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Ilari Filppula | Winger

Team: Detroit Red Wings
Age / DOB:  (36) / 11/5/1981
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 191

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Ilari Filppula is leading Finland's SM-liiga with 44 points in 33 games.
That's a significant step up from 2011-12 when Filppula recorded 31 points in 44 SM-liiga contests with Jokerit Helsinki. Ilari is the older brother of the Detroit Red Wings' Valtteri Filppula. The siblings have gotten a chance to play together due to the ongoing lockout. Thu, Dec 27, 2012 06:04:00 PM

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Ilari Filppula had a goal and an assist in Jokerit's 3-2 win over Tappara.

Filppula has 14 goals and 21 assists in 26 SM-liiga games. He's on the second season of his four-year deal with Jokerit.
Thu, Nov 29, 2012 04:08:00 PM

Ilari Filppula won't be back with the Detroit Red Wings next season.

He has inked a four-year deal with Jokerit to play in Finland. The elder brother of Detroit forward Valtteri Filppula spent the 2010-11 campaign in the AHL with Grand Rapids where he posted 20 goals and 64 points in 76 games.
Thu, May 19, 2011 02:02:00 PM

Ilari Filppula has been sent down to the minors.

Joining him in Grand Rapids will be forwards Willie Coetzee and Jamie Tardif; defensemen Travis Ehrhardt, Sebastien Piche, Logan Pyett and Sergei Kolosov; and goalie Tom McCollum. The Wings have 40 players remaining at camp, so more cuts should be coming shortly.
Wed, Sep 29, 2010 04:08:00 PM

Ilari Filppula wants the Detroit Red Wings to take stock of his abilities at training camp.

"Whatever team I play for, I'll play hard and just try to help the team as well as I can," he said. "If it's in Grand Rapids, then it's there, and hopefully I get a chance up at some point. Obviously NHL has been my goal ever since I started playing hockey. Sometimes it fell a little further, but now opportunity came and I feel pretty good. I think time is right now." The 28-year-old, and elder sibling of Detroit forward Valtteri Filppula, was signed by the Wings this past summer after spending his playing career in the Finnish Elite League. He is hoping to be among the first call-ups this season, as he will likely begin the year in the AHL.
Mon, Sep 13, 2010 07:23:00 AM

The Red Wings have signed Finnish forward Ilari Filppula to a one-year deal worth $500,000.

He is the older brother of Valteri Filppula and he has a chance to join his sibling on the Wings' roster for next season. However, he is projected to play the majority of the year in the minors with Grand Rapids where he will earn $105,000. Filppula has played the past two years with TPS Turku in the Finnish Elite League. He recorded 49 points in 58 games this past season to finish ninth in league scoring. He also captured the Jari Kurri Award, as the league's playoff MVP, after scoring two goals and 12 assists in 15 postseason contests en route to an SM-liiga title.
Wed, Jun 16, 2010 04:14:00 PM

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