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Valtteri Filppula
Valtteri Filppula
Center
(FILL-poo-luh)
Number: 51
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 196
Shoots: Left
Born: Mar 20, 1984  (Age 31)
Birthplace: Vantaa, Finland
Drafted: DET / 2002 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 3rd (95th overall)
BY SEASON
2009-10:
Finished the season with 11 goals and 24 assists for 35 points in 55 games…Missed 26 games from 10/31 to 12/23 due to a broken wrist…Averaged 18:14 of ice time during the regular season…Won 51.7% of his face-offs taken…Notched his 100th career NHL point when he assisted on Darren Helm’s goal on 10/29 vs. Edmonton…Tied a career high when he tallied three points (2-1—3) on 3/24 vs. St. Louis…Fired a career high seven shots on goal on 2/3 at Anaheim…Appeared in all 12 postseason games for Detroit…Finished with 9 points (4-5—9) during the 2010 Stanley Cup playoffs…Averaged 18:34 of ice time during the postseason…Registered two postseason power-play goals…Played for his native Finland at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver and took home a bronze medal.

2008-09:  Appeared in a career high 80 games…Established new career highs in assists (28), points (40), PIM (42) and shots on goal (129)…Played in his 200th career game on 1/17 at SJ…Averaged 16:06 of ice time in regular season…Had six multi-point games…Appeared in all 23 postseason games for Detroit…Tied for third on team in postseason scoring with 16 points (3-13—16)…Averaged 17:37 of ice time in postseason.

2007-08:  Appeared in 78 games for Detroit….Established career highs in goals (19), assists (17) and points (36)….Became the first Red Wing to attempt, and score on, two penalty shots in the same season since Steve Yzerman in 1992 (vs. Nashville on Dec. 10 and vs. Florida on Dec. 15)….Appeared in all 22 postseason games for Detroit….Registered 11 points (5g, 6a) during the 2008 playoffs

2006-07: Appeared in 73 games in his rookie season…Led Detroit rookies in time on ice per game, averaging 11:15 per game…Scored his first NHL goal on 10/28 at St. Louis…Tallied his first goal at Joe Louis Arena on 12/31 vs. Los Angeles…Appeared in all 18 of Detroit’s postseason games…Three goals and two assists led Detroit rookies.

2005-06:  Made his NHL debut 12/15/05 at Florida….Recorded his first NHL point (assist) 12/15/05 at Florida….Played his first season as a pro in North America with the Grand Rapids Griffins….Ranked fifth in scoring on the Griffins with 70 points (20g-50a)….Led the Griffins with seven goals in 16 playoff games….Among the AHL’s leaders in assists (50)….Played for PlanetUSA in the 2006 AHL All-Star Classic.

2004-05: Played for Finland’s Jokeri Helsinki and ranked third on the team in assists (20) and tied for fourth in points with 30.

2003-04: Played his first pro season in Finland with Jokerit Helsinki….Led Finland to a bronze medal at the World Junior Championship in Finland.

PERSONAL
Lives in Espo, Finland during the off-season….Greatest hockey memory is getting drafted by Detroit in 2002….Hockey idols as a youth were Teemu Selanne and Jari Kurri….Enjoys playing tennis and watching movies….Favorite food is Italian….Favorite vacation spot is Hania, Greece.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 53 40 9 4 175 120 84
2 FLA 55 32 17 6 153 127 70
3 NYR 55 31 18 6 157 140 68
4 DET 55 28 18 9 138 134 65
5 NYI 53 29 18 6 150 131 64
6 TBL 54 30 20 4 144 130 64
7 BOS 54 29 19 6 159 148 64
8 PIT 54 28 19 7 139 136 63
9 NJD 56 28 21 7 124 124 63
10 PHI 54 24 20 10 128 140 58
11 CAR 55 24 21 10 131 143 58
12 MTL 56 27 25 4 151 151 58
13 OTT 56 25 25 6 157 173 56
14 BUF 56 22 28 6 131 155 50
15 CBJ 56 22 28 6 140 173 50
16 TOR 53 19 25 9 122 149 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
D. Larkin 54 18 20 25 38
H. Zetterberg 55 10 28 5 38
T. Tatar 54 16 17 -1 33
G. Nyquist 55 14 16 -1 30
P. Datsyuk 40 9 21 14 30
J. Abdelkader 55 14 15 -2 29
M. Green 47 4 17 -7 21
N. Kronwall 45 3 14 -10 17
B. Richards 41 5 11 6 16
D. DeKeyser 51 7 8 12 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 21 10 5 .933 1.94
J. Howard 7 8 4 .904 2.89