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Jake Virtanen | Winger | #18

Team: Vancouver Canucks
Age / DOB:  (20) / 8/17/1996
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 229
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (6) / VAN

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Jake Virtanen scored his first goal in the AHL this season on the weekend.
Virtanen was sent to the minors on November 16 and started the game on the fourth line so he has not been impressive at all. He has three points in 10 games with Utica and it looks like it could be a while if at all this season, that he returns to the Canucks. He may need a change of scenery to get his career back in gear. Dec 5 - 9:55 AM

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Jake Virtanen has been sent down to Utica of the AHL.

He has one assist in 10 games with the Canucks this season, but he hasn't played in a game with the team since Nov. 5. Virtanen has averaged just 10:09 of ice time in 2016-17.
Nov 16 - 12:42 PM

Jake Virtanen, who has been recalled after a two-game stint in the AHL, will not play in Sunday's match with Dallas.

Through 10 games with the Canucks the 20-year-old has but a helper and little else to show for his efforts. What's worse is that he's averaged just 10:09 per game thus far. His future may be bright, but the immediate outlook is not fantasy viable.
Nov 13 - 3:01 PM

Jake Virtanen has been sent to the AHL.

Virtanen has an assist in 10 games this season. He spent two straight games in the press box before Vancouver decided to send him to the minors.
Nov 9 - 6:02 PM

Jake Virtanen will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the Rangers.

Virtanen will sit for the second straight game. The young forward has just one assist in 10 games this season. Alex Biega and Philip Larsen will also sit out tonight.
Nov 8 - 7:15 PM

Jake Virtanen will be a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the Islanders.

Virtanen has struggled to produce this season, as he's picked up just one assist in 10 games this season. Alex Biega and Tyson Stetcher will also sit out against Brooklyn.
Nov 7 - 6:56 PM

Jake Virtanen, Nikita Tryamkin and Alex Biega will each be scratched against the Sabres on Thursday night.

Virtanen has not produced through his first two games of action, seeing just over 10 minutes per. That's a rough start for the 20-year-old, who is looking to level up over his decent rookie campagin.
Oct 20 - 8:26 PM

Jake Virtanen will serve as one of the scratches on Tuesday night.

There's no mention of an injury, so we have to assume that this is a coach's decision. The 20-year-old hasn't picked up a point in two games this season. Alex Biega and Nikita Tryamkin will also watch the game from the press box.
Oct 18 - 10:12 PM

Jake Virtanen (shoulder) was on the ice Thursday.

Virtanen bruised his shoulder during Tuesday's contest. He's not be 100% yet, but it doesn't sound like this is a significant injury.
Sep 29 - 5:49 PM

Jake Virtanen left Tuesday's contest with a shoulder injury.

We'll have to wait and see if Virtanen will miss a meaningful amount of time. Prior to the injury he was playing on a line with Sven Baertschi and Bo Horvat.
Sep 28 - 6:02 AM

Jake Virtanen was back in the lineup from his suspension on Monday.

He has one shot in 13:40 of ice time against Los Angeles. Virtanen got a two-game ban for a late hit on Sharks defender Roman Polak.
Apr 5 - 6:04 PM

Jake Virtanen has been suspended for two games for his late hit on San Jose's Roman Polak.

The NHL described Virtanen's hit as "late, forceful, blindside check." The league felt this warranted supplemental discipline due to how late it was delivered and its "predatory nature." Virtanen will be eligible to return on April 4. This is Virtanen's first incident of supplemental discipline and Polak was not injured as a result of the hit.
Mar 30 - 4:08 PM

Jake Virtanen delivered a late, rather high looking hit on Roman Polak in a game against the Sharks on Tuesday.

The Canucks rookie got a major penalty for interference and a game misconduct for his hit that was, above anything else, late. Polak returned to the game shortly afterwards so that's good news for Virtanen. Major penalties are automatically reviewed so we will see where this goes.
Mar 30 - 3:28 AM

Jake Virtanen scored a goal in the Vancouver Canucks 5-2 loss to the Winnipeg Jets on Monday night.

Virtanen scored his seventh goal of the season, giving him thirteen points in forty-three games played. He has two points (1G, 1A) in his past five games.
Mar 15 - 2:45 AM

Jake Virtanen dropped the gloves with Preds forward Filip Forsberg on Saturday night.

Virtanen and Forsberg fought in the opening minute of the game. The Canucks rookie finished the game with a minus-1 rating, three shots on goal, three hits and seven penalty minutes in less than 10 minutes of ice time.
Mar 13 - 11:30 AM

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2Brandon Sutter
3Bo Horvat
4Markus Granlund
5Michael Chaput
6Joseph Labate
LW1Daniel Sedin
2Sven Baertschi
3Alex Burrows
4Brendan Gaunce
5Anton Rodin
RW1Loui Eriksson
2Jannik Hansen
3Derek Dorsett
4Jayson Megna
5Jack Skille
D1Alexander Edler
2Ben Hutton
3Chris Tanev
4Erik Gudbranson
5Philip Larsen
6Alex Biega
7Luca Sbisa
8Nikita Tryamkin
9Troy Stecher
G1Ryan Miller
2Jacob Markstrom