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Valtteri Filppula
Valtteri Filppula
Center  - TBL
Number: 51
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 196
Shoots: Left
Born: Mar 20, 1984  (Age 32)
Birthplace: Vantaa, Finland
Drafted: DET / 2002 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 3rd (95th overall)
2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs - Tallied first assist of playoffs in Game 2 vs. NYI - Recorded his first point of playoffs after scoring a goal in Game 1 vs. NYI - Won 17 faceoffs in Game 1 vs. DET, second most for his career (regular and postseason) 2015-16 Regular Season - Scored a goal and added an assist April 7 at NJD (fifth multi-point game of season; 75th of career) - Missed six games March 15-26 (upper-body injury) - Notched a goal and two assists Jan. 15 vs. PIT, setting a season high for points (3) - Had a season-best 4-game point streak from Dec. 28-Jan. 5 (1 goal, 4 assists) - Eighth on the Bolts for assists (23) and ninth for scoring (31 points) - Won team-best 52% of faceoffs (minimum 300 faceoffs) - Second among Bolts forwards for average TOI (18:15) - Has never missed the playoffs in 10 seasons in the NHL (7 with Detroit, 3 with Tampa Bay) CAREER PLAYOFF HIGHS: Goals: 2 (4/16/10 at ARI) Assists: 2 (8x, Last: 5/18/15 at NYR) Points: 3 (3x, Last: 5/3/15 at MTL) TOI: 30:09 (6/2/08 vs. PIT)

Signed as a free agent by Jokerit Helsinki (Finland), September 21, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, July 5, 2013.