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Valtteri Filppula | Center

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (30) / 3/20/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 195
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Valtteri Filppula has been back to playing center lately after he was skating on the wing alongside Steve Stamkos.
"I like the middle, and if I had to pick, I would probably pick the middle. But I feel like in our system, how we play, it's not a huge difference," he said. "You play the position you are at in the moment. At center you take more faceoffs, and I don't mind that." The Lightning want more depth down the middle, but Filppula will probably still get ice time with Stamkos on the power play. Nov 26 - 3:01 PM

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Career Stats
YearTeamGPGAPTS+/-PIMPPGPPASHGSHAGWSOGPct
2005DET401112000001.000
2006DET73107178200000176.132
2007DET78191736162835003122.156
2008DET8012284094213001129.093
2009DET55112435-42417111114.096
2010DET71162339-12244005115.139
2011DET81234366181438101144.160
2012DET419817-463000078.115
2013TB 75253358520614002131.191

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Steve Stamkos
2Valtteri Filppula
3Tyler Johnson
4Brian Boyle
5Vladislav Namestnikov
6Cedric Paquette
LW1Ondrej Palat
2Jonathan Drouin
3Brenden Morrow
4Alex Killorn
RW1Ryan Callahan
2Nikita Kucherov
3J.T. Brown
4Brett Connolly
D1Victor Hedman
2Jason Garrison
3Matt Carle
4Anton Stralman
5Radko Gudas
6Mark Barberio
7Andrej Sustr
G1Ben Bishop
2Evgeni Nabokov
3Andrei Vasilevskiy