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Valtteri Filppula | Center | #51

Team: Philadelphia Flyers
Age / DOB:  (33) / 3/20/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 196
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 3 (95) / DET
Contract: view contract details

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Valtteri Filppula has held his position on the Flyers' top power-play unit.
In fact, Filpuula has scored two goals when the Flyers have the man advantage. Although Filppula is not a great offensive hockey player, his opportunities on the power-play make him marginally interesting from a fantasy perspective. Oct 14 - 11:05 AM

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Valtteri Filppula scored a pair of goals in Tuesday's 6-5 loss to the Nashville Predators.

Both of his goals were scored while the Flyers were on the man-advantage. His second-period marker tied the game at three, while his tally in the third gave the Flyers a 5-3 advantage at the time. Unfortunately for Philadelphia, they allowed Nashville to score the final three goals of the game. Filppula now has two goals and a minus-2 rating in four games. Don't let the two-goal performance fool you, he isn't worth adding in fantasy leagues.
Oct 10 - 11:40 PM

Valtteri Filppula and Andrew MacDonald will be alternate captains for the Flyers this season.

Filppula will wear the 'A' during home games while that designation will be assigned to MacDonald during road games. Wayne Simmonds is also remaining an alternate captain while Claude Giroux will continue to wear the 'C'. Filppula and MacDonald were picked via a team vote. They're replacing Pierre-Edouard Bellemare, who is with Vegas.
Oct 4 - 5:33 AM

The Philadelphia Flyers were happy with the play of Valtteri Filppula after they acquired him from Tampa Bay at the trade deadline.

Filppula had five goals and eight points in 20 games but GM Ron Hextall is looking forward to next season when he has him for all 82 games. "I felt like later in the year, we had more bullets in our gun," Hextall said. "(Jordan) Weal comes in and does a good job. Filppula comes in and really gives us stability. Really upgraded our top nine. So when you're talking 5-on-5 play, just to depend on five or six guys, all of a sudden you have nine guys you can count on." Filppula ended the campaign with 12 goals and 42 points so look for similar numbers next season if he remains healthy.
Apr 23 - 10:26 AM

Valtteri Filppula fired home a pair of goals in a 4-3 loss to the Rangers on Sunday night.

Filppula now has two multi-point games in his last three. He has eight points in 17 games with the Flyers so far for a total of 42 points in 76 games.
Apr 3 - 2:04 AM

Valtteri Filppula put an end to his 11-game goalless drought in Sunday's 6-2 win over the Penguins.

Filppula's second-period goal allowed the Flyers to jump ahead 2-1 in the game and they never looked back. He has nine goals and 29 assists in 72 games this season. He doesn't need to be owned in standard fantasy leagues.
Mar 27 - 10:36 AM

Valtteri Filppula scored his first goal as a member of the Philadelphia Flyers in Thursday's 2-1 shootout win over the Florida Panthers.

Filppula's eighth goal of the season tied the game at one with less than 10 minutes remaining in the third period. Jakub Voracek scored the game-winner in the shootout to give the Flyers the win. He has 35 points in 60 games this season. He's only worth an add in the deepest of fantasy leagues.
Mar 2 - 10:37 PM

Valtteri Filppula will make his Flyers debut against the Panthers on Thursday.

He's expected to center Philadelphia's second line with Brayden Schenn and Jakub Voracek on his sides. Filppula has seven goals and 34 points in 59 games with Tampa Bay before coming over at the trade deadline.
Mar 2 - 5:19 PM

Valtteri Filppula is off to Philadelphia with a fourth round and a conditional seventh round pick in exchange for Mark Streit.

The Lightning are trying to get rid of salary and lose Filppula's $5 million cap hit next season for an expiring contract in Streit. Filppula has seven goals and 34 points in 59 games thus far this season and will give the Flyers some offensive, something that has been lacking of late in the City of Brotherly Love.
Mar 1 - 2:41 PM

Valtteri Filppula scored the first goal of the night, but it was not enough as the Lightning lost 2-1 to the Ducks Tuesday.

Filppula’s seventh goal of the season came with an assist by Nikita Nesterov and Anton Stralman at the 4:36 mark of the second period. It did not take long for Ryan Getzlaf to answer it, however, and he responded 21 seconds later. Those would be the only regulation goals as both goalies had solid nights. This was Filppula’s first goal since December 10, but he entered the night with a current, four-game streak with an assist.
Jan 18 - 1:23 AM

Valtteri Filppula got back in the lineup Thursday night.

He was kept out of Wednesday's match versus Montreal because he missed a team meeting. Filppula led all Tampa Bay forwards with 23:16 of ice time against Toronto in his return. He had a plus-1 rating, two shots, two penalty minutes and no points in a 3-2 overtime loss. His goaltender interference infraction in overtime led to the Maple Leafs' game winner from Nazem Kadri.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 09:29:00 AM

Valtteri Filppula is not on the ice in warm ups for the Tampa Bay Lightning and will be scratched for disciplinary reasons.

Nikita Nesterov is taking line rushes on the fourth line for the Lightning instead. Filppula walked back toward the locker room just before warmups began. He's being held out due to missing a team meeting earlier this morning.
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 07:27:00 PM

Valtteri Filppula earned a pair of assists in Tampa Bay's 5-2 win over the St. Louis Blues Thursday night.

He assisted on both of Jonathan Drouin's goals in the match. Filppula has generated one goal and seven helpers in the last seven games.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 09:20:00 AM

Valtteri Filppula collected three assists in Wednesday's 6-3 victory over Calgary.

He has posted one goal and four helpers during a three-game points streak. Filppula is now up to 21 points in 29 matches this campaign.
Thu, Dec 15, 2016 08:56:00 AM

Valtteri Filppula found the back of the net in Tuesday's 5-1 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Filppula's goal came late in the third period with his team trailing 5-0 at the time. Brayden Point and Andrej Sustr picked up the assists on Tampa Bay's lone marker. Filppula has five goals and 11 assists in 23 games this season.
Tue, Nov 29, 2016 10:21:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Sean Couturier
2Nolan Patrick
3Valtteri Filppula
4Jori Lehtera
LW1Claude Giroux
2Jordan Weal
3Travis Konecny
4Scott Laughton
5Taylor Leier
RW1Jakub Voracek
2Wayne Simmonds
3Dale Weise
4Michael Raffl
5Matt Read
D1Ivan Provorov
2Shayne Gostisbehere
3Andrew MacDonald
4Radko Gudas
5Robert Hagg
6Brandon Manning
7Travis Sanheim
G1Brian Elliott
2Michal Neuvirth
3Anthony Stolarz