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Sami Vatanen

Sami Vatanen  #45

Anaheim Ducks  Defenseman
NUMBER: 45 BIRTHDATE: June 3, 1991  (AGE 24)
HEIGHT: 5' 10" BIRTHPLACE: Jyväskylä, Finland
WEIGHT: 183 DRAFTED: ANA / 2009 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 4th   (106th overall)    Prospect Bio
2015-16: - Appeared in four preseason games with Anaheim, scoring 0-3=3 points with a +2 rating - Co-led the team in assists (3) 2014-15 Regular Season: - Appeared in his third NHL season with Anaheim, collecting 12-25=37 points with a +5 rating in 67 games - Set numerous career highs, including goals, PPG (7), assists, points, plus/minus and shots on net (122) - Ranked tied for third among NHL defensemen in PPG - Led the Ducks in PPG, power-play points (17) and blocked shots (123), and ranked third in TOI (21:27) - Led team defensemen in scoring, goals and shots on net, and ranked third in assists.. - Recorded seven multi-point games, including one multi-goal game and four multi-assist contests SHG 2014-15: 1; Career: 1 PPG 2014-15: 7; Career: 10 OT Goals 2014-15: 0; Career: 0 SO Goals 2014-15: 1-for-1, 100%, 1 GDG; Career: 1-for-1, 100%, 1 GDG
AHL All-Rookie Team (2013) AHL First All-Star Team (2013)
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[Stamkos] is a great teammate and a great leader, that's why he's got the 'C'. He brings that tremendous work ethic to the rink and he's one of the top players in the game. I know if I put the passes where they are supposed to be, there's a very good chance he's going to put it in the back of the net.

— Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin on linemate Steven Samkos
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