Metropolitan Division RANK: 5
Record: 44-29-6 NHL rank: 15

Sami Vatanen

#45 • D
  • Status: In training camp
  • Height: 5'10
  • Weight: 185 lbs.
  • Shoots: R
  • Experience: 6 years
  • Birthdate: Jun 3, 1991
  • Birthplace: Jyvaskyla, FIN
  • Drafted: Drafted by Anaheim in 2009 (4/106).
  • Acquired: Acquired in a trade with Anaheim in 2017.
2017-18 Season Stats
GP G A Pts +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG TOI S PtsPG
YTD 72 4 28 32 -7 40 1 0 0 22:24 145 0.44
Playoffs 4 1 0 1 -1 0 0 0 0 19:14 9 0.25
Scouting Report
Assets:
Owns excellent offensive ability, solid puck-moving skills and plenty of hockey sense. Is capable of running a power play and also owns a very accurate point shot.
Flaws:
Is somewhat undersized for the North American pro game, so he needs to add bulk and get stronger physically in order to maximize output and avoid long-term injury.
Career Potential:
Talented defenseman, when healthy.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
AHL First All-Star Team 2012-13
AHL All-Rookie Team 2012-13
Olympic Olympic Bronze Medal 2014 (Finland)