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Jake Virtanen | Winger | #18

Team: Vancouver Canucks
Age / DOB:  (19) / 8/17/1996
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 208
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (6) / VAN
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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

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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.
Source: NHL.com
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

Jake Virtanen has moved to the top line in Vancouver with Henrik and Daniel Sedin.

This is as good as it gets in the British Columbia city and Virtanen needs to work hard to maintain a spot with the Swedish twins. "It is pretty sweet," Virtanen said. "I haven’t really played with them since pre-season ... I am looking forward to playing with those guys, they are world-class players." The 19-year-old could be a nice play in fantasy tonight as the Canucks take on Nashville. Virtanen has six goals and 12 points in 41 games this season but the rookie has huge upside offensively, especially on the top line.
Mar 12 - 10:29 AM

With a goal and an assist, Jake Virtanen picked up his second multi-point game in a week and of the season.

The Canucks fell to the Sharks unfortunately 3-2. The teen aged Virtanen is now up to six goals and 11 points in the campaign.
Mar 4 - 1:36 AM

Jake Virtanen recorded his first career multi-point game during Thursday's 5-3 win over Ottawa.

It was of the goal plus assist variety for the developing teen. He's still only at five goals and nine points this season, which hopefully is more of a sign of maturity than ability.
Feb 26 - 1:29 AM

Jake Virtanen picked up the fourth goal of his young career during Friday's 5-2 loss to Calgary.

February 2016 marks the first month in which the teen aged Virtanen has recorded multiple goals in a month. For a rookie with so much hype, that's a bit surprising to say the least. Nevertheless, he now has seven points in 33 games.
Feb 19 - 11:58 PM

Jake Virtanen will be a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The 19-year-old has two goals and five assists in 26 games this season. He has no fantasy value in standard leagues this season, but he should be owned in all dynasty formats. Adam Cracknell and Yannick Weber will also watch the game from the press box.
Feb 4 - 10:01 PM

Unfortunately, Jake Virtanen will not play Tuesday against the Rangers and neither will Yannick Weber.

Virtanten was originally expected to play but it appears that Coach Willie Desjardins has other plans. It's worth noting that the two players have just two goals and 10 points in 58 combined games this season.
Jan 19 - 6:43 PM

Jake Virtanen is expected to draw back into the lineup on Tuesday.

He was a healthy scratch Sunday, but the Canucks lost Henrik Sedin to injury in that contest so Virtanen will get a shot to play. He has five points in 23 games this year.
Jan 18 - 3:41 PM

Jake Virtanen, Yannick Weber, and Adam Cracknell will be scratched from Sunday's match against the NY Islanders.

Though Virtanen's ceiling as a pro appears to be quite high, there's only a limited about of fantasy value each of these three players provide for this season. Virtanen has five points and 60 hits through 23 games as a rookie, while Cracknell boasts an impressive 84 hits in 37 games thus far. Weber brings up the rear with five points, 24 PIMs, 30 blocks, and 33 hits though in only 35 games.
Jan 17 - 2:57 PM

Jake Virtanen scored the game-tying goal at 17:22 of the third period, to send the game to overtime on Monday night.

The goal was Virtanen's second goal of the season. He now has five points in twenty-one games played.
Jan 12 - 3:18 AM

The trade for Emerson Etem will have no effect on whether or not Jake Virtanen stays or goes back to junior.

The talented Virtanen lacks the confidence to play in the NHL at this time so it seemed like a no-brainer that Virtanen would be sent down but there seems to be some dissent. No, it doesn’t," GM Jim Benning said when asked if the trade meant that Virtanen was being sent down. "Emerson can play either side, he can play the left side or he can play the right side. We met on Jake the other day, we have a plan for him going forward and for the time being he is going to be with the team and we add Emerson Etem to our mix."
Jan 9 - 11:01 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Henrik Sedin
2Brandon Sutter
3Bo Horvat
4Markus Granlund
5Jared McCann
6Linden Vey
7Brendan Gaunce
LW1Daniel Sedin
2Sven Baertschi
3Chris Higgins
4Ronalds Kenins
5Emerson Etem
6Mike Zalewski
RW1Radim Vrbata
2Jannik Hansen
3Alex Burrows
4Derek Dorsett
5Jake Virtanen
D1Alexander Edler
2Dan Hamhuis
3Ben Hutton
4Chris Tanev
5Yannick Weber
6Matt Bartkowski
7Alex Biega
8Luca Sbisa
9Andrey Pedan
10Nikita Tryamkin
G1Ryan Miller
2Jacob Markstrom