Metropolitan Division RANK: 7
Record: 34-31-7 NHL rank: 21
Valtteri Filppula#51 • C
- Status: On roster
- Height: 6'0
- Weight: 196 lbs.
- Shoots: L
- Experience: 11 years
- Birthdate: Mar 20, 1984
- Birthplace: Vantaa, FIN
- Drafted: Drafted by Detroit in 2002 (3/95).
- Acquired: Acquired in a trade with Tampa Bay in 2017.
2016-17 Season Stats
|Owns very good playmaking skills and mobility. Is creative, plays a mature game and possesses two-way acumen. Always works hard, is very dedicated and responsible in his own end. Can play all three forward positions.|
|At times, physical opponents will get the best of him (especially in the corners). Is only average in the goal-scoring department; it wouldn't hurt if he started shooting the puck more often. Lacks offensive consistency.|
|Quality, versatile two-way forward.|
Career Honors & Awards
|NHL||Stanley Cup||2007-08 (Detroit)|
|WJC-A||Media - All-Star Team||2003-04|
|Olympic||Olympic Bronze Medal||2014 (Finland), 2010 (Finland)|