• 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
We were thinking about Rich back home, but I thought we did a great job getting mentally ready for this game. We're still in a big playoff push and we found a way to get two points. It's not easy. It hit our guys pretty good [Monday] night. We did a great job as a group.
— Dallas captain Jamie Benn on the Stars' OT victory against the St. Louis Blues the night after Rich Peverley collapsed on the bench