• Captained Team Finland to a bronze medal 5-4 win over Team Canada at the 2009 Under-18 World Championships in Fargo, North Dakota – he had five assists (0-5-5) and a plus-six rating in six games.
• Vatanen got his start in hockey at the age of five in his hometown youth league and he patterns his game after Finnish defenseman Petteri Nummelin because of his offensive side and good shot from the point.
• His most memorable hockey moment was playing in the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge – “I got the opportunity to feel how it is to play in Canada in front of a bigger crowd”.
NHL Team: Anaheim Ducks NHL Player: Scott Niedermayer Shootout Move: “Pavel Datsyuk’s” Movie: I Am Legend TV Show: CSI Miami Video Game: Tiger Woods PGA Tour '07 Website: NHL.com Pre-game meal: Chicken and Pasta
NHL GameCenter LIVE™ is now NHL.TV™.
Watch out-of-market games and replays with an all new redesigned media player, mobile and connected device apps.
Introducing the new official NHL App, available for iPhone, iPad and Android smartphones and tablets. A host of new features and improved functionality are available across all platforms, including a redesigned league-wide scoreboard, expanded news coverage, searchable video highlights, individual team experiences* and more. The new NHL App on your tablet also introduces new offerings such as 60fps video, Multitasking** and Picture-in-Picture.
*Available only for smartphones
** Available only for suported iPads