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Sami Lepistö

Player Facts
  • Position
    D
  • Height
    6'1" / 185 cm
  • Weight
    190 lbs / 86 kg
  • Shoots
    L
  • Contract
    18/19

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 Jr. C SM-sarja - - - - - |
1999-00 Jokerit U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 14 3 9 12 22 | Playoffs 7 1 3 4 16
2000-01 Jokerit U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 12 1 10 11 26 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0 2
2001-02 Jokerit U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 20 8 14 22 36 | Playoffs 8 4 8 12 12
Jokerit U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 14 0 5 5 2 |
2002-03 Jokerit U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 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 |
Finland EHT 3 0 1 1 4 |
2006-07 Jokerit Liiga 26 1 9 10 32 12 | Playoffs 10 2 2 4 4 2
Finland EHT 5 0 1 1 6 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 EHT 2 0 0 0 6 0 |
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 EHT 6 0 0 0 0 3 |
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 EHT 6 0 4 4 29 1 |
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 EHT 6 2 3 5 2 3 |
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 “A” EHT 3 1 2 3 0 0 |
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 EHT 3 0 2 2 4 -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 EHT 2 1 1 2 6 0 |
Finland (all) International 8 3 4 7 10 4 |
2018-19 Jokerit “A” KHL 19 2 13 15 18 5 |
Player Career Totals
League GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 125 8 79 87 0.70 131 53 | 5 0 1 1 0.20 4 -4
EHT 36 4 14 18 0.50 57 6 |
International 68 7 25 32 0.47 57 19 |
Jr. A SM-liiga 50 5 19 24 0.48 36 18 | 11 1 5 6 0.55 8 2
Jr. B SM-sarja 20 8 14 22 1.10 36 | 8 4 8 12 1.50 12
Jr. C SM-sarja 26 4 19 23 0.88 48 0 | 9 1 3 4 0.44 18 0
KHL 338 39 122 161 0.48 268 27 | 47 7 19 26 0.55 40 13
Liiga 190 19 52 71 0.37 164 37 | 30 3 10 13 0.43 20 8
Mestis 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 -2 |
NHL 176 6 29 35 0.20 137 23 | 10 1 0 1 0.10 6 -4
OG 17 3 5 8 0.47 10 6 |
WC 34 1 10 11 0.32 22 9 |
WCup 3 0 0 0 0.00 2 -3 |
WJC-20 7 4 4 8 1.14 10 10 |
Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
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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