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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
2015 Playoffs: Last Game: Notched his fifth assist of the postseason in 17:43 TOI, May 5 @ CGY...had one hit, one blocked shot and one takeaway - Co-leads league defensemen in goals and ranks tied for third in points (2-4=6) - 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 First Round 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 Playoff Experience: - Made his Stanley Cup Playoff debut in 2014, recording one assist in five games
Quote of the Day

Obviously he's been my favorite goalie since I grew up. He's kind of close to my hometown so I've been watching him my whole life. It's a pretty special moment for me to score two goals on Lundqvist in such an important game as this.

— Capitals forward Andre Burakovsky after scoring his first two Stanley Cup Playoff goals against his childhood idol Henrik Lundqvist