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Valtteri Filppula
Valtteri Filppula
Center
(FILL-poo-luh)
Number: 51
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 193
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

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PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 248 187 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 214 184 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 259 206 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 237 199 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 245 224 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 231 211 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 232 208 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 217 204 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 209 201 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 198 213 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 227 248 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 212 223 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 176 209 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 183 219 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 206 257 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 153 269 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 77 17 49 -6 66
P. Datsyuk 63 26 39 12 65
T. Tatar 82 29 27 6 56
G. Nyquist 82 27 27 -11 54
J. Abdelkader 71 23 21 3 44
N. Kronwall 80 9 35 -4 44
R. Sheahan 79 13 23 -3 36
D. Helm 75 15 18 7 33
D. DeKeyser 80 2 29 11 31
S. Weiss 52 9 16 -2 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Howard 23 13 11 .910 2.44
P. Mrazek 16 9 2 .918 2.38

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