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45 Sami Vatanen D

New Jersey Devils

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
37%21%
Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
41317-151821:04
Latest News
  • Devils' Sami Vatanen: Snaps scoring drought

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (1/15/19) Vatanen scored a power-play goal and added an assist at even strength in Monday's 8-5 win over the Blackhawks.

    Points have been hard to come by for the 27-year-old defenseman lately. Vatanen has only landed on the scoresheet three times in the last 18 games, although two of those times -- including Monday -- resulted in multi-point efforts. With four goals and 17 points through 42 games, he's on pace for another 30-point campaign, but despite his occasional flashes of offensive talent, Vatanen can't seem to break through to another level of production.

    Devils' Sami Vatanen: Doubles down on power-play points

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (1/1/19) Vatanen delivered a power-play goal as well as an assist in that special teams situation Monday, pacing the Devils to a 4-0 home win over the Canucks.

    New Jersey only ranks 18th in the league in converting man-advantage opportunities, and that's enough to quell some of the excitement about Vatanen's heavy role in that very spot. He's up to three goals and 12 assists through 35 games, but the Finn's only mustered four points between 2:22 of average ice time with the extra skater. There's a lot to like about what Vatanen brings to the table offensively, but we would hope that he's not your top option among fantasy blueliners.

    Devils' Sami Vatanen: Finally lights lamp again

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (12/19/18) Vatanen scored his second goal of the season in Tuesday's 7-2 loss to the Maple Leafs.

    Not much went right for the Devils in this one, but at least Vatanen snapped a four-game point drought with his first goal since Nov. 1. He also accrued a minus-2 rating, bringing his season mark down to minus-9.

    Devils' Sami Vatanen: Shots at net turn into assists

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (11/26/18) Vatanen dished out two assists but didn't fire a shot on goal in Monday's loss to the Panthers.

    It was troubling to see that Vatanen failed to record a shot on goal for the second time in four games. In this contest, however, his shots were simply tipped into the back of the net by Miles Wood and Jesper Bratt, marking Vatanen down for a primary helper on both. The 27-year-old now has 10 points in 20 games.

    Devils' Sami Vatanen: In lineup Friday

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (11/23/18) Vatanen (lower body) has been activated from injured reserve and will slot into the lineup versus the Islanders on Friday.

    Vatanen, who returns after a three-game injury layoff, should reclaim his role on the power play. Prior to getting hurt, the blueliner was bogged down in a seven-game goalless streak during which he managed a lone point. With Vatanen healthy and available, the club shipped Eric Gryba back to the minors.

 
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CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2012-13Anaheim82023100000
2013-14Anaheim48615219200000
2014-15Anaheim671225375711011
2015-16Anaheim71929388402000
2016-17Anaheim71321243200000
2017-18New Jersey7242832-7100000
2018-19New Jersey4341317-15300000
3804013117162013011
MORE CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2012-13Anaheim633.3126:3317320:400:330000
2013-14Anaheim738.2837:401111115:399:23220010
2014-15Anaheim1229.81437:571717209:18118:57360018
2015-16Anaheim1406.41513:171863204:03159:06200010
2016-17Anaheim1172.61538:091806201:14153:22300014
2017-18New Jersey1452.81612:532001183:15124:18400020
2018-19New Jersey904.4937:56114597:1175:1818009
6935.88004:2598161031:20640:571660081
POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2013-14Anaheim5011-2000001
2014-15Anaheim1638115000000
2015-16Anaheim71344001000
2016-17Anaheim12156-5100000
2017-18New Jersey4101-1000000
44617231101001
MORE POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2013-14Anaheim100.0101:1212616:312:340000
2014-15Anaheim358.6339:4348437:0126:558004
2015-16Anaheim128.3161:2120221:5717:396003
2016-17Anaheim224.5265:3432931:1129:584002
2017-18New Jersey911.176:55956:591:530000
886.8944:451236113:3978:5918009
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-10/185
Birthdate:
6/3/1991
Age:
27
Hometown:
Jyvaskyla, Finland
Team:
New Jersey Devils
School:

NHL Experience: