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Sami Vatanen  #45

Anaheim Ducks  Defenseman
NUMBER: 45 BIRTHDATE: June 3, 1991  (AGE 23)
HEIGHT: 5' 10" BIRTHPLACE: Jyväskylä, Finland
WEIGHT: 180 DRAFTED: ANA / 2009 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 4th   (106th overall)    Prospect Bio
2014-15 Regular Season: Last Game: Scoreless with a +2 rating in 25:10 TOI, Dec. 22 vs. SJ...had three hits, one takeaway and one blocked shot - Notched his first career shorthanded goal, Dec. 16 @ TOR - Has established a career high in goals and points (9-15=24), and matched a personal best in assists - Among NHL defensemen, ranks tied for fifth in scoring (9-15=24), tied for fourth in goals and co-leads in PPG (5) - Led the team in scoring (2-9=11) and assists during the month of November...among NHL defensemen, ranked tied for third in scoring and tied for second in assists - Posted a career-high five-game point streak (1-5=6) Nov. 5-15 - Recorded his first career multi-goal game (2-0=2), Oct. 19 vs. STL...has recorded six multi-point games thus far this season Milestones Within Reach: - 8 appearances to 100 NHL games PPG 2014-15: 5; Career: 8 SHG 2014-15: 1; Career: 1 OT Goals 2014-15: 0; Career: 0 SO Goals 2014-15: 0-for-0
Quote of the Day

I remember the first time at Wrigley Field all of us had the long johns, the turtlenecks and the extra equipment because we were afraid of being cold. Halfway through the first period everybody's ripping everything off and we just ended up wearing what we would normally wear for a game at the United Center.

— Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp on the 2009 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic