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Ducks Recall Vatanen from Norfolk (AHL)

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks
The Ducks have recalled defenseman Sami Vatanen from the Norfolk Admirals, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).

Vatanen, 22 (6/3/91), has appeared in 39 contests for Anaheim this season, earning 6-8=14 points with a +3 rating and 20 penalty minutes (PIM). The 5-10, 183-pound defenseman ranks tied for first among team blueliners in goals (6), second in power-play goals (2), third in points (14) and fourth in shots (59). In 47 career NHL games, Vatanen has earned 8-8=16 points with a +6 rating and 20 PIM.

Selected by Anaheim in the fourth round (106th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Vatanen was reassigned to Norfolk on Jan. 21, 2014. He has appeared in six AHL games this season, collecting 1-5=6 points with a +2 rating in six games. In 68 career AHL games with Norfolk, the Jyvaskyla, Finland native has collected 10-41=51 points with a +2 rating and 48 PIM.

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