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Valtteri Filppula
Valtteri Filppula
Center  - TBL
Number: 51
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 196
Shoots: Left
Born: Mar 20, 1984  (Age 31)
Birthplace: Vantaa, Finland
Drafted: DET / 2002 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 3rd (95th overall)
2015-16 - Had two shots and a hit Feb. 8 at OTT - Had an assist and four takeaways Jan. 27 vs. TOR - Tallied a goal and two assists, setting a season high for points, Jan. 15 vs. PIT - Had season-best four-game point streak (Dec. 28-Jan. 5) - Recorded two assists Dec. 28 vs. MTL - Fourth (tie) on Bolts for assists (18) - Converted winning shootout shot Nov. 25 vs. LAK - Tallied GW goal and had an assist Nov. 19 vs. NYR - Has won 54% of faceoffs to pace Bolts - Started season on 3-game point streak (1 goal, 2 assists) 2014-15 - One of four Bolts to skate in all 108 games (regular season and postseason) - Led Bolts for power-play assists (15), faceoff percentage (52.4%) and faceoffs taken (1,185) - Skated in 600th career NHL game Jan. 6 at MTL 2013-14 - Ranked 2nd on Bolts for points (58) and power-play goals (6) - Set career high for goals (25) Career - Won a Stanley Cup with Detroit Red Wings (2008) - Skated for Finland at the 2012 World Championships, 2010 Winter Olympics and 2003 WJC

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