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2015 NHL Draft
Sami Vatanen

Sami Vatanen  #45

Anaheim Ducks  Defenseman
NUMBER: 45 BIRTHDATE: June 3, 1991  (AGE 24)
HEIGHT: 5' 10" BIRTHPLACE: Jyväskylä, Finland
WEIGHT: 180 DRAFTED: ANA / 2009 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 4th   (106th overall)    Prospect Bio
2015 Playoffs: Last Game: Added his eighth assist of the postseason in 19:36 TOI, May 27 @ CHI...had four blocked shots and two hits - Ranks tied for second among league defensemen in goals and points (3-8=11) - Recorded his third multi-point game of the playoffs with his third goal and seventh assist, May 25 vs. CHI - Recorded a career-high 37:57 TOI, May 19 vs. CHI - Collected 1-1=2 points, his second multi-point game of the postseason, Apr. 22 @ WPG...had a career-tying +2 rating - Had 2-3=5 points in the First Round series vs. WPG...matched the franchise record for single series goals by a defensemen (last: Lovejoy, 2014 R1 vs. DAL) - Set a playoff career high with a +2 rating, Apr. 20 @ WPG...matched his career high the following game, Apr. 22 @ WPG - Recorded his first career postseason goal and added two assists, Apr. 16 vs. WPG...set single-game playoff career highs in points (1-2=3) and assists, tying franchise playoff records for defensemen in both categories
Quote of the Day

Hopefully [Jonathan] has a year that pushes us, that is the organization, to speak to him next summer and looking for [a long-term contract]. Because the thought process is trying to get a goaltender, and hopefully it's Jonathan, to be the stabilizer for this franchise.

— Maple Leafs GM Lou Lamoriello on goaltender Jonathan Bernier