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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 32)
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 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 82 13 37 -15 50
D. Larkin 80 23 22 11 45
T. Tatar 81 21 24 4 45
G. Nyquist 82 17 26 -2 43
J. Abdelkader 82 19 23 -16 42
M. Green 74 7 28 -6 35
B. Richards 68 10 18 4 28
D. Helm 77 13 13 -2 26
N. Kronwall 64 3 23 -21 26
R. Sheahan 81 14 11 -8 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 27 16 6 .921 2.33
J. Howard 14 14 5 .906 2.80