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Valtteri Filppula
Valtteri Filppula
Center
(FILL-poo-luh)
Number: 51
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 195
Shoots: Left
Born: Mar 20, 1984  (Age 30)
Birthplace: Vantaa, Finland
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Drafted: DET / 2002 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 3rd (95th overall)

2014 Playoffs
- Led all Lightning forwards with 20:41 TOI in Game 3
- Recorded a power-play assist in Game 2
- Went 18-for-27 (67%) in the faceoff circle in Game 1 versus Montreal

2013-14 Regular Season
- Missed the final two games of the regular season with a lower body injury
- Recorded a career-best 12-game point streak from Mar. 8-30 posting five goals and 11 assists during that span
- Set a new career-high for goals in a season with 25
- Ranked second on the Lightning for points (58) and second for power-play goals (six)
- Has skated in 105 career playoff games, all with Detroit, posting 19 goals and 57 points
- Has never missed the playoffs in his NHL career



Entering his fifth NHL season, all with the Red Wings…The first Finnish born player in Red Wings history….Won his first Stanley Cup championship in 2008….Signed a five-year contract with Detroit on 7/30/08…Has 23 career multi-point games…Won a bronze medal with Team Finland at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

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