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51 Valtteri Filppula C

Detroit Red Wings

Fantasy Stats
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Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
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Player Updates

March 19, 2020 10:36 PM
Red Wings' Valtteri Filppula: Numbers a bit deceiving
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Filppula has struggled to a minus-42 rating through 70 games with the Red Wings this season.

Only Andreas Athanasiou, whom the Red Wings traded to the Oilers at the deadline, has a worse rating than Filppula based on his minus-46 mark. However, while it's clear that the second-line center is routinely getting burned in transition, recent performances consisting of three and four blocked shots apiece prove that Filppula is not a total slouch defensively. Offensively, the Finn has six goals and 15 helpers on the year.

February 26, 2020 03:08 PM
Red Wings' Valtteri Filppula: Scores lone goal in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Filppula scored his sixth goal of the season in a 4-1 loss to New Jersey on Tuesday.

The veteran's power-play marker in the third period spoiled Cory Schneider's shutout bid, but it was the only goal Detroit scored Tuesday. Filppula, with 21 points in 64 games, remains a fringe fantasy asset and is only relevant in deeper formats.

February 18, 2020 10:52 PM
Red Wings' Valtteri Filppula: Dishes in thriller
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Filppula registered an assist Tuesday in a 4-3 win over the Canadiens.

Detroit committed three minor penalties, so it wasn't a major surprise to see Filppula -- a shorthanded specialist -- on the ice a bit longer than usual. The soon-to-be 36-year-old saw 18:01 of ice time, with his third-period apple helping the Wings overcome a 3-1 deficit to the delight of the home crowd. Filppula now has five goals and 15 helpers through 61 games this season.

February 2, 2020 10:00 AM
Red Wings' Valtteri Filppula: Forgettable night in milestone game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Filppula, who was playing in his 1,000th NHL contest, came up empty on his lone shot in a 1-0 loss to the Rangers on Saturday.

The Red Wings couldn't solve Henrik Lundqvist, as the legendary backstop worked his first shutout in two seasons. Filppula snapped a two-game point streak with the lackluster effort. His next chance to get back on track will arrive Monday when the Wings play host to the Flyers.

January 22, 2020 11:32 PM
Red Wings' Valtteri Filppula: Sneaks in helper despite loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Filppula registered a secondary assist on the power play in Wednesday's 4-2 loss to the Wild.

Filppula snapped a six-game point drought with his first-period feed, resulting in a goal for rookie phenom Filip Zadina. The former is deployed on the man advantage and penalty kill, though Filppula has just four special teams points through 50 games this season.

January 20, 2020 09:52 PM
Red Wings' Valtteri Filppula: Held off scoresheet in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Filppula (lower body) went minus-2 with a blocked shot in 18:57 during Monday's 6-3 loss to the Avalanche.

Filppula didn't end up missing time after sustaining a minor lower-body injury Saturday versus the Panthers. He was pressed into more playing time when Frans Nielsen left Monday's contest with an upper-body issue. Filppula should continue to see top-six minutes going forward, but with 15 points in 49 outings, the Finn isn't likely to make much of an impact for fantasy owners.

January 20, 2020 02:56 PM
Red Wings' Valtteri Filppula: Gearing up Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Filppula (lower body) will play in Monday's game versus the Avalanche, Dana Wakiji of the Red Wings' official site reports.

Filppula was a game-time call and took warmups to test out the injury, and he's been deemed good to go. The 35-year-year-old will center the second line, and he'll look to build on the 15 points he's accrued through 48 games.

January 21, 2020 04:08 AM
Red Wings' Valtteri Filppula: Game-time call for Monday matinee
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Head coach Jeff Blashill said Filppula (lower body) will take warmups before the team decides if he'll play Monday versus the Avalanche, Dana Wakiji of the Red Wings' official site reports.

Filppula was originally considered doubtful for the contest, so this is certainly an upgrade. The Red Wings are scheduled to take warmups at 2:30 p.m. ET. If Filppula's unable to go, Frans Nielsen is expected to center the second line in his place.

January 19, 2020 05:56 PM
Red Wings' Valtteri Filppula: Unlikely to play Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Filppula (lower body) is considered doubtful for Monday's road game versus the Avalanche.

Filppula left Saturday's game versus the Panthers after a hard hit from Vincent Trocheck, and it appears he will miss his second game of the year. The 35-year-old is centering the second line, so the Red Wings will likely bump Frans Nielsen into his role.

January 18, 2020 10:12 PM
Red Wings' Valtteri Filppula: Leaves with LBI
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Filppula suffered a lower-body injury in Saturday's game versus the Panthers and will not return.

The Red Wings' forward was hit hard by Vincent Trocheck and slammed into the boards, forcing Filppula to depart Saturday's contest before the final buzzer. Detroit doesn't play again until Monday, so the top-six forward may not miss any additional time. After the game, coach Jeff Blashill said he anticipated Filppula to be ready for Monday's game against the Avalanche.

January 1, 2020 12:56 AM
Red Wings' Valtteri Filppula: Back in action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Filppula (upper body) had one shot on goal and logged 17:22 of ice time in Tuesday's 2-0 win over San Jose.

Filppula missed Sunday's game but was right back in the lineup on New Year's Eve. He failed to register a point and lost all five of his faceoffs, but took a regular shift at even strength and on both special teams. The 35-year-old has just three goals and 14 points in 40 games.

December 31, 2019 07:12 PM
Red Wings' Valtteri Filppula: Gearing up Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Filppula (upper body) will play in Tuesday's home game against the Sharks, Dana Wakiji of the Red Wings' official site reports.

Filppula missed Sunday's loss to the Lightning, but he'll return to the top six and resume power-play responsibilities Tuesday. The 35-year-old forward has registered 14 points through 39 games this year, but some of his fantasy value is clouded by a putrid minus-28 rating.

December 31, 2019 12:12 PM
Red Wings' Valtteri Filppula: Targeting return Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Filppula (upper body) could be an option against the Sharks on Tuesday, Dana Wakiji of the Red Wings' official site reports.

Filppula missed Sunday's matchup with Tampa Bay due to his upper-body issue but could be back in the lineup versus the Sharks on Tuesday. The center hasn't scored a goal in his last 16 contests dating back to Nov. 19 against Ottawa. Despite the recent slump, the Finn could still reach the 30-point mark for a third consecutive season.

December 29, 2019 12:04 PM
Red Wings' Valtteri Filppula: Still sidelined Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Filppula (upper body) won't play in Sunday's game against the Lightening.

Filppula exited Saturday's game against the Panthers with the upper-body issue, and as evidenced by this news, will miss more time. In the Finn's absence, Brendan Perlini and Adam Erne will draw into the lineup for Sunday's game.

December 28, 2019 09:04 PM
Red Wings' Valtteri Filppula: Suffers UBI against Panthers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Filppula will not return to Saturday's game against Florida after suffering an upper-body injury.

Filppula was a minus-1 in 9:51 of ice time before departing Saturday's game. Facing a quick turnaround with Detroit playing Sunday, Filppula will be in tough to dress on the second night of a back-to-back. If he misses Sunday's contest, Filppula's next chance to play will be Tuesday at home versus San Jose.

December 15, 2019 08:52 AM
Red Wings' Valtteri Filppula: Provides offensive support
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Filppula emerged with a power-play assist in Saturday's 2-1 win over the Canadiens.

Filppula is averaging over two minutes of ice time on the man advantage this season, though his opportunities have been few and far between on a Detroit club presenting the weakest offense in general at 2.2 goals per game. At this point, he can be disregarded in most fantasy leagues.

November 17, 2019 02:24 AM
Red Wings' Valtteri Filppula: Helps out on game-tying goal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Filppula collected an assist, two blocked shots and a plus-2 rating in Saturday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Sharks.

Filppula fed Andreas Athanasiou for the game-tying goal at 15:46 of the third period. The Finnish center has nine points and a minus-13 rating in 22 contests this season.

November 7, 2019 12:24 AM
Red Wings' Valtteri Filppula: Scores lone goal in road loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Filppula scored his second goal of the season on his only shot in Wednesday's 5-1 loss to the Rangers.

Filppula provided the only offense for Detroit in this one, converting a 2-on-0 rush midway through the second period. It was only the second goal of the year for the 35-year-old, now in his second stint with the Red Wings. His offensive contributions will be limited going forward, but Filppula has managed to hit the scoresheet in five of his last six games. He now has seven points in 17 games so far in 2019-20.

November 5, 2019 08:28 AM
Red Wings' Valtteri Filppula: Collects point in loss to Preds
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Filppula recorded an assist in Monday's 6-1 loss to Nashville.

Filppula found the scoresheet for the fourth time in five games, giving the Finnish forward six points in 16 contests. The 35-year-old has scored only once in 2019-20.

November 3, 2019 09:20 AM
Red Wings' Valtteri Filppula: Unable to deliver in milestone game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Filppula had his three-game point streak snapped Saturday in a 4-0 loss to the Panthers.

There were high hopes for Filppula staying hot in his 400th career contest, but the Wings fell flat once again. The Finn is averaging one point every three games this early in the season.

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CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2005-06Detroit4011100001011
2006-07Detroit731071780010149118
2007-08Detroit78191736163030314307
2008-09Detroit8012284091010409376
2009-10Detroit55112435-41110296277
2010-11Detroit71162339-14050478450
2011-12Detroit81234366183110193180
2012-13Detroit419817-43000179144
2013-14Tampa Bay7525335856020693633
2014-15Tampa Bay82123648-142000621564
2015-16Tampa Bay7682331-61120632584
2016-17Philadelphia79123042-10010556606
2017-18Philadelphia81112233-73040487463
2018-19N.Y. Islanders72171431190140398413
2019-20Detroit7061521-421100324398
1018191324515-328525057395524
MORE CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2005-06Detroit10.029:17440:000:142001
2006-07Detroit7613.2820:59113457:4056:04200010
2007-08Detroit12215.61322:231789147:2294:48280013
2008-09Detroit1299.31288:21182963:04140:41420020
2009-10Detroit1149.61002:511375135:2361:41240012
2010-11Detroit11513.91187:001555144:0347:13220010
2011-12Detroit14416.01478:561871199:1674:1214007
2012-13Detroit7811.5728:49917111:3124:596003
2013-14Tampa Bay13119.11498:301796252:2480:44200010
2014-15Tampa Bay9113.21559:221857277:44100:24240012
2015-16Tampa Bay1017.91387:311697208:38124:52460023
2016-17Philadelphia9712.41375:051773149:12138:02260013
2017-18Philadelphia7015.71334:371792124:39104:39200010
2018-19N.Y. Islanders7821.81027:47138945:35133:0316008
2019-20Detroit639.51162:521494132:25118:34240012
141013.517204:20223122048:561300:1033400164
POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2006-07Detroit18325-200004038
2007-08Detroit2256117000010494
2008-09Detroit233131681010132126
2009-10Detroit12459120001618
2010-11Detroit11268500206874
2011-12Detroit5022-300001210
2012-13Detroit14246-400107663
2013-14Tampa Bay4011-400003634
2014-15Tampa Bay2641014-62010212197
2015-16Tampa Bay1716750000190174
2017-18Philadelphia6123-301004337
2018-19N.Y. Islanders8044000004328
16625618645150972893
MORE POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2006-07Detroit2213.6219:3633011:0823:122001
2007-08Detroit3912.8366:3754025:4031:282001
2008-09Detroit358.6405:3057428:4629:248004
2009-10Detroit3312.1222:5731338:1711:186003
2010-11Detroit248.3195:4128625:4213:436003
2011-12Detroit110.096:4112213:074:442001
2012-13Detroit248.3232:2931833:132:204002
2013-14Tampa Bay30.085:001067:597:320000
2014-15Tampa Bay3112.9499:4465357:1150:484002
2015-16Tampa Bay293.4352:5046129:4259:260000
2017-18Philadelphia616.796:461500:2316:032001
2018-19N.Y. Islanders70.0117:441607:2418:432001
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/189
Birthdate:
3/20/1984
Age:
36
Hometown:
Vantaa, Finland
Team:
Detroit Red Wings
School:

NHL Experience: