 Confirmed Arizona Coyotes Columbus Blue Jackets
07/01/2010
07/01/2010 Extension Arizona Coyotes Arizona Coyotes
07/08/2009
07/08/2009 Extension Arizona Coyotes Arizona Coyotes
06/27/2009
06/27/2009 Confirmed Washington Capitals Arizona Coyotes
Player Biography and Trivia

Cult/Star player for Jokerit

Career transactions
- 2011-02-28 • Traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets with Scottie Upshall for Rostislav Klesla
- 2010-06-05 • Re-signed to a one-year contract by the Phoenix Coyotes
- 2009-07-08 • Re-signed to a one-year contract by the Phoenix Coyotes
- 2009-06-27 • Traded to the Phoenix Coyotes for a 2010 5th round pick (Caleb Herbert)
- 2007-05-31 • Signed to a two-year entry-level contract by the Washington Capitals

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