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
|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.|
|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.|
|Talented defenseman, when healthy.|
Career Honors & Awards
|AHL||First All-Star Team||2012-13|
|Olympic||Olympic Bronze Medal||2014 (Finland)|