Sign in with your NHL account:
  • Submit
  • Or
  • Sign in with Google
Detroit Red Wings DetroitRedWings.com presented by AT&T
Stay Connected to the Detroit Red Wings
Email Updates App Text/SMS Updates Twitter Facebook Red Wings TV RSS Feeds
 

Wings sign Filppula's older brother

Wednesday, 06.16.2010 / 11:13 AM / News
By Bill Roose  - Managing Editor | DetroitRedWings.com
X
Share with your Friends


Wings sign Filppula\'s older brother
Ilari Filppula
DETROIT – The Red Wings have signed free agent forward Ilari Filppula to a one-year, two-way contract. Filppula is the 28-year-old brother of Red Wings center Valtteri Filppula.

Ilari Filppula was the 2009-10 recipient of the Jari Kurri Trophy as the playoff MVP of the Finnish League. Filppula’s TPS Turku team won the league championship. He had two goals and 12 assists in 15 playoff games.

Considered to be one of the better players in Finland, Filppula is a versatile forward, who can also play center. He will compete for a spot on the Red Wings’ roster in training camp, and if he doesn’t make the line-up he’ll play for the Grand Rapids Griffins in the American Hockey League.

In eight seasons in the Finnish League, Filppula has compiled 60 goals and 127 assists in 375 career games. Last season, he reached career-highs for games played (58), assists (37) and points (49).

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

DetroitRedWings.com is the official Web site of the Detroit Red Wings. Detroit Red Wings and DetroitRedWings.com are trademarks of the Detroit Red Wings. NHL, the NHL Shield and the word mark NHL Winter Classic are registered trademarks and Original Six is a trademark of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 1999-2013 Detroit Red Wings and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved.
© NHL 2013. All Rights Reserved.

 
Advertise/SponsorshipsOlympia Entertainment | Code of Conduct | Privacy Policy | AdChoices | Employment | Contact Us | NHL.com Terms of Use | Site Map