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Anaheim Ducks

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
58%32%
Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
3212433021:03
Latest News
  • Ducks' Sami Vatanen: Out until November

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (9/15/17) Vatanen (shoulder) is expected to miss the opening month of the season after undergoing offseason surgery to repair a torn labrum.

    Vatanen -- who was has been skating with his teammates in the offseason -- would miss the Ducks' first 11 contests if he is unavailable until Nov. 1. His absence could be difficult for Anaheim to overcome considering it will also be without Hampus Lindholm (shoulder). With both players sidelined, coach Randy Carlyle will likely have to turn to Jaycob Megna and Korbinian Holzer in the interim.

    Ducks' Sami Vatanen: Resumes skating Friday

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (9/8/17) Vatanen (shoulder) took part in an on-ice workout Friday.

    Vatanen underwent shoulder surgery in May, but his presence on the ice Friday indicates he should be ready for the Ducks' Opening Night matchup with Arizona on Oct. 5. The 26-year-old blueliner will be looking to log a bounce-back season in 2016-17, as he was only able to total 24 points (three goals, 21 assists) last campaign after racking up 38 points (nine goals 29 assists) in 2015-16.

    Ducks' Sami Vatanen: Exposed to expansion draft

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (6/18/17) Vatanen (shoulder) was left unprotected ahead of the upcoming expansion draft, TSN reports.

    Vatanen was one of a few Ducks players left exposed that could warrant selection. He was rumored to have been on the trading block prior to the roster freeze Saturday, but ultimately wasn't dealt before the deadline. However, the team is rumored to have a deal already in place to send other pieces to Vegas instead, so it's possible the 25-year-old and his offensive abilities will remain in Anaheim for the foreseeable future.

    Ducks' Sami Vatanen: Remains in Anaheim

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (6/18/17) Vatanen (shoulder) was not traded ahead of the 30-team roster freeze Saturday, the Orange County Register reports.

    The mobile power-play defenseman was expected to be dealt before NHL teams submitted their list of protected players for the expansion draft. However, a deal involving Vatanen could still be happening behind the scenes. Unless there is a leak, though, no one in the media will know about such a deal until Thursday, when the roster freeze ends. Vatanen has three years remaining on a contract that comes with a $4.875 million cap hit, but the emergence of Brandon Montour would soften the blow if he leaves. Fellow defenseman Kevin Bieksa has a no-move clause in his deal, which makes it tougher for Vatanen to stay in Anaheim. The 26-year-old is recovering from shoulder surgery and that's undoubtedly a consideration for Vegas or any other team that may be courting him.

    Ducks' Sami Vatanen: Will undergo shoulder surgery

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (5/25/17) Vatanen is dealing with a shoulder injury that will require surgery, and his rehabilitation could take longer than five months.

    The official report from the team was that teammate Hampus Lindholm would also undergo shoulder surgery with a rehabilitation period of 4-to-5 months, but Vatanen's ailment will require a longer recovery. Therefore, it's entirely likely that Vatanen will not be ready to go for Opening Night of the 2017-18 season. The 25-year-old posted a goal and five assists in 12 games during Anaheim's playoff run, but he sat out for five contests, likely because of this shoulder ailment.

 
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CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2012-13Anaheim82023100000
2013-14Anaheim48615219200000
2014-15Anaheim671225375711011
2015-16Anaheim71929388402000
2016-17Anaheim71321243200000
2653290122281613011
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
4587.05453:366670750:54441:211080052
POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2013-14Anaheim5011-2000001
2014-15Anaheim1638115000000
2015-16Anaheim71344001000
2016-17Anaheim12156-5100000
40517222101001
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
796.3867:501141106:4077:0618009
 
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-10/183
Birthdate:
6/3/1991
Age:
26
Hometown:
Jyvaskyla, Finland
Team:
Anaheim Ducks
School:

NHL Experience:
5