Vatanen has 14 points and a plus-2 rating in 41 games with the Ducks this season. Despite spending time in the AHL and being a healthy scratch for a number of games, Vatanen is tied with Cam Fowler for the Anaheim lead in goals among defensemen with six.
Vatanen, 22, last played for Anaheim on Feb. 5. He played for Finland in the 2014 Sochi Olympics, and he led all defenseman in the tournament with five assists for the bronze-medal winners.
The Ducks drafted Vatanen in the fourth round (No. 106) at the 2009 NHL Draft. He has played 49 career NHL games, in which he has 16 points, a plus-5 rating and 20 penalty minutes.
I don't know the room very well yet. I don't know how we're going to react in certain situations. We've had a couple of minor tests throughout the [preseason] ... We'll get to know each other as the year goes on. We'll figure it out.
— Oilers coach Todd McLellan on starting the 2015-16 season without a captain
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