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Sami Vatanen | Defenseman | #45

Team: Anaheim Ducks
Age / DOB:  (24) / 6/3/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 183
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 4 (106) / ANA
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Sami Vatanen registered an assist in a 5-2 win against Arizona on Friday.
Vatanen has six goals and 24 points in 50 contests this season. At this point we're looking for him to flirt with the 40-point mark before the campaign ends. Feb 6 - 4:13 AM

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Sami Vatanen (flu) is good to play on Wednesday.

Vatanen was questionable after being kept off the ice on Tuesday. The fact that he's available means that Adam Clendening's debut with Anaheim will be delayed further.
Jan 20 - 2:34 PM

Sami Vatanen's status for Wednesday is cloudy because he is battling the flu.

He didn't skate Tuesday and wasn't at the rink because of the illness. We should know more about his status Wednesday morning.
Jan 19 - 3:11 PM

Sami Vatanen ended his 19 game goal drought with a sweet tally during Friday's 4-2 win over Dallas.

Vatanen was in on all the plays, registering two hits, three shots, and four blocks to go along with his fifth goal of the season. He now has 22 points in 43 games as well.
Jan 16 - 1:02 AM

Sami Vatanen had an assist in a 4-1 win against Ottawa Wednesday night.

Vatanen has five goals and 21 points in 42 contests this season. That puts him on pace to set a new career-high with 40 points, which is pretty impressive given Anaheim's offensive struggles in 2015-16.
Jan 14 - 10:36 AM

Sami Vatanen registered an assist in a 5-2 loss Monday night.

Unfortunately Vatanen also had a minus-two rating, which also dropped him to minus-two this season. He has five goals and 17 points in 32 games in 2015-16.
Tue, Dec 22, 2015 08:21:00 AM

Sami Vatanen scored and added an assist in a 4-2 loss to Arizona on Wednesday.

Vatanen was easily the best player on the ice for a Ducks team that was mainly outplayed for most of this game. The talented blue-liner now has five goals and 13 points in 23 games. Ryan Kesler scored the other goal for the Ducks in a losing cause.
Thu, Nov 26, 2015 12:31:00 AM

Sami Vatanen scored midway through the third period to force overtime against the Arizona Coyotes on Monday night.

Sami Vatanen's third goal of the season came as the result of a great individual rush and entry into the Coyotes zone. The play was capped off by a nice give-and-go with Andrew Cogliano, who's return pass Vatanen redirected past Arizona goalie Anders Lindback, tying the game 3-3. It was Vatanen's second point of the night, having already assisted on Ryan Kesler's first period marker. Vatanen has four points (two goals and two assists) in his past five games.
Tue, Nov 10, 2015 04:06:00 AM

Sami Vatanen had a goal and an assist in Anaheim's 4-2 win against Nashville on Sunday.

Vatanen had recorded just one point prior to that contest. With three points in 11 games, he certainly hasn't lived up to his 2014-15 37-point showing, but until now Anaheim's offense had been pretty much dead. If the Ducks have finally snapped out of their team-wide offensive slump, then Vatanen should start making up ground.
Mon, Nov 2, 2015 08:08:00 AM

Sami Vatanen scored his first goal of the season in a 2-1 shootout loss to the Vancouver Canucks on Monday night.

Vatanen opened the scoring early in the second period for the Anaheim Ducks with a blast from the point, beating a screened Ryan Miller. Andrew Cogliano and Mike Santorelli assisted on Vatanen's goal.
Tue, Oct 13, 2015 04:13:00 AM

Sami Vatanen had a goal and an assist in the Ducks' 5-4 overtime win against Chicago in Game 5 of the Western Conference Final.

He potted two goals in the first four games of the playoffs when Anaheim faced Winnipeg in Round 1, but his production had slowed down since then. Vantanen accounted for three assists in his previous nine games. He now has posted 10 points in 14 matches this postseason.
Tue, May 26, 2015 09:55:00 AM

Sami Vatanen had a goal and an assist in a 5-2 win against Winnipeg to complete Anaheim's first round sweep.

Vatanen finished the opening series with two goals and five points in four contests. This is the 23-year-old's first playoff run. He recorded 12 goals and 37 points in 67 regular season games in 2014-15.
Thu, Apr 23, 2015 09:21:00 AM

Sami Vatanen scored his first career playoff goal to open Thursday's scoring during Anaheim's 4-2 Game One win over Winnipeg.

Vatanen also tallied an assist on Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf's third period power play goals, boosting Vatanen's career point total to four over six games.
Fri, Apr 17, 2015 02:20:00 AM

Sami Vatanen earned an assist in his return to the lineup on Friday night.

He had the lone helper on Corey Perry's game-winning goal in overtime against Colorado. Vatanen missed 15 games with a leg injury and he logged 22:21 of ice time in the victory, including 3:03 of power-play action.
Sat, Mar 21, 2015 09:56:00 AM

Look for Sami Vatanen (leg) to return on Friday.

Vatanen felt he was ready to play Wednesday, but Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau was reluctant to alter his defensive pairings at that time. He has 12 goals and 34 points in 57 contests in 2014-15. If he plays as expected, then Clayton Stoner would spend the game in the press box.
Source: NHL.com
Fri, Mar 20, 2015 04:41:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Getzlaf
2Ryan Kesler
3Mike Santorelli
4Nate Thompson
LW1David Perron
2Rickard Rakell
3Patrick Maroon
4Harry Zolnierczyk
5Shawn Horcoff
RW1Corey Perry
2Jakob Silfverberg
3Chris Stewart
4Andrew Cogliano
5Ryan Garbutt
D1Sami Vatanen
2Cam Fowler
3Hampus Lindholm
4Kevin Bieksa
5Simon Despres
6Clayton Stoner
7Korbinian Holzer
8Josh Manson
G1John Gibson
2Frederik Andersen