Metropolitan Division RANK: 7
Record: 8-8-1 NHL rank: 24

Valtteri Filppula

#51 • C
  • Status: On roster
  • Height: 6'0
  • Weight: 196 lbs.
  • Shoots: L
  • Experience: 12 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.
2017-18 Season Stats
GP G A Pts +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG TOI S PtsPG
YTD 19 6 3 9 -6 4 3 0 1 17:04 22 0.47
On Pace 82 26 13 39 -26 17 13 0 4 17:04 95 0.48
Scouting Report
Assets:
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.
Flaws:
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.
Career Potential:
Quality, versatile two-way forward.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
NHL Stanley Cup 2007-08 (Detroit)
WJC-A Media - All-Star Team 2003-04
Olympic Olympic Bronze Medal 2014 (Finland), 2010 (Finland)