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Valtteri Filppula
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Valtteri Filppula  #51

NUMBER: 51 BIRTHDATE: March 20, 1984  (AGE 30)
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Vantaa, Finland
WEIGHT: 195 DRAFTED: DET / 2002 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 3rd   (95th overall)
- Was the game's first star, recording a goal, an assist and went 13-for-17 (76%) in the faceoff circle on Jan. 20 vs. VAN - Ranks second on the Lightning among forwards for average TOI (19:08) - Ranks first on the Bolts for power-play assists with 11 - Tied his career-high with three assists on Oct. 30 vs. PHI
Signed as a free agent by Jokerit Helsinki (Finland), September 21, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, July 5, 2013.
Quote of the Day

The fans love it, and it looked like they were having fun. It was great to see this city [Columbus]. They had been waiting a couple years for this game. They did it right.

— Lightning captain Steven Stamkos after the 2015 Honda NHL All-Star Game on Sunday