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Sami Vatanen | Defenseman | #45

Team: New Jersey Devils
Age / DOB:  (26) / 6/3/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 187
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 4 (106) / ANA
Contract: view contract details

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Sami Vatanen has seen his minutes creep upwards lately.
Vatanen has been used as a top pairing defenseman all season, but he logged 27:46 minutes on March 8 and then 26:52 minutes on March 10. They ranked as second and fourth this season in terms of minutes played and were well above his season average of 22:07 minutes. "He's playing some very good hockey right now," Devils coach John Hynes said. "He can handle those type of minutes. It's something that, usually you don't tell him that we want you to play 27 minutes. It's more that he's a 22 to 23 minute guy, but he's increased his ice time based on his performance and his ability he's shown to be able to handle those types of minutes." Mar 13 - 10:19 AM

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C1Nico Hischier
2Travis Zajac
3Pavel Zacha
4Brian Boyle
5Blake Coleman
LW1Taylor Hall
2Jesper Bratt
3Patrick Maroon
4Brian Gibbons
5Michael Grabner
6Miles Wood
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2Marcus Johansson
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