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Valtteri Filppula named Team Finland alternate captain for World Cup of Hockey

by Staff Writer / Tampa Bay Lightning

Tampa Bay Lightning forward Valtteri Filppula will be an alternate captain for Team Finland at the World Cup of Hockey 2016, the Finland Ice Hockey Association announced Monday.

Team Finland named Minnesota Wild forward Mikko Koivu captain on Aug. 22.

Filppula, 32, had eight goals and 23 assists in 76 games last season. He has 388 points (145 goals, 243 assists) in 716 career NHL games with the Lightning and Detroit Red Wings.

The World Cup will be played at Air Canada Centre in Toronto from Sept. 17 to Oct. 1.

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